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The Agriculture Minister has been accused of ignoring sheep farmers by imposing compulsory electric tagging. From the 1st of October the tagging will come in. IFA Co Leitrim Sheep Chairperson, Kevin Comiskey says it is astonishing that Minister Creed would impose further costs on farmers on the same day that…

There are fears that a number of landowners in on the Sligo Leitrim border that was devastated by fires last summer won’t get paid. It’s understood letters are being sent out from the Department of Agriculture next week advising over 30 farmers who own part of commonage land on Killery…

Farm payments are being paid out at this time of the year. ANC and Glas payments are among those that farmers will be receiving payouts on. But the Irish Farmers Association is urging farmers to get in contact with the Department to ensure everything is in order. Kevin Comiskey of…

Dog attacks on sheep are usually something one associates with lambing time, earlier in the year. But recently there have been attacks on sheep in areas of Sligo and Leitrim. Last week in the Rosses Point area outside Sligo, several lambs and a ram were killed by a black and…

There are renewed calls for dog-owners to ensure their animals do not attack sheep. It follows a number of recent attacks on sheep in North Sligo and parts of Leitrim. Last week in the Rosses Point area outside Sligo, several lambs and a ram were killed by a black and…