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15 February 2018
View news from Ireland More Bite in Cattle Trade in Factories, IFA Reports
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said there was more bite in cattle prices this week at the factories with a base price for steers of €3.95/kg more common and €4.05/kg for heifers....
12 February 2018
View news from Ireland IFA Drives Key Farmer Issues at Beef Forum
IRELAND - In response to IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods at the Beef Forum last week, Agriculture Minister Michael Creed said he was more than willing to sit down with the IFA to work through how proposals can be brought forward to increase...
08 February 2018
View news from Ireland GDT Lifts, Ornua Stability Must Help Co-ops Hold January Milk Prices
IRELAND - IFA National Dairy Chairman Tom Phelan has said that co-op boards, meeting in coming days to set the January milk price, could, despite more challenging times for dairy markets, take comfort from 3 consecutive positive GDT auctions, and from...
05 February 2018
View news from Ireland Beef Prices Stabilise, IFA Reports
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said the cattle trade has stabilised with some positive indications of tighter supplies and hardening prices....
01 February 2018
View news from Ireland Defining Moment for Commissioner Hogan in Mercosur Talks
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods has said the break in Mercosur talks until tomorrow is an opportunity for Agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan to face down the Trade Commissioner and force a rethink on the sell-out of beef farmers....
29 January 2018
View news from Ireland IFA Campaign for €200 Suckler Cow Support
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy said the suckler cow herd is the backbone of our €3bn beef and livestock sector and suckler farming, which is vitally important to every rural parish across the country....
17 January 2018
View news from Ireland IFA Says Co-ops Must be on Holding Prices, Not on Conditioning Farmers
IRELAND - IFA National Dairy Chairman Tom Phelan has commented that farmers, at this point, need their co-ops’ spokespeople and leaders focused on holding prices and paying justified top-ups on 2017 supplies....
16 January 2018
View news from Ireland IFA: Glanbia Holding December Price, Topping up H2 Supplies Right Decision
IRELAND - IFA National Dairy Chairman Tom Phelan said the decisions by the Glanbia Board to hold the December milk price and to top up second half supplies by 1.1c/l were correctly made, and he commended board members for listening to IFA dairy reps and...
15 January 2018
View news from Ireland New Chair Elected for IFA Animal Health Committee
IRELAND - IFA’s National Animal Health Committee last week elected Pat Farrell from Kildare as Chairman, succeeding Bert Stewart in the role....
10 January 2018
View news from Ireland IFA Targets Major Increase in Live Exports for 2018
IRELAND - Speaking at the Bord Bia Live Export seminar in Tullamore on Monday (8 January), IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said Ireland needs to target an additional 100,000 head of live exports for 2018....
04 January 2018
View news from Ireland Strong Start to New Year Beef Market, IFA Reports
IRELAND - Angus Woods, IFA National Livestock Chairman, said there was a very strong sell out of beef over the holiday period and the market has recommenced strongly again....
14 December 2017
View news from Ireland Co-ops can Afford Commitment to Hold Prices Until Spring at Least, Says IFA
IRELAND - Even allowing for some supporting of milk prices in early 2016, co-ops should be in a comfortable position to hold prices at least until spring, and should even examine their overall 2017 financial situation to consider the payment of end-year...
12 December 2017
View news from Ireland Cattle Prices Remain Firm with Very Strong Demand, Supply
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said the Christmas beef trade is in peak demand this week and factories are very anxious for cattle. He said the difficult weather has disrupted some cattle deliveries today (Monday) and left some...
08 December 2017
View news from Ireland IFA Looks for Changes to EU Veterinary Medicinal Proposals
IRELAND - In meetings this week with Irish MEPs, IFA Animal Health Chairman Bert Stewart again outlined the concerns farmers have with EU proposals for the regulation of veterinary medicinal products....
05 December 2017
View news from Ireland Foodwise Targets Dependent on Brexit Outcome, Says IFA
IRELAND - Speaking at yesterday's major conference on the Foodwise 2025 strategy for the agri-food sector, IFA President Joe Healy said the achievement of the 2025 targets would be very dependent on what happens in the Brexit talks over the coming days....
29 November 2017
View news from Ireland New Beef Markets Won't Compensate for Brexit Losses, Says ICMSA President
IRELAND - No new market for Irish beef will compensate for the huge loss to the industry that would follow as a result of Brexit, according to outgoing ICMSA president John Comer....
28 November 2017
View news from Ireland Beef prices Continue to Rise with Very Strong market Demand
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy said beef prices are continuing to rise with factories actively looking for finished cattle this week. He said last week’s kill was 39,800 and to date this year an additional 81,000 head of cattle have been processed....
23 November 2017
View news from Ireland IFA: More Beef Price Increases Based on Strong Demand, Market Returns
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said the beef trade is driving on, with factories paying more to get cattle to meet strong Christmas demand. ...
16 November 2017
View news from Ireland Beef Prices Headed for €4.00/Kg with Demand Hardening
IRELAND - "Say nothing, tell no one" - those were the word that echoed down many phones over the weekend and yesterday morning as factory agents closed deals that saw many hundreds of cattle being bought at prices that factories don't want publicised....
13 November 2017
View news from Ireland IFA Demands Cattle Price Rise to €4.00/Kg
IRELAND - With grass cattle now gone, Christmas market demand in full swing and factories trying to buy cattle out of sheds, IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said farmers should be demanding a new minimum base price of €4.00/kg....
07 November 2017
View news from Ireland IFA Demands Higher Beef Prices
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said the cattle trade is stronger this week with factories very anxious for cattle....
06 November 2017
View news from Ireland Fixed Milk Price Contracts a Valuable Risk Management Tool, Says IFA's O'Leary
IRELAND - Commenting on the announcement last week by Lakeland and Aurivo of 3-year fixed milk price contracts for their suppliers, IFA National Dairy Chairman Sean O'Leary said that for farmers to have the option to fix the price for a portion of their...
27 October 2017
View news from Ireland Solid Demand for Beef Cattle as Christmas Market Begins
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said factories are anxious for cattle this week and the factory message to agents is not to let any cattle slip away....
26 October 2017
View news from Ireland IFA Says Multi-faceted Fact-based Approach Needed to Address AMR
IRELAND - Commenting at the launch of Ireland’s National Action Plan on Antimicrobial Resistance yesterday, IFA Animal Health Chairman Bert Stewart said antimicrobial resistance will only be addressed though a fact-based multi-faceted approach to antibiotic...
25 October 2017
View news from Ireland Strong Beef Market Should be Reflected in Higher Cattle Prices, Says IFA
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy said market demand for beef is very strong across Ireland's main export markets in the UK and Continental Europe and this must be reflected in higher prices on offer from the factories....
20 October 2017
View news from Ireland IFA Urges Farmers Installing Generators to Deal with Power Cuts
IRELAND - IFA Deputy President Richard Kennedy has urged farmers who have had their power supply cut off due to storm damage to put safety first if seeking to install a temporary generator on their farm....
18 October 2017
View news from Ireland IFA Calls on Co-ops to Coordinate Efforts to Help farmers Deal with Consequences of Hurricane Ophelia
IRELAND - IFA National Dairy Chairman Sean O’Leary today said it was crucial that co-ops would co-ordinate their efforts to support farmers in dealing with the consequences of hurricane Ophelia to optimise its efficiency....
View news from Ireland Irish Beef Price Gap with Britain Now €250/hd
IRELAND - The IFA has slammed the massive differential between Irish and British beef prices which, it claims, has ballooned to almost €250/hd....
 
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