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Wanted – land for forestry purposes

 

 

 

Property Partners Earley, Roscommon are this week urgently seeking lands for forestry purposes to meet a recent order. Holdings of 100 to 200 acres or larger will be considered.

  John Earley (FIPAV) of Property Partners Earley, Roscommon said: “To fill a new order just received we are actively seeking lands suitable for plantation in all areas. Our clients will assess the lands and if suitable, cash is waiting for immediate purchase”. 

  For further details or to arrange a consultation, please contact John Earley (FIPAV), Property Partners Earley, Roscommon on 090-6626579 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

 

Poor weather ‘making slurry spreading difficult’

 

IFA Environment Chairman Thomas Cooney has described current ground conditions as challenging and deteriorating.

  He has called on local authority and Department inspectors to show an understanding of this, as the open period for the spreading of organic manures comes to an end.

  “Grass is the cheapest form of feed for livestock and many farmers have tried to manage their costs in this very difficult year by grazing out fields and paddocks, only to get caught by the deluge of rain in many parts of the country in recent weeks.

  “Farmers should not be penalised for doing the right thing by not spreading slurry in recent weeks when the weather deteriorated. All inspectors and regulators must work with farmers in the coming period of time to ensure a pragmatic approach is taken, which does not add hardship on farms or impact on the local environment,” he said.

 

TB programme costs €55m ‘but doesn’t work’

 

 

 

Addressing the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Agriculture recently, IFA President Joe Healy warned that farmers will not continue to support the TB programme unless the Department of Agriculture makes a genuine effort to address a number of issues.

  “Farmers contribute €55m each year to the TB programme, through €27.746m in annual TB testing costs; €7.408m in disease levies; and €20m in labour. This covers over 9m animal tests a year and the implementation of the disinfection protocols following a disease outbreak. In return, farmers receive only €18.087m in compensation for animal and production loss and maintenance costs,” he said.

  “As a major exporter of agriculture produce, IFA is acutely aware of the importance of maintaining the hard-won high health status of our national livestock herd. Farmers continue to support the efforts of the Department of Agriculture in eradicating TB from the national herd at an enormous direct and indirect cost,” he added.

  IFA Animal Health Chairman Pat Farrell said the TB Forum has “failed farmers by refusing to recognise and deal with the impact of the TB programme on farmers and their families”.

  He said: “This refusal by the Minister and his Department is jeopardising the ongoing support of farmers for the TB programme, hindering progress on important enhancements to the programme and ultimately delaying eradication of the disease.

  “Clearly, protecting the 97% of herds that are free from TB annually must be the priority. However, attempting to achieve this by ignoring and further compounding the impact on the 3% of farmers who through no fault of their own experience TB breakdowns is a flawed and unacceptable policy position”. 

 

Future Leaders gather for IFA’s development programme

 

 

 

Farmers from IFA’s 29 regions have gathered in Glasson, Co. Westmeath to participate in the Association’s 2019 Future Leaders programme.

  The 30 participants were on an intensive course that covered leadership, personal development, communications, farm business strategy, national and European policy and health and wellness.

  The delegates were identified through the local IFA branch structure as members who were interested in developing their farm business and actively participating as an officer in the Association.

  IFA President Joe Healy said: “With so many issues on the horizon that will impact farmers, it’s never been more important that farmers have strong leadership to defend our sector. This programme is an important and rewarding investment of time for us. Through it we encourage young farmers to take a leadership role in the IFA, while also upskilling them to assist in the running of their own farm”.

  Nigel Reneghan, Farm Business Skillnet Chairman said: “This is an interactive programme focusing on agri-policy, business plan development, time management, dealing with stress and work/life balance. One of its aims is to ensure that the farmer delegates can plan for the viability of their own business into the future”.

  The future leaders programme, delivered by Farm Business Skillnet, has been in place since 2013. Past delegates include members of IFA’s current National Council, IFA Commodity Representatives and County Officers.

Roscommon People Mart Watch - October 11th

 

Manager’s report…Maura Quigley, Roscommon Mart

 

“There was a large entry of excellent quality stock on offer at Friday’s weekly sale. The trade for bullocks was steady with lots fetching from an average of €2.14 up to €2.59 per kilo with plenty of customers actively sourcing stock. Heifers made from an average of €2.01 per kilo up to €2.30 per kilo. Prices for dry cows averaged from €€1.44 per kilo up to €1.84 per kilo

  “This Friday (11th), the mart will host a special sale of heifers at 11 am with 130 pens on offer as well as bullocks  and dry cows.

  “On Friday, October 18th there will be a special Harvest sale of bullocks and bookings will be accepted up to 5 pm today (Thursday 10th). There will also be a special sale for breeding heifers with bookings also accepted up to 5 pm today (10th).

  “There was another big entry of weanlings on offer at Tuesday’s weekly sale. There was a steady trade for both bulls and heifers with exporters, agents and farmers in attendance. Prices for bulls ranged from an average of €2.34 up to €3.42 per kilo. Weanling heifers fetched from an average of €2.30 per kilo up to €3.06 per kilo. Springers made from €1,340 up to €1,400. 

  “There is a Fall show and sale of weanlings on Tuesday next (15th) at 5 pm. Bookings accepted up to 5 pm this evening (10th). There will also be 40 super in-calf Limousin X Heifers. All were scanned in calf and due in November and 20 are 4 and 5 Star, average calving age 32 months and calving to hyper-easy calving 5 Star Lim Bulls (2.9-3.20% calving difficulty). Robust vaccine policy, IBR, Lepto and BVD. Enquiries to 086-3037189.

  “There was a smaller entry of sheep at this week’s sale. There was a steady trade for finished lambs with prices fetching €100 for 49.7kgs. There was a similar trade for cast ewes with prices ranging from €60 up to €100. Sales continue each Wednesday at 11 am for lambs and cast ewes. Please note all sheep must be tagged with a full yellow EID Tag set”.

Roscommon Mart sample prices

Dry cows

BBX 785kgs €1445, Char X 805kgs €1335, Char X 800kgs €1310, AAX 785kgs €1305, AA 900kgs €1220, Char X 770kgs €1150, He 765kgs €1060, Lim X 710kgs €1045, Lim 625kgs €920.

 

Heifers 

Char X 615kgs €1270, Simm X 635kgs €1220, AAX 660kgs €1200, Lim X 590kgs €1140, Char X 585kgs €1120, Char X 490kgs €1020, Lim X 450kgs €975, 2 Lim X 430kgs €970, Lim x 410kgs €945, Lim X 390kgs €880, Lim X 410kgs €945, Lim X 410kgs €945.

 

Bullocks 

Char X 660kgs €1550, 5 Char X 585kgs €1505, 2 Lim X 660kgs €1480, Lim X 570kgs €1480, 2 Char X 595kgs €1395, Char X 550kgs €1390, Char X 555kgs €1400, Char X 580kgs €1330, Char X 520kgs €1320, Lim X 525kgs €1290, 2 Char X 500kgs €1270, Char X 490kgs €1200,

Char X 465kgs €1115, AAX 485kgs €1065, Char X 450kgs €1050, 2 Char X 390kgs €905.

 

Weanling heifers

Lim X 385kgs €1105 - €2.87 per kilo, Lim X 410kgs - €2.41 per kilo, Char X 350kgs €960 - €2.74 per kilo, Lim X 300kgs €845 - €2.81 per kilo, Char X 385kgs €830 - €2.91 per kilo, Char X 265kgs €775 - €2.92 per kilo, Char X 320kgs €815 - €2.54 per kilo, Char X 300kgs €800 - €2.66 per kilo, Char X 305kgs €760 - €2.49 per kilo, 2 Char X 247kgs €630 - €2.54 per kilo, 3 Char X 233kgs €640 - €2.74 per kilo, Simm 280kgs €705kgs €2.51 per kilo.                                                                                                                                           

Weanling bulls

Char X 445kgs €1175 - €2.64 per kilo, Lim 415kgs €1060 - €2.55 per kilo, Char X 390kgs €1045 - €2.67 per kilo, Char X 390kgs €1045 - €2.67 per kilo, 2 Lim 385kgs €915 - €2.37 per kilo - Char X 325kgs €1000 - €3.07 per kilo, Char X 305kgs €1015 - €3.32 per kilo, Lim X 285kgs €975 - €3.42 per kilo, Char X 290kgs €920 - €3.17 per kilo, Char X 295kgs €870 - €2.94 per kilo, Char X 260kgs €840 - €3.23 per kilo, Lim 335kgs €840 - €2.50 per kilo, Lim X 235kgs €760 - €3.23 per kilo, Char X 275kgs €735 - €2.67 per kilo.

 

Finished lambs

49.7kgs €100, 51kgs €100, 51.9kgs €100, 50.5kgs €98, 50kgs €95, 58kgs €95, 53.4kgs €95, 51.7kgs €94, 44.3kgs €94, 45.5kgs €92.

 

Manager’s report…Brendan Egan, Castlerea Mart

 

“Castlerea Mart held its Annual Show and Sale of Aberdeen Angus heifers on Thursday last in conjunction with its usual sale of heifers, cows, calves, runners and weanlings. A large entry of Angus heifers were presented for sale and a firm trade prevailed with a good clearance reported. There was a good attendance of customers on the day trying to source heifers for further feeding.

  “Cows with calves at foot made from €1,210 to €1,410 per head. Springers made from €940 to €1,450 per head. Young calves made from €150 to €345 per head. Runners made from €320 to €770 for continental types.

  “Other categories of stock reported prices similar to previous weeks but adverse weather conditions are starting to take affect on stock.

  “Breeding stock and runners were in good demand and the weanling heifers reported a stronger trade this week. The weanling bull trade is dominated by export trade at the moment with farmers competing at the ringside.

  “Sales continue at Castlerea Mart today (Thursday, October 10th) with our usual sale of heifers, cows, calves, runners and weanlings. All sales commence at 11 am”.

Castlerea Mart sample prices

 

Heifers

Lm 420kgs €1000, AA 417kgs €870, AA 485kgs €1085, AA 495kgs €1050, Ch 480kgs €1050, Lm 540kgs €1300, Lm 625kgs €1290, AA 750kgs €1450.

 

Dry cows

Ch 890kgs €1680, AA 775kgs €1400, Sim 765kgs €1300, Lm 655kgs €1280, Lm 815kgs €1480.

 

Weanling heifers

Lm 300kgs €825, Lm 270kgs €840, Ch 275kgs €840, Ch 290kgs €865, AA 330kgs €745, Lmx 210kgs €895.

 

Weanling bulls

Ch 275kgs €985, Lm 280kgs €820, Ch 275kgs €750, Ch 305kgs €995, Ch 315kgs €1015.

 

Bullocks

AA 495kgs €1125, AA465kgs €1125, Ch 470kgs €1100, AA 470kgs €1095, AA 530kgs €1180, AA 555kgs €1260, AA 655kgs €1365, AA 560kgs €1180.

 

Roscommon People Mart Watch - October 4th

 

 

 

 

Manager’s report…Maura Quigley, Roscommon Mart

 

 

“There were good numbers on offer again this week with an improved trade for heifers with prices up from the special sale held two weeks previous. Prices ranged from €2.11 per kilo up to €2.77 per kilo.

  “The number of bullocks were small this week owing to the large entry of 113 pens for next week’s sale. Prices ranged from €1.81 per kilo up to €2.01 per kilo.

  “There was a good entry of dry cows with prices averaging from €1.44 per kilo up to €2.04 per kilo. Once again this week there were plenty of customers actively sourcing stock.

  “This Friday (October 4th), at 11 am, the mart will host a special sale of bullocks (113  pens on offer) as well as heifers and dry cows. Friday, October 11th will see a special harvest sale of heifers taking place. Bookings accepted up to 5 pm today (Thursday 3rd), dry cows and bullocks will also be on offer.

  “There was a large turnout of excellent quality stock on offer at Tuesday’s show and sale of weanlings with a brisk trade for both bulls and heifers resulting in a very high percentage clearance of lots.

  “Exporters were very active again this week with Agents also very anxious for stock. Farmer buyers were more active this week and are expected to be much stronger in the coming weeks as they get their cattle slaughtered. Bull weanlings averaged from €2.42 per kilo up to €3.32 per kilo with a 92% clearance while heifer weanlings ranged from an average of €2.47 per kilo up to €3.27 with a clearance of 89%.

  “There will be a Fall Special sale of weanlings on Tuesday next (October 8th) at 5 pm. Bookings accepted up to 5 pm today (Thursday 3rd)”.

 

Roscommon Mart sample prices

 

Dry cows

Char 870kgs €1520, Char X 660kgs €1350, Lim X 820kgs €1315, Lim X 750kgs €1240, HEX 760kgs €1160, Simm X 725kgs €1150, Lim X 695kgs €1100, AAX 730kgs €1095,

BBX 665kgs €1000.

 

Heifers 

Char X 730kgs €1485, Char X 645kgs €1400, Char X 550kgs €1375, Lim X 480kgs €1330, Char X 555kgs €1300, Lim X 500kgs €1260, Char X 495kgs €1290, BBX 505kgs €1260, 2 Char 497kgs €1250, Char X 445kgs €1155, Lim X 440kgs €1085, Char X 440kgs €1080,

2 Lim X 415kgs €1060.

 

Bullocks

Lim X 605kgs €1110, SHX 660kgs €1100, BAX 645kgs €1100, Lim X 630kgs €1100, Lim X 670kgs €1100, Char X 525kgs €1060, Char X 500kgs €1000, SH 465kgs €900.

 

Weanling heifers

Char X 400kgs €1090 - €2.72 per kilo, Lim X 415kgs €1090 - €2.62 per kilo, BBX 350kgs €1045, €2.98 per kilo, Char X 330kgs €1005 - €3.04 per kilo, Lim X 375kgs €930 - €2.48 per kilo, Char X 315kgs €860 - €2.73 per kilo, 2 Lim X 357kgs €860 - €2.40 per kilo, Char X 390kgs €920 - €2.35 per kilo. Char X 305kgs €850 - €2.78 per kilo, BBX 275kgs €780 - €2.83 per kilo, BBX 335kgs €810 - €2.41 per kilo, BBX 260kgs €750 - €2.88 per kilo, AAX 240kgs €620 - €2.58 per kilo, AAX 240kgs €635 - €2.64 per kilo.   

 

Bull weanlings

Char X 535kgs €1340 - €2.50 per kilo, BBX 420kgs €1180 - €2.80 per kilo, Char X 460 kgs €1150 - €2.60 per kilo, Char X 345kgs €1140 - €3.30 per kilo, Lim 340kgs €1130 - €3.32 per kilo, Char X 415kgs €1070 - €2.57 per kilo, Char X 380kgs €1070 - €2.81 per kilo, BAX 355kgs €1100 - €3.09 per kilo, Char X 405kgs €1055 - €2.60 per kilo, Lim X 327kgs €1000 - €3.07 per kilo, 2 Char X 317kgs €985 - €3.10 per kilo, BAX 385kgs €960 - €2.49 per kilo, Simm X 370kgs €925 - €2.50 per kilo, 2 Simm X 385kgs €895 - €2.32 per kilo, Char X 285kgs €865 - €3.03 per kilo.

 

Manager’s report…Brendan Egan, Castlerea Mart

 

“Castlerea Mart held its Annual Show and Sale of Continental Heifers and Belgian Blue Weanling on Thursday last.

  “A large entry of top-quality stock was presented for sale and sellers went home satisfied with a good trade prevailing, helped in no small way by the quality on offer.

  “The heifer prices peaked at €965 over or €3.01 a kilo. In the Belgian Blue Weanling classes the top prize-winning bull fetched €1,700 or €3 a kilo and the prize-winning Belgian Blue heifer weanling made €1,320 or €3.14 a kilo. Other categories of stock recorded prices similar to previous weeks with a good clearance taking place overall.

  “Cows with calves at foot made from €1,160 to €1,340 per head. Springers made from €1,130 to €1,270 per head.

  “Numbers of calves presented for sale at Castlerea Mart have fallen while the runners have increased with prices ranging from €310 to €755 for the continental lots on offer.

  “There were 200 bullocks on offer at our Annual Show and Sale of Continental Bullocks.

Some top-quality stores recorded very strong prices on the day with prices topping out at €815 over and the lighter quality stores were best sellers on the day.

  “Sales continue at Castlerea Mart today (Thursday, October 3rd) when we hold our Annual Show and Sale of Aberdeen Angus Heifers. All sales commence at 11 am”.

 

Castlerea Mart sample prices

 

Heifers

Lmx 425kgs €1020, Lmx 420kgs €995, Ch 415kgs €930, BBx 480kgs €1445, Ch 460kgs €1200, Chx 455kgs €1135, Ch 600kgs €1400, Ch 560kgs €1445, Lmx 510kgs €1380.

 

Dry cows

Lmx 775kgs €1460, Ch 920kgs €1575, Lm 750kgs €1400, AA 495kgs €605, Ch 815kgs €1500.

 

Weanling bulls

Ch 295kgs €945, Ch 285kgs €890, Ch 298kgs €845, Ch 265kgs €800, BB 565kgs €1700, BB 495kgs €1500, BB 425kgs €1200.

 

Weanling heifers

Bbx 285kgs €850, Lm 260kgs €810, BB 385kgs €1175, Ch 360kgs €1040, Ch 315kgs €865, BBX 420kgs €1320.

 

Bullocks

Ch 460kgs €1185, Ch 470kgs €1090, Ch 545kgs €1300, Lm 500kgs €1170, Ch 585kgs €1420, Ch 560kgs €1345, Ch 625kgs €1365, Lm 705kgs €1520, Ch 650kgs €1390.

 

 

 

Roscommon farmers shortlisted for nature award


 

 

 

 

Two Roscommon men are in the running for an award which celebrates farmers helping nature.

  Mervyn Auchmuty, of Carranure farm, Lecarrow, and Tommy Earley, of Mount Allen Farm, are among 10 ‘Farming for Nature’ Ambassadors who are in the running for the ‘Farming for Nature Award’.

  The prestigious award is part of an initiative that celebrates the stories of farmers across Ireland who promote nature on their land and in their community.

  A short video has been produced about each shortlisted farmer and the public are asked to choose their favourite one, with voting closing on Thursday, October 24th.

  Mervyn runs a mixed farm of cattle, sheep and tillage adjoining Lough Ree, and is an IFA grain committee representative for Co. Roscommon.

  One of the volunteers with Farming for Nature, Dr. Brendan Dunford described the farmer’s stories as “inspirational”.

  “The stories told by these 10 ambassadors are so educational and inspirational. Their knowledge and passion shines through, providing powerful testimony as to how farming and nature can, and must, work in harmony.

  “As a society we must also recognise that these farmers are deserving of our respect and support, they embody all that is great about rural Ireland”.

  The 10 ambassadors will feature at the annual Burren Winterage Weekend at the end of October when the winner of the public vote will be announced.

  For more information on the entrants and to see their video entries go to www.farmingfornature.ie or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Roscommon People Mart Watch - September 27th

 

Manager’s report…Maura Quigley, Roscommon Mart

 

“There was a good entry of top quality stock on offer at Tuesday’s weekly sale with a brisk trade for both bulls and heifers with the minimal of lots unsold.

  “Bull weanlings averaged from €2.33 per kilo up to €3.39 per kilo while heifer weanlings fetched from €2.28 per kilo up to €3.16 per kilo. A special entry of springer heifers made from €1300 up to €1700. Farmers were more active this week with exporters and agents also in attendance.

  “At our Sheep Sale on Wednesday (25th) there was a large entry. There was a steady trade for finished lambs, with prices fetching €100 for 51.2kgs. There was plenty of excellent quality ewe lambs on offer with a top price of €135 for 58.7kgs There was a similar trade for cast ewes with prices ranging from €44 up to €110. Sales continue each Wednesday at 11 am for lambs and cast ewes. Please note all sheep must be tagged with a full yellow EID Tag set.

  “Our Harvest Show and Sale of Weanlings will be held on Tuesday, October 1st at 5 pm. Bookings accepted up until 5 o’clock on Thursday, 26th – also suckler/springer cows”.

 

Roscommon Mart sample prices

Finished lambs

51.2 kgs €100, 50.3kgs €98, 54.9kgs €97, 51.7kgs €97, 50kgs €96.5, 50.3kgs €96, 49.3kgs €96, 49.1kgs €95.

Ewe lambs

58.7kgs €135, 54kgs €115, 49.3kgs €111, 47.6kgs €110, 48.5kgs €110, 49.5kgs €108, 48kgs €105, 50kgs €104, 46.3kgs €102.5, 42.7kgs €102, 52.7kgs €101. Cast ewes made from €44 to €110 per lot.

Weanling heifers

Char X 350kgs €865 – €2.47 per kilo, Char X 335 kgs €840 – €2.50 per kilo, Lim X 310 kgs €835 – €2.69 per kilo, Char 325 kgs €800 – €2.46 per kilo, Char X 345 kgs €790 – €2.28 per kilo, Char X 265 kgs €705 – €2.66 per kilo, Lim X 275 kgs €650 – €2.36 per kilo, 2 Char X 227 kgs €635 €2.79 per kilo, Char X 250 kgs €645 €2.58 per kilo.

Weanling bulls

Lim X 460 kgs €1070 – €2.32 per kilo, Char 320 kgs €1040 – €3.25 per kilo, Char X 390kgs €990 – €2.53 per kilo, Char X 365 kgs €960 –  €2.63 per kilo, Lim X 350kgs €900 – €2.57 per kilo, Char X 280 kgs €950 – €3.39 per kilo, Char X 265 kgs €790 kgs €2.98 per kilo, Char X 275 kgs €770 €2.80 per kilo,SAX 270 kgs €630 – €2.33 per kilo. Springing heifers made from €1300 up to €1700.

Manager’s report…Brendan Egan, Castlerea Mart

“Castlerea Mart held its Annual Show and Sale of Weanlings on Thursday last with an excellent entry of almost 500 weanling on offer. Strong demand from both exporters and farmers as well as feedlots resulted in a good clearance with the top quality bulls making as high as €4 a kilo and heifer calves topping out at €3.75 a kilo.

  “It was refreshing to see such good demand on offer and gives a welcome boost to the suckler sector. Other categories of stock reported a good trade also with a good clearance taking place.

  “On Thursday, the 26th of September (today) we hold our Annual Show and Sale of Heifers and Belgian Blue Weanlings.

All sales commence at 11 am with three rings in operation”.

Castlerea Mart sample prices

Heifers

Lmx 425kgs €945 Lm 405kgs €925 Lm 480kgs €1100 Ch 475kgs €1020 Ch 645kgs €1440 Ch 610kgs €1430 Lmx 510kgs 41305 Si 650kgs €1365 Ch 580kgs €1280.

 

Dry cows

Lm 735kgs €1445 Ch 715kgs 1375 BBx 770kgs €1370 Lm 790kgs €1360 Fr 470kgs €500. Cows with calves at foot made from €1080 to €1770 per head. Springer cows made up to €1080.

Weanling bulls

Ch 270kgs €1080 Ch 290kgs €900 Ch 245kgs €855 Lm 435kgs €1300 Ch 410kgs €1090 Ch 305kgs €1070 Ch 310kgs €1040 Ch 315kgs €900. Ch 290kgs €1090 Ch 265kgs €845 Ch 270kgs €765 Lmx 325kgs €975 Ch 315kgs €950 Lm 350kgs €930 Ch 310kgs €865. 

 

Call for movement on base price

 

 

 

A local Fianna Fáil TD and Sinn Féin’s General Election candidate in Roscommon have both called for positive movement on the base price in order to progress the vexed beef controversy.

  While he welcomed what appeared to be a breakthrough in talks last Saturday, Deputy Eugene Murphy said that movement is needed on the base price in order to bring more farmers on board.

  Noting that the deal is at a “very delicate stage,” Deputy Murphy said that an end to blockades and protests at meat factories is needed.

  “I believe the producers group will have the power to negotiate on the base price and I would like to see more movement from processors on the base price”.

  Meanwhile, Claire Kerrane, Sinn Féin spokesperson in Roscommon, also called on meat factories to increase the base price offered to beef farmers “as the final mechanism required to end the protests”.

  Ms. Kerrane said: “Farmers never wanted to be on picket lines. They mounted protests because they were at breaking point. Their actions have shone a spotlight on the inequalities in the market that they operate in.

  “Individual factories can now bring the protests to an end. In order to do so they should increase the base price offered to farmers. With some flexibility on the part of the industry the process of rebuilding trust can begin”.

Teagasc launches farm safety training at Ploughing

 

 

 

 

Teagasc and the Health and Safety Authority (HSA) have launched the 2019-2020 schedule for half-day training on the revised ‘Farm Safety Code of Practice’.

  The launch took place at the HSA Stand at the National Ploughing Championships on Tuesday in Co. Carlow. The training will be hosted at Teagasc Centres across the country over the next number of months and is open to Teagasc clients and non-clients alike.

  Compliance with the legal requirement to have a Safety Statement has been simplified greatly by providing farmers with the revised Code of Practice – Risk Assessment Document. While compliance levels were reaching over 70% with the initial COP Risk Assessment document, HSA Inspections have found that many farmers have not yet moved to the revised document. 

  Completing the new revised risk assessment document, which has updated and additional risks covered will help identify hazards, implement controls and manage farm safety, health and wellbeing on the farm.

 

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