IFA National Poultry Chairman Nigel Renaghan has welcomed today’s announcement by the Department of Agriculture that the requirement to house poultry to protect against avian influenza has been lifted.
IFA National Hill Committee Chairman Pat Dunne has urged Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed to ensure that a significant amount of the allocation to the Hen Harrier Locally-Led Scheme benefits farmers.
More than 600 farmers will pack into Goffs in Kildare tomorrow at the beginning of an important week for IFA’s Brexit campaign. EU Commissioner for Agriculture Phil Hogan will hear a clear message on the outcome needed from the negotiations for the farming and food sectors.
IFA National Sheep Chairman John Lynskey has said the unique position Ireland holds on the EU export market over the next two months presents the lamb processing sector with a real opportunity to positively drive the lamb market and return viable prices and incomes back to sheep farmers.