Bryan questions Tesco expansion
IFA president John Bryan has questioned the expansion plans by supermarket multiples at a time of over-capacity in the sector after Tesco announced it was to open new stores.
Mr Bryan said producers were not getting fair play in the food supply chain and rather than undertaking unnecessary capital investment, the multiples would be better off fixing this fundamental problem.
The IFA leader said returns to the primary producer were being forced down in order to pay for the excess capacity and capital expenditure by the multiples.
Ballinrobe braced for Silver Jubilee
The Irish Draught Horse Society is to hold its 25th anniversary Silver Jubilee National Show at Ballinrobe Racecourse on Sunday next.
The show will include 31 in-hand and ridden classes and a stallion parade, as well as family attractions such as a vintage display, sheaf throwing, the Garda Mounted Unit, small farm animals, a bouncy castle and face-painting for children.
Every exhibitor will receive a silver commemorative rosette. For further details contact Connie Joyce, show secretary, at 087 313 8145.
Donegal ready for Sheep Racing event