ICSA calls for rethink on proposed new commonage rules

The Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers’ Association is calling for a complete re-think on proposed new rules for commonages.

The ICSA says there are over 1,300 commanages in Donegal, almost a quarter of all the commanages in the country.

ICSA president Gabriel Gilmartin has welcomed the news that the Minister for Agriculture has delayed sending out letters calling on shareholders to decide on minimum and maximum number of sheep, saying that would have been confusing.

He says the issue must be revisited, and potential problems addressed............