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10 October 2018
View news from Ireland 'Are Irish Co-ops Short-changing Milk Suppliers on Price?' Asks IFA
IRELAND - IFA National Dairy Committee Chairman Tom Phelan has pointed out that other than the four West Cork Co-ops, no other Irish milk purchasers had returned the August Ornua PPI equivalent price of 31.78c/l + VAT for 3.3 per cent protein and 3.6...
08 October 2018
View news from Ireland LacPatrick, Lakeland Merger Must Deliver for All Farmers, Says IFA
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy has welcomed the announcement by Lakeland and LacPatrick that their boards had agreed merger terms, to be put to their respective shareholders for a vote on 23 October....
05 October 2018
View news from Ireland IFA Urges Minister to 'Stop Standing Idly by' as Beef Farming Goes 'Down the Tubes'
IRELAND - Addressing the IFA protest outside the Beef Forum this week (Wednesday, 3 October), IFA President Joe Healy said Minister Creed must stop telling everyone what he cannot do and act now to save beef farmers....
03 October 2018
View news from Ireland Farmers Furious with Minister, Factories Over Beef, IFA Reports
IRELAND - Speaking at the IFA Beef and Suckler campaign meeting in Ballinasloe on Monday night, IFA President Joe Healy said Minister Creed has one week left before the Budget to secure additional support for sucklers. ...
24 September 2018
View news from Ireland Winter Finishers Need Contract Prices
IRELAND - Speaking at the Ploughing Championships in Tullamore, IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said factories needed to come forward with viable contract prices for winter beef finishers....
20 September 2018
View news from Ireland IFA Challenges Retailers to Make Ploughing Pledge of Solidarity with Fresh Milk Producers
IRELAND - IFA National Liquid Milk Chairman John Finn challenged the retailers which have a strong presence at this year’s Ploughing Championship to show real solidarity with some of the farmers hardest hit by the fodder crisis this year by pledging...
14 September 2018
View news from Ireland IFA: Where is the Solidarity from Dairies, Retailers for Fodder, Cash Poor Liquid Milk Producers?
IRELAND - Producer groups supplying contracted fresh milk for the retail trade are about to start their winter price negotiations with their dairies. ...
11 September 2018
View news from Ireland IFA: Dairy Farmers Need Higher Milk Prices to Fund Purchases, Sustain Milk Supplies
IRELAND - Speaking after this week’s IFA National Dairy Committee meeting, Chairman Tom Phelan said representatives from all around the country were vocal and frustrated: dairy farmers’ backs are to the wall, and only higher milk prices – starting...
10 September 2018
View news from Ireland IFA Urges Ag Minister to Take Urgent Action on Income Crisis in Livestock Sector
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said livestock farmers are under immense income pressure from falling cattle prices, increased costs, severe weather conditions all year and the erosion of direct payments....
07 September 2018
View news from Ireland Phelan Says Co-ops Must Make Commitments to Year End on Milk Payout, Address Growing Gaps
IRELAND - This week (Wednesday, 5 September), IFA National Dairy Committee Chairman Tom Phelan said co-op board members would meet in coming days to decide on their August milk prices and consider the situation to year end. ...
10 August 2018
View news from Ireland Ag Dept to Permanently Monitor Carcass Trim in Meat Plants, IFA Reports
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said Department of Agriculture technical officers will monitor carcass trim in the meat factories on behalf of farmers on a constant daily basis from later this year....
09 August 2018
View news from Ireland IFA: FMP Welcomes Retailer Moves to Support Irish Liquid Milk Hit by Drought
IRELAND - IFA President, Joe Healy, has acknowledged the move by retailer Iceland, to support Irish liquid milk farmers, who are experiencing extreme financial pressure as a result of the extended drought this summer....
07 August 2018
View news from Ireland IFA Says Dairy Farmers Will Continue to Need Co-op Price Support
IRELAND - IFA National Dairy Committee Chairman Tom Phelan on Friday said that with weather the main driver of income volatility in 2018, it was disappointing that many co-ops had missed the opportunity to increase June milk prices. This, he said, would...
03 August 2018
View news from Ireland IFA: Minister Creed Needs to Deliver Real Measures to Help Farmers Affected by Drought
IRELAND - While visiting a number of drought-hit farms in the South East yesterday, IFA President Joe Healy said that Minister Michael Creed needs to deliver real measures to help farmers on the ground....
27 July 2018
View news from Ireland Time for Action from Minister Creed on Factories, Cattle Prices, Says IFA
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy said cattle farmers would have expected a lot more action from Minister Creed and the Government in calling the factories to task on the cattle price issue....
23 July 2018
View news from Ireland Farm Safety Week Concludes with Focus on Livestock Safety
IRELAND - Last Friday, IFA and Teagasc challenged farmers to think about improving livestock handling systems to make them safer and more efficient....
20 July 2018
View news from Ireland IFA Says Failure to Increase June Milk Prices Must be Offset by Co-ops
IRELAND - IFA National Dairy Committee Chairman Tom Phelan said farmers would be disappointed by the majority of co-ops which, thus far, have held the June milk price base when market returns justified an increase of at least 1c/l....
19 July 2018
View news from Ireland Positive Glanbia Moves in Last Week Must Benefit All Farmers, Says IFA National Dairy Chairman
IRELAND - IFA National Dairy Chairman Tom Phelan said Glanbia had made a number of positive moves in the last week....
18 July 2018
View news from Ireland IFA Urges Older Farmers to Adjust Working Practices
IRELAND - IFA is challenging older farmers to think more about ways they can improve their health and safety this Farm Safety Week....
13 July 2018
View news from Ireland NMA Highlights Discounting as Threat to Sustainability of Specialist Fresh Milk
IRELAND - IFA National Liquid Milk Chairman John Finn has said the 2017 report by the National Milk Agency, published this week, highlights the role of retail practices when it comes to keeping specialist fresh milk producers viable, and securing domestic...
12 July 2018
View news from Ireland Ornua PPI Increase for June Justifies Badly Need Price Lift, Says IFA
IRELAND - IFA National Dairy Committee Chairman Tom Phelan yesterday said that the Ornua PPI June increase of 3.6 points to 109 points was close to the 110 points of June 2017, when the average of the Irish Farmers Journal Milk Price League was 32.3c/l...
09 July 2018
View news from Ireland Factories Hijacking Drought Conditions to Cut Beef Prices, IFA Reports
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy last week accused the factories of hijacking the drought conditions to cut beef prices and undermine the market. ...
03 July 2018
View news from Ireland IFA: Scope for Milk Price Increases to Narrow Costly Gaps
IRELAND - Improved market returns must be used by co-ops to allow farmers to benefit from the upturn in dairy markets, but also to help narrow the costly milk price gaps that have developed between co-ops in recent months, IFA Dairy Chairman Tom Phelan...
29 June 2018
View news from Ireland IFA Says Aldi's Aggressive Discounting of Fresh Milk Incompatible with Origin Green Membership
IRELAND - Unsustainable discounting of fresh milk by Aldi in the last week is socially irresponsible and fundamentally incompatible with Origin Green membership, IFA National Liquid Milk Chairman John Finn has said....
19 June 2018
View news from Ireland Cattle Supplies Extremely Tight, IFA Reports
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said cattle supplies are extremely tight with numbers in factory lairages very scarce and agents and procurement managers actively looking for stock....
13 June 2018
View news from Ireland Farmers Disappointed that Bonuses Not Fully Included in May Price
IRELAND - Reacting to the announcement by Lakeland and Glanbia that, while holding the base milk price, they would respectively eliminate and reduce the bonuses paid in April, IFA National Dairy Chairman Tom Phelan said farmers would be disappointed,...
11 June 2018
View news from Ireland IFA Reports Push Back Against Factory Attempts to Undermine Cattle Price
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said farmers should push back hard on the propaganda from agents and the factories on price and insist on full value for their stock....
08 June 2018
View news from Ireland IFA Urges Push Back Factory Attempts to Undermine Cattle Price
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said farmers should push back hard on the propaganda from agents and the factories on price and insist on full value for their stock....
 
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