IFA National Sheep Chairman Sean Dennehy has called on the Department of Agriculture to change the reference years of the Sheep Welfare Scheme for the CAP transition period. He said, “The reference years do not reflect the current flock numbers of many sheep farmers within the scheme who have developed their enterprise since […]
At a recent meeting with the Department of Agriculture, IFA discussed the extension of critical farms schemes, such as the Basic Payment, GLAS, TAMS, BDGP, BEEP-S & the Sheep Welfare scheme. IFA Rural Development Chairman, Michael Biggins welcomed the announcement that schemes will be extended into 2021 and beyond as part of the EU’s CAP transitional […]
IFA National Livestock Chairman Brendan Golden has called on the Minister for Agriculture, Charlie McConalogue to provide a ‘grace’ period for farmers who have yet to meet the 50% female replacement criteria in the BDGP scheme. Brendan Golden said there are still a small number of farmers who have not met the 50% 4 […]
IFA National Livestock Chairman Brendan Golden has called on the meat factories to reflect the favourable market conditions in the UK in higher prices for cattle. Prices in the UK continue to edge upwards and are now at the equivalent (vat incl) price of €4.47/kg for R4L steers. The IFA Livestock Chairman said demand for […]
IFA Livestock Chairman Brendan Golden has called on the Minister for Agriculture to provide farmers with a grace period to meet the female replacement 50% requirement for 4- or 5-star female animals on the holding by next Sat, Oct 31st to reflect the disruption caused by Covid-19 controls in the marts.
IFA President Tim Cullinan has said that the Government needs to review the Level 5 operating procedures in marts as a matter of urgency. “The system went down in several marts this morning which caused huge issues as the cattle were already in the marts waiting to be sold,” he said. “The reality is that […]
IFA Horticulture Chairman Paul Brophy has welcomed an increase in the investment aid scheme for the development of the commercial horticulture sector. “In previous years the scheme has been oversubscribed. Therefore, the increase in funding from €6m to €9m is welcome,” he said. The IFA Chairman was reacting to the launch of the 2021 Scheme […]
IFA Aquaculture Chairman, Michael Mulloy welcomed the announcement at today’s IFA Aquaculture AGM, by Minister Charlie McConalogue, of a Covid-19 financial support scheme for rope mussel and oyster farmers. Michael Mulloy said, “The impact of the Covid-19 crisis has been significant on the Irish Aquaculture sector. Shellfish have been particularly affected due to face market […]