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18 April 2017
View news from European Union EU Commissioner's Legwork Benefits Danish Crown's Export Potential
EU - Thanks to the diplomatic efforts of the EU's Commissioner for Agriculture, new export opportunities opened up as the first container with beef and by-products from Danish Crown's German and Polish slaughterhouses left Husum destined for Hong Kong...
11 April 2017
View news from European Union IFA in Brussels on Beef Markets, Brexit & Brazil
EU - Speaking at the EU Commission Civil Dialogue Meeting in Brussels on beef last week, IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said the prospects for the EU beef market for 2017 look more positive than 2016. He said the latest forecast results on...
07 April 2017
View news from European Union Minister Must Obtain Retention of €30M Unspent Fund from EU Milk Reduction Scheme
EU - Payments for the first phase of the EU production scheme were made last week, and those for the much smaller second and last phase will come due at the end of this month....
06 April 2017
View news from European Union IFA: Co-ops Can Still Deliver 33C/L Before Peak as GDT Up 1.6%
EU - Speaking after last week’s meeting of the IFA National Dairy Committee, Chairman Sean O’Leary said the Committee were clear that co-ops still need to focus on increasing milk prices before peak, in order to deliver the 33c/l average some industry...
04 April 2017
View news from European Union USMEF Showcases US Beef at Largest HRI Show in Europe
EU - USMEF partnered with a member trading company and a French distributor to promote US beef at Sirha Lyon, the leading European show for HRI professionals and host of the prestigious European chef competition “Bocuse d’Or.” USMEF’s efforts...
View news from European Union Brazilian Meat Scandal to be Raised in European Parliament, Says IFA
EU - Following strong lobbying by IFA in Brussels over the last two weeks, IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said the Chairman of the European Parliament’s Agriculture Committee Czeslaw Siekierski tabled an oral question for the plenary agenda...
31 March 2017
View news from European Union EU Volume Reduction Programme Proves Itself
EU - Milk producers from 16 European associations evaluated the outcomes of the EU volume reduction programme very positively at the recent Member's Assembly of the European Milk Board (EMB)....
28 March 2017
View news from European Union IFA Pushes Case in Brussels for Ban on Brazilian Meat
EU - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods has met with Irish MEPs, senior officials in the EU Commission in DG Sante, DG Agriculture, Commissioner Hogan’s cabinet and COPA, to reiterate the IFA call for a ban on Brazilian meat imports....
23 March 2017
View news from European Union IFA Reiterates Call for Ban on Brazilian Meat; Commission Response Inadequate
EU - IFA President Joe Healy has reiterated his call for a full ban on Brazilian meat imports into the EU, including poultry, saying the move by the EU Commission to halt only those companies implicated in the investigation is not enough....
22 March 2017
View news from European Union EU Milk Reduction Scheme: Nearly 852,000 T Reduced
EU - Nearly 44,000 farmers from across the EU have applied for support from the EU for agreeing to voluntarily reduce their production of milk in the last quarter of 2016....
View news from European Union IFA Calls for Immediate Ban on Brazilian Meat
EU - IFA President Joe Healy has called for an immediate ban on Brazilian meat imports into the EU. He said the latest shocking revelations on the failure of Brazil to meet EU standards and controls in the meat sector raises very serious concerns around...
21 March 2017
View news from European Union 'Onerous' Letter Campaign by European Dairy Farmers
EU - Nowadays, "onerous letters" are landing on the desks of Europe's Agriculture Ministers and Agriculture Commissioner Hogan....
10 March 2017
View news from European Union Minister Must Fast-track EU Milk Reduction Scheme Payments, Says IFA
EU - IFA National Dairy Committee Chairman Sean O’Leary has said the EU Commission yesterday revealed the EU production reduction scheme would be underspent by around 20 per cent....
08 March 2017
View news from European Union IFA Leader Says Keeping GDT in Perspective is Crucial
EU - Speaking yesterday in Brussels at the March COPA Milk Meeting, IFA National Dairy Committee Chairman Sean O’Leary said that, despite yesterday’s 6.3 per cent fall in the GDT auction index, farm organisations from all over Europe reported significant...
07 March 2017
View news from European Union EU Dairy Returns More Relevant Than GDT, Says IFA
IRELAND - Commenting on the first ever GDT Annual Report, published yesterday for 2016, IFA National Dairy Chairman Sean O’Leary noted that GDT traded only 636,000t of product during 2016 – down 36 per cent on the peak levels of trade of 2014, and...
03 March 2017
View news from European Union Arla Pays Additional €124M to Company's Farmers
EU - Arla’s Board of Representatives has decided to distribute a total of €124 million to the farmer-owners as the annual supplementary payment, also known as the 13th payment. On average, that amounts to one eurocent per kilo of milk supplied by...
01 March 2017
View news from European Union Closest Possible Trading Relationship with UK, Strong CAP Key Brexit Issues
EU - Reacting to a report by the Oireachtas Committee on Agriculture on the impact of Brexit on farming, IFA President Joe Healy said the two key issues for the agriculture sector are the closest possible trading relationship between the UK and EU, and...
24 February 2017
View news from European Union EU Agri-food Exports Reach Record High in 2016
EU - Agri-food exports from the European Union reached record high in 2016, according to annual 2016 figures....
23 February 2017
View news from European Union EU Report Reveals Antibiotic Resistance Remains High
EU - Bacteria found in humans, animals and food continue to show resistance to widely used antimicrobials, says the latest report on antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in bacteria by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and the European Centre for Disease...
13 February 2017
View news from European Union Still No Intervention Stock Shifted; PSA Closed
EU - In the latest (4th) tender process for SMP intervention stock, nothing was sold again. ...
View news from European Union Commission Must Act on Fertiliser Prices as EU Farmers' Body Backs IFA Campaign
EU - Speaking from Brussels, IFA President Joe Healy has welcomed the support from the official European Farmer and Co-op representative body (COPA/COGECA) for the campaign to remove duties and tariffs on fertiliser prices....
09 February 2017
View news from European Union IFA Accuses Yara of Ripping Off Farmers with Fertiliser Price Hike
EU - IFA President Joe Healy has accused European fertiliser manufacturers of ripping off farmers by jacking up prices since the beginning of the season....
08 February 2017
View news from European Union UK is Largest Dairy Customer for EU-27
EU - After Brexit, the UK would be the EU’s largest customer for dairy products, if trade continued at recent levels. ...
06 February 2017
View news from European Union More Stable Year for EU Dairy; Exports Essential
EU - European dairy markets are expected to become more balanced in 2017, providing more stability than has been seen over the past two years. ...
02 February 2017
View news from European Union EC Launches Public Consultation on the Future of CAP
EU - Modernising and simplifying the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), one of the European Union's longstanding policies, will allow it to better respond to today's social, political, environmental and economic challenges....
26 January 2017
View news from European Union EU Admits No 'One-Size-Fits-All' Solution to Antibiotic Use Reduction
EU - The European Medicines Agency (EMA) and European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) have issued a joint opinion on EU measures to reduce antimicrobial use in animals, and especially the recognition that there is no ‘one-size-fits-all’ solution....
25 January 2017
View news from European Union EU Creates New Platform for Animal Welfare
EU - the Commission adopted the creation of an expert group on animal welfare to be called the Platform on Animal Welfare....
View news from European Union European Milk Producers Demand Major Milk Powder Action
EU - Like a threatening cloud, milk powder is looming over Europe and Africa. It is a heavy burden on both sides of the planet, suppressing slowly recovering milk prices back to dumping levels....
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