Cyclists from Tipperary and around the country are taking part in a fundraising cycle to help create new jobs in local food initiatives. On June 15, over 100 cyclists will take part in the 100km cycle, which starts in Borrisokane at 10am.
Deputy Noel Coonan has welcomed the innovative introduction of Local Enterprise Offices (LEOs) to counties nationwide saying they will offer improved services to Tipperary small businesses.
A survey of European regions that have developed sustainable freight transport systems is expected to be completed in the coming weeks as part of a research project aimed at exploring how the Limerick-Shannon Gateway could be developed as a Sustainable Gateway for freight transport.
The fodder crisis that has hit Tipperary farmers could cost the local economy approximately €24.5m, according to local farm leader Pat McCormack. The Lisheen-based deputy president of the ICMSA told the Tipperary Star that the full impact of the last year was only now becoming apparent and its effects will go well into next year and very likely into 2015 and beyond.
The Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers’ Association says the preliminary estimates under the National Farm Survey show that the viability of cattle and sheep farms is very precarious. ICSA president Gabriel Gilmartin said, “It is clear that these farms are particularly vulnerable to any cuts in direct payments because direct payments are so vital to actual family farm income.”
From balers and grassland machinery to bale handling equipment, Lely’s product range is designed to meet today’s farming needs and is backed up by the Lely Ireland Service Team, along with a comprehensive network of dealers who guarantee reliable service and support across the range.
Did you find it a bit of a inconvenience gathering up and sorting your different types or ‘streams’ of waste plastic on your farm? Would you like to make this job a lot quicker, straightforward and more cost effective? The FRS Bin and Liner System is the solution for you.
Following a meeting in Dublin last week with the Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton, IFA president John Bryan called for an accurate assessment of farm income to reflect the current and projected income as a result of the fodder crisis.
North Tipperary Fine Gael TD Noel Coonan has welcomed the allocation of €978,359 by the Department of Transport for maintaining and repairing roads in North Tipperary and €800,380 for maintenance in South Tipperary.
Shannon Senator Tony Mulcahy has welcomed the appointment of Neil Pakey as CEO of Shannon Airport, describing the appointment as a “landmark moment” for the Mid-West.
Farmers Feed Families is a campaign launched on May 8th to highlight the importance of farmers in Tipperary and the rest of Ireland. There is a significant disconnection between the work that Irish farmers do and the food that people buy in supermarkets and Farmers Feed Families aims to bridge that connection.
The Deputy President of ICMSA and Greenane farmer, Pat McCormack, has accused the state’s biggest processors of sitting on vastly improved market returns while watching their suppliers struggle and he has called on the processors to belatedly recognise the dire straits their suppliers are in and to set proper prices that reflect to a meaningful degree the kind of market buoyancy witnessed month-on-month since January.
The Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers’ Association is urging all Tipperary farmers to submit their completed Single Farm Payment forms ahead of the deadline on Wednesday (15th May).
When Ireland was in the midst of the so called Celtic Tiger era, most young people were being actively discouraged from a career in farming and indeed the wider agricultural sector.
Fethard and South Tipp Macra: Well done to Michael Moclair who took part in the Macra Munster Vice Presidency, Michael lost out by a very close 35 to 37 votes but would like to offer a huge thank you to all of those who supported him. Michael said ‘everything happens for a reason and he’s not quitting’ - so watch this space. Michael also took part in the Mastermind section of the Macra National Talent Competition on Saturday 4th of May in Bru Boru Cashel and came in third place, well done in your participation.
In a recent survey by the Wall Street Journal of the top 200 best and worst jobs in the world today farming jobs didn’t fair well. In fact farming as a career came in at number 190 and dairy farming came in at number 195, not a great result.
DEPUTY Noel Coonan has received confirmation from John Barry, acting chief executive officer, Bord Gáis Eireann that the Commission for Energy Regulation has approved the connection of Nenagh to the natural gas network.
DEPUTY Michael Lowry has welcomed the decision by the Commission for Energy Regulation to approve an application to extend a natural gas line to Nenagh. The Independent TD for Tipperary heralded this development as a vital step forward and stated that this gas line will be an invaluable resource for the town that will help reduce production costs and increase the competitiveness of all companies in the region.
Noel Coonan TD has welcomed Agriculture Minister Simon Coveney’s decision to subsidise the transport of fodder sourced in the United Kingdom which co-ops in Ireland have agreed to sell to Irish farmers at cost price.
Fine Gael Tipperary South TD, Tom Hayes, has welcomed the decision taken by the Minister for Agriculture, Simon Coveney TD, to extend the imported fodder transport scheme for an extra week. Deputy Hayes added that the Government fully recognised the difficulties being experienced by farmers around the country due to the fodder shortage.
Minister for Agriculture Food and the Marine Simon Coveney TD has announced that he has extended the duration of the Imported Fodder Transport Scheme for one week. The scheme will now run until Friday 10th May.
A new event for the stunning estate of Stradbally Hall, the national Forestry, Woodland & Bio Energy Show arrives on Friday 10th and Saturday 11th May. The Show will appeal to countryside lovers, gardeners, conservationists, farmers, men and boys who cannot resist big shiny machinery as well as all hard core timber business people, with exciting performances from the mighty Irish Lumberjacks!
AS many as 40 jobs throughout County Tipperary could be at risk following the collapse of Xtra-vision. The DVD and music rental and game store company, which employs over 1,000 across Ireland, went into receivership this Monday.
Irish farmers are getting €140 per head below their UK counterparts this week for the average steer, according to Michael Guinan, Chairperson of ICMSA’s Beef & Cattle Committee. Mr Guinan said that a price gap of this magnitude simply couldn’t be justified at any time, but in the present circumstances facing Irish farmers, it was nothing less than outrageous and he called on meat processors to immediately increase beef prices in line with markets returns.
You will have noticed a lot af movement of plastic on our roads last week in Tipperary. All off to be recycled, which is great to see, but for safety and conviencence FRS offers a plastic collection service along with a bring centre in Cahir.
Over 30 business support Agencies and Organisations will be available on 14th May to meet with individuals thinking of starting or developing a business at the aptly named ‘Who To Talk To’ expo. The event will run from 2.00pm to 8.00pm at the Thurles Chamber Enterprise Centre, LIT Campus and feature information desks, food focussed seminars and funding workshops. According to the County Manager, Mr. Joe Mac Grath “The success of the inaugural “Who to talk to” event held in the Civic Offices, Nenagh last year has both prompted and encouraged the holding of the event again this year. Over 300 persons participated in the event in 2012 and the decision to convene in a mid county location this year will hopefully assist those who could not attend last year. Job creation and the nurturing of an enterprise ethic are key drivers of this event which is inspired by the Government “Action Plan for Jobs”.” It is hoped that “Who to talk to “ will nurture further job creation and provide a basis for addressing unemployment locally.
The strong demand for Hereford bulls continued at the Society’s April Sale at Kilmallock with a very good clearance and an average similar to the Hereford Sale at Nenagh the previous week.
Once again the numbers forward were influenced by current very strong on farm demand with successful farm to farm sales taking place across the country.
AIB branch closure, Templemore, Relocating to AIB Thurles Closure date: 19th April 2013
NORTH Tipperary county manager Joe MacGrath has described as “good” a meeting he held this week with Failte Ireland chiefs on the future of Nenagh Tourist Office. Mr MacGrath had told councillors at their April meeting that Failte Ireland had indicated they were pulling out of the office and considering that it be run by a third party
The Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers’ Association has welcomed the announcement by the Minister for Agriculture, Simon Coveney, of a €1 million imported fodder transport scheme. The Association said the initiative will be very helpful in reducing the cost of imported straw, hay and silage for farmers who are struggling to feed their livestock.
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Friday 24 May 2013
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