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There are real fears in the north west this morning that a proposed financial package for beef finishers which will be announced by the minister for agriculture Michael Creed will omit Suckler cow farmers. The details of the scheme will be announced later today by minister Creed in the Dáil.…

Farmers from Sligo, Leitrim and Donegal are among those from right across the Island to have expressed their disappointment with the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission over their response to concerns raised by beef farmers in relation to the processing sector of the industry.     The IFA’s legal representatives…

A leading farm official in the North West has issued warnings in relation to youngsters that are recording pranks with farm machinery for uploading on the ‘TikTok’ social media channel.   The IFA chairperson in Sligo Kathleen Henry has hit out at the practice describing it as ‘very dangerous’ and…

The Animal Collectors Association have commenced strike action today in a dispute over ‘the new fallen animal scheme’.   From today there will be no service to collect the fallen animal, farmesr will have no option but to transport dead animals to the various Knackery yards as they cannot bury…

A special IFA County executive meeting will take place in the Sally gardens Ballisodare on Monday night next at 9 p.m. The meeting with discuss the issue of Wills and Succession. Chairperson of the Sligo IFA Kathleen Henry she’s encouraging as many farmers as possible to attend this meeting and…

The new President of the IFA, Tim Cullinane may only be a few days into his term, however he has already hit the ground running with his opening address to the National Council organisation. The Tipperary farmer has also impressed many observers by the way he has held various dealings…