Macra says Irish climate emissions target is unjust
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Macra says Irish climate emissions target is unjust
Macra na Feirme says the need for agriculture to reduce its emissions by 21 to 30 percent by 2030, is an unfair target that will prevent young farmers from entering the industry.  “Climate justice is about the fair treatment of all people and the freedom from discrimination in the creation of policies. The blanket reductions disproportionately affect young farmers by limiting their ability to enter the sector and creating instability…
Visas given to 800 foreign butchers to help UK pig crisis
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Visas given to 800 foreign butchers to help UK pig crisis
The Government has announced that six-month emergency visas will be offered to 800 foreign butchers and abattoir workers to clear the pig backlog. Foreign butchers had been eligible to work in the UK after Brexit under the Skilled Worker visa scheme but many did not qualify for the permit due to the English-language requirement. However, farmers had warned that as many as 100,000 pigs would be culled, incinerated and disposed…
Sherry Fitz Sheery - Whitestown, Oldtown, Co.Dublin
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Sherry Fitz Sheery – Whitestown, Oldtown, Co.Dublin
https://www.lslauctions.com/LotDetail-SFSHE-1298003 A unique opportunity to acquire a landmark residential 26 acre / 10.5 hectare farm, complete with useful outbuildings including stable, six bay barn and lean to. • A top-class sought-after location in the heart of North County Dublin, known as Whitestown, Oldtown, Co Dublin. Swords 10km, Ashbourne 6.5km, Oldtown 6km, Garristown 8.5km and Dublin City Centre 21km • The farm enjoys good mature hedge rows and enjoys the benefit…
Quinn Property - Parknacross, Ardamine, Gorey, Co.Wexford
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Quinn Property – Parknacross, Ardamine, Gorey, Co.Wexford
https://www.lslauctions.com/LotDetail-QUINN-1299613 Property Ref: P5072 Lot 4: Combination of Lot 1 & Lot 2 Parknacross, Ardamine, Gorey, Co Wexford Y25 KW98 Charming C. 28 Acre Holding With Period Style Residence In A Coastal Area LOCATION: The property enjoys a splendid location along the coast road between Courtown and Ballygarrett, 3km south of Courtown, 6km from Ballygarrett and 7 km south of Gorey. It is also within walking distance of Ardamine and…
Suckler beef future remains strong in Ireland
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Suckler beef future remains strong in Ireland
Teagasc’s director has outlined his vision and commitment for Ireland’s suckler sector. “I think there is a very strong future for suckler farming in Ireland. It’s a very important industry,” said Professor Frank O’Mara. “We have 70,000 suckler farmers in the country. They produce a very high-quality product and make an important contribution to every parish in rural Ireland.” Prof O’Mara said the authority was aware of a demand for…
Irish farmers have seven times higher risk of dying from cardiovascular disease
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Irish farmers have seven times higher risk of dying from cardiovascular disease
A study has found that Irish farmers are seven times more likely to die of cardiovascular disease than other people.  In addition, the research carried out by the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists, found around 50 per cent of farmers suffer from elevated cholesterol and high blood pressure.  Despite the study finding farmers are quite fit overall and completing large quantities of physical activity it does not follow advice to…
QUILLSEN - CHERRYTREE COTTAGE, OBERSTOWN, TARA, CO MEATH
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Quillsen – Cherrytree Cottage, Oberstown, Tara, Co Meath
https://www.lslauctions.com/LotDetail-QUILLS-1312670 Cherrytree is a beautiful Parnellite stone characterful cottage built in 1880. In recent years, this unique home has been extensively but sympathetically refurbished and retrofitted. Moreover, it has been nurtured by its current exacting owner. Extensive electrical, plumbing, heating and insulation upgrades were undertaken, together with the fitting of an Oak painted kitchen, flooring, and fully tiled bathroom with rainfall shower, this property has been transformed into the comfortable…
UK Government “wants to protect pig farmers” during crisis
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UK Government “wants to protect pig farmers” during crisis
Responding to the ongoing labour shortage Rural Affairs Minister Lord Benyon has pledged that the Government “wants to make sure it is protecting pig farmers everywhere.”  Farming representatives across the UK say they have been warning that a shortage of migrant labour in the industry is causing major backlogs in slaughtering and processing animals.  Speaking in the House of Lords on Thursday, Ulster Unionist peer Lord Rogan said: “Over recent days, a…
Greater equality needed between men and women in Irish farming
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Greater equality needed between men and women in Irish farming
Irish farmers need to consider their daughters as their successors claimed Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM) senator Pippa Hackett. Speaking ahead of International Rural Women’s Day (Friday) the senator said it was time that women’s contributions in agriculture are full recognised and there should be greater equality between men and women in farm ownership.  Senator Hackett said the figures do not tally well for equality.  “Women are listed as sole owners…
UK Pig farmers tell Prime Minister to relax immigration rules
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UK Pig farmers tell Prime Minister to relax immigration rules
British pig farmers want Prime Minister Boris Johnson to lift strict immigration rules for butchers before the pork sector collapses. A combination of Brexit and COVID-19 have resulted in a number of east European workers from abattoirs and meat processors leaving a back log of pigs unprocessed. The National Farmers Union has cautioned that up to 150,000 pigs could be culled. Some farmers have already started culling pigs as once…
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Ireland Weather Forecast: Friday
A cloudy start across some southern counties on Friday with a few patches of rain and drizzle. Across many central and northern counties. It will be largely dry and bright with spells of sunshine. Temperatures ranging 10 to 13C in northern counties and 14 to 16C in the south with mostly light southeast breezes. On Friday night, rain will develop in the southwest, extending northeastwards over the country during the…
£32 million extra funding agreed for Department of Agriculture
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£32 million extra funding agreed for Department of Agriculture
An extra €32 million is being allocated to the Department of Agriculture to increase animal welfare organisation funding and create a new Food Ombudsman. An Office of National Food Ombudsman is designed “to bring a greater level of transparency” to the food supply chain following the beef protests of 2019. Minister for Public Expenditure Michael McGrath confirmed a total of €1.85 billion has been allocated for the department which will…
UK beef is banned by China following BSE case
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UK beef is banned by China following BSE case
China has announced that it is imposing a ban on imports of British beef following the confirmation of a single case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) in England last month. The single case of classical BSE was confirmed on a farm in Somerset, England, on 17 September. China confirmed earlier this week that the ban came into effect from 29 September and will apply to British beef from cattle under…
Ireland's Stamp Duty relief to continue for young farmers
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Ireland’s Stamp Duty relief to continue for young farmers
Budget 2022 has confirmed the relief under Stamp Duty for young farmers will continue until 31 December 2022.  Stamp Duty relief for young trained farmers provides an exemption from Stamp Duty on either the transfer or purchase of land where the recipient is a trained farmer under the age of 35. Budget 2022 was delivered by Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe and Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform on Tuesday.  Stock…
Kerrygold owner Ornua buys US cheese businesses
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Kerrygold owner Ornua buys US cheese businesses
Irish dairy exporter Ornua has acquired US cheese business Whitehall Specialities for an undisclosed sum, increasing its footprint the US market. According to industry sources, Whitehall had a €173 million turnover last year. Ornua described the acquisition as being a significant increase to its current position in the US cheese ingredients market. “By bringing together two market leaders, in complementary parts of the ingredients sector, we are creating a powerful…
Urgent action needed to prevent shortage of dairy farm staff
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Urgent action needed to prevent shortage of dairy farm staff
Immediate Government action is needed now to avoid a critical staff shortage on dairy farms next year, claim the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA). The farming organisation estimates that at least 200-300 full time workers are needed on dairy farms in the spring. Compared to last year, the IFA estimates a 65 per cent drop in the number of people applying for dairy farm vacancies. Stephen Arthur, IFA Dairy Committee chairman…
📰 NI turkey farmers say panic buying in the UK had led to increase in demand Buyers in Northern Ireland have been reassured there will be frozen turkeys available this Christmas, despite panic buying in other parts of the UK. However, local turkey farmers say they have already seen an increase in orders with a people placing orders early. 📣 Read the full news on https://news.lslauctions.com/2021/10/ni-turkey-farmers-say-panic-buying-in-the-uk-had-led-to-increase-in-demand/
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UK Dairy Industry urged to share GHG emissions facts ahead of COP26
Farmers are being asked to dispel myths about Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions ahead of COP26 to stop the industry being used as a scapegoat. Starting at the end of the month, the UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow runs for two weeks.  The Royal Association of British Dairy Farmers (RABDF) managing director Matt Knight said the industry was working hard to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions.  “The dairy sector, along…
Northern Ireland's own 'Countryside COP' to take place this week
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Northern Ireland’s own ‘Countryside COP’ to take place this week
Rural and agri-food organisations are taking part in Countryside COP, which is taking place from October 11 to 15. Ulster Farmers’ Union is one of the organisers of the environmental conference which aims to raise awareness about the climate crisis in rural communities ahead of COP26. UFU president Victor Chestnutt declared that the organisation was looking forward to hosting the first-ever Countryside COP event next week as part of the…
James L. Murtagh - Farra, Bunbrosna, Co.Westmeath
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James L. Murtagh – Farra, Bunbrosna, Co.Westmeath
https://www.lslauctions.com/LotDetail-JLMURT-1256284 James L. Murtagh Auctioneers are delighted to offer for sale by public auction this c.19.31 ha/ c.48 acre residential farm at Farra, Bunbrosna, Co. Westmeath. The property will be offered for sale in the following lots;Lot 1: Farra Cottage on c.9.8 acresLot 2: c.38 acresLot 3: Entire Farra Cottage comprises a period style residence which dates back to c.1865. Nestled on c.9.8 acres, the property is ideally set back…
Raymond Potterton - Drumbaragh, Kells, Co.Meath
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Raymond Potterton – Drumbaragh, Kells, Co.Meath
https://www.lslauctions.com/LotDetail-RAYMON-1279687 Residential Farm on c. 44 Acres An absolutely superb residential farm extending c. 44 Acres in an excellent location a short distance outside Kells and near the M3 Motorway. The Residence provides 3 Bedrooms and while in need to modernisation is a solid structure on an elevated site with a gorgeous mature front garden and private back yard. The farmyard consists of a 2 link hay shed with lean…
GVM Limerick - Kilpeacon, Crecora, Co.Limerick
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GVM Limerick – Kilpeacon, Crecora, Co.Limerick
https://www.lslauctions.com/LotDetail-GVMAL-1170537 An outstanding roadside holding extending to Circa 79 st acres of truly magnificent land situated in a superb location adjacent to Crecora and just 15 minutes’ drive from Limerick City. This arable land enjoys extensive road frontage running between Kilpeacon Cross and Crecora. There is also access on to the Fedamore road. Obvious site potential (subject to planning). Overall there are three main divisions providing great scope and ease…
GVM Limerick - Ballinschoola, Herbertstown, Co.Limerick
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GVM Limerick – Ballinschoola, Herbertstown, Co.Limerick
https://www.lslauctions.com/LotDetail-GVMAL-1170226 This is truly and exceptional holding located on the main road linking Limerick City to Hospital (R513) and in close proximity to Herbertstown Village. The land is well laid out in easily managed divisions and is well watered and fenced ideal for beef, dairying or equestrian use. The land quality in the main is good and has a good range of out offices including a 3 column hay barn…
GVM Limerick - Robertstown, Ballyhahill & Shanagolden Demesne, Shanagolden, Limerick
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GVM Limerick – Robertstown, Ballyhahill & Shanagolden Demesne, Shanagolden, Limerick
Very valuable and hugely attractive parcels of land and a compact bungalow residence well located in the west Limerick countryside within easy reach of Foynes Port, Askeaton, Shanagolden Village and just 30 minutes drive from Limerick City. Lot 1: Robertstown. Circa 6.1 st acres in two fields with frontage to 2 roads. Excellent quality land. Lot 2: Robertstown: Circa 21.5 st acres of again good quality laid out in easily…