Warning over danger posed by fallen trees after Storm Lorenzo
Workers have been urged to pay particular attention to the risk posed by fallen trees when Storm Lorenzo passes the country on Thursday evening.
Workers have been urged to pay particular attention to the risk posed by fallen trees when Storm Lorenzo passes the country on Thursday evening.
Coillte Nature and Bord na Móna are collaborating on a new project which will see bogs no longer used for peat production, transformed into rich native woodlands.
Calls have been made for stricter laws in relation to certain breeds of dog after a savage attack by pit bulls on cattle in Longford.
The Minister for Agriculture, Michael Creed has again called for the EU’s ambitions in relation to climate action to be matched by an appropriate...
North Cork Creameries Co-operative Ltd received the benefit of the Probation of Offenders Act following a guilty plea on two charges under fisheries and local government legislation at a...
A second attempt is to be made this morning for a Chinese Audit team to carry out an inspection of Kepak's meat processing facility in Athlegue Co Roscommon.
The Teagasc provisional cereal harvest estimate for 2019 is a production of approximately 2.1 million tonnes of cereals.
Bord Na Móna is preparing to auction up to 200 Lots of surplus to requirement machinery on Saturday 14 September, managed by Wilsons Auctions.
Veterinary Ireland is calling on the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine and the Veterinary Council of Ireland to initiate an immediate investigation into the operation of a veterinary practice recently purchased by a lay owned corporate entity.
The European Court of Auditors is conducting an audit to assess the EU’s use of new imaging technologies to monitor the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP).
A group of Offaly farmers are demanding action over delays to a wind farm development on their lands.
Beef burgers and bottled water will be consigned to history on the Goldsmiths, University of London campus from the start of the new academic year next month.
A disease fatal to rabbits and hares, but of no risk to humans, has been confirmed in the wild in Ireland for the first time.
It was a day to remember for a lucky Longford farmer who collected a cool €55,005 Telly Bingo Snowball prize from National Lottery...
Glanbia shares fell by 15pc to lows of €11.80 today as it lowered its full-year guidance after reporting an 11pc decline in adjusted earnings per share in the six months to 29 June.
ICSA beef chair Edmond Graham has said if the Beef Exceptional Aid Measure (BEAM) scheme is undersubscribed, any unused funds should be directed to increase the compensation for eligible farmers.
The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed T.D., today reopened the online application facility for the Beef Exceptional Aid Measure (BEAM).
Veterinary Ireland has expressed concern over the Government’s lack of preparedness for the provision of veterinary inspection services at our ports and/or borders in the event of Brexit.
The Agriculture Committee wants to pick up the work on the post-2020 EU farm policy reform where it was left before the EU elections, MEPs said on Wednesday.
The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed today launched a Plan for the Development of the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine’s Regional Laboratories, announcing an estimated capital investment of €33.5 million in rebuilding the Laboratory Network over the next 10 years.
Liming acidic soils (pH <5.5) and improving soil pH to the optimum (pH 6.3) will grow approximately 10-15pc more grass during the growing season, according to Teagasc research.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is expected to tell European Council head Donald Tusk that the UK will only pay 9 billion pounds (€10 billion) instead of the 39 billion pound (€42 billion) liability agreed by former Prime Minister Theresa May under a no-deal Brexit, Sky News reported early on Sunday.
The Irish Grain Growers Association have called on the Government to consider an Embargo on Brazilian grains.
Dairygold confirms that its base price for July milk supplies, based on standard constituents of 3.3% Protein and 3.6% Butterfat, inclusive of VAT and bonuses is 29.69cpl, a reduction of 1cpl on the June milk price.
The Beef Exceptional Aid Measure (BEAM) will open for applications from Monday, August 19.
Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed on Wednesday repeated the government’s position that no time limit can be set on the “backstop” in Britain’s Withdrawal Agreement with the European Union.
Domestic milk intake by creameries and pasteurisers was estimated at 994.3 million litres for June 2019. This was 7.5pc above the corresponding 2018 figure.
Reacting to the exclusion of dairy farmers with herds in excess of 40 cows, the President of ICMSA said that the decision was “unjust, unfair and had set a disastrous precedent”.
Just 1 in 10 [9%] Irish people consider their carbon footprint when purchasing food, according to new research released today by the European Milk Forum (EMF).
Farm Contractors Ireland has welcomed the outcome of a court case involving an FCI member, who was convicted of having no insurance as the prosecuting Garda claimed that he had the incorrect driver’s licence and was claimed to be therefore not correctly insured.
NUI Galway is to to carry out the first study in Ireland investigating the background level of exposure to the herbicide, glyphosate among families.
Inland fisheries Ireland secured a conviction against Mr. Bryan O’Neill, a landowner on the Munster Blackwater, for removing spawning gravels during last summer’s drought.
With another severe heatwave forecast, road transport of live cattle through continental Europe has been prohibited from this weekend, until further notice.
The Government's move to scrap plans to allow roadside hedgecutting in August has provoked a strong reaction in some quarters.
A surge in grass growth is driving strong silage yields and large amounts of surplus bales being made on farms nationwide.
Met Éireann has finally delivered some good news on the weather front as temperatures are to hit 25C and "possibly higher" next week.
Following a meeting of the Board of ICOS, Jerry Long has been elected as President succeeding Michael Spellman who has completed his term of office.
A farmer required medical attention after he was overcome by fumes while mixing slurry.
Recent heavy rain has seen land saturated over much of Ulster, Connacht and parts of Leinster and brought the 2019 silage season to a compete halt in many parts.
Young farmers involved in sectors such as Dairy, Drystock (beef and sheep), Land Mobility and Other Enterprises (including horticulture, pigs, poultry, tillage) are invited to enter and the winner of each sector will compete to be crowned the 2019 FBD Young Farmer of the Year.
An estimated 1,500 vacancies has led to a crisis in recruitment of driver/operators of plant machinery in Ireland and a call by one industry leader to issue an appeal for women, retirees and people who want to upskill to consider the sector as a new or even a second career in order to sustain the building economy.
Domestic milk intake by creameries and pasteurisers was estimated at 946.7 million litres for April 2019, according to the CSO.
Dairygold milk supplier Edward Donovan from Cloyne, East Cork was declared the overall winner of the 2018 Dairygold Milk Quality Awards which took place at Springfort Hall Hotel in Mallow on Thursday night where he also took home the East Cork Regional Award for consistently supplying the best quality milk to Dairygold throughout 2018.
The Minister for Agriculture, Michael Creed, announced today the commencement of balancing payments to all eligible farmers under year 2 of the Sheep Welfare Scheme.
ICSA’s sheep committee is today protesting at Irish Country Meats (ICM), Camolin, Co Wexford, as it claims processors across the board continue to hammer sheep farmers with savage price cuts.
A local dairy farmer outbid two others to buy a 25-acre non-residential farm at Powderlough, Dunshaughlin, Co Meath at a sensational price of €675,000 or €27,000 per acre.
Hennessy Auctioneers of Laois held a retirement auction on behalf of a local retired dairy farmer last Saturday. Almost 200 farmers registered for a bidding number, with a huge array of machinery for sale.
The IFA has backed moves by EU Commissioner Phil Hogan request of Competition Commissioner Vestager to take swift action to ensure the proper functioning of the EU’s internal fertiliser market.
Combines were rolling across the country again yesterday after the heavy rains of last week.
Eight out of 10 exporters believe there is potential for future growth in the UK market post-Brexit, Bord Bia has found.
EU authorities must remove beef from any Mercosur deal with South American countries, as the US moved to ban fresh Brazilian beef, it has been urged.
GRAIN prices have hardened in the wake of lower reported winter wheat plantings in the US and fears drought conditions will hit spring wheat yields.
All Brazilian poultry exports to Europe will be tested for conditions such as salmonella under stringent new regulations introduced by the EU Commission.
Russian livestock breeders continue to turn to the Irish bred Hereford to improve their herd bloodlines.
A SHEEP event with a difference takes place in Westport, Co Mayo on Saturday, June 17 and Sunday, June 18, when four local farmers will shear up to 800 ewes in a marathon 24-hour relay.
A 2C/L lift in milk prices for May is being sought by farm leaders in the wake of the recent lift in dairy markets.
Covert surveillance and drone footage will be used as part of a crackdown on illegal dumping that is plaguing communities.
Milk producers without Bord Bia Quality Assurance accreditation are facing total rejection by all dairy processors of milk supplies from their farms within months.
Competition looks set to intensify in the farm insurance sector following Dairygold's decision to partner with Zurich Insurance to provide deals for its co-op members.
The gap between dairy farmer incomes and those of the "processing and marketing" sectors was highlighted by the massive hike in profits announced by Ornua for 2016, the ICMSA claimed this week.
Brexit will force Irish farming to deal with its competitive deficiencies compared to some international producers, an economist has warned.
In excess of 1,000 of the 3,300 farmers waiting on GLAS I and GLAS II entitlements have failed to meet the scheme's eligibility requirements and will not be paid for 2016, the Department of Agriculture has stated.
The Irish Independent’s front page on this week 50 years ago carried a stark headline about the jailing of 19 farmers and a Government threat to proscribe the National Farmers’ Association (NFA — the predecessor of the IFA).
Up to 29,000t of beef with a value of €109m were imported into Ireland last year, according to figures released by the Department of Agriculture.
A highly critical report on the structure of milk supply agreements (MSAs) by the German national competition authority has proposed changes that could have implications for the industry right across the EU.
The very best in Irish farming is being recognised across all sectors and awarded once again this year in Ireland's premier awards programme for agriculture, the Zurich Farm Insurance Farming Independent Farmer of the Year Awards.
Strathroy Dairies are openly touting for milk suppliers along the east coast in a move that will bring the Tyrone-based company into direct competition with Glanbia and Lakelands.
The Minister for Agriculture, Michael Creed, has refused to rule out the introduction of a compulsory animal tag charge to help fund the Irish Cattle Breed Federation (ICBF).
A two-year malting barley deal between Boortmalt and IFA for the 2017 and 2018 harvests allows growers sell up to 15pc of this year's brewing barley crop at the fixed price offer of €164/t.
JOE FARRELL and his family will host a Teagasc Green Acres Calf to Beef farm walk on their farm outside of Castledermot, Co Kildare on April 25, starting at 11.00am.
The ICSA has warned that high levels of sheep imports from Northern Ireland and Britain raises serious questions around labelling and the Bord Bia quality assurance scheme.
Figures released at the Farmers' Charter meeting show a massive regional variation in the level of land eligibility inspections carried out by the Department in 2015.
A 20pc growth in Chinese imports is expected to keep global dairy markets "well balanced" over the next three months Rabobank analysts have predicted.
A doubling of calf exports to the Netherlands has helped drive demand for Friesian bull calves this spring.
Calls for 'forgotten farmer' funding to be taken out of the €5m National Reserve have been dismissed by Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed.
Final contracts for the Government's new Hen Harrier Scheme are held up due to challenges from unsuccessful tenderers.
Milk prices will hold in the medium term despite last week's 6.3pc fall in the Global Dairy Trade (GDT) index, according to Rabobank analyst Kevin Bellamy.
Domestic milk intake by creameries and pasteurisers was estimated at 140.9 million litres for January 2017. This was 4.6% below the corresponding 2016 figure.
Planning permission for the construction of a new €40m ABP packing plant at its Shrewsbury operation in the UK is "imminently" expected.
Qualification for ANC payments must be based on scientific evaluation and if lands don't meet the criteria then they should not receive a payment.
Well-known IFA representative Bert Stewart has been voted off the LacPatrick board.
Professional hunters should be brought in to cull between 17,000 and 50,000 deer in Wicklow, a major research project has found.
The future drainage of wetlands will have to be curtailed to prevent the loss of trapped greenhouse gases (GHG) from such soils.
Hugo Maguire is to step down as chairman of LacPatrick later this year, he announced this week.
A qualified civil engineer who opted for a career in full-time farming has been elected Limerick IFA chairman in the first election for the position in almost three decades.
Differences have emerged between Boortmalt and malting barley growers over the price being charged by the company for seed.
A 10pc lift in the floor price of forestry land is anticipated following the entry of the Finnish- based investment firm Dasos Capital into the Irish market.
The bachelor farmer and unmarried aunt are well known to all of us - but have you ever encountered the spinster cow?
Dairygold has moved to calm supplier fears regarding a message included on its December milk statements which suggested that details of business transactions with the co-op could be forwarded to other financial institutions.
Dairy farmers will have to contact their milk processor for the necessary forms to apply for payments under the EU Milk Reduction Scheme.
Friday night (January 13) is the closing date for Tranche 5 of TAMS II applications.
The European Parliament has backed a deal to cut ammonia emissions by 19pc by 2030.
Tesco is adding a dairy-free, plant-based cheese from Violife to its shelves throughout Ireland.
The Department of Agriculture is seeking tenders for management of a €35m Hen Harrier and Freshwater Pearl Mussel Scheme.
Phil Hogan has warned of a €3bn “black hole” in the Common Agriculture Policy (cap) after Britain leaves the European Union.
Michael Heslin farms in Gortlettragh, Co Leitrim. He converted to organic farming with IOFGA in 2009 and around about the same time he became involved with social farming.
The decision of Cork Marts to discontinue live export of dairy calves is 'irreversible' despite strong criticism of the move from farmers dependent on the trade.
Sheep farmers were in the clover this time 25 years ago as strong home market demand saw lamb prices hit a record high.
Proposals to commission a pilot deer fencing project in Wicklow to reduce the incidence of TB in the county have been welcomed by Macra na Feirme.
A simple yet effective method of carrying out a fairly routine animal care procedure on livestock breeding farms has earned national recognition and a Gold Award for a Co Cork AI technician on his first venture into the world of inventions.
Former Farming Independent editor Declan O'Brien won best print feature article at the Guild of Agricultural Journalists biennial awards and black tie dinner in Dublin’s Castleknock Hotel and Country Club recently.
THE development of an organic label for Irish hill lamb should be considered, the Irish Natura and Hill Farmers Association (INHFA) has claimed.
Membership of the Irish Creamery Milk Suppliers Association (ICMSA) has grown by 20pc the Farming Independent has learned.
Stricter enforcement of rules preventing the mart sale of calves that are under 10 days of age are under consideration.
Tyre experts Michelin were in touch this week to advise farmers and contractors about five key winter tips for tyre checks:
Suggestions that some leeway may be granted to farmers on the rules governing the spreading of slurry have gained currency following comments in the Dáil by the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government, Simon Coveney.