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IWT opposes redesignation of 466 water bodies as 'highly modified'
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IWT opposes redesignation of 466 water bodies as ‘highly modified’
The Irish Wildlife Trust is opposed to the redesignation of 466 water bodies as ‘highly modified’. It says the move could leave thousands of kilometres of river permanently degraded and near lifeless. The Irish Wildlife Trust has responded to the public consultation from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regarding the matter.  Under the EU’s Water Framework Directive (WFD) Ireland was to have achieved ‘good status’ for all our water bodies by 2015…
AgTech Ireland Enterprise Ireland discussion groups
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Agri-tech export focus at AgTech / Enterprise Ireland discussion series
Ronan Boyle will be the keynote speaker at AgTech Ireland and Enterprise Ireland discussion groups on exporting for agricultural technology companies. The first of the series starts on Thursday, 26 May, 2022 at University College Dublin (UCD) AgTech at their Lyons Research Centre at 17:00. Boyle is the director of business development with livestock housing solutions business at Easyfix. He has sold Easyfix products in over 30 countries, and will…
soil inhibitors
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Research finds no impact of soil inhibitors
A new study published by the Teagasc environment research centre has shown that there was no impact of soil inhibitors (urease inhibitor N-(n-butyl) thiophosphoric triamide (NBPT) – incorporated into protected urea fertiliser) on the structure and abundance of soil bacterial and fungal communities. The research was conducted over a five-year period and followed repeated application to an intensively managed grassland. The research, which has been published in the scientific journal,…
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Effective taxes on wages up in 2021, says OECD
Effective taxes on labour rebounded in 2021 as the global economy recovered and many countries began withdrawing or scaling back measures implemented in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new OECD report.Taxing Wages 2022 shows that rising household incomes in 2021 coupled with the reversal of many tax and benefit policies linked to the pandemic drove increases in effective taxes on wages across the OECD. This marks a turn-around…
farm walk
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Teagasc/ Boortmalt Joint Program Farm Walks
The Teagasc/ Boortmalt Joint Program will run a series of walks on monitor farms across the country. Next up is the walk on the farm of John Crowley, Ferns, Co. Wexford, Y21 TX82 on Thursday, 26 May, 2022 at 10am. Meanwhile, Declan O Hanlon’s farm is the location for the farm walk on Friday, 27 May at 10am. This is at New Ross, Co. Wexford, Y34 KT18. And the final venue for…
winter finishers
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ICSA calls for viable price for winter finishers
Edmund Graham, the ICSA Beef chair, has called on the meat industry to negotiate viable prices with their customers to deliver at least EUR 7.50/kg for beef for winter finishers. “ICSA is putting retailers and processors on notice that the escalation of costs means that anything less will be a complete loss-making venture, on the assumption that ration is around EUR 500/ton.” “ICSA has been analysing figures for winter finishing…
Plant & Machinery Sales on LSL Auctions
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Plant & Machinery Sales on LSL Auctions
Here are all the upcoming Plant & Machinery Sales via LSL Auctions: Carnaross Mart Machinery AuctionsMeenlagh, Carnaross, Co. MeathSaturday 4 June, start 11:00Live & Timed Farm & Plant MachineryPhone: +353 46 924 0109Information: Here Cootehill Mart Machinery AuctionsStation Rd, Lisnasaran, Cootehill, Co. CavanSaturday 18 June, Start 11:00Live & Timed Farm & Plant MachineryPhone: 0861790929, 0861500258, 0879444895 or 0495555362Information: Here. Hennessy Machinery AuctionsBallynolin, Stradbally, Co. LaoisSaturday 18 June, start 10:30 Live & Timed…
Cost-rental homes
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Rising cost of borrowing impacts cost-rental homes
At the beginning of May 2022, the Housing Finance Agency (HFA) said its lending rates for Affordable Housing Bodies (AHBs), which develop cost-rental properties, were increasing to 2.5% for a 30-year fixed loan. A Cabinet sub-committee on housing was told that the cost-rental model, which aims to provide tenancies for €1,200 a month on average, faces “significant viability challenges” as a result of an increase in lending rates. The memo provided…
Raymond Potterton Drumbarragh Kells Meath
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Raymond Potterton – Drumbarragh, Kells, Co. Meath – 25/05
Raymond Potterton brings to auction Via LSL Auctions a property at Drumbarragh, Kells, Co. Meath on Wednesday, 25 May at 15:00. Lot: 1 Residential Farm on c. 44 Acres. See the catalogue: Here. Register to bid: Here. Contact Raymond Potterton on: +353 46 902 7666. LSL Auctions, LSL News.
LSL Select Price Report – Cattle Mart 26/05/2022
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LSL Select Price Report – Cattle Mart 24/05/2022
Tuesday’s selected Cattle Mart Price Report: Copyright LSL Auctions. M BULL 600-700KG Avg Price/KgFR 2.13/kgHighest Price/Kg Lots:FR, 680kg 2.28/kg 1550.00FR, 665kg 2.11/kg 1400.00FR, 660kg 2.08/kg 1370.00FR, 680kg 2.04/kg 1390.00 M BULL 700-800KG Avg Price/KgFR 1.93/kgHighest Price/Kg Lots:FR, 755kg 2.07/kg 1560.00FR, 735kg 1.80/kg 1320.00 M BULLOCK 300-400KG Avg Price/KgAAX 3.04/kgFR 1.75/kgFR,FRX 1.58/kgFRX 1.72/kgFRX 1.72/kgFRX,FR 2.01/kgHEX 2.62/kgSIX 2.69/kgHighest Price/Kg Lots:AAX, 335kg 5.07/kg 1700.00HEX, 310kg 2.94/kg 910.00AAX, 302kg 2.85/kg 860.00LMX, 370kg 2.81/kg 1040.00AAX,…
LSL Select Price Report – Sheep Mart 24/05/2022
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LSL Select Price Report – Sheep Mart 24/05/2022
Tuesday’s selected Sheep Mart Price Report: Copyright LSL Auctions. LB 30-40KG Avg Price/Kg3.41/kgHighest Price/Kg Lots:, 38kg 3.82/kg 145.00, 39kg 3.81/kg 148.00, 35kg 3.73/kg 132.00, 38kg 3.55/kg 135.00, 39kg 2.83/kg 109.00, 31kg 2.74/kg 84.00 LB 40-50KG Avg Price/Kg3.50/kgHighest Price/Kg Lots:, 41kg 3.88/kg 158.00, 41kg 3.87/kg 158.00, 40kg 3.86/kg 156.00, 44kg 3.86/kg 168.00, 42kg 3.86/kg 160.00, 43kg 3.86/kg 165.00 LB 50-60KG Avg Price/Kg3.02/kgHighest Price/Kg Lots:, 50kg 3.44/kg 172.00, 51kg 3.37/kg 172.00, 51kg…
Mortgage bigger incomess
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Home buyers need bigger incomes to secure property these days
Insight from the Banking and Payments Federation Ireland (BPFI) has established that new mortgage customers now need significantly bigger incomes to buy a home, compared to the property price peak of over a decade ago, The organisation’s most recent Mortgage Market Profile Report indicates that 13% of first-time buyer mortgages and 7% of mover purchase mortgages were backed by incomes of up to €60,000 last year, compared to 51% and…
Teagasc Tillage Industry Ireland Tillage Biodiversity Photo Competition
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Winners of the Tillage Biodiversity Photo Competition
Teagasc and the Tillage Industry Ireland have announced the talented winners of their Tillage Biodiversity Photo Competition. The competition aimed to highlight crop production in Ireland and biodiversity on tillage farms. The overall winner, announced by John Spink, is Christopher Bourke, Kanturk, Co. Cork, for his photo showing an Orange Tip Butterfly and friend on a charlock plant (pictured above). Spink, Head of the Teagasc Crops, Environment and Land Use…
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Land & Property Sales on LSL Auctions – May
Here are the Land & Property Auctions for May 2022 on the LSL Auctions platform: Lot 1, Price 760000.00Lot 2, Price 100000.00Lot 3, Price 870000.00Live Auction: 05/05/2022 – Thomas J Cox & CoLocation:  Carrowcrin, Co RoscommonLot: 1 Consisting circa 100 acresLot 2: c- 21 AcresLot 3: Entire PropertyLot 1A, Clooneybeirne Strokestown, Co RoscommonKeywords: Land & FarmAuctioneer: Thomas J Cox & Co View details. Lot 1, Price 95000.00Lot 2, Price 52000.00Lot…
GVM Limerick Moore Street Cappamore
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GVM Limerick – Moore Street, Cappamore, Co. Limerick – 14/06
GVM Auctioneers Limerick brings to auction via LSL Auctions a property at Moore Street, Cappamore, Co. Limerick on 14 June 2022 at 15:00.  This will take place at GMV’s Limerick City Auction Rooms (UPS) at 25/26 Glentworth Street, Limerick City (on the kind instructions of the owners). Disclosed Reserve €75,000. Lot: 1 For those in search of a rewarding project this very substantial two storey premises stands on a prominent…
Teagasc BEEF2022
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Teagasc Beef2022 is themed Supporting Sustainable Beef Farming
Teagasc Beef2022 Open Day has been launched. Supported by FBD Trust, the event is planned for Tuesday, 5 July, 2022. The official launch took place at the Teagasc, Animal & Grassland, Research and Innovation Centre, Grange, County Meath, on Monday, 23 May.   The theme of this year’s event is ‘Supporting Sustainable Beef Farming’, where all aspects of sustainability – economic, social and environmental, will be addressed.   With the…
vacant homes
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New housing report punts vacant homes tax
An Oireachtas Joint Committee on Housing report into urban regeneration to be published today (Tuesday, 24 May, 2022) recommends that Government consider a vacant homes tax. The report also states that the imminent zoned land tax should be increased by more than 3%. In addition, the committee recommends that funding available under the Repair and Leasing Scheme should exceed the maximum of EUR 60,000. The scheme is designed to make vacant properties…
generational renewal
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Macra na Feirme repeats call for generational renewal for farmers
Years of highlighting the need for generational renewal for farmers has failed to yield tangible support, says Macra na Feirme. The organisation has been motivating for a substantial farmer retirement scheme to financially support the retiring farmer while enabling a genuine, ongoing connection to the farm if so desired. In addition, they have been calling for that land to enter into the hands of young farmers regardless of enterprise when…
timber homes
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Timber homes could ease social housing crisis
Timber homes take three to five months to erect compared to eight to 12 months for regular homes. Yet only a quarter of new homes built in Ireland are made of wood. With property prices increasing alongside the social housing crisis, a solution lies in the construction of timber-framed homes. What’s more, each timber home saves 12 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions. According to Forest Industries Ireland (FII), part of…
calf slaughterings
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Calf slaughterings up, says ICBF
Calf slaughterings are up 16pc to 29,495hd as per the Department of Agriculture’s Dairy Calf Working Group comment at an industry meeting in the week of 9 May, 2022. Although calves should not be sold until they are at least 10 days old, this figure is an alarming increase from calf slaughterings in 2018. The practice among a minority of dairy farmers is a risk for the industry and can…
LSL Select Price Report – Sheep Mart 27/05/2022
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LSL Select Price Report – Sheep Mart 23/05/2022
Monday’s selected Sheep Mart Price Report: Copyright LSL Auctions. SHEEP 20-30KG Avg Price/KgSHEEP 5.03/kgHighest Price/Kg Lots:SHEEP, 28kg 9.86/kg 275.00SHEEP, 25kg 0.2/kg 5.00 SHEEP 30-40KG Avg Price/KgSHEEP 5.41/kgHighest Price/Kg Lots:SHEEP, 34kg 7.41/kg 255.00SHEEP, 34kg 6.95/kg 235.00SHEEP, 39kg 3.69/kg 143.00SHEEP, 38kg 3.61/kg 136.00 SHEEP 40-50KG Avg Price/KgSHEEP 3.53/kgHighest Price/Kg Lots:SHEEP, 42kg 3.73/kg 158.00SHEEP, 43kg 3.71/kg 160.00SHEEP, 44kg 3.70/kg 163.00SHEEP, 44kg 3.69/kg 163.00SHEEP, 45kg 3.67/kg 165.00SHEEP, 42kg 3.65/kg 155.00 SHEEP 50-60KG Avg Price/KgSHEEP…
LSL Select Price Report – Cattle Mart 23/05/2022
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LSL Select Price Report – Cattle Mart 23/05/2022
Monday’s selected Cattle Mart Price Report: Copyright LSL Auctions. CO 400-500KG Avg Price/KgFR 1.54/kgJEX 1.05/kgHighest Price/Kg Lots:FR, 490kg 2.45/kg 1200.00FR, 490kg 2/kg 980.00FR, 445kg 1.80/kg 800.00HEX, 465kg 1.70/kg 790.00FRX, 460kg 1.61/kg 740.00SHX, 495kg 1.58/kg 780.00 CO 500-600KG Avg Price/KgFR 1.95/kgFRX 1.92/kgJEX 1.89/kgLMX 2.29/kgSAX 2.75/kgHighest Price/Kg Lots:SAX, 580kg 2.93/kg 1700.00HEX, 570kg 2.88/kg 1640.00AAX, 545kg 2.83/kg 1540.00LMX, 570kg 2.75/kg 1570.00SAX, 540kg 2.57/kg 1390.00FR, 550kg 2.51/kg 1380.00 CO 600-700KG Avg Price/KgAAX 2.06/kgFR 2.19/kgFRX…
Dexter Halter Training & Showing Group
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Dexter Halter Training & Showing Group at Tullamore – LSL Auctions airs live
The Dexter Halter Training & Showing Group will appear at Tullamore Show 2022. Save the date for Ireland’s premier country lifestyle event, titled Tullamore Show & FBD National Livestock Show 2022. It takes place on Sunday, 14 August, 2022 at Butterfield Estate, Blueball, Tullamore, Co. Offaly, Ireland. LSL Auctions will broadcast live to audiences across the globe at this year’s event. Don’t miss the updates of this great showcase on…
Hennessy Auctioneers Machinery Auction 2305
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Hennessy Auctioneers – Machinery Auction – 21/05 – 23/05
Hennessy Auctioneers will holding their monthly machinery auction via LSL Auctions this Saturday, 21 May, 2022 10.30am to Monday 23 May, 2022 at the old mart in Portlaoise (Eircode R32 WT10). Items include: – 2012 Landini 5-115H 4WD c/w Power Loader – 2002 Valmet 8150 Hi Tech 4WD – 2002 New Holland TM165 4WD – 1998 New Holland TS100 4WD – MF 135 2WD – MF 35 2WD – Same…
Cootehill Mart Machinery Auctions
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Cootehill Mart Machinery Auctions – 21/05 – 23/05
Cootehill Mart Machinery Auctions will hold a Live & Timed Farm & Plant Machinery sale via LSL Auctions from Saturday, 21 May, at 11:00 to Monday 23 May, 2022. This will be at Station Rd, Lisnasaran, Cootehill, Co. Cavan.Lots include:    Massey 390T tractor Massey 165 tractor Ford TS115 c/w loader tractor Ford 7840 4wd tractor Muck spreaders Fertiliser spreaders Ploughs Tillers Transport boxes Cattle trailers Grain trailer Ifor Williams…
Irish Deer Management Forum
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Push for Irish Deer Management Forum to get up and running
News of The Irish Deer Management Forum revival came in February this year. The forum’s renewal was spurred on by concerns over the spread of bovine TB, but this is under dispute, as according to the Irish Deer Commission: “In 2018, DAFM chief veterinary officer Eoin Ryan stated there was no evidence of a link between wild deer and the spread of TB”. But IFA Animal Health Chair TJ Maher…
ICSA pitches a tillage scheme for catch crops
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ICSA pitches a tillage scheme for catch crops production
ICSA Tillage chair Gavin Carberry has called on the government to deliver a scheme for tillage farmers to grow catch crops after this year’s harvest. “A similar scheme was run in 2018 whereby tillage farmers were incentivized to produce additional feed during the autumn months. It is vital that we start preparing now for the winter ahead and given the concerns around the cost and availability of meal such an…
property price
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Property price growth remains strong
While property price growth is still strong, this could slow as the year progresses, according to Trevor Grant, chairman of the Association of Irish Mortgage Advisers. Influencing factors include “anticipated increased supply coming on stream and mortgage exceptions becoming harder to obtain, which reduces borrowing power accordingly”. The current housing shortage coupled with strong mortgage approval figures makes it difficult to forecast how the upcoming ECB rate increases will affect…