IFA Rural Development Chairman Joe Brady has called on the Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed to allow farmers who have the traditional hay meadow measure in GLAS to cut their meadows now rather than have to wait until July 1st.
Ahead of next week’s EU Summit to discuss Brexit, IFA President Joe Healy visited the border between Norway and Sweden yesterday to examine the impact on business and trade when crossing a land border between a country inside the EU and one outside.
IFA National Dairy Committee Chairman Tom Phelan has pointed out that the slight softening shown by the two June GDT auctions does not change the fact that international dairy commodity prices are continuing their recovery.
IFA President Joe Healy has welcomed as a first step an amendment to the Vacant Site Levy legislation, which will ensure farmland will not be liable for the levy, as long as the land was owned and farmed by the farmer prior to its being zoned as residential.
IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said factories are struggling to buy cattle at the lower quoted prices this week and having to pay at least a base of €4.15 and €4.25 for steers and heifers to get adequate numbers.