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Members of the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) executive have met with counterparts from other farming unions across the UK to discuss issues affecting drystock farmers. The meeting in London was an opportunity to discuss a range of issues impacting on drystock farmers here in Ireland and across the UK. The…

A leading north west based farming official is warning that there will be fodder shortage in the winter of 2022     The warning has been issued despite farmers being in line to receive a bonus payment of up to 1,000 euro for growing silage.   The Agriculture Minister will…

The residents of Manorhamilton will have the opportunity to voice their concerns over the closure of banks and the erosion of public services in the town at a public meeting tonight.   The meeting which will be chaired by the former RTE journalist Ciaran Mullooly has been called to discuss…

It’s been revealed that there was at least one instance of UK beef being labelled as of Irish origin. The IFA Vice Chair of the National Sheep Committee, Kevin Comiskey says even just once instance is not acceptable. Following a Freedom of Information request, Cavan/Monaghan TD, Matt Carthy is calling…

The IFA National Sheep vice-chairman is urging farmers to be careful of price quotes from factories for lambs. Demand for lamb is outweighing supplies and, as a result, factories are paying well above quoted prices to secure numbers. However, the practice of quoting prices which fails to reflect the market…