Speaking at the National Ploughing Champtionships in Tullamore IFA Sean Dennehy said Agricultural Minister Michael Creed should pay out the full amount of €10 per ewe under the Sheep Welfare scheme in one go on November 1st.
IFA National Liquid Milk Chairman John Finn challenged the retailers which have a strong presence at this year’s Ploughing Championship to show real solidarity with some of the farmers hardest hit by the fodder crisis this year by pledging to desist from their aggressive, unsustainable discounting of fresh milk under their private labels.
FA will launch a survey during the Ploughing Championships to identify ways of increasing women’s participation in IFA. The survey will build a picture of those that live and work on farms across Ireland, to provide recommendations to enhance women’s involvement in the Association.
Following recent negotiations between IFA and Boortmalt, the malting company has agreed to top up the final malting barley price paid to growers for the 2018 harvest by €30 per tonne. There will also be a further additional payment of €10/t for distilling grade barley.
Speaking on the opening day of the National Ploughing Championships, IFA President Joe Healy said that the next month will be a defining one for Minister Michael Creed. Joe Healy said farmers are facing a winter of discontent due to fodder shortages and huge feed bills arising from the summer drought.
IFA National Environment Chairman Thomas Cooney has described recent comments made by Minister Cannon about greenways as a “real step forward by Government, in the development of a co-design collaborative approach to the development of recreational routes.” Mr. Cooney said “When Minister Cannon told the Connacht Tribune that “CPOs are out the window” he […]