The Irish Wildlife Trust has called on farming organisations to support a new approach to land management

A massive, illegal wildfire has swept through the Wicklow Mountains Special Area of Conservation (SAC) through the evening of April 15th and the early hours of the 16th. This is just the latest in a series of destructive fires that have become the hallmark of the Irish spring – obliterating nesting birds, insects and natural […]

Teagasc announces new telephone helpline for farmers

A new Teagasc telephone helpline to assist farmers with queries in relation to the current COVID-19 challenge has been set up. It was announced by Professor Tom Kelly, Teagasc Director of Knowledge Transfer: “Teagasc have put in place a dedicated helpline for farmers to get advice on the range of issues that they may face […]

ABP action a ‘kick in the teeth’ for Irish farmers – Cullinan

IFA President Tim Cullinan said at a time when Irish beef farmers are facing collapsing prices, it’s incredible that the ABP food group, an Irish-owned company, would bring in beef from Poland to stock supermarket shelves in the UK. “The European beef market is in turmoil. This has impacted more severely in Ireland as we […]

Farm Methodically for Safety

Due to the Coronavirus Emergency, now is one of the most challenging periods in our country’s history.  Farmers, as food producers, are crucial to society.  A farm injury is unwelcome at any time, but currently an injury would be particularly unwelcome as it could jeopardise running of a farm, require attendance at a medical facility […]

Advice, farmers,covid 19, corona virus

To our farming community, we stand with you during this difficult time. As farmers ourselves we typically look forward to the spring months as it heralds the start of prime farming season, however this year we appreciate times are very different for all of our customers, manufacturers, dealers and the extended Farm Compare family. As […]

Macra na Feirme Confirms Flexibility in Young Farmers Schemes

President Thomas Duffy has welcomed today’s decision by the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine allowing flexibility for young Irish farmers who have applied for the Young Farmers Scheme and TAMS to arrange inspection interviews over the phone instead of in person interviews. The Department has confirmed that required documents can be posted to […]

Supermacs and McDonalds cannot be used as an excuse for beef cuts- Macra na Feirme

Macra na Feirme calls for processors to not use the shift in consumer demand as an excuse to pull beef prices below their already unsustainable level. “Supermacs and McDonalds may be a massive user of beef for burgers and other products, but supermarkets are seeing unprecedented demand for products including meat products, so there is […]

McDonald’s and Other Closures require EU Commission Action – IFA

IFA President Tim Cullinan said the decision by McDonald’s to close its restaurants here and in the UK will put further pressure on the beef sector. “Unfortunately, this is what’s happening across Europe where closures have had an impact on the food service sector. However, some of this has been mitigated by an increase in […]

Arrangements for the delivery of Teagasc Services to Clients

Teagasc advisory offices are open for pre-arranged appointments only and for staff who are unable to work from home. Each Teagasc location will set up one bio-secure office for essential one-to-one consultations.  This will involve a double desk with a clear Perspex divider and a computer with 2 screens. Clients will be asked to wait […]

Energy in Agriculture 15th July 2020 – Focus on Rural Diversification

The Energy in Agriculture committee today announced their fifth consecutive year running Energy in Agriculture in Gurteen. Energy in Agriculture 2020 will focus on rural diversification, forestry and energy usage. We will hear from the champions of the sectors and their success stories. Paul Kenny CEO of Tipperary Energy Agency says ‘’Energy In Agriculture has […]

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