As we head into the dead of winter, farmers are now looking at housing animals as the rain continues to fall and land is becoming waterlogged. This combined with the unseasonably mild weather is leading to serious issues with tanks filling up with run off.
Fodder scheme 2023 is now open until early December and despite only 75% of the €1,000 being paid out in 2022, it still will cover some of your fertiliser needs.
In relation to ACRES, planners are under real time pressure to get applications completed. A few weeks’ grace would help everyone, including the Department.
There will be a gap year on payments because of the way the tranche system works. We have asked DAFM to look at payments be made to those who apply now but cannot be accepted into the scheme until Q4 2023.
Microgeneration on farms must get higher priority from our government. Joined-up thinking between different departments is required to lower the cost and streamline the process of adding solar panels to sheds around the country.
Farmers want to be part of the decarbonisation of energy production and put green energy into the community, but we need the scheme to make sense and be viable for the producer of the clean energy.
Wexford IFA are delighted to announce our ‘Live Crib’ is returning to the Farm Centre in Enniscorthy on December 18 at 12 p.m. There will be loads of animals, stalls, games, raffles, and Santa too. All proceeds going to St Patrick’s Special School in Enniscorthy.