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MAY 2019
Upfront
www.irishfarmersmonthly.com
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Holding out for TAMS
The TAMS Grant scheme is currently closed
and a large number of farmers have feed
bins on order but obviously want to avail of
the grant. So when will scheme re-open and
will it be adequately funded? As dairy herds
expand, farmers need another bin or a bigger
one...maybe a split bin. Pig producers are also
investing in home milling facilities to try and
cut costs. Poultry farmers are expanding in
the free-range sector so they need to invest in
new bins. On the supply side, manufacturers
such as McAree Engineering in Monaghan have
invested heavily in extra bin production facilities
in expectation of the increased demand and
have a number of orders on hold as farmers
await another TAMS opportunity. TAMS grants
are likely to be an issue in the EU Parliament
elections. In another TAMS-related issue,
farm contractors have an issue with being
shut out of TAMS, especially in relation to the
purchase of low environmental impact trailing
shoe slurry spreaders. This is an important,
if minority, concern as most contractors are
registered farmers so they can avail of the
TAMS support when the programme re-opens.
Michael Creed TD, Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine meeting with William
McCullagh, parents Liam and Frances and nephew Adam Kelleher on their farm near
Dripsey, Co. Cork
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John McElderry Motors & Tractors Limited Ballymoney
Chris Glass: 0044 78 41093558 | www.farmingparts.com
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John McElderry Motors & Tractors Limited Lisburn
Chris Glass: 0044 78 41093558 | www.farmingparts.com
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John Atkins & Co Ltd Cork
Conor McCarthy: 00353 (86) 2512504 | www.atkins.ie
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John Atkins & Co Ltd Birr
Ken Cusack: 00353 (86) 4667405 | www.atkins.ie
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Farmworks Machinery Ltd Ballyboughal
Brian Duane: 00353 (86) 4110442
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Kehoe Brothers Machinery Ltd Camolin
Denis Kehoe: 00353 (87) 2572739 | www.kehoebros.ie
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Kehoe Brothers Machinery Ltd Tullow
Joe Kehoe: 00353 (87) 2988363 | www.kehoebros.ie
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McHale Farm Machinery Ltd Kilmaine
John Joe Cummins: 00353 (87) 2646622 | www.mchalefm.ie
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Whelan's Garage Kilrush
Kevin Phelan: 00353 (87) 4197120 | www.whelansgarage.com
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