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Sheep farmers are under extreme financial pressure at the present time, and the very future of the sector in Ireland is being threatened through excessive lamb price cutting by both the retailers and the factories.
With the latest milk price drop of 3 cents a litre, Glanbia has taken around €1,000 from the pockets of many milk suppliers for the month of September alone.
European Election candidate for Ireland East, Senator John Paul Phelan, has commended IFA president Padraig Walshe, on being selected president of COPA.
In response to strong criticism by the Restaurants Association of Ireland over the scrapping of the Féile Bia initiative by an Bord Bia, IFA president Padraig Walshe said: “The facts are that the Féile Bia Scheme fell down because restaurants failed to support the initiative and failed to comply with the requirements regarding the use of Irish meat in their businesses.”
Following the third set of Government cuts in nine months, the farming community in Kilkenny is set to revolt against Minister Smith’s lack of support and understanding for the dire income crisis situation facing tens of thousands of farm families across the country.
IFA SAC project team chairman Michael Silke said that the decision by the Minister for Environment John Gormley to allow an extension of turf cutting on 33 designated SAC bogs for 2009 was inevitable given the very strong reaction of bog owners to the planned restrictions of turf cutting this year.
Daniel Drum, a 28-year-old dairy beef and tillage farmer from Delvin, has been named Westmeath Young Farmer of the Year and will go on to represent the county at the 11th annual FBD Young Farmer of the Year Competition, run by Macra na Feirme in partnership with the IFA.
Mayo farmers will be out in force next Monday when they conduct a tractorcade through Castlebar to highlight Government cuts and the devastating impact that collapsing farm incomes have on the rural economy in Mayo.
Paddy Donnelly, Westmeath candidate for the office of IFA vice president Ulster/ North Leinster, speaking at the launch of his election campaign in Mullingar said that the EU Commission must re-think their overall agricultural strategy for the future.
In advance of an EU directive, expected to take effect on January 1, which would see turf cutting banned, Fine Gael Longford/ Westmeath Senator Nicky McFadden has said Minister Gormley must ensure that Ireland retains broad flexibility on how we maintain and use our bog lands.