Irish Farmers' Association (IFA) president, Eddie Downey, has set down a 10-point plan of action to deliver farm profitability.
The versatility of Quality Assured Irish pork, is the focus of a new campaign launched by Bord Bia, which runs until Saturday, January 31.
Bord Bia has announced a new financial support, the 'Step Change Programme', for small food, drink and horticulture businesses.
High animal health status is key to trade and international market access, and gives Irish milk producers and processors a competitive advantage. This was the main message from the recent Teagasc ICOS Dairy Expansion seminar.
The Irish Farmers Association (IFA) has welcomed the decision of Bord Gáis Energy to reduce electricity and energy prices, but has called on the company and all other energy suppliers to further reduce these prices, in line with the 50 per cent fall in international fuel prices.
The IFA has announced that its officers, from every county, will lobby members of the Oireachtas in Dublin today (Wednesday) to get approval for the Rural Development Programme (RDP). The IFA said patience is running out among its members who are calling to have vital farm schemes opened without further delay.
As dairy farmers prepare for the historic lifting of the EU milk quotas in April of this year, new research indicates that Ireland's heritage in dairying may date back as far as 4,000BC.