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Teagasc, the agriculture and food development authority are to hold a national hill sheep conference in Donegal. The meeting that takes place on Wednesday the 19th of February in Ballybofey is to focus on hill sheep production but also the contribution of hill sheep farmers to maintaining and enhancing the…

UP to 30,000 farms are classed as economically vulnerable and at risk of poverty with the north west being singled out as one of the worst affected areas. The twin problems of low incomes and isolation have been highlighted as a serious concern in the farm sector by Teagasc, with…

The preliminary results of the 2017 Teagasc National Farm Survey have been revealed. The average farm income rose to over €31,300 in 2017, according to the survey – an increase of over €7,500 on the 2016 figure. However, the results also show that 35% of farms earned less than €10,000…

Donegal farmers are being asked to take part in a survey of the damage caused by last month’s floods. The Department of Agriculture has asked Teagasc to carry out a survey of lands to assess the supports required. The Government Chief Whip and Donegal TD Joe McHugh says farmers went…

The Irish Natura & Hill Farmers Association is taking issue with fees being charged by Teagasc for farmers participating in Knowledge Transfer Groups. National Chair Vincent Roddy says farmers have being contacting the organisation following invoices received from Teagasc. He says Teagasc facilitators, or planners, get €500 for each farmer…

It’s emerged over 4000 young farmers waiting to take part in Green Cert courses may not be able to do so this year. It follows confirmation to Ocean FM News that Teagasc is unable to run the courses as planned in Ballymote, Mohill and Manorhamilton in 2017 due to a…