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The IFA wants stronger action to be taken to deal with the ongoing problem of marauding dog attacks on sheep flocks. IFA National Sheep Chairman John Lynskey says that with the darker evenings and nights this time of year, dog attacks increase He says some of these attacks have been…

The IFA is to hold a National Hill Sheep Forum. The Forum is taking place at Callin Conneely farm, Letterdyfe, Roundstone, Connemara, Co. Galway and is open to all hill sheep farmers across the country. A number of speakers will be there on the day including the Department of Agriculture…

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…

The head of the IFA in Leitrim is urging dog-owners to be aware at all times of where their dogs are. It follows what the organisation claims is the increasing problem of sheep-kills in the region. The biggest one in county Leitrim so far this year was when 35 sheep…

Farmers say they can’t afford to wait for payments owed to them since October. Over 9000 farmers are due payments under the environmental GLAS scheme. The Department of Agriculture has blamed an IT problem for the delay. A group of angry farmers gathered outside the Department of Agriculture this afternoon,…

In farm news this evening, Sheep farmers in the north west can attend a special sheep forum taking place in Mayo on Monday. The Irish Farmers Association Hill Farmers Forum is taking place in Newport on Monday 20th June. Kevin Comiskey, the Leitrim representative on the national sheep committee says…