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16 July 2019
View news from Ireland Call for Factories to Stop Beef Price Cuts
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman, Angus Woods confirmed yesterday (15 July) that IFA has been in contact with the senior management in the main beef factory groups and made it clear that beef price cuts will not be tolerated. He said IFA also...
15 July 2019
View news from Ireland Urgent Changes Needed in Minister's Proposed €100m Beef Scheme, Says IFA
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy said urgent changes are needed to the details of the €100m scheme proposed by Minister Creed last week. IFA set out six principles for the distribution of the fund and the scheme should fully reflect these....
11 July 2019
View news from Ireland Farmer Costs in TB Programme Up 15% as Forum Proposes Additional Controls, Costs for Farmers
IRELAND - IFA Animal Health Chairman, Pat Farrell said the TB Forum established by the Minister for Agriculture, Michael Creed has failed to deliver on the key objective of addressing stakeholder issues....
10 July 2019
View news from Ireland June Ornua PPI Still Leaves Room for Price Increase
IRELAND - IFA National Dairy Chairman Tom Phelan said the June PPI reduction of 1.6 points announced yesterday by Ornua - which is equivalent to a milk price of 29.98c/l before VAT (31.6c/l incl VAT) - still leaves room for the majority of co-ops to increase...
05 July 2019
View news from Ireland IFA Says Liquid Milk Being Under-remunerated
IRELAND - Commenting on the publication this week of the National Milk Agency Annual Report for 2018, IFA National Liquid Milk Chairman John Finn said it was clear that liquid milk producers were being under-remunerated relative to the value of the high...
02 July 2019
View news from Ireland IFA Says Milk Price Increase Overdue for June
IRELAND - IFA National Dairy Committee Chairman Tom Phelan today pointed out that, as well as paying up to 1.5c/l less than the May Ornua PPI, and undershooting it for the last 6 months at least, Ireland’s main milk purchasing co-ops had underperformed...
01 July 2019
View news from Ireland IFA Says Mercosur Bad for Irish Farmers, Environment & EU Standards
IRELAND - Reacting to the outcome of the trade talks with the South American trade bloc Mercosur, IFA President Joe Healy said EU negotiators have colluded in a deal that has sold out Irish and European farmers....
28 June 2019
View news from Ireland IFA: Ag Minister, MEPs Must Reject EU-proposed Pre-movement TB Test
IRELAND - IFA Animal Health Chairman Pat Farrell has called on the Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed to stand firm on the outright rejection of the proposal in the new EU Animal Health Law Delegated Act to impose 30-day pre-movement testing for TB...
27 June 2019
View news from Ireland Farmer Costs in TB Eradication Programme Increase as Forum Refuses to Address Shortcomings in Compensation Schemes
IRELAND - IFA Animal Health Chairman Pat Farrell said the TB Forum established by the Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed has failed to deliver on the key objective of involving stakeholders....
25 June 2019
View news from Ireland Ireland’s Bovine TB Eradication Programme Advanced by Diagnostics
In the 1950s, Ireland set out to eradicate bovine tuberculosis (bTB). Today, they have a very successful bTB eradication programme in place that dramatically reduced production losses, maintained their export status and has helped their beef and dairy...
View news from Ireland Commission Stance on South American Trade Deal Not Credible, Says IFA
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy led IFA National Officers and members of the IFA Livestock Committee in a protest at the EU Commission offices in Dublin yesterday over the hypocrisy of the Commission doing a trade deal with South America....
24 June 2019
View news from Ireland IFA Protest at EU Commission Office Over Sellout to South America
IRELAND - Yesterday (Sunday, 23 July), IFA President Joe Healy revealed plans to lead IFA National Officers and members of the IFA Livestock Committee in a protest at the EU Commission offices in Dublin at 8am this morning over the double standards of...
19 June 2019
View news from Ireland IFA Welcomes Changes to BDGP Scheme
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods has welcomed the announcement from the Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed of the simplification to some of the requirements for the Beef Data and Genomics Programme....
14 June 2019
View news from Ireland IFA Says Supporting Mercosur Deal Would be Reckless for Ireland
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy has called on the Taoiseach Leo Varadkar to intervene at the highest levels in Brussels to stop a bad EU-Mercosur trade deal, which would do untold damage to Ireland's €3bn beef and livestock sector....
11 June 2019
View news from Ireland IFA: Co-ops Unfairly Cautious When Higher Milk Prices Justified for May Milk
IRELAND - Speaking only days before the first co-ops decide their May milk prices, IFA National Dairy Chairman Tom Phelan yesterday said that a price increase of at least 1c/l was justified in most cases, especially for those co-ops which have been paying...
10 June 2019
View news from Ireland Dept Changes to Classification Favour Factories Over Farmers, IFA Reports
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said the proposal from the Department of Agriculture to change the equations in the classification machines at meat plants, which determine the conformation and fat score of cattle, rewards factories...
06 June 2019
View news from Ireland Principles for Distribution of €100m Beef Fund Discussed at IFA Meeting
IRELAND - At IFA’s first regional information meeting in Claremorris for livestock farmers on the €100m beef fund, there was backing for the six key principles that the IFA Livestock Committee and National Council set out for the distribution of the...
30 May 2019
View news from Ireland IFA Says Dairy Sector Needs Extra 200 Labour Permits
IRELAND - IFA Dairy Chairman Tom Phelan said access to potentially skilled employees from outside of the EU cannot be closed off when Ireland's current national labour market is at full employment (4.6 percent unemployment in April 2019)....
29 May 2019
View news from Ireland IFA to Hold Meetings on €100m Beef Fund
IRELAND - IFA will be holding regional information meetings for livestock farmers on the €100m beef fund recently secured from Brussels and the Government....
22 May 2019
View news from Ireland €100m Brexit Fund Must be Targeted, Paid Without Delay, Says IFA
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy said it is essential that the €100m Brexit beef package is targeted to the farmers who need it most. It must be paid without delay and there must be no strings attached....
16 May 2019
View news from Ireland EU Commission Support Paves Way for €100M Brexit Beef Aid Package
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy said confirmation that the EU Commission has agreed a Brexit beef package of €50m for Irish beef farmers means the Irish Government is expected to provide matching funding of €50m, bringing the total package to €100m....
15 May 2019
View news from Ireland IFA Says Co-ops Must be More Positive on Milk Prices
IRELAND - Commenting on Lakeland's and Glanbia's decision to hold their milk prices for the milk produced by farmers in April, IFA National Dairy Chairman Tom Phelan said it was important that, for the next few months, co-ops would adopt a more positive...
13 May 2019
View news from Ireland IFA Urges Prioritising of Brexit Aid Package for Beef Farmers
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy said the Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and the Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed must maintain maximum political pressure at all levels to secure a €100m Brexit aid package for beef losses....
10 May 2019
View news from Ireland IFA: Time for Minister Creed to Come Clean on Brexit Negotiations
IRELAND - Speaking ahead of the Irish "Farmers Journal" Beef Summit in Galway, IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods called on the Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed to come clean and tell beef farmers how much he is seeking from Government...
08 May 2019
View news from Ireland IFA Says Glanbia Must be Leading Payer, Not Just Leading Player
IRELAND - IFA National Dairy Committee Chairman Tom Phelan said a huge level of anger was building up among Glanbia suppliers over milk price. ...
02 May 2019
View news from Ireland IFA Says Taoiseach's Words Must be Backed Up by Action
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy said the acknowledgement by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar that funding was required to address the Brexit crisis for beef farmers was significant, but it must be followed by action....
01 May 2019
View news from Ireland IFA Protest at Cabinet Meeting Start of Farmer Rebellion Against Brexit Losses
IRELAND - Addressing the IFA protest on Brexit losses outside the Cabinet meeting in Cork today, IFA President Joe Healy accused the Taoiseach and the Government of failing beef farmers who have suffered losses of €100m from Brexit....
30 April 2019
View news from Ireland IFA: Beef Farmers Tired of Listening to Empty Promises; 'Time for Delivery'
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy said beef farmers are fed up hearing empty promises from politicians about what they will do on Brexit. ...
 
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