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A local farming official has claimed that ‘middle ground’ has been reached between Aurivo, the company that run the livestock mart in Ballymote and a committee of farmers and cattle buyers that was established in relation to concerns over it’s long term future.   Concern arose within local agricultural circles…

Farmers will not have to make any cuts to their cattle herds as part of emissions targets set out by the government, according to the Agriculture Minister.   A reduction of 25 per cent for the agriculture sector was agreed by government ministers after extensive talks this week.   There…

A Sligo based high ranking official of a new national farming body has backed calls for the immediate appointment of a beef ombudsman or regulator.   The appointment of such a position was discussed the Dáil this week.   The Minister for Agriculture, Donegal TD Charlie McConalogue is believed to…

On this week’s edition of Agri Week:   The IFA President Tim Cullinan, welcomes the recent results from a vote in the European Parliament that emphasises that the EU-Mercosur agreement cannot be ratified as it stands.   The Irish Natura and Hill Farmers Association (INHFA) has hardened its position in…