Farmers can apply for TB compensation online
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Farmers can apply for TB compensation online
From today (September 30) farmers will be able to apply for TB compensation online. Now farmers will have the option to complete their application for TB compensation under the On-Farm Market Valuation scheme online. The new TB compensation portal on the DAFM’s website will also give farmers the opportunity to accept or reject the valuation of their animals carried out by an independent valuer. Minister of Agriculture, Charlie McConalogue said:…
More funding needed for young farmers under new CAP
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More funding needed for young farmers under new CAP
Young farmers should be given more funding under the new Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), say the Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers’ Association (ICSA). A 25 per cent top-up for young farmers on coupled suckler and ewe premiums is being proposed in the organisation’s submission as part of the CAP Strategic Plan (CSP) consultation.  The ICSA has pointed out that under EU rules there is flexibility to give 13 per cent…
Murtagh Bro's - Ballyvade, Bunbrosna, Co.Westmeath
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Murtagh Bro’s – Ballyvade, Bunbrosna, Co.Westmeath
https://www.lslauctions.com/LotDetail-MURTAGH-1210581 • Attractive C.24.5-acre Residential farm.• 3 Bed Bungalow• 2 Bay Hay Barn.• Just off the N4 Dublin – Sligo Road. Lands:The lands are all under grass, of excellent quality renowned for their fattening abilities, well laid out in neat tidydivisions close to the N4. The lands are suitable for any agricultural enterprise.Location:Situated 1km from Bunbrosna, 2km Ballinalack and 8km Mullingar. Directions:From Mullingar take the N4 Longford Road, after “Tormeys”…
'Ag Mental Health Week' runs from 10 October
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‘Ag Mental Health Week’ runs from 10 October
Ireland’s second annual ‘Ag Mental Health Week’ starts on Sunday 10 October, which is the same day as World Mental Health Day. ‘Ag Mental Health Week’ will feature daily social media posts, with wellbeing tips and panel discussions that explore mental health issues from different perspectives. To mark the week anyone connected to the agriculture industry is invited to take a one-mile walk or run on 13 October.  Ag Mental…
SherryFitzGerald Oleary Kinsella - Kilcavan, Tara Hill, Gorey, Co.Wexford
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SherryFitzGerald Oleary Kinsella – Kilcavan, Tara Hill, Gorey, Co.Wexford
https://www.lslauctions.com/LotDetail-SFOLK-1227607 For Sale by Public Auction for Reps. of the late Andrew Canavan on Thurs. 14th October 2021 at 4pm at the Ashdown Park Hotel and Online. Contact our office to register your interest by Wed. 13th October. (Interested parties have the option to physically attend the auction or to bid online but must contact us to register to bid.) LOT 1 (of three lots available) –C. 14.79 acres with…
Irish vets in danger of “burnout” due to national shortage
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Irish vets in danger of “burnout” due to national shortage
Fears are growing over a national shortage of vets which could affect Ireland’s agriculture industry.  Leading representatives in the veterinary sector say urgent measures need to be put in place to avoid vets facing “burnout” due to a recruitment crisis in the profession. Senior veterinary professionals say Brexit and a sharp rise in pet ownership during the Covid pandemic are responsible for the additional pressure being placed on vets. President…
Cullinan to continue leading IFA for second term
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Cullinan to continue leading IFA for second term
IFA president Tim Cullinan will continue to lead the oganisation for a second two-year term starting next January.  Mr Cullinan is amongst a number of figures from the farming organisation that are returning unopposed.  The IFA holds elections for president, deputy president and regional chairman every two years.  Mr Cullinan promised his number one priority would be to secure improved beef prices for farmers. Newly-elected president Cullinan, a pig farmer from Toomevara, Co Tipperary,…
Quinn Property - Aghowle, Coolkenno, Tullow, Co. Carlow
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Quinn Property – Aghowle, Coolkenno, Tullow, Co. Carlow
https://www.lslauctions.com/LotDetail-QUINN-1155717 This excellent property is located in south Co. Wicklow close to the Carlow border, 500m from the Crab Lane pub beside Aghowle Church, 2km off the R725 Gorey to Carlow road, 3km from Coolkenno, 5km from Shillelagh and 10km south of Tullow. Tullow is a mid-sized market town with a good range of shops, services and amenities as well as both primary and secondary schools. DESCRIPTION:The farm has good…
First official EU Organic Day launched
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First official EU Organic Day launched
EU Organic Day has been officially instated on 23 September following a joint declaration agreed by the European Parliament, Council of the European Union and European Commission. The creation of an Organic Day is designed to raise awareness of organic production and is supported by an action plan to develop organic products. Janusz Wojciechowski, Commissioner for Agriculture described organic production as “a sustainable type of agriculture where food production is…
Fast-track work permits to help out the pig sector
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Fast-track work permits to help out the pig sector
More workers are urgently needed in the pig processing sector and on farms, say the IFA. The farming organisation’s pigs chair Roy Gallie claims it’s imperative that work permits are issued for people outside the European Economic Area to help the pig sector. There is currently a backlog of pigs in the market and the IFA chair said the pigmeat sector is under pressure due to the lack of suitable…
Raymond Potterton - Galleastown, Oldcastle, Co. Meath
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Raymond Potterton – Galleastown, Oldcastle, Co. Meath
https://www.lslauctions.com/LotDetail-RAYMON-1203530 A super compact elevated grassland farm in a private location. The lands are accessed via a high quality farm road and are located 5 five minutes from Oldcastle. This is a super opportunity to acquire excellent farmland suitable for the keeping of any livestock or the cultivation of any crops. The lands are entirely under permanent pasture are well fenced and are free draining. Directions From Oldcastle Proceed out…
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Ireland Weather Forecast: Friday
Friday will be mostly cloudy with scattered outbreaks of light rain or drizzle, mainly in the north and west. The best of any bright or sunny intervals will be close to the coasts of the south and southwest where it will be warmest with highest temperatures getting up to 19 to 21C. Humid elsewhere with highs under cloudier skies ranging between 15 and 18C, in moderate to fresh westerly winds.
Quinn Property - Moyne & Slieveroe, Tinahely, Co. Wicklow
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Quinn Property – Moyne & Slieveroe, Tinahely, Co. Wicklow
https://www.lslauctions.com/LotDetail-QUINN-1143474 Valuable C. 51 Acres With Hillrights For Sale By On-Line Auction On Wednesday 13th October At 12noon In Two Or Three Lots LOCATION:The lands are located between Tinahely and Aughrim, 10km from both, 3km from Askanagap village, 5km from Knockananna and 25km south of Arklow. Tinahely is a small town located in south Co. Wicklow with a good range of shops, services and primary school. It is 20km south…
€10m pilot soil sampling on farms launched
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€10m pilot soil sampling on farms launched
The Government has launched a €10m pilot soil sampling programme, which provides farmers with analysis for soil on their lands. The project aims to improve soil carbon, soil health and soil fertility. Launched by Minister for Agriculture Charlie McConalogue, the programmes wants to develop a baseline national data at farm level and will start from October 2021. Soil sampling will provide farmers with soil specific nutrient management advice and assist with…
Sherry FitzGerald O'leary Kinsella - Kilcloran, Camolin, Co. Wexford
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Sherry FitzGerald O’leary Kinsella – Kilcloran, Camolin, Co. Wexford
https://www.lslauctions.com/LotDetail-SFOLK-1197901 Exceptional 24.89 acre agricultural holding situated on the edge of Camolin village. Comprising in the main of top quality tillage land and having good road frontage with several access points. The land is laid out in three fields with the two larger fields under stubble while the smaller one is in grass. A picturesque stream flows through the land providing a useful water supply. Mature boundaries and gently rolling…
BSE case discovered on an English farm
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BSE case discovered on an English farm
An animal on a farm on the southwest of England has tested positive for BSE. Routine surveillance testing picked up the classic BSE case in a dead animal. Classic BSE has been linked to animal feed of recycled animal by product. Investigations are continuing to discover the source of the disease and movement restrictions have been placed on the area. OIE, the global animal health organisation has defined England and…
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Ireland Weather Forecast: Thursday
Thursday will be dry in most areas, with some sunny spells in the southern half of the country. It will be cloudier further north, with some patchy drizzle, mainly in northern coastal counties. A little fresher than recent days, with a maximum temperature of 14 to 19C and moderate westerly breezes. Fresh at times near north and northwest coasts. LSL News.
Biomethane a sustainable solution for Irish farmers
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Biomethane a sustainable solution for Irish farmers
Agriculturally produced biomethane can be delivered sustainably and at scale can decarbonise the Irish energy system, according to Gas Networks Ireland. Farmers, developers and industry bodies were included in 270 interested parties at last week’s webinar. Ireland has the highest potential for biomethane production per capita in the EU according to the European Commission.  This provides a strong opportunity for Irish farmers to reduce agricultural emissions and develop a thriving…
British steakhouse in trouble for promoting Australian beef
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British steakhouse in trouble for promoting Australian beef
A British steakhouse chain has come under fire for promoting Australian beef in its restaurants. The National Beef Association (NBA) called the advert for the 12oz Australian steaks “short-sighted” and “crass.” The advertisement claimed the imported prime cuts from Queensland and New South Wales in its “Master Butcher’s Cut” from different parts of the world.  Neil Shand, NBA chief executive, questioned if imported beef can be fully traceable and said:…
Quinn Property - Holding at Kereight, Ballyhogue, Enniscorthy, Co.Wexford
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Quinn Property – Holding at Kereight, Ballyhogue, Enniscorthy, Co.Wexford
https://www.lslauctions.com/LotDetail-QUINN-1107194 The subject land is located 3km from the village of Ballyhogue, just off the Kiltealy to Wexford road, it is 12km south of Enniscorthy and 12km north of Wexford. Ballyhogue has primary school, church and shop, while Enniscorthy is based in the centre of Co. Wexford along the N11 Dublin to Rosslare route, c. 22 km north of Wexford town, c. 25 km south of Gorey and 105 km…
Ireland Weather Forecast: Tuesday
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Ireland Weather Forecast: Tuesday
Mostly a dry start today, with fog clearing and otherwise bright. Increasing cloud will bring patchy outbreaks of light rain and drizzle to the west coast. Remaining bright with sunshine in the east and southeast. Highest temperatures of 17 to 20C, in mostly moderate southwest breezes, increasing fresh to strong in the northwest during the afternoon. 
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Demand driving farm land sales in hotspot areas
Sales of most farm land in Ireland are fetching between €10,000 to €14,000 per acre.  According to auctioneers, reported hotspots with development potential near towns and good land in West Cork are making €14K to €20K an acre. Factors driving demand include the dramatic increase in the number of people working remotely on a permanent basis over the past eighteen months.  Auctioneers all over the country said the pressure point…
Farmers have until 30 November to register rights of way
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Farmers have until 30 November to register rights of way
Concerns have been raised over the imminent changes of how rights of way are registered. From 30 November new changes will mean that all private rights of way need to be registered before the deadline. However, it is estimated half of all rights of way remain unregistered. The Law Society of Ireland has sought a six-year extension to the introduction of the act, which was already delayed by nine years. …