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28 December 2016
View news from Ireland IFA President Calls for Agri Cashflow Loan Delivery
IFA President Joe Healy has written to the Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed, making it clear that there can be no delays in the delivery of the low cost agri-cashflow loans, and that they must be available to farmers in January....
23 December 2016
View news from Ireland Beef Lags Behind as Dairy Births Jump
IRELAND - The number of beef births occurring on Irish farms this year has lagged considerably on 2015, figures from the ICBF show....
22 December 2016
View news from Ireland Good Dairy Outlook for 2017; Cash Flow Overhang Not to be Underestimated
IRELAND - IFA National Dairy Chairman Sean O’Leary has said that continued milk price increases since July of between 5c/l and 7.5c/l have improved the confidence of Irish dairy farmers coming up to Christmas, but many bills remain to be paid, and cash...
View news from Ireland IFA Working on Calf Exports for 2017
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Committee Chairman Angus Woods said this week a strong live export trade for calves is essential for competition and to maintain a supply/demand balance in the Irish beef sector capable at delivering viable prices to farmers....
21 December 2016
View news from Ireland IFA: Call for Strong Action on Beef
IRELAND - Following the IFA livestock meeting in Tullamore Co Offaly entitled ‘Beef Challenges 2017’, IFA President Joe Healy said based on market returns and the recent positive changes to the sterling exchange rate, the meat factories have major...
16 December 2016
View news from Ireland IFA: Irish Co-ops Must Break 30c Barrier by Year End
IRELAND - IFA National Dairy Committee Chairman Sean O’Leary said that in the week in which most co-ops will be deciding on their November milk prices and considering the outlook for early 2017, they should draw confidence from the strong milk price...
14 December 2016
View news from Ireland Welcome Additional Step Towards Sustainable 2017 Milk Prices
IRELAND - IFA National Dairy Committee Chairman Sean O’Leary said that Glanbia and Lakeland, in increasing their November milk price by 2c/l on Monday, have taken a welcome step towards delivering sustainable milk prices in 2017. He urged all other...
View news from Ireland Irish Beef Prices Rising as Supplies Tighten
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said that cattle supply numbers have tightened considerably in the last few days with some factories out of cattle last Thursday/Friday and struggling to get adequate supplies for the kill this week....
06 December 2016
View news from Ireland IFA: Winter Finishers Need Substantial Beef Price Increase
IRELAND - IFA will be holding a major livestock meeting on Thursday, 15 December, in Tullamore to address the fact that grass cattle are now gone and winter finishers need a substantial price increase to cover costs and sell cattle out of sheds, IFA National...
01 December 2016
View news from Ireland Prediction of Beef Price Decline Indicates "Too Many Cattle" in Ireland
IRELAND - ICSA president Patrick Kent has said figures from the Teagasc research institute showing a likely drop of more than 10 per cent in beef prices in 2017 illustrates how much current agriculture policies and the national strategy for expansion...
29 November 2016
View news from Ireland Irish Farmers Call for Higher Beef Prices Heading into Winter
IRELAND - The Irish Farmers Association (IFA) National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods has said the grass cattle are now gone and winter finishers need a substantial price increase to cover costs and move cattle out of sheds....
09 November 2016
View news from Ireland US Election Result Comes as Beef Farmers Redouble Effort Against Trade Deals
IRELAND - The Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers' Association (ICSA) president Patrick Kent has said that Irish and European politicians who favour free trade deals need to pay close attention to the lessons of the US election result....
08 November 2016
View news from Ireland Irish Beef Industry Calls for Higher Prices from UK
IRELAND - The Irish Farmers' Association (IFA) President Joe Healy has called on factories to put pressure on UK retailers, insist on higher prices for Irish beef, and pass increases back to farmers....
28 September 2016
View news from Ireland Irish Farmers Urge More Action on Dairy Farm Cash Flow
IRELAND - The Irish Farmers' Association National Dairy Chairman Sean O’Leary has said ministers must show far greater urgency in matching funding and utilising the €11.1m EU aid package to support dairy farmers’ very badly stressed cash flows....
14 September 2016
View news from Ireland How Will Brexit Affect the Irish Beef Industry?
ANALYSIS - Uncertainty and a sense of disbelief that the UK actually voted in favour of leaving the European Union were recurring themes among the panel of speakers at an event named 'The Impact of Brexit on Irish Agriculture', recently hosted by the...
09 September 2016
View news from Ireland Farmers Angry With Move to Pull Beef Prices
IRELAND - The Irish Farmers Association (IFA) National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said farmers are very angry with the move by some factories to use weather difficulties to pull beef prices unnecessarily this week....
02 September 2016
View news from Ireland Beef and Sheep Sectors in Trouble, Irish Farmers Say
IRELAND - The Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers' Association (ICSA) president Patrick Kent has said a Teagasc report on the viability of Irish farms in 2015 shows just how serious the economic situation is, especially for cattle and sheep farmers....
19 August 2016
View news from Ireland Concern Over Animal Feed Mislabelling in Ireland
IRELAND - The President of the Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers' Association (ICSA), Patrick Kent, has expressed his concern following revelations of the mislabelling animal feed products....
12 August 2016
View news from Ireland Irish Farmers Call on Co-ops to Make Further Milk Price Moves
IRELAND - Irish Farmers Association (IFA) President Joe Healy today welcomed Lakeland Dairies’ decision to increase their July milk price by one euro cent per litre, and he said he expects all co-ops to follow suit, in recognition of the growing recovery...
09 August 2016
View news from Ireland Consumers Prepared to Pay More for Milk, Study Reveals
IRELAND - A recent study by Mintel showed that more than three in five consumers on the island of Ireland believe farmers are not being fairly paid for their milk....
29 July 2016
View news from Ireland Irish Cattle Price Pressure 'Not Justified'
IRELAND - The Irish Farmers Association (IFA) National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods has said the continuing pressure on cattle prices from the factories is not justified and contrasts with the continuing lift in cattle prices in the country's main export...
20 July 2016
View news from Ireland Beef Farmers Question Fairness of Latest EU Dairy Support Measures
IRELAND - The Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers' Association (ICSA) president Patrick Kent has questioned the granting of a further EU rescue package for dairy farmers while beef farmers continue to seek fair play for their own sector. ...
19 July 2016
View news from Ireland Competition Opened Up for Cattle Tag Supplies in Ireland
IRELAND - The Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers' Association (ICSA) president Patrick Kent has welcomed the change of position by Ireland's agriculture department, which now opens up the supply of cattle tags to competition....
11 July 2016
View news from Ireland US Market Access for Ireland Extended to Include Grinding Beef
IRELAND - Access for Irish beef to the US market has been improved following the decision of authorities there to recognise Ireland’s raw meat control system as equivalent to that of the US....
07 July 2016
View news from Ireland Will Ireland Have an Autumn Cattle Glut?
ANALYSIS - Figures released by the Irish Department of Agriculture has resulted in conflicting reports of a potential cattle glut to be slaughtered in the autumn at Irish meat factories, as Ireland comes to terms with the unexpected Brexit result, writes...
06 July 2016
View news from Ireland Irish Farmers Concerned Over German Post-Brexit CAP Reduction Ideas
IRELAND - Following comments by German Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel, who suggested substantially cutting the CAP and reducing the number of EU commissioners post-Brexit, Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers' Association (ICSA) President Patrick Kent urged...
30 June 2016
View news from Ireland Brexit Vote 'Should Not Influence Milk Price Decisions'
IRELAND - With Friesland Campina now joining Arla in holding their July milk price, the Irish Farmers' Association (IFA) Dairy Chairman Sean O’Leary said Brexit-related concerns should not detract from the fact that dairy markets are now recovering...
29 June 2016
View news from Ireland Researchers Champion Clover for Milk Production Benefits
IRELAND - The results of research at the Teagasc Clonakilty Agricultural College show that incorporating white clover into ryegrass pastures has the potential to reduce costs, increase animal performance and improve environmental sustainability on Irish...
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