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ICSA will host a Public Meeting for Farmers on Flooding, Live Exports and the Impact of Brexit on the Farming Sector in the Athlone Springs Hotel on Thursday, September 9th, 2016 at 8pm.
An impressive line-up of guest speakers has been confirmed: 

• Denis Naughton, TD (Minister for Communications, 
Climate Change and Natural Resources)
• Matt Carthy, MEP 
• Kevin Boxer Moran, TD
• Michael Fitzmaurice, TD
• Micheal Maxwell (Live Exporter)
• Eddie Punch (ICSA General Secretary)

The event will take place in the Athlone Springs Hotel on Thursday, 8 September at 8pm.
All are welcome.

BREXIT….Where to now?


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Donegal ICSA in conjunction with Donegal Quality Beef Producers Group is hosting a meeting in the Mount Errigal Hotel, Letterkenny, on Friday 29th July at 8pm on the subject of:

“BREXIT…where to now?”

The meeting will be addressed by:-

Mr Stuart Agnew MEP (UKIP Spokesman on Agriculture)

Mr Luke Ming Flanagan MEP

Mr Michael Fitzmaurice TD

Mr Paddy Kent, ICSA President, and

Local TD’s  (to be confirmed)

The meeting is open to everyone and should be of particular interest to farmers and business people.

Those attending will have the opportunity to ask questions of the panel.

For further details or information please contact:

Malcolm Thompson, ICSA Donegal Chairman 0872664674


A Knowledge Transfer Beef Programme National Event will take place at Jim Cograve’s farm in Newcastle, Enfield, Co. Meath on Friday, July 15th from 4pm-6pm

This is a DAFM Approved Knowledge Transfer Beef Event and will include: 

• Commercial Cows with AI bred Calves with Discussion from Arthur Bredin of Progressive Genetics
• ICBF speaker Chris Daly will cover Star Rating and Beef Genomics • Adam Woods, from Teagasc, will be speaking about 24+months calving and the benefits
• Arthur Bredin, of Progressive Genetics, will be talking about bulls and heifer/ cow qualities
• Pedigree Luing Herd from Scotland • View the Roundhouse cattle handling System
• Luing Beef will cooked by Rogans Smokery served on the evening 
• The event will conclude with an Elite Sale of 10 4* and 5* Sim / Luing 2yr Old Heifers with AI bred Maternal Calves at foot and in calf again. Cattle sale will be handled by Eamonn Gaffney Auctioneers 
• Catalogues will be available on the day 

With kind support from our Sponsors 
● Progressive Genetics 
● Forage Systems Charlie Wynne Feeds 
● Mayo Health Care 

All enquires to Jim Cosgrave at 087 9793414 
Please be aware that all Knowledge Transfer participants must register with the dedicated DAFM staff members in order to gain credit for attendance at this event.

ICSA and Carrigallen Mart Special Sale

Carrigallen Mart – 11 April 2014

ICSA, in conjunction with Carrigallen Mart will hold a Special Sale of 3,4 and 5 star breeding heifers and 3,4 and 5 star in calf heifers and cows on Monday, April 11th, 2016.
Top price at the March sale was €2,230 for a calved heifer and €1,500 for a maiden heifer.
Sale starts at 7pm.
For bookings contact Carrigallen Mart on 049 433 9633
or for more information you can contact ICSA Suckler Vice Chairman – Hugh Farrell on 083 484 1714

Monaghan ICSA Organic Farming Meeting



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Sick of not making any money out of conventional production?
Should you explore the alternative?
Organic beef making a 25% premium…
New organic scheme pays up to 220/ha for conversion

Monaghan ICSA invites you to a meeting on Organic Farming on Monday, March 21st at The Four Seasons Hotel in Monaghan. The evening will begin at 8pm.
Guest Speakers on the night will be;
Gllian Westbrook – Chief Executive IOFGA (Irish Organic Farmers & Growers Association) and local organic beef farmer Mark Gillanders
Plus – Teagasc Organics Specialist
Everyone Welcome!


12th February, 2016

The committee of the Donegal ICSA (Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers’ Association) cordially invite you to take part in our “Election 2016 Forum” being held in Friel’s, Raphoe, Co. Donegal tonight, February 12th 2016

All local candidates in the forthcoming general election are invited to attend.
The format of the meeting will involve a presentation of ICSA policies to the gathering with every candidate having an opportunity to give a brief response as to how he/she will support our policies if elected to Dáil Éireann.
The gathering will consist of ICSA committee members, aspiring politicians, members of the press, and is open to all farmers to attend.
We trust you will be able to attend what promises to be a very worthwhile meeting.
RSVP to Secretary – William McGirr 087 753 6165 or
Chairman – Malcolm Thompson 087 266 4674.
ICSA is the only Irish Farm Organisation which does not accept levies from farm produce.


10th February 2016
Mountbellew Agricultural College, Mountbellew, Co. Galway


Outdoor Session starts at 3.30pm

Guided Tour of the Facility with Discussions on;

Getting the Best Results at Lambing Time

Performance in Mountbellew Flock & Limousin Suckler Herd


Followed by Indoor Seminar – 6.00pm

Tim Keady – Principal Sheep Research Scientist, Teagasc

Profitable Prime Lamb Production

Eoghan Finneran – Agricultural Consultant

Increased Production from Using Mixed Species Pasture

Payments and Schemes Available to Sheep Farmers

 John Gilmore – Veterinary Consultant

Parasite Control, Anthelmintic Resistance in Sheep & Optimum Health in the Ewe Flock


11th February 2016
Jacksons Hotel, Ballybofey, Co. Donegal


Evening Seminar 7.30pm

Tim Keady – Principal Sheep Research Scientist, Teagasc

Profitable Prime Lamb Production

Edward Browne – Agricultural Consultant

Payments and Schemes Available to Sheep Farmers

Eoghan Finneran – Agricultural Consultant

Increased Production from Using Mixed Species Pasture

John Gilmore – Veterinary Consultant

Parasite Control, Anthelmintic Resistance in Sheep & Optimum Health in the Ewe Flock



3rd DECMBER, 2015

The ICSA Cavan AGM will take place on Thursday, December 3rd at Hotel Kilmore, Cavan.
Guest speakers on the night will be;
Noel Harraghy, Crime Prevention Officer,
Billy Gray ICSA Rural Development Chairman,
Emmet Duffy from AW Ennis,
Edie Punch ICSA General Secretary,
John Feeley who will give a demonstration of Security Devices.
Discussions on the night will include; Rural Crime and Crime Prevention / GLAS / TAMS II / BDGP / AOB
All members welcome.


December 2nd, 2015

The ICSA Westmeath AGM will take place on Wednesday, December 2nd at Bloomfield House Hotel, Mullingar.
Guest speaker on the night will be Tom Stapleton of SOBAC who will discuss building up humus within soil, decreasing the use of chemicals and incresing output.
Other discussions include GLAS / BDGP / cattle and sheep prices / AOB
All members welcome.


The ICSA Carlow AGM will take place on Wednesday, December 2nd at The Lord Bagenal Hotel, Leighlinbridge, Co. Carlow.
Guest speaker on the night will be William Kelly of Minnock Agri. 
Discussions to include beef and sheep prices / proposed changes to sheep tagging / AOB
All members welcome.