IFA President Tim Cullinan has acknowledged the move by Tesco to pay its processor suppliers the same price for beef for the next three months. He said that in his discussions with Tesco prior to them making this announcement he has stressed the need for Tesco in the UK to give a similar commitment.
The Irish Farmers Association and the Farm & Forestry Contractors in Ireland (FCI) have come together to draw up a protocol for farms where contractors are working. IFA President Tim Cullinan said it’s very important that the strictest adherence to the HSE guidelines on COVID19 are in place for both farmers and contractors. “Given the […]
IFA National Dairy Chairman Tom Phelan today (Tuesday) welcomed the increase in the Calf Investment Scheme budget from €1.5m to €4m, as this should allow for all eligible applications to be grant aided to the full 40% promised in the scheme. The scheme is crucial to farmers who in many cases this spring have needed […]
The President of the Irish Farmers Association, Tim Cullinan has acknowledged measures announced by the Minister for Agriculture, Michael Creed, including permitting the marts to facilitate trade between farmers. He said it was important that the marts could facilitate trade to guarantee payment, assemble calves for export and utilise their weighing facilities for cattle and […]
IFA Rural Development Chairman, Michael Biggins has urged the Minister for Agriculture to waive temporarily the TAMS scheme requirement of completing a Health and Safety course. Currently, no courses are available to farmers due to the COVID-19 restrictions. “While most farmers have the course completed, IFA is aware that there are some who do not. […]
IFA Farm Family & Social Affairs Chair, Caroline Farrell has welcomed the new national support line, which is run by ALONE in collaboration with the Department of Health and the HSE. The support line is open Monday to Friday, 8am-8pm, by calling 0818 222 024, and hours may be extended to meet the demand. The […]
IFA National Sheep Chairman Sean Dennehy said the turmoil on the meat markets as a result of the COVID-19 crisis was having an impact on the sheep trade. Sean Dennehy said it is critical to keep the supply chain operational and farmers need to continue to observe and implement the strict protocols in place. “The […]