Demand for potatoes continues to remain surprisingly strong this week despite the typical post-Christmas lull in the market. Some of this, is no doubt linked to the improved perception of potatoes as a key component of a healthy balanced diet.
IFA National Livestock Chairman Henry Burns has said the cattle trade is stronger this week, driven by extremely tight supplies and factories not being able to get numbers; a big jump in cattle prices in Britain and Northern Ireland; and, farmers demanding more.
The next IFA & IHNSA Trolley Fair 2015 will take place on Tuesday March 24th in Schram’s Plants, Moyvalley, Co. Kildare.
The fairs will have a crop of special offers for garden centres and garden sector presentations on the new gardening market.
17 02 2015
IRELAND IN DANGER OF FALLING BEHIND ON RURAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN UNLESS MINISTER APPLIES PRESSURE ON COMMISSIONRural Development
With the EU Commission having agreed a further 18 Rural Development Plans in the last week, IFA President Eddie Downey has called on the Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney to apply the maximum pressure on the EU Commission to get Ireland’s plan agreed without any further delay.