Department of Agriculture

Restoration goal achieved by Kilkenny farmer

Restoration goal achieved by Kilkenny farmer

Buildings at the birthplace of former Kilkenny All-Ireland winner Jimmy Kelly have been conserved under the Green, Low-Carbon Agri-Environment Scheme...

November 28, 2021

TAMS: Approval granted to all applicants in Tranche 22

TAMS: Approval granted to all applicants in Tranche 22

Approval has commenced for all qualified applications received under Tranche 22 of the Targeted Agricultural Modernisation Scheme (TAMS), it has...

September 8, 2021

Agri firms urged to prepare for further Brexit changes from October

Agri firms urged to prepare for further Brexit changes from October

Food business operators have been urged to prepare for the UK’s introduction of import controls on certain food and agricultural...

September 2, 2021

TB testing exemptions for calves to end this week

TB testing exemptions for calves to end this week

TB testing exemptions in relation to calves over 42 days of age which have been in place for more than...

August 30, 2021

Why is the minister taking DAFM case to High Court?

Why is the minister taking DAFM case to High Court?

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Charlie McConalogue has brought a High Court challenge involving a ruling against a...

August 18, 2021

Beef kill: Factory ploy to pull prices fails to bolster kill

Beef kill: Factory ploy to pull prices fails to bolster kill

Last week’s move by beef-processing facilities in Ireland to pull cattle prices has failed to draw out any significantly higher...

August 18, 2021

Suckler cap: Controversial proposal ‘clarified’ at town hall

Suckler cap: Controversial proposal ‘clarified’ at town hall

Those who have strong opinions on the proposed cap on expanding suckler cow numbers under the draft suckler efficiency scheme...

August 13, 2021

Value of Irish agri-food exports up 60% since 2010

Value of Irish agri-food exports up 60% since 2010

Some €14.2 billion worth of agri-food exports were sent out of Ireland last year, according to the Department of Agriculture,...

August 12, 2021

Young farmers ‘unimpressed’ with format of CAP town halls

Young farmers ‘unimpressed’ with format of CAP town halls

Young farmers’ organisation Macra na Feirme has had its say on the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine’s (DAFM’s)...

August 12, 2021

Tough new slurry measures proposed under draft nitrates programme

Tough new slurry measures proposed under draft nitrates programme

A series of tough new measures for slurry storage are proposed in for Irish farmers in the next draft nitrates...

August 9, 2021

25 years of calf registrations and ‘blue cards’ in Clonakilty

25 years of calf registrations and ‘blue cards’ in Clonakilty

Some 60 million animal identification passports – known by many as ‘blue cards‘ – have been issued over the last...

August 9, 2021

How many cattle have been reported missing or stolen so far in 2021?

How many cattle have been reported missing or stolen so far in 2021?

Hundreds of cattle have been reported either missing or stolen so far this year – with just a fraction of...

August 6, 2021

Beef kill falls over 70,000 head of cattle behind last year

Beef kill falls over 70,000 head of cattle behind last year

Figures on the national beef kill, released by the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM) this week, indicate...

August 5, 2021

‘Beneficial’ TB rule change for restricted farmers revealed

‘Beneficial’ TB rule change for restricted farmers revealed

Changes have been announced under new EU TB regulations “which will better enable farmers with restricted herds to move cattle...

July 30, 2021

FarmPEAT: €1.2m project aimed at land around raised bogs

FarmPEAT: €1.2m project aimed at land around raised bogs

A new European Innovation Partnerships (EIP) project dubbed “FarmPEAT” – aimed at improving the environmental quality of agricultural lands surrounding...

July 29, 2021

Bioeconomy boost: Biomass ‘a key business opportunity’ for agri sector

Bioeconomy boost: Biomass ‘a key business opportunity’ for agri sector

The National Bioeconomy Forum has met for the first time today (Friday, July 23). Minister of State in the Department...

July 23, 2021

How will the next CAP drive emission cuts across Irish farms?

How will the next CAP drive emission cuts across Irish farms?

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Charlie McConalogue has shed some light on the Irish government’s plans to cut...

July 22, 2021

Just 2 marts avail of marts ICT grant scheme so far

Just 2 marts avail of marts ICT grant scheme so far

Only two marts have availed of the Mart ICT Infrastructure Scheme so far this year. The scheme, which was officially...

July 15, 2021