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Farmers in the North West can still apply for the sheep welfare scheme. The local branches of the IFA are reminding farmers that the deadline is now this Friday the 3rd of February. The Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed extended the deadline earlier this week. Kevin Comiskey of the IFA…

A Leitrim IFA official says it’s vital the veterinary laboratory in Sligo is kept open. There are renewed fears for the future of the veterinary laboratory at Dunally following a department report issued before Christmas. The fears first emerged last Spring with reports that a review of the Department of…

There are renewed fears for the future of the veterinary laboratory at Dunally, outside Sligo. The fears first emerged last Spring with reports that a review of the Department of Agriculture’s laboratory services would recommend the closing of three laboratories in Sligo, Kilkenny and Limerick. Regional laboratories carry out post…