Land is the new quota restricting farmers – Macra

Land mobility is the new quota and this topic will be discussed at a Macra event in Cahir next week.

South Tipperary Macra na Feirme is organising an information night on land mobility and farming in to the future in Cahir on Wednesday, January 14.

Development Chairperson in South Tipperary Macra Michael Tobin said quotas are no longer the limiting factor for farmers in Ireland, but land is the new quota.

“This topic is going to be becoming increasingly prominent in the near future.”

“Collaborative farming is the way forward and so far this night seems to be getting a huge reaction locally, but it’s not just for locals it’s a topic which will apply to all of whom farming in Ireland and will heavily define the future of Irish agriculture.”

The event takes place in the Cahir House Hotel and starts at 7.45pm. Speakers on the night include Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture Tom Hayes, Austin Finn of the Land Mobility Service, Macra and Teagasc, while the legal issues such as Stamp Duty Relief, Stock Relief etc will also be covered.

Austin Finn, who is running the Land Mobility Service will outline the options available to farmers and answer questions on systems up and running.

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