Ending transport of unweaned calves from Ireland “would be disastrous”

THE passing of recommendations which may end the transport of unweaned animals from Ireland would represent “an unmitigated disaster for Irish agriculture” according to Ireland South MEP Billy Kelleher (FF). Mr Kelleher, who sits on the European Parliament’s Committee of...

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MEPs’ views diverge as new €270 billion CAP approved

Three of Ireland South’s five MEPs – Deirdre Clune (FG), Billy Kelleher (FG), and Sean Kelly (FG) voted for the new package, with Grace O’Sullivan (GP) and Mick Wallace (Ind) voting against the deal. Ms Clune told the Waterford News...

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MEP: An Taisce “using planning process to make political points.”

AN Taisce’s decision to seek an appeal to the Supreme Court regarding the proposed €140 million Glanbia/Royal-A-Ware cheese manufacturing plant...

Tuesday, 23/11/21 - 2:07pm Read More

MEPs set to approve new CAP

THE new Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) is all but certain to be given the thumbs up when voted upon by...

Monday, 22/11/21 - 4:48pm Read More

West Waterford Bovine TB rates have doubled since 2019

BOVINE TB rates in West Waterford have doubled since October 2019, the Seanad was told this morning. Senator John Cummins...

Thursday, 11/11/21 - 3:05pm Read More

Mixed messages following release of two water quality reports

A EUROPEAN Commission report on EU water quality has detailed ‘low nitrate concentrations’ in Irish surface waters between 2016 and...

Saturday, 16/10/21 - 11:21am Read More

Farmers feeling ‘scapegoated’ by the Government

THE growing sentiment among famers throughout the country is that both their sector and interests have been tossed into the...

Saturday, 16/10/21 - 11:15am Read More

Biodiversity funding for Comeragh Hill Sheep Farmers

TEAGASC’S Comeragh Hill Sheep Discussion Group, which is composed of 14 farmers, has been awarded €118,720 for a one-year project...

Monday, 27/09/21 - 5:58pm Read More

An Taisce objecting to Belview plant “for the sake of it”

RE-ELECTED IFA President Tim Cullinan believes An Taisce has abused its position as a prescribed given its ongoing continually objection...

Friday, 24/09/21 - 6:11pm Read More

Legal challenge to Belview cheese plant set for Supreme Court

AN TAISCE has been granted leave to appeal by the Supreme Court following the High Court’s decision to dismiss its...

Friday, 24/09/21 - 2:27pm Read More

Farmers’ fears over dog attacks escalate

FARMERS are fearful that the new working arrangements arising from yesterday’s Government announcement may lead to further dog attacks on...

Wednesday, 01/09/21 - 1:02pm Read More

Minister McConalogue visits pioneering Waterford family farm

MINISTER for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Charlie McConalogue recently visited the progressive farm of Gillian and Neil O’Sullivan in...

Friday, 20/08/21 - 7:37am Read More

Glanbia’s figures for first half of 2021 stronger than expected

GLANBIA enjoyed a stronger than expected first six months of the year according to financial results published this morning. Citing...

Thursday, 12/08/21 - 1:25pm Read More

Teagasc’s new Advisory Manager in Kilkenny/Waterford Region

PAT Moylan has been appointed as the new Teagasc advisory regional manager in the Kilkenny/Waterford region. Currently a Dairy Business...

Wednesday, 14/07/21 - 8:21pm Read More

Farm land supply in Waterford falls while price per acre shoots up

FARM land prices per acre (/ac) in Waterford rose by 55 per cent during 2020, a year in which there...

Thursday, 18/03/21 - 5:01pm Read More

Council to investigate algal bloom on Belle Lake

WATERFORD City & County Council will conduct an investigation of the algal bloom in Belle Lake after a motion tabled...

Sunday, 28/02/21 - 2:37pm Read More

Glanbia “positioned for growth” this year, says MD

GLANBIA’S Group Managing Director has spoken of her ‘exceptional pride’ in how the group’s staff has responded to the challenges...

Thursday, 25/02/21 - 3:22pm Read More

Covid protocols for meat factories the same as other businesses, says Minister

MEAT plants throughout the State are subject to the same Covid-19 protocols “as any other business or location where outbreaks...

Tuesday, 09/02/21 - 2:42pm Read More

Teagasc re-introduces Covid helpline for farmers

TEAGASC, the Agriculture and Food Development Authority, has re-opened its telephone helpline to assist farmers with all Covid-19-related queries. The...

Sunday, 31/01/21 - 3:10pm Read More

Christmas demand pushing beef prices, says IFA Livestock Chair

IFA LIVESTOCK Chairman Brendan Golden said beef prices have risen between 5 and 10 cent per kilogram this week, driven...

Monday, 23/11/20 - 5:14pm Read More