Macra

Macra welcomes remote working focus in new rural policy

Macra welcomes remote working focus in new rural policy

Macra na Feirme has welcomed the new five-year rural policy that was published by the government this week, particularly the...

March 31, 2021

Applications to National Reserve 2021 to open in February

Applications to National Reserve 2021 to open in February

Applications will open for the National Reserve 2021 next month (February), according to the Department of Agriculture, Food and the...

January 19, 2021

Science funding for controversial TV programme questioned

Science funding for controversial TV programme questioned

Young farmers’ organisation Macra na Feirme has written to Science Foundation Ireland raising concerns over its funding of an RTÉ...

October 7, 2020

Macra thanks nurses and frontline workers ahead of International Nurses Week

Macra thanks nurses and frontline workers ahead of International Nurses Week

Ahead of International Nurses Week beginning on May 6, Macra na Feirme members wanted to say thank you to nurses...

May 3, 2020

North-west Macra to search for blue blood

North-west Macra to search for blue blood

While many eyes were on Britain’s royal family over Christmas, north-west Macra na Feirme is searching for its own version...

January 5, 2020

Tillage focus: ‘You can start small. You don’t have to start big’

Tillage focus: ‘You can start small. You don’t have to start big’

“You can start small. You don’t have to start big. You’re every bit as important as a small tillage farmer,...

November 3, 2019

Dairy tour: 2 farmers with 2 very different stories to share…

Dairy tour: 2 farmers with 2 very different stories to share…

The dairy tour at this weekend’s Macra Annual Conference is sure to be an insightful day out for anyone with...

October 24, 2019

Beef tour: Innovation, automation and efficiency on show this Saturday in Co. Cork

Beef tour: Innovation, automation and efficiency on show this Saturday in Co. Cork

Glen South Farm finishes over 1,200 beef cattle on an annual basis on the outskirts of Banteer, Co. Cork, and...

October 24, 2019

Tillage tour: Storage, contracting, niche crops and a whole lot of machinery

Tillage tour: Storage, contracting, niche crops and a whole lot of machinery

The tillage and agricultural contractor tour at this weekend’s Macra Annual Conference is going to be an exciting one. Anyone...

October 23, 2019

Macra elects president and vice-presidents for 2019-2021

Macra elects president and vice-presidents for 2019-2021

The Macra election is now officially complete. The count for the three positions of vice-president in Leinster, Munster and the...

April 10, 2019

Macra count as it happens…all 3 counts concluded

Macra count as it happens…all 3 counts concluded

The Macra vice-presidential elections come to a close today as the count gets underway in the Irish Farm Centre at...

April 10, 2019

Macra’s presidential hustings kicked off last night

Macra’s presidential hustings kicked off last night

The Macra presidential hustings kicked off last night (March 11) in Leinster. The region sees the highest number of candidates...

March 12, 2019

Opinion: Where have all the Macra leaders gone?

Opinion: Where have all the Macra leaders gone?

Macra na Feirme has historically been the training ground for many leaders in the agricultural sector. Debating, officer training, competitive...

February 3, 2019

Macra presidential race kicks off

Macra presidential race kicks off

Tonight saw the first name officially entered into the race for next year’s Macra presidential elections. 2019 will see the...

November 14, 2018

5 characters you’ll see at the Macra Rally

5 characters you’ll see at the Macra Rally

The Macra Rally (Macra’s National Conference) is upon us. It’s the biggest event of the Macra social calendar and all...

October 26, 2018

Land rental charges in Ireland make no sense at all

Land rental charges in Ireland make no sense at all

Spring arrives and, as regular as clockwork, land rental charges start to take off like a rocket in Ireland. This...

May 7, 2018

Young farmers organise tractor run in aid of Pieta House

Young farmers organise tractor run in aid of Pieta House

Portlaoise Macra will host a tractor run in aid of Pieta House on Easter Monday, April 2. Last year’s event...

March 24, 2018

All set for Macra’s ‘Royal Rally’: Here’s what members will be getting up to in Meath

All set for Macra’s ‘Royal Rally’: Here’s what members will be getting up to in Meath

The countdown is on for the largest event on the Macra na Feirme calendar, with just over a week to...

October 18, 2017