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28 April 2017
View news from Ireland Cattle Prices Continue to Kick on
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods has said the cattle trade is continuing to kick on with a base price of €4.05/4.10 for steers and €4.15/4.20 for heifers. ...
View news from Ireland IFA Meets Department on Regional Vet Labs
IRELAND - Meeting with senior Department of Agriculture officials this week, IFA President Joe Healy said the current Regional Veterinary Laboratory structure is recognised internationally as the optimum disease surveillance structure and must be built...
27 April 2017
View news from Ireland IFA: Shareholders Must be Assured of Sustainability of Glanbia Ireland Model
IRELAND - IFA National Dairy Committee Chairman Sean O’Leary has said that a meeting of Dairy and County Chairmen in the Glanbia catchment area organised by IFA last week confirmed that, in general, Glanbia farmers are favourable towards the proposals,...
24 April 2017
View news from Ireland Brexit Event in Goffs Starts Important Week for IFA Campaign
IRELAND - More than 600 farmers are packed into Goffs in Kildare today at the beginning of an important week for IFA’s Brexit campaign. ...
21 April 2017
View news from Ireland Border, Trade Issues Discussed at IFA Meeting on Brexit
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy has met with Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charlie Flanagan, to discuss the threats posed by Brexit to Irish agriculture....
20 April 2017
View news from Ireland Teagasc Professional Diploma in Dairy Farm Management Open for Applications
IRELAND - Teagasc are now accepting applications for the Professional Diploma in Dairy Farm Management Programme. ...
19 April 2017
View news from Ireland IFA Welcomes Recovery in Powder Prices at GDT Auction
IRELAND - Commenting on yesterday’s 3.1 per cent uplift in the GDT auction index, IFA National Dairy Committee Chairman Sean O’Leary welcomed the recovery in powder prices. ...
18 April 2017
View news from Ireland Meat Technology Ireland Launched
IRELAND - Meat Technology Ireland, a strategic research and innovation base in beef and sheep meat processing in Ireland, was launched last week by Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Mary Mitchell O Connor TD and Minister for Agriculture, Food...
17 April 2017
View news from Ireland IFA Welcomes Re-opening of BDGP Suckler Scheme; Farmers Encouraged to Apply
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods has welcomed the announcement from the Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed on the re-opening of the Beef Data and Genomics Scheme (BDGP) and has encouraged suckler farmers to apply....
View news from Ireland Cattle Prices Continue to Drive Forward
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said the cattle trade is continuing to drive forward with the base price for steers at €4.00/kg and heifers at €4.10/kg....
12 April 2017
View news from Ireland IFA: 2017 Dairy Outlook Strong Enough for Co-ops to Deliver 33C/L
IRELAND - IFA National Dairy Committee Chairman Sean O’Leary today (Monday) said that, while there are concerns over SMP intervention stocks, EU Commissioner Phil Hogan has made it clear he is determined not to sell except “at the right price.”...
11 April 2017
View news from Ireland Cattle Prices Continuing to Drive Forward
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods has said the cattle trade is continuing to drive forward with the base price for steers at €4.00/kg and heifers at €4.10/kg....
07 April 2017
View news from Ireland IFA: Cattle Prices Rising to Meet Strong Market Demand
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods has said cattle prices are rising strongly with the base for steers at €4.00/kg and €4.10/kg for heifers, and top base prices of €4.15/€4.18 paid in deals with additional benefits on transport...
31 March 2017
View news from Ireland Govt Must Put Farming, Food at Centre of Brexit Battleground, Says IFA
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy has said farming and food will have to be centre stage in the Irish Government’s position as the formal negotiations on Brexit begin....
30 March 2017
View news from Ireland Strong Rise in Cattle Prices as Numbers Tighten
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods has said cattle prices are rising strongly as numbers tighten and factories are finding it very difficult to get numbers. ...
29 March 2017
View news from Ireland IFA Warns of Milk Shortages on Supermarket Shelves
IRELAND - Launching the IFA Milk Wise 2025 strategy yesterday, IFA President Joe Healy warned milk produced over the winter months will soon fail to meet demand. There is a real risk of shortages for consumers because farmers aren’t being paid enough...
28 March 2017
View news from Ireland Irish Cattle Prices on the Up as Numbers Tighten
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said cattle prices are on the up this week and factories are finding it very hard to get numbers with tighter supplies....
27 March 2017
View news from Ireland Brexit Cannot Derail Farming, Food Growth Targets, Says IFA
IRELAND - Speaking at the ASA debate on Brexit in Kilkenny last week, IFA President Joe Healy dismissed any suggestion of diluting growth targets for the farming and food industry because of Brexit. ...
24 March 2017
View news from Ireland IFA to Launch 'Milkwise 2025' Next Week
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy will, with National Liquid Milk Committee Chairman John Finn, next Tuesday in Dublin launch a major new Liquid Milk Strategy for Irish produced fresh milk....
23 March 2017
View news from Ireland GDT Upturn Must Help Co-ops Stay on Track
IRELAND - IFA National Dairy Committee Chairman Sean O’Leary said the upturn (+1.7 per cent) in the GDT weighted average price for products to be traded between April and September reflected the absence of surprise increase in volumes made available,...
21 March 2017
View news from Ireland IFA: Cattle Prices Increase as Supplies Tighten
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said cattle prices have risen a further 5 to 10c/kg this week, with the base price for steers at €3.90/kg and €3.95/kg paid. He said the base price for heifers has also moved on to €4.00/kg and...
17 March 2017
View news from Ireland Cattle Prices Drive on as Supplies Tighten
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods has reported cattle prices are rising this week with most plants increasing the base prices by 5c/kg to get numbers. He said the base price for steers has moved on to €3.85 for steers and €3.95/kg...
16 March 2017
View news from Ireland IFA: Carbery Milk Price Welcome, Other Co-ops Must Stay on Track
IRELAND - IFA National Dairy Committee Chairman Sean O’Leary has said the 1.5c/l increase announced by Carbery on February milk will bring the West Cork Co-ops within just over half a cent of the 33c/l predicted by several industry leaders for 2017....
15 March 2017
View news from Ireland Cattle Supplies Tighter; Prices Stronger This Week
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods has said cattle supplies are tighter this week and prices are stronger with agents reporting it much harder to get stock, and having to pay 5c/kg more. In addition, he said with the change in the weather...
10 March 2017
View news from Ireland IFA President Meets Egyptian Ambassador, Ceann Comhairle on Live Cattle Exports
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy had a very positive meeting with the Egyptian Ambassador Soha Samir Nashd Gendi in Dublin this week, and discussed the opportunities around the live export trade to Egypt....
View news from Ireland IFA Welcomes Positive News on Live Cattle Exports to Turkey
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said IFA has been in contact with Purcell Brothers and welcomed the positive news this week that they have secured a live cattle contract for exports to Turkey. He said this is a very positive development...
07 March 2017
View news from Ireland IFA Reports Stable Cattle Prices
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said cattle prices remain stable at a base price for steers of €3.80 and a heifer base of €3.90. ...
03 March 2017
View news from Ireland IFA Pushes for Re-opening of BDGP Suckler Scheme
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods has said he expects the Beef Data and Genomics Programme (BDGP) to re-open to new entrants this spring with applications in April and before the BPS closing date of 15 May....
 
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