Fodder

Application portal for Fodder Support Scheme opens

Application portal for Fodder Support Scheme opens

The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM) has today (Friday, June 17) announced that the online application system...

June 17, 2022

INHFA calls for urgent review of Fodder Support Scheme

INHFA calls for urgent review of Fodder Support Scheme

The Irish Natura and Hill Farmers Association (INHFA) has said that many of its members will lose out due to...

June 16, 2022

IFA county chair calls for announcement of silage support details

IFA county chair calls for announcement of silage support details

The chairperson of an Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) county executive is calling on Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine...

June 7, 2022

Minister hears additional fodder support is necessary at INHFA AGM

Minister hears additional fodder support is necessary at INHFA AGM

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Charlie McConalogue was told last week that additional support is necessary to ensure...

June 7, 2022

Lobby campaign to prevent fodder shortage in Connacht region

Lobby campaign to prevent fodder shortage in Connacht region

An official lobby campaign has recently been launched to prevent fodder shortages and to demand further government support, according to...

June 2, 2022

McConalogue rules out temporary GLAS changes

McConalogue rules out temporary GLAS changes

The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Charlie McConalogue has ruled out temporary changes to the Green Low-Carbon Agri-Environment...

May 27, 2022

Farmers must make 100% of fodder requirement – Patton

Farmers must make 100% of fodder requirement – Patton

Farmers are being warned that they must make 100% of their winter fodder requirements themselves this year, as the cost...

May 25, 2022

McConalogue: ‘We can’t do everything’

McConalogue: ‘We can’t do everything’

The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Charlie McConalogue has said that his department cannot do everything, but is...

May 19, 2022

FCI wants silage support scheme funds for contractors

FCI wants silage support scheme funds for contractors

The Association of Farm and Forestry Contractors in Ireland (FCI) has welcomed the proposed €100/ha silage-making grant announced by the...

May 3, 2022

Call for immediate action on fodder security for livestock farmers

Call for immediate action on fodder security for livestock farmers

Immediate action on fodder security for livestock farmers is needed to address the cost of fertiliser, ensuring that adequate feed...

April 29, 2022

Fertiliser: ‘Immediate subsidy needed’ as farmers hold back on spending

Fertiliser: ‘Immediate subsidy needed’ as farmers hold back on spending

There are calls for the government to immediately introduce a subsidy for fertiliser and lime over fears of fodder shortages...

April 21, 2022

Tillage Incentive Scheme: An expensive decision to plough up grassland?

Tillage Incentive Scheme: An expensive decision to plough up grassland?

Grassland used for the recently announced, Tillage Incentive Scheme (TIS) must be inherently fertile. That’s according to the most recent...

April 4, 2022

What is in the Tillage Incentive Scheme for specialist arable farmers?

What is in the Tillage Incentive Scheme for specialist arable farmers?

The latest edition of the Tillage Edge podcast features a discussion on the implementation of the new Tillage Incentive Scheme...

April 4, 2022

May closing date for Tillage Incentive Scheme

May closing date for Tillage Incentive Scheme

Following on from the package of measures announced last week to provide support to Irish farmers amid concerns about food...

March 31, 2022

Farmland: Farmers cannot waste fertiliser on unfamiliar crop farming

Farmland: Farmers cannot waste fertiliser on unfamiliar crop farming

Now is not the time to waste fertiliser on a type of farming you are not familiar with, according to...

March 15, 2022

Multi-million euro fodder support package due before Cabinet this month

Multi-million euro fodder support package due before Cabinet this month

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Charlie McConalogue is formulating a package of supports to ensure farmers can grow...

March 9, 2022

Fodder survey: 8% of farms have deficit for winter

Fodder survey: 8% of farms have deficit for winter

While the national picture for fodder looked secure in the latest Teagasc Fodder Survey for July, it still revealed that...

October 4, 2021

Fodder planning: Have you enough silage for this winter?

Fodder planning: Have you enough silage for this winter?

Silage cutting is in full swing again this week, as the sunny spells and settled weather conditions have provided an...

August 26, 2021