IFA Farm Forestry Chairman, Pat Collins said forests that are actively managed and thinned regularly encourage the strongest trees to thrive, are healthier, capture more carbon and generate more income for owners. Mr Collins said there are a lot of farmers who are not managing their forests and this could significantly reduce the value of […]
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Some farm safety advice for working with tractors, farm vehicles and machinery. Plan and prepare for all work with machinery. Always allow adequate time for the job. Always practice the SAFE STOP procedure. Reverse park safely, handbrake on, controls in neutral, lower all attachments, engine off and remove keys! Carry out regular checks and maintenance […]
To encourage commercial forestry farmers can benefit from a range of tax incentives designed to encourage investment. IFA has developed a guide to woodland taxation to assist farmers in understanding their tax options and obligations. Below is a summary of the document, which can be downloaded here. Tax Clearance Certificates Tax Clearance Certificates are required […]
Today’s meeting of the Fodder Action Group in Sligo confirmed that over 85% of farmers surveyed in the region have, on average, less than half of the fodder they need for the winter. The Action Group was established by the Minister following a meeting with IFA last week. IFA Padraic Joyce said, “These figures are […]
IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said the Christmas beef trade is in peak demand this week and factories are very anxious for cattle. He said the difficult weather has disrupted some cattle deliveries today (Monday) and left some outlets short. Angus Woods said prices remain firm with the base price for steers ranging from […]
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IFA National Sheep Chairman John Lynskey said the lamb trade remains firm with factories paying €5.00/kg. He said this week will see peak Christmas demand. John Lynskey said the weather difficulties have caused some disruption to trade this week, leaving supplies tighter in some areas. He said factories are quoting from €4.85 to €4.95/kg but […]
Speaking from the WTO Ministerial Conference, which is taking place in Buenos Aires, Argentina this week, IFA President Joe Healy said EU Agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan cannot agree to a bad Mercosur deal which will seriously damage the Irish beef sector, our largest farming enterprise. “Beef is more important to Ireland than any other member […]
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The €25m locally-led Hen Harrier Programme is now open for application. The locally-led scheme funded through the Rural Development Programme is targeted at farmers with designated land. To apply, you must send in an expression of interest form. A monthly quota for new participants will be filled for each SPA. There are 3 categories under the selection […]
IFA President Joe Healy has urged consumers to check twice to make sure the food they buy this Christmas is really Irish, and is priced in an economically sustainable manner. Launching the IFA’s Fairness for Farmers, Honesty for Consumers Christmas Campaign, Joe Healy said, “Consumers value Irish produced food and want to support Irish farmers. […]
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IFA President Joe Healy has welcomed the agreement reached the EU and the UK to avoid a hard border. Joe Healy said it was an important outcome for the farming and food sector here and has the potential to be helpful in resolving a number of the challenges that Brexit posed for the sector. In […]
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