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# Beef
'Substantial progress' made at meeting of beef taskforce but farmers say questions remain
Agriculture Minister Michael Creed said discussions were well underway among the various stakeholders.
# Lambing season
'Angry' farmers fear new sheep inspections will put pregnant ewes at risk
Sheep farmer representatives plan to meet with government officials to discuss their problems with the inspections.
# rural crime
'Nobody should live in fear due to lack of garda resources': 45% of all agricultural crime not reported to gardaí
A new ICSA study looks at why agricultural crimes are not being reported to gardaí.
# Ballina
Bullock with serious injuries left unaided and alone at Mayo cattle mart for 10 hours
The animal was euthanised after being left in distress from morning until evening after sustaining a broken leg.
# james reynolds
National Party co-founder loses bid for injunction against farmers association
The ICSA sought to remove James Reynolds from senior positions he had held with the organisation.
# Farming
'This will put farmers out of business' - Tesco criticised for low prices for lamb
The Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers’ Association claim that a retail price is unsustainable.
# Primary Education
Calls for farm safety to be taught to primary students following Cork farm accident
A young girl was killed in a farming accident over the weekend.
# new module
After another death, calls for farm safety to be taught to primary school kids
More people have died on Irish farms this year than over the entire of 2013.
# cheap meat
Irish people need to stop expecting to pay €5 for a steak, say farmers
“Shops have no problem charging more than €5 for certain brands of mouthwash, which you essentially spit down the sink”.
# farm safety
Farmers have 'added childcare responsibilities' during busiest months due to income pressure
ICSA says farmers are increasingly taking on childcare responsibilities during the busiest farming months of the year.
# Irish Beef
Japan ends 12-year-ban and reopens its market to Irish beef
But all is not well in the beef sector, warns the ICSA.
# Budget 2014
ICSA: No nasty surprises for farmers in the Budget
Coveney announced €195 million for the disadvantaged areas scheme but a cost benefit view has farmers on edge.
Calves are being "stolen to order" in border counties
An increase in livestock thefts has been reported in Cavan and Monaghan recently.
# charity collections
Gorta urges vigilance against bogus charity collectors
A 2011 survey by the Irish Charity Shops Association found that donations with a value of €11 million had been donated to bogus collectors.
# farm safety
Farmers' association urges caution as busy farms signal rise in accidents
Last year, 21 people died in farm related incidents, mainly injured by equipment and livestock.
# Microchipping
Sheep farmers call for microchipping of dogs following ‘distressing attacks’
The Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers’ Association says there have been a number of attacks on sheep in recent weeks.
# Theft
ICSA calls for government action on sheep thefts
The association said there is a need for a change in the tagging system as well as a comprehensive database like that for cattle.
# Farming
ICSA’s Pre-Budget Submission says vital farm schemes must be protected
The Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers’ Association is calling for vital farm schemes to be protected from cuts and a tougher stance on public sector pay and allowances.
# Education
Farming bodies against asset testing for third-level grants
Interest groups say the move could result in children from low-income families being refused maintenance assistance.
# not for christmas
Christmas present dogs 'a worry for sheep farmers'
The Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers’ Association has warned of dangers of roaming dogs – especially when they are given to “irresponsible” owners at Christmas.
# Farming
Farmers ask for Croke Park principles to apply to them too
The Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers’ Association have appealed to the Government not to hand down further cuts to the sector.