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Opening dates for slurry spreading are ‘unworkable’ – ICSA

AGRILAND - 13 JANUARY 2017 The Department of Agriculture has been called on by the Irish Cattle and Sheep Association (ICSA) to adopt a more common sense approach to slurry spreading dates. The call comes as the slurry spreading ban ended on January 12 this week for...

Coalition of Irish farmers and environmentalists call for CETA to be rejected

 AGRILAND - 13 JANUARY 2016 A coalition of Irish farmers, environmentalists, trade unionists and small business organisations have called on MEPs to oppose the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA). Over 80 Irish civil society groups, including the...

Farmers slam ‘calendar farming’ as winter weather puts slurry spreading on hold

 FARMIRELAND.IE - 13 JANUARY 2017 1 From this week farmers across most of the country are allowed to spread slurry once again. Photo: Roger Jones The Department of Agriculture is being called on to adopt a more 'common sense' approach to slurry spreading dates as the...

Irish farmers put forward radical plan as beef price bites

FARMERS WEEKLY (UK) - 10 JANUARY 2017 © Tim Scrivener Irish beef farmers have called on the EU to pay farmers to cut suckler cow numbers in order to reduce beef supply. Farm leaders have been warning for a number of months that low prices are leaving beef producers...

ICSA calls for dairy-style relief for suckler sector

IRISH EXAMINER - 10 JANUARY 2017 Suckler farmers need a €200 per suckler cow incentive to voluntarily reduce numbers in light of oversupply of beef in Europe, says ICSA suckler chairman Dermot Kelleher. He says that 200,000 more cattle will go for slaughter in 2017...

‘Prompt payment for schemes such as GLAS critical for farmers’ – ICSA

AGRILAND - 9 JANUARY 2017 Prompt payment for schemes such as GLAS is critical for farmers operating on tight margins, ICSA Rural Development Chairman, Seamus Sherlock, has said. “ICSA has received many calls on the issue from farmers who have complied with everything...

ICSA proposes beef cattle reduction scheme

 THAT'S FARMING - 9 JANUARY 2017 The move comes in light of an oversupply of beef cattle in Europe. ICSA suckler chairman Dermot Kelleher has suggested that we need a €200 per suckler cow incentive to reduce numbers in light of oversupply of beef in Europe and the...

ICSA calls for a €200/suckler cow incentive to reduce beef numbers

AGRILAND - 8 JANUARY 2017 Ireland needs a €200 per suckler cow incentive to reduce numbers in light of oversupply of beef in Europe and the complete lack of profitability in the suckler sector, ICSA Suckler Chairman, Dermot Kelleher. He said that we need to learn from...

Beef exports to Egypt set to resume

FARMIRELAND.IE - 6 JANUARY 2017 1The Department of Agriculture has confirmed an agreement provides for the approval of five Irish plants to begin exports to Egypt once the necessary technical arrangements are in place. Stock Image: PA Farming groups have welcomed the...

‘European beef farmers should be paid to not produce beef for 5 years’ – ICSA

FARMIRELAND.IE - 6 JANUARY 2017 1 ICSA proposes that this incentive should be available on an EU-wide basis at a rate of €200 per cow per annum for up to five years on a voluntary basis. The Irish Cattle and Sheep Association (ICSA) has said that beef farmers should...
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ICSA WELCOMES PROGRESS ON ECO-SCHEMES WHICH MAKES FULL PAYMENT MORE ACHIEVABLE

ICSA rural development chair Tim Farrell has welcomed concessions on the eco-scheme following a lot of negotiations with the Department of Agriculture and the Minister. “ICSA has argued strongly that the original proposals on the eco-scheme were unachievable for many farmers, and we sought changes. Today we are relieved to see some additional options as well as improvements on the original five options proposed. This means that many farmers will find full payment under the eco-scheme much more achievable now. It was clearly wrong that many farmers would have lost out as was likely under the original proposal.

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