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16 November 2017
View news from Ireland Beef Prices Headed for €4.00/Kg with Demand Hardening
IRELAND - "Say nothing, tell no one" - those were the word that echoed down many phones over the weekend and yesterday morning as factory agents closed deals that saw many hundreds of cattle being bought at prices that factories don't want publicised....
13 November 2017
View news from Ireland IFA Demands Cattle Price Rise to €4.00/Kg
IRELAND - With grass cattle now gone, Christmas market demand in full swing and factories trying to buy cattle out of sheds, IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said farmers should be demanding a new minimum base price of €4.00/kg....
07 November 2017
View news from Ireland IFA Demands Higher Beef Prices
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said the cattle trade is stronger this week with factories very anxious for cattle....
06 November 2017
View news from Ireland Fixed Milk Price Contracts a Valuable Risk Management Tool, Says IFA's O'Leary
IRELAND - Commenting on the announcement last week by Lakeland and Aurivo of 3-year fixed milk price contracts for their suppliers, IFA National Dairy Chairman Sean O'Leary said that for farmers to have the option to fix the price for a portion of their...
27 October 2017
View news from Ireland Solid Demand for Beef Cattle as Christmas Market Begins
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said factories are anxious for cattle this week and the factory message to agents is not to let any cattle slip away....
26 October 2017
View news from Ireland IFA Says Multi-faceted Fact-based Approach Needed to Address AMR
IRELAND - Commenting at the launch of Ireland’s National Action Plan on Antimicrobial Resistance yesterday, IFA Animal Health Chairman Bert Stewart said antimicrobial resistance will only be addressed though a fact-based multi-faceted approach to antibiotic...
25 October 2017
View news from Ireland Strong Beef Market Should be Reflected in Higher Cattle Prices, Says IFA
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy said market demand for beef is very strong across Ireland's main export markets in the UK and Continental Europe and this must be reflected in higher prices on offer from the factories....
20 October 2017
View news from Ireland IFA Urges Farmers Installing Generators to Deal with Power Cuts
IRELAND - IFA Deputy President Richard Kennedy has urged farmers who have had their power supply cut off due to storm damage to put safety first if seeking to install a temporary generator on their farm....
18 October 2017
View news from Ireland IFA Calls on Co-ops to Coordinate Efforts to Help farmers Deal with Consequences of Hurricane Ophelia
IRELAND - IFA National Dairy Chairman Sean O’Leary today said it was crucial that co-ops would co-ordinate their efforts to support farmers in dealing with the consequences of hurricane Ophelia to optimise its efficiency....
View news from Ireland Irish Beef Price Gap with Britain Now €250/hd
IRELAND - The IFA has slammed the massive differential between Irish and British beef prices which, it claims, has ballooned to almost €250/hd....
16 October 2017
View news from Ireland Smart Farming Exceeds Cost Saving Target, Identifies Ways to Reduce GHG Emissions
IRELAND - The publication of the first "Smart Farming Progress Report" shows a significant overshoot of targets for improving farm returns and enhancing the environment, marking a very successful 12 months for the programme....
09 October 2017
View news from Ireland IFA: Why at Least 1C/L is Fully Justified on September Milk
IRELAND - IFA National Dairy Committee Chairman Sean O’Leary has said that, while the first GDT auction for October showed a little weakness, butterfat and cheese prices remain historically high, and EU latest commodity returns remain strong at 41c/l....
05 October 2017
View news from Ireland IFA Protests Over Meat Sellout
IRELAND - The IFA protested yesterday morning outside the EU Commission offices in Mount Street in Dublin. ...
03 October 2017
View news from Ireland Irish Cattle Prices Remain Strong
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said cattle prices remain stable with higher prices being offered for larger lots....
27 September 2017
View news from Ireland IFA Says Increased Direct Payments, Live Exports Vital to Support Suckler Herd
IRELAND - Speaking at the National Ploughing Championships in Tullamore last week, IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said increased direct payments and a strong live export trade are essential to maintain Ireland's national suckler cow herd,...
26 September 2017
View news from Ireland Cattle Supplies Tighter as Beef Demand Remains Very Strong
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said the beef trade is steady this week with the base price for steers at €3.80/kg and heifers making €3.90/kg....
25 September 2017
View news from Ireland Aldi, Other Retailers Must Do More Than Pay Lip Service, Says IFA
IRELAND - Speaking following the National Ploughing Championship last week, IFA National Liquid Milk Committee Chairman John Finn said that loud claims by retailers that they care about farmers and food suppliers' sustainability ring hollow with farmers...
View news from Ireland IFA Warns Against Mercosur Threat to €2.5Bn Irish Beef Sector
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy and National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods met the EU Commissioner for Agriculture Phil Hogan at the National Ploughing Championships last week to outline IFA’s strong opposition to any offer on beef which would increase...
21 September 2017
View news from Ireland IFA: Time to Recognise Farmers' Central Role in Food Production
IRELAND - Speaking at the opening day of the Ploughing Championships in Tullamore, IFA President Joe Healy said the agri-food sector will be facing a shortage of raw material if farmers are not better rewarded....
19 September 2017
View news from Ireland IFA Says Positive Change in Sterling Must be Reflected in Higher Cattle Price
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said the positive change in sterling from 92p back to 88p must be reflected in stronger cattle prices back to farmers....
18 September 2017
View news from Ireland IFA Meets Agri Minister on Beef, Brexit and Budget
IRELAND - An IFA livestock delegation led by the President Joe Healy met last week with Agriculture Minister Michael Creed in Dublin to highlight the severe income and price pressure on cattle farmers....
14 September 2017
View news from Ireland Factories Paying More to Get Cattle with Strong Beef Demand
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said farmers should not take lower quoted prices for cattle as factories are paying more to get stock....
View news from Ireland Glanbia H1 1C/L Bonus Proves 2017 Market Returns Justify Higher Milk Prices
IRELAND - IFA National Dairy Committee Chairman Sean O’Leary has welcomed the announcement by Glanbia that, in addition to a 1c/l increase on August milk, they will pay a 1c/l bonus on all milk supplies produced in the January to June period....
12 September 2017
View news from Ireland IFA Says August Milk Price Increases Must Allow Farmers to Catch Up with EU Returns
IRELAND - IFA National Dairy Committee Chairman Sean O’Leary has said that a quick look at the most up-to-date available indices of milk returns in Europe suggests that Irish milk prices have some catching up to do....
View news from Ireland Irish Cattle Trade More Stable
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said the cattle trade was more stable over the last week with the base price for steers at €3.80/kg – some factories quoting less and others paying more. ...
11 September 2017
View news from Ireland IFA Demands Urgent Action from Agri Minister as Brexit Crisis Hits
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy said there is rising anger among cattle farmers over the severe beef price cuts....
06 September 2017
View news from Ireland At Least 1C/L on August Milk Must be Passed Back to Farmers, IFA Says
IRELAND - IFA National Dairy Committee Chairman Sean O'Leary said yesterday's GDT auction has again showed the continuing strength of butterfat prices, with butter up 3.8 per cent and AMF 3.6 per cent....
View news from Ireland IFA Demands Urgent Govt Action Plan as Beef Farmers Lose €2M/Week
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy said, based on the Sterling depreciation and the volume of cattle exports to the UK, Irish beef farmers are losing close to €2m per week....
 
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