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2014-01-01 Farm Income Review 2013

Farm Income Review 2013

2013-04-09 UCD Report on the Importance of the Cattle & Sheep Sectors to the Irish Economy

Report by Alan Renwick, Professor of AGriculture & Food Economics UCD

2013-03-19 CAP Reform 2014- 2020 Report

Key Elements of Agreement of EU Council of Agricultural Ministers - CAP Reform 2014 - 2020

2011-08-10 Submission on Code of Practice for Designated Grocery Goods Undertakings

Submission to the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation on Code of Practice for Designated Grocery Goods Undertakings

2010-04-27 "Food Supply Chain - Retail Code of Practice"

Presentation by IFA President John Bryan to the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Enterprise, Trade & Employment on "Food Supply Chain - Retail Code of Practice"

2010-02-24 Equity for Farmers in the Food Supply Chain

Equity for farmers in the Food Supply Chain. A message to retailers, processors and food suppliers - the food supply chain is broken.

2009-11-11 IFA Address to the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Foreign Affairs

Address by IFA National Sheep Committee Chairman Henry Burns to the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Foreign Affairs

 Farm Income Review 2013

Farm Income Review 2013

 Farm Income Review 2013

Farm Income Review 2013
 

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2014-04-20

DOG OWNERS HAVE TO SHOW MORE RESPONSIBILITY AS ATTACKS ON SHEEP INCREASE
IFA National Sheep Chairman John Lynskey said the growing number of savage dog attacks on sheep flocks must lead to dog owners taking greater responsibility. Calls logged to the IFA hotline show over 170 sheep have been killed or injured this year. The total for last year (2013) was 359.

2014-03-25

IFA CALL ON MINISTER TO RESTORE SHEEP GRASSLAND PAYMENT IN CAP REFORM
Addressing the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Agriculture in the Dáil today (Tues), IFA National Sheep Committee Chairman John Lynskey called on the Minister of Agriculture Simon Coveney to restore the value of the Sheep Grassland Scheme to €18m as part of the Single Farm Payment for sheep farmers in the new CAP, and to protect the benefits of the scheme for Irish sheep farmers.

2014-02-24

IFA AND UK FARM UNIONS MEET ON LIVESTOCK AND SHEEP CONCERNS
The Irish Farmers Association, NFU England, NFU Wales, Ulster Farmers Union, and NFU Scotland UK met in Stirling Scotland to discuss issues facing the livestock and sheep industry. The group also visited the world famous bull sales at United Auctions and the research facilities at Moredun Institute, just outside Edinburgh, for a presentation on Johne’s disease.

2014-02-19

IFA PRESS MINISTER COVENEY FOR EARLY IMPLEMENTATION OF CAP RURAL DEVELOPMENT MEASURES
At a meeting this week with the Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney, IFA President Eddie Downey presented IFA’s proposals on the CAP Pillar II Rural Development Plan and he called on the Minister to ensure the early implementation of the new schemes, which are a vital support to low-income farmers throughout the country. The full drawdown of €580m per year of EU and national financing must be drawn down in the lifetime of the programme up to 2020.
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Reports to Executive Council
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Sheep Census
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2012 Sheep Census

 

Dog Attacks on Sheep

The IFA has developed a protocol for farmers who encounter a dog attack on their sheep flocks. This 10-point plan is a simple, easy-to-follow protocol aimed at helping sheep farmers who encounter a dog attack on their flock. The IFA is also working with the Department of the Environment and Local Government, including the dog warden services on highlighting responsible dog ownership.  Click here for the full document

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John Lynskey National Sheep Chairman

 

John Lynskey from Co Mayo was elected Chairman of the IFA National Sheep Committee in January 2014. 

John Lynskey farms 45 hectares on the Mayo/Galway boarder. His main enterprise is sheep farming with a flock of 170 Suffolk/Texel/Belclare cross ewes, suckler cows and tillage as well as an agricultural contracting business.