Speaking after a meeting of the Fodder Coordination Group the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Michael Creed said: “I wish to commend the ongoing efforts of the Group and the work its members are undertaking to mitigate the effects of the current dry period on grazing and fodder supplies.
On Monday, July 23, Fergal Doyle, Tubberavine, Lahardane, Co. Mayo, will welcome fellow Irish farmers to his farm for a Knowledge Transfer walk. The event is hosted with Bord Bia and Teagasc and will highlight the importance of the Bord Bia Quality Assurance (QA) scheme and Origin Green is securing new markets.
Accidents involving farmers over 55 years of age account for 55 per cent of farm deaths, according to the IFA. The majority of these fatal accidents were caused by tractors/machinery, livestock and falls from height. During Farm Safety Week, the IFA is challenging older farmers to think about ways they can improve their health and safety.