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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....
04 September 2017
View news from Ireland IFA Demands Urgent Govt Action Plan on Sterling Exchange Rate Crisis
IRELAND - Speaking at the farmers’ information meeting in Mullingar on Friday evening, IFA President Joe Healy said the cattle price cuts of over €100 per head in the last month were inflicting severe financial damage on the low income livestock sector...
01 September 2017
View news from Ireland IFA Meets Meat Industry Ireland on Beef Prices
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy and National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods met with the Chairman and senior officials from Meat Industry Ireland (MII), representing the meat factories in Portlaoise this week, where the factory price cuts was the major...
31 August 2017
View news from Ireland Urgent Response Needed to Support Beef Producers, IFA Says
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy has said that urgent Government action is needed to counteract the serious damage being done to farming enterprises in the beef and mushroom sectors arising from the recent sharp decline of Sterling....
View news from Ireland Butterfat Scarcity, Strong Global Demand Suggests Further Milk Price Increases Well-justified
IRELAND - Commenting on the fact that Arla Foods have increased their September milk price by a further 1c/kg to 38.3c/kg (around 34.6c/l at 3.3 per cent/3.6 per cent) on the back of an increasingly severe global shortage of butterfat, as well as strongly...
28 August 2017
View news from Ireland IFA Urges Govt to Provide Support to Cope with Sterling Fluctuation
IRELAND - Speaking at the Iverk Show in Kilkenny Saturday, IFA President Joe Healy called on the Government to support farmers through the difficulties caused by Sterling fluctuation as a result of Brexit uncertainty....
25 August 2017
View news from Ireland IFA: Brexit Solutions Needed to Maintain Essential Cross-border Agri Trade
IRELAND - Speaking from the Virginia Dairy Show this week, IFA President Joe Healy said real solutions and compromise will be required in the Brexit negotiations to safeguard the vitally important cross-border agriculture trade on the island of Ireland....
24 August 2017
View news from Ireland IFA Seeks Urgent Meeting with Ag Minister on Beef Cuts
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy has written to the Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed seeking an urgent meeting to address the serious situation for livestock farmers resulting from the severe factory price cuts over recent weeks....
23 August 2017
View news from Ireland IFA Welcomes Roll-out of Johne's Programme
IRELAND - IFA animal Health Chairman Bert Stewart has welcomed the roll out of Phase 1 of the Irish Johne’s Control Programme....
21 August 2017
View news from Ireland IFA Demands Ag Minister's Intervention on Beef Prices
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy said the Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed can no longer ignore the major cuts in cattle prices at the meat factories that have left beef farmers facing losses this year....
18 August 2017
View news from Ireland IFA Reports Busy Weeks on Live Exports Ahead
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said the next number of weeks will be busy on the live export side with three boats set to sail to Turkey with weanlings and breeding heifers....
View news from Ireland Farmers Concerned About Glanbia 5-year Scheme's Feed Link
IRELAND - IFA National Dairy Committee Chairman Sean O’Leary has said that while the 5-year fixed milk price contract announced by Glanbia is another important effort to help farmers manage their milk price risk, giving preferential access based on...
17 August 2017
View news from Ireland IFA President Says Beef Price Cuts Must Stop
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy said beef price cuts at the meat factories must stop as they are squeezing out any chance of profit for farmers grazing cattle this year....
16 August 2017
View news from Ireland IFA Says UK Customs Proposals Very Negative for Irish Agriculture
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy has said the UK’s insistence on leaving the customs union and pursuing an independent trade policy will amount to a hard Brexit and is potentially very negative for Irish agriculture and the value of Ireland's agri-food...
15 August 2017
View news from Ireland IFA Calls for All Co-ops to Follow Glanbia, Lakeland Lead
IRELAND - IFA Dairy Chairman Sean O’Leary has called on co-ops to follow the lead set by Lakeland and Glanbia and increase their July milk price by at least 1c/l....
14 August 2017
View news from Ireland Beef, Livestock Sector the Heartbeat of Rural Ireland, Says IFA
IRELAND - The beef and livestock sector is the very heartbeat of rural Ireland and must be defended and secured in the face of major challenges, IFA President Joe Healy said today at the AIB Tullamore Show....
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