Farm Ireland

Monday 19 February 2018

In brief: IFA in climate targets alert

IFA president John Bryan has warned that the climate-change legislation being considered by Government would stall any growth in agri-food exports, undermine economic recovery, cost jobs and was based on flawed calculations of greenhouse gas emissions.

Mr Bryan said the programme for Government targets of a 30pc cut in greenhouse gas emission by 2020 went way beyond EU requirements.

Conference for egg producers

The Irish poultry and egg industries, in association with Bord Bia, are hosting the biennial Poultry and Egg Conference, at the Hillgrove Hotel, Monaghan tomorrow.

Output at farm level from the poultry and egg sector is valued at an estimated €150m.

The cost of the conference is €50 or £45 and delegates are encouraged to register in advance on the Bord Bia website: PoultryEggConference.

Farmers hit by French strikes

The French farmers' union, FNSEA, has said the ongoing refinery blockades are severely affecting the supply of diesel for critical farming operations.

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The farmers' body said general farm work, particularly ploughing, planting and other field work, was being delayed.

Deliveries of animal feed and collection of animals from farms were also being disrupted. The horticultural industry, which relies on prompt deliveries to essential markets, has been worst hit by the fuel problems.

Irish Independent