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02 June 2017
View news from European Union IFA: Mercosur Negotiations Can't Continue in Light of Brazilian Meat Scandal
EU - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said has said that, based on the most recent revelations regarding political and administrative corruption at the highest levels in the Brazilian meat industry and Government, it is not credible for the...
01 June 2017
View news from European Union Copa and Cogeca Celebrate World Milk Day; Nutritious Benefits Underlined
EU - Copa & Cogeca celebrated in Brussels today World Milk Day and underlined the many nutritious benefits of consuming milk and dairy products, especially for the young and elderly....
30 May 2017
View news from European Union Farmers, Forest Owners Along with Co-ops Driving Force Behind Green Jobs
EU - Copa and Cogeca underlined at a major workshop yesterday during this years’ Green Week the important role farmers and their cooperatives play in driving green jobs in Europe....
26 May 2017
View news from European Union IFA Meets EU Commissioner on Brazilian Meat Scandal
EU - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods met the EU Commissioner for Health and Food Safety Vytenis Andriukaitis in Dublin this week and reiterated the IFA’s strong views on the Brazilian meat scandal....
09 May 2017
View news from European Union IFA: 10 Reasons Co-ops Must Remain Ambitious When Setting Milk Prices
IRELAND - IFA National Dairy Chairman Sean O’Leary has said there are many good reasons for the optimism for 2017 milk prices, voiced by many industry leaders in recent months, to continue underpinning co-ops’ milk price decisions this month and next....
08 May 2017
View news from European Union Considerations in Developing a Reproductive Vaccination Program
Protecting calves from disease begins before they are born...
04 May 2017
View news from European Union Unfair Trading Practices Costing Farmers, Agri Co-ops, Says IFA
EU - Speaking in Brussels at an event organised by EuroCommerce in the European Parliament, IFA President Joe Healy said unfair trading practices (UTPs) by retailers cost farmers and agri co-ops across Europe nearly €11bn each year....
02 May 2017
View news from European Union Farmers, Cooperative Presidents Unite in Brussels; Agreement on Future of CAP
EU - European farmers and cooperative Presidents united in Brussels on Friday (28 April) and agreed on a joint position on the future Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), underlining the need for a stronger, sustainable and more modern CAP which is more...
01 May 2017
View news from European Union IFA Building Support in Brussels on Brexit Negotiations
EU - Speaking from Brussels where he is attending a meeting of the European farm group COPA, IFA President Joe Healy said there is an increasing realisation among farm bodies across Europe of the potential damaging implications of a hard Brexit....
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...
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