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The timing of the Succession Planning Advice Grant Scheme (SPAG) is opportune. This is a positive initiative by the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine in relation to access to land and succession planning. The Land Mobility Service since its inception has seen the increasing demand for relevant, accurate and independent advice to be provided to landowners and farm families. The grant scheme of up to €1500 towards the provision of advice and knowledge to farmers over the age of 60, is a great opportunity for farm families to be armoured with the knowledge and options to make informed...

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Macra has set its sights on the lofty goal of breaking the Guinness World Record for most persons simultaneously throwing wellington boots. Macra's record-breaking attempt will take place on Wednesday 20 September at the National Ploughing Championships at 12pm near Pedestrian Gate 9. The attempt will be carefully orchestrated and will adhere to all Guinness World Records guidelines, ensuring a fair and transparent process Macra National President Elaine Houlihan expressed her excitement about the upcoming event, “this world record attempt is exciting for Macra. Our organisation is known for bringing people together and creating community, we are also known for...

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FBD Young Farmer of the year -

 Congratulations to Dwayne Shiels from Donegal for being crowned our 2023 FBD Young Farmer of the Year Winner! What a night & what an incredible group of people we had contesting for this year’s FBD Young Farmer of the Year Awards! Huge congratulations to each of our 15 semi-finalists! You really are all fantastic ambassadors for Irish Farming in your fields. A special well done to all of our category and award winners and to our runner up! Land Mobility & Overall Winner - Dwayne Shiels from Donegal Dry stock & Runner Up - Patrick Egan from Mayo Best New...

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Press Release: 31 July 2023 Macra na Feirme has laid out its priorities for Budget 2024 for creating a stronger more progressive agricultural sector and vibrant rural communities for young people to live and work. The focus is on creating a future for rural Ireland and our agricultural sector, with some of the main priorities being around accessibility to land and greater supports around housing. “Macra members want to see positive changes and that change starts with investing in young people as we are the future of rural communities. Our budget submission this year has a broad mix of different...

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Press Relase 31st July 2023 This August bank holiday weekend, Clare Macra will be hosting Macra’s Summer Blowout event at The Inn at Dromoland Hotel on Sunday the 6th of August. This is a special event as Macra’s three sub-committees, Competitions, Agricultural Affairs and Rural Youth, have come together to work on it together. From this combined effort, the morning conference, called “The Future in Our Hands” has been created. We are super excited to say that the day will kick off at 11 am with our guest speakers Trisha Lewis, or better known as Trisha’s Transformations, International Rugby player,...

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