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ICSA ‘shocked’ at aspects of proposed REAP scheme

ICSA ‘shocked’ at aspects of proposed REAP scheme

The Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers’ Association (ICSA) is “shocked” at elements of the proposed new Results-based Environment-Agri pilot Project...

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CAP: Ag committee told ‘worthwhile’ scheme needed

CAP: Ag committee told ‘worthwhile’ scheme needed

The Joint Oireachats Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine has been told that a “worthwhile” agri-environment scheme – delivering...

April 14, 2021

New research on deer link ‘must inform TB strategy going forward’

New research on deer link ‘must inform TB strategy going forward’

New research confirming the link between Sika deer and the spread of bovine TB “must inform the TB eradication strategy...

April 13, 2021

‘Super trade all round and long may it continue’

‘Super trade all round and long may it continue’

“A super trade all round and long may it continue.” These were the words of Sean McNamara the sheep chairman...

April 9, 2021

Irish farmers ‘working to the highest standards’ when using antibiotics

Irish farmers ‘working to the highest standards’ when using antibiotics

The idea that farmers “do not understand or ignore withdrawal periods when using antibiotics to treat livestock” has been dismissed...

April 8, 2021

Families urged to make spring lamb ‘part of Easter weekend’

Families urged to make spring lamb ‘part of Easter weekend’

Families are being encouraged by the Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers’ Association (ICSA) to include a serving of spring lamb...

March 30, 2021

‘Incontestable’ that beef regulator is needed – ICSA

‘Incontestable’ that beef regulator is needed – ICSA

The Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers’ Association (ICSA) has said that it is ‘incontestable’ that a regulator for the beef...

March 30, 2021

Farmers urged to replace older slats under TAMS funding

Farmers urged to replace older slats under TAMS funding

Farmers are being urged to replace older slats in cattle sheds with funding from the Targeted Agricultural Modernisation Scheme (TAMS),...

March 25, 2021

Irish beef price ‘slipped to 13c/kg behind where it should be’

Irish beef price ‘slipped to 13c/kg behind where it should be’

Meat processors have been challenged by the Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers’ Association (ICSA) to “explain the inexplicable reason” why...

March 23, 2021

Pilot green scheme ‘no better than GLAS for payment…but more challenging’

Pilot green scheme ‘no better than GLAS for payment…but more challenging’

The pilot agri-environment scheme that is being proposed by the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine will be “no better...

March 19, 2021

‘Categorically no agreement’ with farm organisations to send TB letters – ICSA

‘Categorically no agreement’ with farm organisations to send TB letters – ICSA

The Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers’ Association (ICSA) has moved to reject comments from a Department of Agriculture, Food and...

March 18, 2021

BEAM nitrates figures could cause ‘significant problems’

BEAM nitrates figures could cause ‘significant problems’

The way in which the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine calculates nitrates figures under the Beef Exceptional Aid...

March 12, 2021

Launch of Wool Feasibility Study welcomed

Launch of Wool Feasibility Study welcomed

The announcement that a feasibility study on wool and wool products is being moved forward has been welcomed by the...

March 11, 2021

TB: Department ‘adopts head-in-the-sand’ approach to deer

TB: Department ‘adopts head-in-the-sand’ approach to deer

The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine has adopted an approach of “bury its head in the sand” to...

March 10, 2021

Beef trade: Prices strengthening as processers continue to be ‘anxious’ for cattle

Beef trade: Prices strengthening as processers continue to be ‘anxious’ for cattle

Prices are powering on in some plants this week, as quotes for heifers are now firming up at €3.80/kg and...

March 9, 2021

New BVD protocols ‘need to be communicated better’ with compensation level revisited

New BVD protocols ‘need to be communicated better’ with compensation level revisited

Animal Health Ireland (AHI) needs to better communicate the changes in the updated Bovine Viral Diarrhoea (BVD) protocols – and...

March 4, 2021

Beef trade: Improvements seen in quotes, as factories get hungrier

Beef trade: Improvements seen in quotes, as factories get hungrier

Towards the end of last week, farmers were noticing slightly more of an edge from some agents and plants to...

March 2, 2021

BOI decision ‘exacerbates detachment of banks from rural customers’

BOI decision ‘exacerbates detachment of banks from rural customers’

The decision of Bank of Ireland to close 103 of its branches on the island of Ireland, including 88 in...

March 1, 2021