Episode 49

Country Life with MJ Clery

Thursday, 7 December 2023 - 45 minutes

On the programme this week the subject of ACRES payments is the hot topic of conversation. MJ chats to Hugh Farrell from the ICSA on what percentage of farmers will be receiving their payments before Christmas and what the reason is for the delay. Knackeries around the country are on strike and TJ Maher from the IFA speaks about what farmers can do with fallen animals and how the Department of Agriculture need to act immediately . Aidan Brennan from the Irish Farmers Journal chats about nitrates and what paperwork farmers need to do if they have exported slurry earlier in the year. Martin O' Sullivan from the Agricultural Consultants Association chats about the 2024 ACA Handbook and how martial breakdown is one of the big issues he faces in his own consultancy business now. Martin Coughlan from the Farming Independent gives a roundup on the cattle and sheep trade with prices increasing slightly as the year comes to a close.

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