Naughten urges submissions to Dáil review of Beef sector

In Agriculture, News by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten TD is encouraging farmers and farm representatives to respond to the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine invitation for written submissions on the future of the beef sector.   “The objective of the Committee’s consideration of this topic is to identify the policy adjustments which are required to ensure that the beef sector continues to …

Beef famers could be losing €140/head on defective grading – Naughten

In Agriculture, News by Denis Naughten

Beef farmers could be losing €140 plus per animal due to defective grading machines in meat plants across the country claims Roscommon Galway TD Denis Naughten. Over the last two years, 21 mechanical beef grading machines were found not to be grading correctly and the Department of Agriculture instructed that they be replaced with manual grading of carcasses. However there …

We need a ‘Kerrygold’ brand for our beef – Naughten

In Agriculture, News by Denis Naughten

https://youtu.be/NHa03JIha6s Bord Bia plan for promoting Suckler Beef welcome development   Speaking on the emergency Brexit law in the Dáil last week, Denis Naughten called for the establishment of a distinctive Irish brand for “certified grass-fed, extensively reared suckler beef” from Ireland that could command a premium price on key world markets. Denis Naughten highlighted the need to explore the …

Naughten welcomes meeting to progress cattle exports

In Agriculture, News by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten has welcomed the meeting today between the Department of Agriculture and the Live Calf Exporters to provide a practical solution to the lack of sufficient export facilities for calves at the Port of Cherbourg, France.   This meeting has happened on foot of my request to the Taoiseach to intervene in this situation 10 days ago.   “At …

Naughten seeks Taoiseach’s intervention to assist cattle exports

In Agriculture, News, Video by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten has called on the Taoiseach to ensure an urgent meeting of key players is convened to provide a practical solution to the lack of sufficient export facilities for calves at the Port of Cherbourg, France. Speaking in Dáil Éireann, this afternoon (Tuesday) Denis Naughten said: “If we don’t take dairy calves out of our beef production system then …

21 beef grading machines shut down on unannounced inspections – Naughten

In Agriculture, News by Denis Naughten

In the last two years Department of Agriculture inspectors found 21 beef grading machines to be working outside the rules set out for their operation and not providing accurate grading of animals, Denis Naughten TD has disclosed following a Dáil reply. “In 2018, following unannounced inspections, eight grading machines were found to be working outside of the allowed tolerance and …

Naughten welcomes FBD move to cover farmers clearing roads during severe weather

In Agriculture, East Galway, East-Roscommon, Infrastructure, Local Issues, Mid-Roscommon, News, North-Roscommon, South Roscommon, West-Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has welcomed the statement by FBD Insurance that its agricultural motor product provides insurance protection cover for farmers who respond to local emergency situations. This includes clearing snow from local road networks and entrances to private dwellings as seen during Storm Emma. “This is a welcome development and comes on top of an assurance I secured …

Naughten welcomes progress on cleaning of River Shannon

In Agriculture, Business & Jobs, East Galway, East-Roscommon, Environment, Infrastructure, Local Issues, Mid-Roscommon, News, North-Roscommon, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has welcomed the progress made to remove pinch points on the River Shannon which will help to address flooding within the river’s catchment particularly in the Shannon and Suck Callows. Denis Naughten commented following the outline of work by Minister Boxer Moran of the Shannon Flood Risk State Agency Co-ordination Working Group, which was established to …

Naughten welcomes progress on Shannonbridge power station planning

In Agriculture, East Galway, East-Roscommon, Energy, Environment, Jobs, Local Issues, News, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has welcomed confirmation that the publication of a notice for planning application for the use of biomass in Shannonbridge power station in County Offaly will be placed this week. It is expected that a formal planning application will be submitted to An Bord Pleanála for the West Offaly power plant while an application to Longford County …

Nursing home changes will support family businesses and farms – Naughten

In Agriculture, Business & Jobs, News, Older People by Denis Naughten

Local Minister Denis Naughten has confirmed Cabinet approval this week of changes to the Nursing Home Support Scheme which he says “will remove a huge financial burden from family farms and small, family-run businesses”. “The decision by Minister Jim Daly to reform the Fair Deal nursing home scheme and not to discriminate against family businesses and farm families is a …