The Farming Week: Eco-scheme advance payments, suckler-bred cattle shortage and €11/ac tillage support ‘warrants a slap’

November 3, 2023 9:51 am

Louise Hickey, Aisling O’Brien, Charles O’Donnell and Breifne O’Brien bring you the biggest stories of the week in Irish agriculture, which this week includes:

  • Eco-scheme advance payments worth €184m commence;
  • Liming, soil sampling and farm safety scheme deadlines extended as Organic Farming Scheme opens;
  • Farmyard manure allowed to be kept on farm over closed period;
  • TD tells minister €11/ac in tillage supports ‘warrants a slap’;
  • Shortage of suckler-bred cattle;
  • The cost of finishing winter cattle.

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