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15 April 2016
View news from Ireland Lactic Acid Preventing Irish Manufactured Beef Exports to the US
IRELAND - Figures released by the Department of Agriculture indicate that just under 700t of Irish beef valued at €6 million were exported to the US in the first quarter of this year, writes Eoin McCarthy....
13 April 2016
View news from Ireland Ireland's Ornua Suspends Dairy Farmer Milk Levy
IRELAND - Irish dairy co-operative Ornua has removed its monthly Ornua milk levy from the start of May, in recognition of the continuing global milk price crisis....
29 March 2016
View news from Ireland Farmers Warned Over Calving Safety Fears
IRELAND - Farmers have been warned to be extra vigilant when calving this season, following a number of recent attacks on farmers including one involving Kerry TD, Michael Healy Rae....
17 March 2016
View news from Ireland Glanbia Expands Support for Dairy Suppliers
IRELAND - Glanbia Cooperative Society recently announced details of a new €100m fund known as “MilkFlex” in partnership with other lending institutions such as Rabobank, AHDB Dairy has reported....
16 March 2016
View news from Ireland Dairygold Milk Price Cuts "Disappointing"
IRELAND - The Irish Farmers Association (IFA) National Dairy Chairman has said the decision by the Dairygold Co-op board to cut their February milk price was all the more disappointing when other companies in the country all held their price for last...
08 February 2016
View news from Ireland Ireland Looking to Grow Live Cattle Exports
IRELAND - Speaking at the Fier Agricola trade fair in Verona, Italy this week, the Irish Farmers' Association (IFA) Director of Livestock Kevin Kinsella said the prospects for the live export trade look much more promising this year. ...
27 January 2016
View news from Ireland Agriculture Minister Takes 'No View' Stance on Beef Merger
IRELAND - Irish Farmers Association (IFA) National Livestock Chairman Henry Burns said it is incredible that the Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney believes he has no role to play and ‘cannot get involved in’ the proposed investment by ABP in...
19 January 2016
View news from Ireland Irish Beef Farmers Urged to Stand Up to Factories on Prices
IRELAND - Irish Farmers' Association (IFA) National Livestock Chairman Henry Burns said the factories are attempting to erode confidence in the beef trade by threatening price and weight cuts to try and force out scarce supplies of cattle....
14 January 2016
View news from Ireland Ireland's Food and Drink Exports Continue to Grow
IRELAND - In 2015 it is estimated that the value of Irish food and drink exports increased by 3 per cent to exceed €10.8 billion for the first time....
11 January 2016
View news from Ireland Biggest Ever Cattle Genotyping Project to Help Breed Better Animals
IRELAND - The Irish Cattle Breeding Federation (ICBF) has appointed Weatherbys Ireland DNA Laboratory working in conjunction with Eurofins Genomics to test one million cattle samples over the next 2 years....
06 January 2016
View news from Ireland Dairy Farmers Warned Against Market Prediction Pessimism
IRELAND - Irish Farmers' Association (IFA) National Dairy Committee Chairman Sean O’Leary has that pessimistic market predictions from dairy commentators could have a damaging impact on farmers’ confidence, yet, as experience has shown, were as likely...
05 January 2016
View news from Ireland Farmers Urged to Prioritise Safety in 2016
IRELAND - Irish research organisation Teagasc has warned farmers to to improve safety in the New Year, as the start of January brings increased risk....
16 December 2015
View news from Ireland Beef, Sheep Farmers Question Extra Dairy, Pig Support
IRELAND - Irish cattle and sheep association (ICSA) president Patrick Kent is asking Minister Coveney to explain why national funds were diverted to add to an EU rescue package for dairy and pig farmers. ...
15 December 2015
View news from Ireland EU-Mercosur Trade Deal 'Would Damage Beef Trade'
IRELAND - Reacting to reports of a push from the EU Commission to recommence talks on a Mercosur trade deal, Irish Farmers' Association (IFA) National Livestock Chairman Henry Burns said a Mercosur trade would be extremely damaging for Irish and European...
08 December 2015
View news from Ireland Most Nitrogen Lost from Grassland Not a Climate Concern
IRELAND - Newly published research into soil processes discovers that over half the nitrogen applied to grazed grassland soils in temperate regions was lost as environmentally benign di-nitrogen (N2) gas....
07 December 2015
View news from Ireland Ireland Look to Expand Beef Opportunities in Ghana
GHANA - Irish agriculture minister Simon Coveney has been travelling around West Africa on a trade mission, and last week he stopped in Ghana to look at opportunities for Irish beef exports....
04 December 2015
View news from Ireland Replacing Beef Herd with Trees "Nonsense Ideology", IFA Says
IRELAND - Environment Chairman of the Irish Farmers' Association (IFA), Harold Kingston, has described remarks recently made by environmental commentators that Ireland’s beef herd should be replaced with trees as “nonsense ideology"....
03 December 2015
View news from Ireland Higher Beef Incomes on Irish Farms, but Dairy Incomes Down
IRELAND - Overall family farm incomes are down 9 per cent in 2015, according to analysis by economists from Teagasc in their annual review of the performance of the agriculture sector....
02 December 2015
View news from Ireland Irish Farmer BVD Supports to Continue in 2016
IRELAND - Ireland's Minister for Agriculture Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney, has confirmed that the farmer supports in respect of the disposal of PI (Persistently Infected) calves under the Bovine Viral Diarrhoea Eradication Programme will continue...
26 November 2015
View news from Ireland Irish Farmers Question Levy Burden
IRELAND - Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers' Association (ICSA) president Patrick Kent has said that farmers can no longer carry the burden of levies deducted from livestock prices which are failing to deliver a viable income....
11 November 2015
View news from Ireland Cattle Prices Must Rise, Irish Farmers Say
IRELAND - Irish Farmers Association National Livestock Chairman Henry Burns said this weekend signalled the last of the grass cattle, and factories need to move on prices to reflect the higher costs of shed cattle and strong returns from the marketplace....
27 October 2015
View news from Ireland Irish Farmers Urge Government to Tackle TB in Deer
IRELAND - The Irish Farmers Association has said that controlling the deer population is essential to protecting cattle from tuberculosis (TB)....
23 October 2015
View news from Ireland Ireland to Export Beef, Sheepmeat to Growing Oman Market
IRELAND - Ireland has made an agreement on a health certificate to begin exports to Oman....
19 October 2015
View news from Ireland Farmers Disappointed with Glanbia Milk Price Move
IRELAND - The Irish Farmers' Association has said that Glanbia's decision to lower its base milk price raises questions over the company's pricing model. ...
08 October 2015
View news from Ireland Irish Dairy Chief Demands Help on Tax and Milk Price
IRELAND – Huge opportunities lie in the post-quota era for Ireland’s low-cost dairy farmers but government intervention is required to cope with the extreme market volatility seen since 2007....
04 September 2015
View news from Ireland Ireland Calls for Swift Action to Save Dairy and Pork Market Confidence
IRELAND - The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Simon Coveney T.D called for swift action to restore market confidence in the Dairy and Pigmeat sector. ...
14 August 2015
View news from Ireland Retailers Warned not to Damage Irish Milk Production
IRELAND - Retailers and dairy processors should not use the pressure on international milk prices to undermine year-round milk production in Ireland, the Irish Farmers' Association has said....
12 August 2015
View news from Ireland Irish Factories Accused of Scare Tactics
IRELAND – Meat plants have tried to “destabilise the market” and “frighten” farmers into selling cattle at lower quoted prices, according to a farm spokesperson last week....
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