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EFS applications open to NI farmers
The Department of Agriculture Environment and Rural Affairs (DEARA) has announced that the sixth tranche of the Environmental Farming Scheme (EFS) Higher Level is open for application. It is expected to to close on 13 May. EFS Higher Level provides participants with annual payments to help with bringing our most important environmental sites under favourable management. It additionally focuses on land with environmental designations, such as Special Areas of Conservation (SAC)…
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Motion to axe carbon tax defeated in the Dáil 
TD’s have voted against a motion to “axe the carbon tax” put forward by independent TD for Cork south-west, Deputy Michael Collins and his Rural Independent Group colleagues. According to Deputy Collions, the motion it would have put over €1,120 back into family-farms’ pocket, but the motion was defeated in the Dáil by 77 to 58 votes.   TDs from Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael, the Green Party and the Social…
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Grain market update on 29 April
The Irish Farmer’s Association (IFA) has shared the latest grain market update, as per 29 April 2022. This shows that futures markets firmed again this week following small declines as last week progressed, poor US crop condition and the war in Ukraine continue to provide support to markets. Glanbia offered €320 and €310/t green for feed wheat and barley this week, which is an increase of €3/t on last week.…
LSL Select Price Report – Cattle Mart 29/04/2022
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LSL Select Price Report – Cattle Mart 29/04/2022
Friday’s selected Cattle Mart Price Report: Copyright LSL Auctions. DC 400-500KG Avg Price/KgFRX 1.25/kgHighest Price/Kg Lots:RPX, 495kg 1.98/kg 980.00AAX, 460kg 1.74/kg 800.00HEX, 430kg 1.60/kg 690.00FRX, 410kg 1.37/kg 560.00FRX, 490kg 1.14/kg 560.00 DC 500-600KG Avg Price/KgAAX 1.92/kgFR 1.91/kgFRX 1.56/kgLMX 2.37/kgHighest Price/Kg Lots:LMX, 545kg 2.53/kg 1380.00FR, 525kg 2.42/kg 1270.00SIX, 590kg 2.34/kg 1380.00LMX, 560kg 2.21/kg 1240.00FR, 580kg 2.17/kg 1260.00FR, 590kg 2.12/kg 1250.00 DC 600-700KG Avg Price/KgAAX 2.24/kgFR 2.03/kgFRX 2.09/kgLMX 2.19/kgSIX 2.11/kgHighest Price/Kg Lots:LMX,…
LSL Select Price Report – Sheep Mart 12/05/2022
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LSL Select Price Report – Sheep Mart 29/04/2022
Friday’s selected Sheep Mart Price Report: Copyright LSL Auctions. LAMBS 20-30KG Avg Price/KgLAMBS 1.98/kgHighest Price/Kg Lots:LAMBS, 28kg 2.69/kg 74.00LAMBS, 23kg 2.45/kg 56.00LAMBS, 24kg 2.42/kg 58.00LAMBS, 25kg 2.26/kg 56.00LAMBS, 28kg 2.21/kg 62.00LAMBS, 28kg 2.14/kg 60.00 LAMBS 30-40KG Avg Price/KgLAMBS 2.31/kgHighest Price/Kg Lots:LAMBS, 39kg 2.87/kg 112.00LAMBS, 39kg 2.69/kg 106.00LAMBS, 37kg 2.65/kg 99.00LAMBS, 37kg 2.65/kg 98.00LAMBS, 31kg 2.61/kg 80.00LAMBS, 37kg 2.59/kg 96.00 LAMBS 40-50KG Avg Price/KgLAMBS 2.87/kgHighest Price/Kg Lots:LAMBS, 41kg 3.37/kg 138.00LAMBS, 47kg…
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Progress made with fixed milk-price schemes  
There has been some progress regarding fixed milk-price schemes, this is according to the Irish Creamery Milk Suppliers’ Association (ICMSA). Kerry ICMSA executive, Pat McCormack who was speaking at a meeting held earlier this week and said that suppliers who signed up for contracts in good faith at between 30c/L and 32c/L “are well short of the mark” on current milk prices. He added that the ICMSA has advised farmers…
Murtagh Bros Whiterock Longford Co Longford
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Murtagh Bros – Whiterock, Longford, Co. Longford – 29/04
Murtagh Bros brings to auction via LSL Auctions a property at Whiterock, Longford, Co. Longford on 29 April, 2022 at 15:00. An excellent c.32 acre non-residential farm laid out in neat tidy divisions with a derelict cottage and extensive road frontage to both the L1071 & L5143, just 500m off the N4 Dublin – Sligo Road. The lands are all in permanent pasture and would benefit from some reclamation, with…
Carrowntober East
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Connaughton Auctioneers – Carrowntober East, Kilkerrin, Co. Galway – 29/04
Connaughton Auctioneers brings to auction via LSL Auctions 12 acres with outbuildings and a 4 bedroom derelict residence on 29 April, 2022. Location:  Carrowntober East, Kilkerrin, Co. Galway Description: Prime property containing c. 24.12 Acres of excellent quality lands located in renowned farming district with three bay single slatted shed, three bay hay/machinery shed, pen, crush and four bedroom derelict residence standing thereon. The lands have mains water and electricity…
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Common Agricultural Policy inadequate says IFA
The Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) says there are restrictions in the existing payment arrangements in the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) Strategic Plan for designated land. The association believes that this is inadequate and does not address the issue of loss of income and devaluation of land values. IFA Hill Committee chair, Cáillin Conneely says “the Common Agricultural Policy imposes additional costs on farmers and in many cases can make it…
Low-balling home insurance
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Home insurance cover “low-balling” exposing homeowners to risk
Research conducted by Peopl.ie insurance has found gaps of up to €35,000 in home insurance cover for ordinary households. As such, homeowners are exposing themselves to huge risks if they need to make an insurance claim. Peopl.ie compared sums insured on the properties of their clients with average rebuild costs calculated by the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland (SCSI) on similar properties. It established that homeowners are undervaluing the sums insured…
Irish beef exports
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Meat Industry Ireland highlights quota barriers to beef exports
Progress has been made regarding access to the US market for Irish lamb, but Meat Industry Ireland (MII) has warned that action is necessary to address quota barriers to beef exports.MII has expressed their concern about the disruption of Irish beef exports to the US, due to the import market being swamped by Brazilian beef. With the return of Brazilian beef in the US market the import quota that importers…
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€50 million waste water funding scheme launched
Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage, Darragh O’Brien has announced that a €50 million waste water funding scheme has been launched targeting waste-water collection and treatment needs in rural villages. The launch of the initiative follows the completion of a review of villages and settlements that do not have access to public waste water infrastructure. This work included consultation with stakeholders and a detailed survey completed by local authorities…
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Sinn Féin motion to scrap turf sale ban defeated 
Sinn Féin’s motion to scrap the planned ban on the commercial sale of turf was dismissed in the Dáil last night after a vote was held on the matter. The party sought to cancel an increase in carbon tax and temporarily remove the excise duty on home-heating oil. According to reports the motion was cancelled out by a government amendment to it through a countermotion.   Sinn Féin Cavan-Monaghan TD…
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Farmers struggling to meet BEAM repayments should contact the DAFM
Farmers facing financial difficulties and who are unable to make repayments under the Beef Exceptional Aid Measure (BEAM) have been urged to contact the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM). According to the department over 34,500 farmers applied for BEAM at its closing date of 20 September 2019, with €78 million in payments issued to participating farmers.   However, some 11,000 BEAM participants did not meet some, or…
LSL Select Price Report – Sheep Mart 27/05/2022
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LSL Select Price Report – Sheep Mart 28/04/2022
Thursday’s selected Sheep Mart Price Report: Copyright LSL Auctions. LB 30-40KG Avg Price/KgLB 2.98/kgHighest Price/Kg Lots:LB, 39kg 3.67/kg 143.00LB, 39kg 3.67/kg 143.00LB, 38kg 3.55/kg 135.00LB, 38kg 3.32/kg 126.00LB, 35kg 2.69/kg 94.00LB, 37kg 2.05/kg 76.00 LB 40-50KG Avg Price/KgLB 3.53/kgHighest Price/Kg Lots:LB, 43kg 3.81/kg 164.00LB, 44kg 3.80/kg 167.00LB, 42kg 3.79/kg 159.00LB, 44kg 3.77/kg 166.00LB, 44kg 3.77/kg 166.00LB, 44kg 3.77/kg 166.00 LB 50-60KG Avg Price/KgLB 3.11/kgHighest Price/Kg Lots:LB, 50kg 3.36/kg 168.00LB, 50kg…
LSL Select Price Report – Cattle Mart 28/04/2022
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LSL Select Price Report – Cattle Mart 28/04/2022
Thursday’s selected Cattle Mart Price Report: Copyright LSL Auctions. WHF 300-400KG Avg Price/Kg2.49/kgAAX 2.29/kgAAX,AAX 2.16/kgAUX 2.26/kgBAX 2.42/kgBBX 2.31/kgCHX 2.70/kgHEX 2.22/kgHEX,HEX 2.30/kgHEX,HEX,HEX 2.24/kgLMX 2.65/kgSHX 2.45/kgSIX 2.34/kgHighest Price/Kg Lots:CHX, 335kg 3.31/kg 1110.00CHX, 380kg 3.26/kg 1240.00CHX, 340kg 3.21/kg 1090.00LMX, 375kg 3.2/kg 1200.00CHX, 370kg 3.14/kg 1160.00CHX, 355kg 3.13/kg 1110.00 WHF 400-500KG Avg Price/Kg2.55/kgCHX 2.65/kgHEX 2.29/kgHighest Price/Kg Lots:CHX, 425kg 3.08/kg 1310.00CHX, 415kg 3.04/kg 1260.00CHX, 490kg 3.02/kg 1480.00CHX, 465kg 2.99/kg 1390.00CHX, 455kg 2.95/kg 1340.00CHX, 490kg 2.92/kg…
Cloonaloughan Cloughjordan County Offaly
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REA Eoin Dillon – Cloonaloughan Cloughjordan County Offaly – 16/06
REA Eoin Dillon brings to auction via LSL Auctions a property at Cloonaloughan Cloughjordan County Offaly on 16 June, 2022, at 4.30pm. Lot 1: An impressive parcel of agricultural lands comprising of 12.46 Ha (30.79 acres). The lands are in two fields and comprised in part Folio OY399F. The lands are all currently set and have been well tended to by the current owner. Vacant possession will be available in July…
Fallen Animals
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Collection system for fallen animals needs to be addressed, says IFA
TJ Maher, The Irish Farmers Association’s Animal Health Chairman, has highlighted the failure of the Department of Agriculture to address issues in the collection scheme for fallen animals. In the IFA’s view, the scheme in its current format protects the interests of rendering plants and licensed knackeries at the expense of farmers. He said, “In recent weeks, the IFA has received reports of knackeries charging above the maximum collection fees…
Pig Exceptional Payment Scheme.
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Pig Exceptional Payment Scheme has processed 75% of applications received
The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Charlie McConalogue says that a total of 252 applications were received under the Pig Exceptional Payment Scheme (PEPS). Of this total 75% have since been processed for payment, McConalogue adds. This follows a parliamentary question posed by independent TD for Laois-Offaly, Deputy Carol Nolan regarding the announced support scheme for the pig sector.   Applications for the Pig Exceptional Payment Scheme closed…
GVM Ardshanbally Adare Co Limerick
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GVM – Ardshanbally, Adare, Co. Limerick – 19/05
GVM Auctioneers Limerick brings to auction via LSL Auctions a property at Ardshanbally, Adare, Co. Limerick on 19 May, 2022, at 4.30pm in GVM’s Limerick City Auction Rooms (UPS) at 25/26 Glentworth Street, Limerick City. For sale by public or online auction, on the kind instructions of the owners. Disclosed Reserve €35,000. A prime plot of ground extending to Circa 1 and contained in Folios LK36673F & LK3026. This property…
Home loans interest rate hikes
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Home loans under pressure with interest rate hikes
Just as the latest figures show that home loans in Ireland continue to be the most expensive in Europe, mortgage holders have been warned that we are just months away from interest rate rises. The high cost of mortgages in the country remains, despite the fact that there was no change in the average rate in February. A it stands, borrowers are typically paying around €2,200 a year more than…
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Afforestation figures lowest since 2007
The Central Statistics Office (CSO) has published a report confirming a drop in afforestation in recent years. The afforestation figure for 2021 amounted to just 29% of the area planted in 2007. Last year, 2,016ha of land was planted with forestry, compared to 6,947ha in 2007. Figures indicate that afforestation peaked in 2010 with 8,314ha planted, while the highest afforestation parcel size was 8.4ha in 2009.   Statistician in the Environment…
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Energy crisis to affect machinery industry, says FTMTA
Farm Tractor and Machinery Trade Association (FTMTA) executive director Michael Farrelly says that the price of machinery may soon increase due to the effect of the energy crisis. Sales within the machinery industry are currently performing well largely because many dealers had put in orders in advance. The timing of the effects of increasing input costs are unknown at this stage, however Farrelly says that resulting price rises are unavoidable…
Tillage and Biodiversity Photo Competition
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Tillage and Biodiversity Photo Competition
Teagasc and Tillage Industry Ireland have launched a photo competition to highlight the contribution of the Irish tillage sector to biodiversity in our countryside. To enter, take a photo that demonstrates any of the huge range of biodiversity that can be found on a tillage farm at this time of year, and submit it here. Entrants stand a chance to win the overall prize of a €250 One4All voucher, or…
LSL Select Price Report – Cattle Mart 13/05/2022
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LSL Select Price Report – Cattle Mart 27/04/2022
Wednesday’s selected Cattle Mart Price Report: Copyright LSL Auctions. FAT COW 500-600KG Avg Price/KgBAX 2.01/kgCHX 2.29/kgHighest Price/Kg Lots:CHX, 588kg 2.38/kg 1400.00CHX, 592kg 2.20/kg 1300.00BAX, 566kg 2.05/kg 1160.00BAX, 556kg 1.98/kg 1100.00FR, 578kg 1.90/kg 1100.00 FAT COW 600-700KG Avg Price/KgCHX 2.39/kgFR 1.97/kgHighest Price/Kg Lots:CHX, 682kg 2.62/kg 1790.00LMX, 640kg 2.39/kg 1530.00CHX, 638kg 2.15/kg 1370.00HEX, 684kg 2.03/kg 1390.00FR, 658kg 2.02/kg 1330.00FR, 696kg 2.01/kg 1400.00 FAT COW 700-800KG Avg Price/KgCHX 2.51/kgFR 2.01/kgHighest Price/Kg Lots:CHX, 744kg…
LSL Select Price Report – Sheep Mart 27/04/2022
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LSL Select Price Report – Sheep Mart 27/04/2022
Wednesday’s selected Sheep Mart Price Report: Copyright LSL Auctions. EWE 40-50KG Avg Price/KgEWE 1.87/kgHighest Price/Kg Lots:EWE, 40kg 2.5/kg 100.00EWE, 43kg 2.49/kg 107.00EWE, 49kg 1.80/kg 88.00EWE, 40kg 1.52/kg 61.00EWE, 47kg 1.06/kg 50.00 EWE 50-60KG Avg Price/KgEWE 1.74/kgHighest Price/Kg Lots:EWE, 58kg 3.28/kg 190.00EWE, 50kg 1.94/kg 97.00EWE, 57kg 1.75/kg 100.00EWE, 57kg 1.58/kg 90.00EWE, 59kg 1.54/kg 91.00EWE, 52kg 1.44/kg 75.00 EWE 60-70KG Avg Price/KgEWE 1.66/kgHighest Price/Kg Lots:EWE, 67kg 2.46/kg 165.00EWE, 68kg 1.97/kg 134.00EWE, 65kg…
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Latest figures reveal a surge in Irish cattle exports 
The total number of Irish cattle exports has increased by over 12,000 head when compared to figures from the same period in 2021. According to the latest export statistics, the number of store and adult cattle exported decreased, but the number of calves and weanlings exported has increased.   However, on 29 March this year, calf export capacity suffered a setback when the Stena Horizon vessel entered dry dock for…
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Increase in Organic Farming Scheme applications 
There has been a 20% increase in applications for the Organic Farming Scheme (OFS), this is according to the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM). The Minister of State at the department, Senator Pippa Hackett says there were 380 new applicants when the scheme closed on Friday, 22 April, 2022, which is an increase of almost a fifth on 2021 numbers. The DAFM says that close to 700 farmers…