Tullamore Show hit by TB scare
The Tullamore Show will be unaffected by a TB outbreak in the Butterfield Estate herd, show organisers have confirmed.
Show secretary Freda Kinnarney said a low risk breakdown did occur early in the year but it did not involve the show site.
"The Department of Agriculture is happy that the measures taken would not interfere with the show going ahead," said Ms Kinnarney.
A spokesperson for the Department of Agriculture confirmed the TB outbreak.
"While there was an outbreak of TB on the farm, it is a large farm and the cattle were not on the show site. We are happy that the risk mitigation efforts put in place are sufficient to allow the show to take place," the spokesperson said.
IFA seeks 70pc SFP advance in October
IFA PRESIDENT John Bryan has called for an advance of 70pc of the single farm payment (SFP) to be made in October, similar to last year.
In a letter to Agriculture Minister Brendan Smith, Mr Bryan said the income situation on Irish farms over the past two years had been extremely difficult.