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16 January 2019
View news from Ireland 'No Deal' Brexit Must be Avoided, Says IFA President
IRELAND - Speaking after a meeting with UK farm leaders in London ahead of the crucial vote on Brexit in the House of Commons, IFA President Joe Healy said the clear view of farm leaders was that a ‘no deal’ Brexit would be a disaster for farmers...
11 January 2019
View news from Ireland IFA: Irish Beef Farmers Facing Armageddon from Brexit
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy said that Irish farmers are already bearing the brunt of the impending Brexit through disastrous beef prices....
10 January 2019
View news from Ireland IFA Meets Live Exporters to Drive Competition, Double Numbers
IRELAND - At a meeting between the IFA and the main live exporters in Portlaoise this week, IFA President Joe Healy said that Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed needs to prioritise the live trade in order to achieve a doubling in export numbers in...
09 January 2019
View news from Ireland IFA Says Live Cattle Exports Need to Double for 2019
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said at current cattle price levels winter finishers are shipping major losses, which is not sustainable. He said prices are 25c/kg or €90 per head below this time last year....
24 December 2018
View news from Ireland Second Consecutive Price Cut by Aurivo Blow to Farmers in West, IFA Reports
IRELAND - IFA National Dairy Chairman Tom Phelan said the decision by Aurivo - uniquely among co-ops - to cut their milk price for a second month running was a real letdown for their suppliers, especially at a time when markets and the outlook for 2019...
17 December 2018
View news from Ireland Dairy Outlook for Spring '19 More Positive Than Some Co-ops Suggest
IRELAND - While Brexit and international trade wars are creating some uncertainty, IFA National Dairy Chair Tom Phelan said there were many signs that dairy markets will be tighter and prices firmer into the spring of 2019. ...
13 December 2018
View news from Ireland Agreement Reached Between IFA, Ag Minister to Publish Factories Guilty of Trim Offences
IRELAND - Following negotiations, agreement has been reached between the IFA and Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed in relation to the publication of the factories which committed trim offences....
10 December 2018
View news from Ireland Case for Commitment on Winter/Spring Milk Price Getting Stronger, Says IFA Dairy Chairman
IRELAND - On Friday (7 December), IFA National Dairy Chairman Tom Phelan said that despite the Ornua PPI showing it lags behind firming powder trends for November, co-op board members preparing to decide on their November milk price must note that the...
07 December 2018
View news from Ireland Ag Figures Show Increase in Feed Costs Paid by Farmers
IRELAND - The Central Statistics Office's (CSO) agricultural income figures have revealed a €450-million increase in feed costs paid by farmers....
06 December 2018
View news from Ireland IFA Urges Minister to Explain Bizarre Figures, Name Factories
IRELAND - IFA met with Minister Michael Creed yesterday where the Department of Agriculture told the IFA that the figures for fines for excessive carcase trim in the factories was 19 so far in 2018, zero for 2017, 28 for 2016 and zero for 2015....
05 December 2018
View news from Ireland IFA Says Teagasc Report Confirms 2018 Extremely Difficult for Farming
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy said that the "Teagasc Annual Review" figures released yesterday come as no surprise to anyone involved in farming. ...
03 December 2018
View news from Ireland IFA President Says Ag Minister Must Publish List of Factories Found Breaking Trim Rules
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy said there is a responsibility on Minister for Agriculture, Michael Creed, to release the names of the meat factory plants which have been fined for breaching regulations on carcase trim....
19 November 2018
View news from Ireland IFA Dairy Chairman Disappointed by Aurivo October Milk Price Cut
IRELAND - IFA National Dairy Chairman Tom Phelan said the decision by the board of Aurivo to cut their October milk price by just over 1c/l is at odds with the other main milk purchasers’ call and will disappoint their suppliers in one of the most difficult...
16 November 2018
View news from Ireland IFA Demands Strong, Immediate Beef Price Increase for Farmers
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy said farmers are demanding a strong and immediate increase in beef prices....
02 November 2018
View news from Ireland Glanbia: Year Progressing as Planned; Good Delivery Till Q3/2018
IRELAND - For the nine month period ended 29 September 2018, Glanbia's Group Managing Director Siobhán Talbot reports that the year is progressing as planned, with volume growth of 6.7 per cent during the first nine months of the year....
24 October 2018
View news from Ireland IFA: Factories Can Pay a Lot More as Cattle Prices Rise
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy said cattle prices are rising with some farmers securing a base price of €3.80/kg for steers and €3.90/kg for heifers in recent days. He said with the strength of the UK cattle price and significant positive moves...
18 October 2018
View news from Ireland 'No Back-sliding on Backstop and No Time Limit,' Says IFA
IRELAND - Yesterday, the IFA held a National Council meeting in Dublin in which IFA President Joe Healy said it is no exaggeration to say the Brexit talks are the most important negotiations for the future of Irish agriculture and its agri-food sector,...
17 October 2018
View news from Ireland IFA: Smart Farming Cost Exceeds Cost Saving Target; Ways to Reduce GHG Emissions Identified
IRELAND - To mark UN World Food Day, Smart Farming, the voluntary programme led by IFA in conjunction with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), has announced its 2018 results. World Food Day highlights important issues including food security,...
11 October 2018
View news from Ireland IFA Reports New Funding of €20m for Sucklers in Budget 2019
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said the new €20m funding for suckler farmers announced in this week’s Budget was recognition of the income crisis in the sector, but the level of funding was disappointing and more needs to be...
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....
 
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