The onllne application facility for the Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) and the Greening Payment Scheme is now open.
The total volume of milk supplies up to the end of January 2015, taking into account the relevant butterfat adjustment, leaves Ireland 5.47 per cent over-quota. This comes ahead of the abolition of quotas on March 31, 2015.
New Zealand-based Fonterra Co-operative Group Limited has commissioned its new dairy ingredients plant in Heerenveen, in the north of the Netherlands.
A Cork pig farmer has been jailed for 18 months for animal cruelty on his Mitchelstown farm.