After almost four months of planning, the Beef Plan is in the final stages of establishing its new producer organisation as farmers continue to protest around the country.
*Photograph: John Mangan An organised meeting for members of the Beef Plan has been cancelled.
*FILE PIC: Protesters at Kepak. Photograph: John Mangan Beef farmers have returned to the picket line in Co Clare.
Concern has been expressed that the mental health of farmers is at “an all-time low”.
*Joseph Woulfe. Photograph: Martin Connolly Joseph Woulfe’s first entry into politics caused quite the stir with the Quilty farmer coming 184 votes shy of causing the shock of the election.
*Joseph Woulfe When it comes to being a county councillor, first-time local election candidate Joseph Woulfe insisted it’s people skills not political experience that is required.
A friesian calf sold in Kilrush last week for the same price of sending a letter from one part of Ireland to another. Farmers that were present in Kilrush Mart last week have told The Clare Echo that a friesian calf was purchased for €1 in what is believed to be one of the lowest…
Brexit is posing the risk of “farmageddon” for gravely concerned Clare farmers. With calving season underway, farmers in the county have hit out that in all the Brexit negotiations, animals and their welfare have been scarcely mentioned. Five months since its foundation, 19,000 farmers across Ireland have become members of the Beef Plan, 790 of…