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03 August 2017
View news from Ireland IFA Welcomes Resolution on ICBF Funding
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy said the IFA welcomed the agreement reached between the Department of Agriculture, ICBF and tag suppliers in relation to the funding of ICBF, announced by Minister Creed this week. ...
02 August 2017
View news from Ireland IFA Reports Progress on Resuming Live Export Trade to Egypt
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods has said the veterinary certificate negotiated by the Department of Agriculture for fattening cattle for live export to Egypt is good news for the livestock sector and increases the possibility of...
01 August 2017
View news from Ireland Irish Farmers Resisting Beef Price Pressure, Says IFA
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said farmers are strongly resisting unnecessary pressure from the factories this week on cattle prices....
27 July 2017
View news from Ireland IFA Demands Stronger Policy Delivery on Beef, Sheep
IRELAND - Stronger action at EU and Government level is required to address the ongoing income challenges in the beef and sheep sectors, IFA President Joe Healy said at the Farmers Journal open day on the Tullamore suckler and sheep farm....
24 July 2017
View news from Ireland Call for Total Contribution Pension System to be Introduced in 2018 Budget
IRELAND - IFA Farm Family and Social Affairs Chairperson Maura Canning has called for the current averaging system to be moved to a total contributions system for the purposes of calculating a person’s Contributory State Pension payment rate in the...
21 July 2017
View news from Ireland Tighter Cattle Supplies Than Forecast for H2/2017, IFA Reports
IRELAND - Beef production and cattle numbers for the second half of 2017 will be much less that originally forecast, according to IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods who said this paints a much more positive picture on the beef trade for the remainder...
19 July 2017
View news from Ireland IFA: Co-ops Must Ensure Farmers Benefit Fully from Dairy Upturn
IRELAND - As the GDT auction registers another small 0.2 per cent rise yesterday, IFA National Dairy Committee Chairman Sean O’Leary called on co-ops to work harder on passing back as much of the dairy upturn as possible to farmers, who after two years...
18 July 2017
View news from Ireland Irish Cattle Price Strong This Week
IRELAND - National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said the cattle trade is stronger this week with the base price for steers at €4.05/4.10 and €4.15/4.20/kg base being paid for heifers....
View news from Ireland Recognition of Experience, Competency of Farmers Fundamental to Animal Health Strategy
IRELAND - IFA National Animal Health Chairman Bert Stewart has welcomed the launch of the National Farmed Animal Health Strategy (NFAHS) 2017-2022 and the Animal Health Surveillance Strategy for Ireland 2016-2021 by the Minister for Agriculture Michael...
14 July 2017
View news from Ireland Irish Milk Prices Have a Way to Go to Catch Up with EU Competitors
IRELAND - As co-ops decide this week on their June milk price, IFA National Dairy Committee Chairman Sean O’Leary said they have some catching up to do to ensure Irish dairy farmers receive the full benefits from improving markets, and competitive milk...
View news from Ireland Strong Action Needed to Tackle Competition Issues in Beef Sector, IFA to CCPC
IRELAND - IFA Livestock Chairman Angus Woods led an IFA delegation with senior officials in the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) in Dublin this week....
10 July 2017
View news from Ireland IFA Critical of Department's Approach to Issues with Live Valuation Scheme
IRELAND - IFA Animal Health Chairman Bert Stewart has strongly criticised the inactivity of the Department of Agriculture on key issues raised by IFA in relation to the Live Valuation Scheme....
07 July 2017
View news from Ireland IFA Says Co-ops Need to Up Milk Price Ambitions
IRELAND - IFA National Dairy Committee Chairman Sean O’Leary has said that in participating voluntarily to the Farmers’ Journal/KPMG 2016 Milk Price Review, co-ops were contributing to providing unique milk price transparency which was the envy of...
04 July 2017
View news from Ireland IFA: Labour Shortages, Price Volatility and Brexit Pose Challenges to Irish Dairy
IRELAND - Speaking from Moorepark 2017, this year’s Teagasc Dairy Open Day in Fermoy today, IFA National Dairy Committee Chairman Sean O’Leary said Irish dairy farmers, supported by industry stakeholders and quality production advice from Teagasc,...
28 June 2017
View news from Ireland Beef Price Cuts Costing Irish Farmers €1m/Week
IRELAND - Farmers have been counting the costs of the beef price cuts with the move costing them more than €1m this week....
23 June 2017
View news from Ireland Estimated May Milk Price League Shows Many Co-ops Have Scope to Beat Average
IRELAND - IFA National Dairy Chairman Sean O’Leary has said that, assuming that all co-ops increase their May milk price by 1c/l including VAT, many would have a way to go to catch up with the 30.78c/l + VAT average indicated by an update to the April...
20 June 2017
View news from Ireland IFA: Seven Reasons Why Farmers Should Resist Factory Pressure on Cattle Prices
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy said there is no market basis for pressure on cattle prices at this time. He said the move by the factories to pull quotes and talk down the trade is an attempt to force out very tight supplies of prime cattle....
16 June 2017
View news from Ireland IFA: Strong Beef Prices Driven by Strong Market Demand
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said beef prices are holding firm, driven by extremely strong market demand and rising prices in our main export market in the UK....
14 June 2017
View news from Ireland IFA National Dairy Committee Seeks May Milk Price Increase
IRELAND - The 29 members of the IFA National Dairy Committee, drawn from each IFA County Executive, met Monday (12 June) in Dublin to examine the outlook for dairy markets, and the prospects for further milk price increases....
09 June 2017
View news from Ireland IFA: Ornua May PPI Increase Shows Dairy Market Recovery Can, Must be Passed Back to Farmers
IRELAND - IFA National Dairy Chairman Sean O’Leary has said the 1.8 point increase in the May Ornua PPI to 106.8, equivalent to a milk price of 32c/l including VAT, after deduction of a 6.5c/l processing cost, vindicates IFA’s view that more of the...
07 June 2017
View news from Ireland Why Full Dairy Market Recovery Must be Passed Back to Farmers
IRELAND - IFA National Dairy Chairman Sean O’Leary has said the National Farm Survey results showing a 17 per cent fall in 2016 dairy farmers’ incomes confirmed the fact that farmers have taken the brunt of the dairy downturn....
06 June 2017
View news from Ireland Live Cattle Exports Up 43% on Last Year
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said live exports are performing well this year and providing a major boost to cattle farmers....
05 June 2017
View news from Ireland Fall in Milk Prices, Crop Yields Lead to Lower Average Farm Income in 2016
IRELAND - A preliminary estimate of the Teagasc National Farm Survey results show that family farm income decreased by 9 per cent in 2016, bringing the average income figure for the farming sector to €24,060. This is the return for the farmers’ labour...
View news from Ireland Beef Trade Remains Strong, Says IFA
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods has said the cattle trade remains strong with the base price for steers at €4.15/kg and some top prices of €4.20 paid....
01 June 2017
View news from Ireland IFA Urges Dairies, Retailers to Show Commitment to Milk Producers' Economic Sustainability
IRELAND - IFA National Liquid Milk Chairman John Finn said today, Thursday, 1 June, is the day selected by the UN/FAO for World Milk Day to celebrate the important contributions the dairy sector makes to economic development, livelihoods and nutrition....
30 May 2017
View news from Ireland IFA: Cattle Trade Remains Strong
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods has said the cattle trade remains reasonably strong with the base price for steers at €4.15/kg and some top prices of €4.20 paid....
26 May 2017
View news from Ireland Strong Cattle Trade Evident
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods has said the cattle trade remains reasonably strong with the base price for steers at €4.10 and some top prices of €4.15/4.20. ...
24 May 2017
View news from Ireland Free Trade Must be Maintained in Brexit, Say Unions
IRELAND - Livestock representatives from the UK Farming Unions and the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) have met in Belfast to discuss Brexit and the trade implications for the livestock sector....
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