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The Chairperson of ICMSA’s Farm and Rural Affairs Committee has asked users of rural roads to exercise patience and awareness as this year’s silage season begins. Denis Drennan said rural roads will see a massive increase in heavy traffic over the next four weeks as farmers cut, bale and bring…

The Chairperson of ICMSA’s Livestock Committee has said that farmers will be perturbed by the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine’s recent admission that so far this year the Department has suspended the mechanical grading in two factories and ordered those factories to revert to manual grading.    …

Chairperson of the ICMSA’s Livestock Committee, Enniscrone farmer Des Morrisson, says Sligo farmers are absolutely entitled to expect a fourth quarter surge in their beef price. A recognised beef expert, Mr Morrisson said that conditions, prices and patterns practically exactly mirrored those that applied last year when, according to the…

The Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers have protested against falling beef prices in Ballyhaunis this morning.   The protest was organised to highlight the inadequate price that factories are currently offering for beef.   President of the Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers Association, Patrick Kent attended this morning’s event.  …

The Deputy President of the ICMSA is advising farmers to check their Basic Payment Scheme application online. The initial checks for BPS payments are being carried out and will be completed by June 19th. Farmers can logon and rectify any issues with their accounts by this date to ensure they…

The Deputy President of ICMSA says that changes to ‘Farm-to-Farm’ livestock movement requirements are both unnecessary and unfair and will simply increase paperwork The Department intends to change the procedure for issuing cattle movement certs. It will mean the destination herd number must be provided before a certificate of compliance…