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Nominations are being Accepted! The FBD Young Farmer of the Year Awards are run annually by Macra na Feirme in partnership with the IFA. The competition was launched in 1999 and has been successful in raising the profile of young farmers within their community by recognising their achievements and contribution to farming. If you are interested why not Click here to apply Now >>    

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We are now making our Final Call for Applications for Club of the Year and Best New Member. Club of the Year You can find the Application Form for Club of the Year on this link : Application Form >> 12 Clubs will go through to the final at the Rally. This year there will be a winner from each region and one overall winner. Best New Member You can find the Application Form for Best New Member on this link:  Application Form 'Best New Member >> This year there will be a best new member chosen from each region....

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Young farmers have consistently come forward to outline how they will step up to drive emissions reduction from the Agricultural sector.  Farmer bashing from certain sections of the environmental lobby will do nothing to deliver results in lowering emissions from agriculture, said Macra na Feirme President, John Keane.  “There is a pathway forward based in sound science and with solutions that are practical to implement on farms across the country. The measures in the Teagasc MACC+ and those to come will deliver for the agriculture sector. Young farmers are delivering emissions reductions on farm for many years, measures that include improved breeding, reduction in...

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The Senior and U23 Dairy Stockjudging Finals, 2022 were held on the farm of Aidan and Sally Ann Frawley, Ballytigue, Bruree, Co. Limerick on Thursday 7th July. View the Results in Our Members Section >>

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Published 11th July, 2022 Meeting with Jackie Cahill T.D. Macra na Feirme recently met with Deputy Jackie Cahill to highlight a number of issues affecting young farmers and the challenges and opportunities that face young people in the sector. The meeting took place in Dublin, the main topics that were discussed were access to Land for young people and the role that The Land Mobility Service can play in facilitating land transfer to younger people and the assurances needed to secure long term funding for the service. Macra na Feirme representative also highlighted the need for a just transition in...

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