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Westmeath farm walks to focus on biodiversity and climate resistance
Niamh Murphy
The farm walks will take place on James Ham's farm in Moyvore and Kate Egan's farm in Ballymore.
19 June 2024 News
TB skin test can miss individual animals - Department vet
David Quinn, a veterinary inspector at the Department of Agriculture, has put down the rise in TB cases to the expansion of the dairy herd and is optimistic that we might be about to turn a corner.
19 June 2024 News
Sludge spreadingdatabase mooted
The Department of Agriculture’s chief agricultural inspector Bill Callanan posited the idea fo integrating sludge movements into the national fertiliser database in future.
Important deadlines for preliminary and AMS notifications
AMS notifications for a small minority of farmers must be responded to by Thursday 20 June, while the deadline for responding to preliminary check notifications is Friday 21 June 2024.
19 June 2024 Schemes
Dairy calf scheme grossly underfunded
The scheme set out to pay dairy farmers €20 per calf up to a maximum of 50 calves but if no additional funding is secured, the maximum payment could be €9/calf.
19 June 2024 News
Pensioner denied farm safety grant after paying cash
Christy O’Neill, a 78-year-old farmer from mid-Kerry, applied for the money back under the National Farm Safety Measure 2023.
19 June 2024 News
Comment: Permanent ban on horse slaughter not the right approach
Caitríona Morrissey looks at why banning horse slaughter in the aftermath of the RTÉ Investigates revelations is not the right thing to do.
19 June 2024 News
Tillage needs investment to play its part in sustainable Irish agriculture
The tillage sector can play a key role in making Irish agriculture more sustainable and environmentally friendly, writes Siobhán Walsh.
19 June 2024 News
Small 2023 payment boost for CRISS and young farmers’ scheme
Funding targets for these schemes have not been met, leaving leftover funds to be distributed to participants.
18 June 2024 News
Opinion: when opportunity knocks, perhaps you should open the door
Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil seem to have dismissed the prospect of a summer election, but it might be their best chance of being returned to power.
17 June 2024 Opinion
What you need to know about grassland pesticide use
The use of pesticides is now governed by conditionality, meaning that if breaches occur it may pose a risk to CAP payments, writes Darren Carty.
16 June 2024 Nitrates
McConalogue suspends operations at horse abattoir
The Co Kildare slaughter plant is also subject to a legal notice detaining all carcases that presented for slaughter in the past week.
16 June 2024 News