The 27th European Grassland Federation 2018 general meeting will be hosted in Rochestown Park Hotel, Co Cork from June 17-21 next year. Michael Creed, Minister for Agriculture Food and the Marine met the organising committee in Cork recently, and welcomed the decision to host the event in Ireland, which attracts major interests in European grassland.
IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods has met with Irish MEPs, senior officials in the EU Commission in DG Sante (Directorate General for Health and Food Safety), DG Agriculture, Commissioner Hogan’s cabinet and Committee of Professional Agricultural Organisations (COPA), to reiterate the IFA call for a ban on Brazilian meat imports.
The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine is reminding any poultry keeper or bird owner who is not registered with the Department to apply for registration immediately. In addition all those who are already registered are asked to update their registration details.
This announcement follows concern due to continued findings of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) in wild birds in Ireland and the ongoing issues with the disease in poultry and wild birds in Europe.
A conference on Septoria disease in wheat took place in Dunboyne, Co Meath on Wednesday, March 22. The event, which was organised jointly by Teagasc, The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, and the Irish Farmers Journal, was officially opened by Andrew Doyle, Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine.