March 2021

Irish Dairy Calves to Join the Jet Set

Ireland Plans to Fly Unweaned Dairy Calves to EU Destinations From May onwards Irish authorities will transport dairy calves (14 days+) by air in a bid to allay welfare scrutiny of live exports. Irish authorities have announced plans to fly unweaned dairy calves from Ireland to other EU destinations from May, in an effort to address growing unease about the length of the journeys made by thousands of...

Irish Organic Farming Sector Boost For 2021

 Organic Farming Scheme 2021 will yield future dividends! The Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Senator Pippa Hackett today announced the reopening of the Organic Farming Scheme for new applications from farmers. The reopening, is expected to result in an increase of up to 30% in the number of farmers farming organically in Ireland this...

Positive Outlook For Irish Farmland Prices in 2021

Recent report by Sherry Fitzgerald predicts strong demand for Irish farms and agricultural land The dual impact of a growing dairy sector and a lack of good quality land coming to market will ensure a healthy demand for grazing land in the forthcoming year.  Despite the slight fall in land prices in 2019 and the Covid 19 restrictions, land prices rebounded strongly in the final quarter of...

Launch of GLAS Farm Building Restoration Scheme 2021

Maximum grant up to €25,000 available for the conservation of traditional farm buildings The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Charlie McConalogue T.D., has announced the opening of the 2021 GLAS Traditional Farm Buildings Grant Scheme which, this year, will involve an online application process. This Scheme funds the conservation and preservation of traditional farm buildings and...

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