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24 May 2018
View news from Ireland IFA: Low Income Figures Show Ag Minister Needs to Support Suckler Farmers
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods has called on the Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed to come on board with farmers and support the strong case for increased targeted support for the suckler cow herd of €200 per cow....
15 May 2018
View news from Ireland IFA Says China Trade Mission Crucial as Brexit Uncertainty Persists
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy has travelled to China this week as part of a Ministerial trade mission, following the opening of the Chinese market for Irish beef last month. He is joined by Livestock Chairman Angus Woods and Pigs Chairman Tom Hogan....
11 May 2018
View news from Ireland IFA: Stable Ornua PPI a Sign that Co-op's Dairy Returns Bottom Out
IRELAND - IFA National Dairy Chairman Tom Phelan has said the Ornua PPI stabilising for the first time since last October is a clear indication that Irish co-ops have seen the worst of dairy returns and are now able to benefit from the firmer dairy prices...
10 May 2018
View news from Ireland IFA Reports Rise in Cattle Prices
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said cattle prices continue to rise this week with the base price for steers moving up to as high as €4.20/kg and tops of €4.30/kg for heifers....
View news from Ireland Influential Co-ops Must Set Supportive Tone for April Milk Price, Says IFA
IRELAND - IFA National Dairy Committee Chairman Tom Phelan has said that the first milk purchasing co-ops to set the April milk price over the coming days have a responsibility to all milk producers to set a supportive tone for the April milk price....
07 May 2018
View news from Ireland Beef Prices Rise Another 5c-10c/Kg During W18
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said the beef trade continues to strengthen with prices rising by another 5c to 10c/kg this week....
03 May 2018
View news from Ireland IFA Urges Co-ops to Keep Supporting April Milk Price
IRELAND - IFA National Dairy Chairman Tom Phelan this week wrote to all chairmen and CEOs of co-ops on behalf of the Committee, which met on Monday....
13 April 2018
View news from Ireland IFA Reports Cattle Prices Rising, but Not Fast Enough
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods has said that cattle prices are rising but not fast enough, and not in line with the price levels in the country's largest export market in the UK....
12 April 2018
View news from Ireland IFA Warns Co-ops Not to 'Kick Farmers While They're Down'
IRELAND - IFA National Dairy Committee Chairman Tom Phelan has warned co-ops that they must not kick farmers while they’re down by cutting milk prices, but must instead utilise some of the strongly increased 2017 profits to show their understanding...
11 April 2018
View news from Ireland Funding Needed to Help Farmers During Fodder Crisis, IFA Says
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy has called on the Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed to allocate a dedicated budget for farmers in urgent need of help to get them through the fodder crisis....
10 April 2018
View news from Ireland IFA Says Any March Milk Price Cut to be Interpreted as Further Kick in the Teeth
IRELAND - IFA National Dairy Committee Chairman Tom Phelan has warned co-ops that they must show their understanding of the extreme hardship and stress levels on farms in the only way that will count for dairy farmers – by holding the March milk price....
06 April 2018
View news from Ireland Tighter Finished Cattle Supplies to Drive Price Increases
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said cattle prices are moving in the right direction and feeders are expecting strong price increases over the coming weeks as supplies tighten and UK prices continue to increase....
21 March 2018
View news from Ireland IFA: Agri Sector Prioritised in Work Permits Review
IRELAND - Following a meeting with Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation (DBEI) Heather Humphreys, IFA President Joe Healy has welcomed the commitment from the Minister that her Department is treating the review of the criteria for issuing...
13 March 2018
View news from Ireland Glanbia Milk Price Decision Extremely Disappointing, Says IFA
IRELAND - IFA National Dairy Chairman Tom Phelan yesterday said the decision by Glanbia to cut the February milk price by a massive 3c/l is extremely disappointing, as farmers have just gone through a long, cold and wet winter, only to experience an extremely...
05 March 2018
View news from Ireland IFA Reports Beef Trade Stronger
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said the beef trade has strengthened this week with some factories increasing quotes by 5c/kg....
View news from Ireland IFA: Collection of Milk from Farms Critical Issue; Glanbia Announcement on Uncollected Milk Welcomed
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy wrote to Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy and the National Emergency Response Group regarding the urgent situation facing a rapidly rising number of dairy farmers whose milk cannot be collected....
02 March 2018
View news from Ireland IFA: Beef Prices Need to Rise for Winter Finishers
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods has said that cattle prices need to rise a lot more in order to leave a positive return for winter finishers. ...
01 March 2018
View news from Ireland IFA Says Ag Minister Can No Longer Ignore Strong Case for €200 for Suckler Cows
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods has said Agriculture Minister Michael Creed can no longer ignore the strong case for €200 for suckler cows....
28 February 2018
View news from Ireland Farmers Re-house Livestock, Prepare for Difficult Days Ahead
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy has described farming conditions since the first fall of snow yesterday as "difficult and challenging", with some dairy farmers struggling to keep water supplies flowing in milking parlours. In addition, livestock farmers...
26 February 2018
View news from Ireland IFA Calls on Minister Creed to Back Suckler Farmers
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods lead an IFA delegation of livestock farmers to attend an Oireachtas debate last week on a motion calling for increased supports for the suckler sector. The motion, tabled by Fianna Fail, supported...
15 February 2018
View news from Ireland More Bite in Cattle Trade in Factories, IFA Reports
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said there was more bite in cattle prices this week at the factories with a base price for steers of €3.95/kg more common and €4.05/kg for heifers....
12 February 2018
View news from Ireland IFA Drives Key Farmer Issues at Beef Forum
IRELAND - In response to IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods at the Beef Forum last week, Agriculture Minister Michael Creed said he was more than willing to sit down with the IFA to work through how proposals can be brought forward to increase...
08 February 2018
View news from Ireland GDT Lifts, Ornua Stability Must Help Co-ops Hold January Milk Prices
IRELAND - IFA National Dairy Chairman Tom Phelan has said that co-op boards, meeting in coming days to set the January milk price, could, despite more challenging times for dairy markets, take comfort from 3 consecutive positive GDT auctions, and from...
05 February 2018
View news from Ireland Beef Prices Stabilise, IFA Reports
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said the cattle trade has stabilised with some positive indications of tighter supplies and hardening prices....
01 February 2018
View news from Ireland Defining Moment for Commissioner Hogan in Mercosur Talks
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods has said the break in Mercosur talks until tomorrow is an opportunity for Agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan to face down the Trade Commissioner and force a rethink on the sell-out of beef farmers....
29 January 2018
View news from Ireland IFA Campaign for €200 Suckler Cow Support
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy said the suckler cow herd is the backbone of our €3bn beef and livestock sector and suckler farming, which is vitally important to every rural parish across the country....
17 January 2018
View news from Ireland IFA Says Co-ops Must be on Holding Prices, Not on Conditioning Farmers
IRELAND - IFA National Dairy Chairman Tom Phelan has commented that farmers, at this point, need their co-ops’ spokespeople and leaders focused on holding prices and paying justified top-ups on 2017 supplies....
16 January 2018
View news from Ireland IFA: Glanbia Holding December Price, Topping up H2 Supplies Right Decision
IRELAND - IFA National Dairy Chairman Tom Phelan said the decisions by the Glanbia Board to hold the December milk price and to top up second half supplies by 1.1c/l were correctly made, and he commended board members for listening to IFA dairy reps and...
 
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