Wexford is planting for the future

By Dan Walsh Farm families across Wexford and around the country have planted over 80,000 hedgerow shrubs and native Irish trees across the country since December, almost meeting the two-year target for the first phase of Glanbia Ireland’s nation-wide Operation Biodiversity plan in just five months. Over 81,000 whitethorn, green beech, blackthorn and oak treesContinue reading “Wexford is planting for the future”

Wexford winners in 2020 Glanbia Awards

By Dan Walsh  Two Wexford growers are among the winners of the Glanbia Ireland 2020 Grain Supplier of the Year awards. Congratulations to Philip Murphy, Ballykerogue, Campile, the Green Feed Beans champion and Michael Cloney, Curracloe, winner of the Dried Feed Barley title. Philip Murphy farms a mixed farming enterprise of tillage, suckler beef and calf-to-beefContinue reading “Wexford winners in 2020 Glanbia Awards”

James Kehoe loses out on top IFA post

By Dan Walsh Monageer farmer, James Kehoe, (41), who is nearing the end of his four-year term as Wexford County Chairman has lost out on his bid to become IFA (Irish Farmer’s Association) South Leinster Regional Chairman. The new Chairman is Francie Gorman, former Chairman of Laois IFA. He received 1,390 votes, to defeat JamesContinue reading “James Kehoe loses out on top IFA post”

New 100,000 trees and hedging plants programme

By Dan Walsh Glanbia Ireland and its family farm suppliers are embarking on an exciting new initiative to drive increased planting of trees and hedgerows in the Irish countryside through the Operation Biodiversity programme utilising Ireland’s experienced CountryLife horticulturalists to work with farmers to further enhance and enrich the landscape. Glanbia Ireland Chairman John Murphy saidContinue reading “New 100,000 trees and hedging plants programme”

Monageer farmer seeks votes for IFA chair

By Dan Walsh James Kehoe, (41), a suckler to beef, sheep and tillage farmer from Monageer, near Enniscorthy, has served as Chairman of Wexford IFA (Irish Farmers Association) for almost four years, but he faces a fresh challenge as a lively enthusiastic contender for the important position of Chairman of South Leinster IFA when theContinue reading “Monageer farmer seeks votes for IFA chair”

€2.6m for beef farmers and €0.5m for sheep farmers in county Wexford

By Dan Walsh Payments of €2.6 million will be paid to 1,103 farmers in County Wexford under the new Beef Finisher Scheme (BFP). 508 Wexford sheep farm holdings will share in grants to the value of €506,000 under the Sheep Welfare Scheme. The payments are welcomed by Wexford TD and Minister of State for LawContinue reading “€2.6m for beef farmers and €0.5m for sheep farmers in county Wexford”

Advance payment for 3,747 Wexford farmers

By Dan Walsh Advance payments under the 2020 Basic Payment Scheme (BPS), worth €34.857 million to 3,747 County Wexford farmers commenced yesterday (Monday). Welcoming the news Wexford TD and Minister of State for Law Reform told WexfordLocal.com; “These payments are a vital support for County Wexford farmers and contribute greatly to maximising income and cashContinue reading “Advance payment for 3,747 Wexford farmers”