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06 September 2017
View news from Ireland At Least 1C/L on August Milk Must be Passed Back to Farmers, IFA Says
IRELAND - IFA National Dairy Committee Chairman Sean O'Leary said yesterday's GDT auction has again showed the continuing strength of butterfat prices, with butter up 3.8 per cent and AMF 3.6 per cent....
View news from Ireland IFA Demands Urgent Govt Action Plan as Beef Farmers Lose €2M/Week
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy said, based on the Sterling depreciation and the volume of cattle exports to the UK, Irish beef farmers are losing close to €2m per week....
04 September 2017
View news from Ireland IFA Demands Urgent Govt Action Plan on Sterling Exchange Rate Crisis
IRELAND - Speaking at the farmers’ information meeting in Mullingar on Friday evening, IFA President Joe Healy said the cattle price cuts of over €100 per head in the last month were inflicting severe financial damage on the low income livestock sector...
01 September 2017
View news from Ireland IFA Meets Meat Industry Ireland on Beef Prices
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy and National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods met with the Chairman and senior officials from Meat Industry Ireland (MII), representing the meat factories in Portlaoise this week, where the factory price cuts was the major...
31 August 2017
View news from Ireland Urgent Response Needed to Support Beef Producers, IFA Says
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy has said that urgent Government action is needed to counteract the serious damage being done to farming enterprises in the beef and mushroom sectors arising from the recent sharp decline of Sterling....
View news from Ireland Butterfat Scarcity, Strong Global Demand Suggests Further Milk Price Increases Well-justified
IRELAND - Commenting on the fact that Arla Foods have increased their September milk price by a further 1c/kg to 38.3c/kg (around 34.6c/l at 3.3 per cent/3.6 per cent) on the back of an increasingly severe global shortage of butterfat, as well as strongly...
28 August 2017
View news from Ireland IFA Urges Govt to Provide Support to Cope with Sterling Fluctuation
IRELAND - Speaking at the Iverk Show in Kilkenny Saturday, IFA President Joe Healy called on the Government to support farmers through the difficulties caused by Sterling fluctuation as a result of Brexit uncertainty....
25 August 2017
View news from Ireland IFA: Brexit Solutions Needed to Maintain Essential Cross-border Agri Trade
IRELAND - Speaking from the Virginia Dairy Show this week, IFA President Joe Healy said real solutions and compromise will be required in the Brexit negotiations to safeguard the vitally important cross-border agriculture trade on the island of Ireland....
24 August 2017
View news from Ireland IFA Seeks Urgent Meeting with Ag Minister on Beef Cuts
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy has written to the Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed seeking an urgent meeting to address the serious situation for livestock farmers resulting from the severe factory price cuts over recent weeks....
23 August 2017
View news from Ireland IFA Welcomes Roll-out of Johne's Programme
IRELAND - IFA animal Health Chairman Bert Stewart has welcomed the roll out of Phase 1 of the Irish Johne’s Control Programme....
21 August 2017
View news from Ireland IFA Demands Ag Minister's Intervention on Beef Prices
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy said the Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed can no longer ignore the major cuts in cattle prices at the meat factories that have left beef farmers facing losses this year....
18 August 2017
View news from Ireland IFA Reports Busy Weeks on Live Exports Ahead
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said the next number of weeks will be busy on the live export side with three boats set to sail to Turkey with weanlings and breeding heifers....
View news from Ireland Farmers Concerned About Glanbia 5-year Scheme's Feed Link
IRELAND - IFA National Dairy Committee Chairman Sean O’Leary has said that while the 5-year fixed milk price contract announced by Glanbia is another important effort to help farmers manage their milk price risk, giving preferential access based on...
17 August 2017
View news from Ireland IFA President Says Beef Price Cuts Must Stop
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy said beef price cuts at the meat factories must stop as they are squeezing out any chance of profit for farmers grazing cattle this year....
16 August 2017
View news from Ireland IFA Says UK Customs Proposals Very Negative for Irish Agriculture
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy has said the UK’s insistence on leaving the customs union and pursuing an independent trade policy will amount to a hard Brexit and is potentially very negative for Irish agriculture and the value of Ireland's agri-food...
15 August 2017
View news from Ireland IFA Calls for All Co-ops to Follow Glanbia, Lakeland Lead
IRELAND - IFA Dairy Chairman Sean O’Leary has called on co-ops to follow the lead set by Lakeland and Glanbia and increase their July milk price by at least 1c/l....
14 August 2017
View news from Ireland Beef, Livestock Sector the Heartbeat of Rural Ireland, Says IFA
IRELAND - The beef and livestock sector is the very heartbeat of rural Ireland and must be defended and secured in the face of major challenges, IFA President Joe Healy said today at the AIB Tullamore Show....
09 August 2017
View news from Ireland Strong Manufacturing Beef Market Demand Leaves Factories Looking for Cattle
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said cattle supplies at the meat factories this week are tighter than anticipated and factories are finding it more difficult to cattle at the lower quoted prices....
07 August 2017
View news from Ireland IFA Accuses Factories of Undermining Beef Market
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods has accused the factories of undermining the beef market with unnecessary cattle price cuts geared at eroding confidence at farmer level....
View news from Ireland IFA: Stronger 2017 Dairy Farms Must Not Distract from Challenges to Sector
IRELAND - Responding to the Teagasc Situation and Outlook 2017 forecast that dairy farm incomes would increase significantly this year, IFA National Dairy Chairman Sean O’Leary said that while the improvement is welcome, it was also badly needed, coming...
03 August 2017
View news from Ireland Stronger 2017 Dairy Farm Incomes Must Not Distract from Challenges to Sector
IRELAND - Responding to the Teagasc Situation and Outlook 2017 forecast that dairy farm incomes would increase significantly this year, IFA National Dairy Chairman Sean O’Leary said that while the improvement is welcome, it was also badly needed, coming...
View news from Ireland IFA Welcomes Resolution on ICBF Funding
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy said the IFA welcomed the agreement reached between the Department of Agriculture, ICBF and tag suppliers in relation to the funding of ICBF, announced by Minister Creed this week. ...
02 August 2017
View news from Ireland IFA Reports Progress on Resuming Live Export Trade to Egypt
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods has said the veterinary certificate negotiated by the Department of Agriculture for fattening cattle for live export to Egypt is good news for the livestock sector and increases the possibility of...
01 August 2017
View news from Ireland Irish Farmers Resisting Beef Price Pressure, Says IFA
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said farmers are strongly resisting unnecessary pressure from the factories this week on cattle prices....
27 July 2017
View news from Ireland IFA Demands Stronger Policy Delivery on Beef, Sheep
IRELAND - Stronger action at EU and Government level is required to address the ongoing income challenges in the beef and sheep sectors, IFA President Joe Healy said at the Farmers Journal open day on the Tullamore suckler and sheep farm....
24 July 2017
View news from Ireland Call for Total Contribution Pension System to be Introduced in 2018 Budget
IRELAND - IFA Farm Family and Social Affairs Chairperson Maura Canning has called for the current averaging system to be moved to a total contributions system for the purposes of calculating a person’s Contributory State Pension payment rate in the...
21 July 2017
View news from Ireland Tighter Cattle Supplies Than Forecast for H2/2017, IFA Reports
IRELAND - Beef production and cattle numbers for the second half of 2017 will be much less that originally forecast, according to IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods who said this paints a much more positive picture on the beef trade for the remainder...
19 July 2017
View news from Ireland IFA: Co-ops Must Ensure Farmers Benefit Fully from Dairy Upturn
IRELAND - As the GDT auction registers another small 0.2 per cent rise yesterday, IFA National Dairy Committee Chairman Sean O’Leary called on co-ops to work harder on passing back as much of the dairy upturn as possible to farmers, who after two years...
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