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05 March 2018
View news from Ireland IFA Reports Beef Trade Stronger
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said the beef trade has strengthened this week with some factories increasing quotes by 5c/kg....
View news from Ireland IFA: Collection of Milk from Farms Critical Issue; Glanbia Announcement on Uncollected Milk Welcomed
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy wrote to Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy and the National Emergency Response Group regarding the urgent situation facing a rapidly rising number of dairy farmers whose milk cannot be collected....
02 March 2018
View news from Ireland IFA: Beef Prices Need to Rise for Winter Finishers
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods has said that cattle prices need to rise a lot more in order to leave a positive return for winter finishers. ...
01 March 2018
View news from Ireland IFA Says Ag Minister Can No Longer Ignore Strong Case for €200 for Suckler Cows
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods has said Agriculture Minister Michael Creed can no longer ignore the strong case for €200 for suckler cows....
28 February 2018
View news from Ireland Farmers Re-house Livestock, Prepare for Difficult Days Ahead
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy has described farming conditions since the first fall of snow yesterday as "difficult and challenging", with some dairy farmers struggling to keep water supplies flowing in milking parlours. In addition, livestock farmers...
26 February 2018
View news from Ireland IFA Calls on Minister Creed to Back Suckler Farmers
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods lead an IFA delegation of livestock farmers to attend an Oireachtas debate last week on a motion calling for increased supports for the suckler sector. The motion, tabled by Fianna Fail, supported...
15 February 2018
View news from Ireland More Bite in Cattle Trade in Factories, IFA Reports
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said there was more bite in cattle prices this week at the factories with a base price for steers of €3.95/kg more common and €4.05/kg for heifers....
12 February 2018
View news from Ireland IFA Drives Key Farmer Issues at Beef Forum
IRELAND - In response to IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods at the Beef Forum last week, Agriculture Minister Michael Creed said he was more than willing to sit down with the IFA to work through how proposals can be brought forward to increase...
08 February 2018
View news from Ireland GDT Lifts, Ornua Stability Must Help Co-ops Hold January Milk Prices
IRELAND - IFA National Dairy Chairman Tom Phelan has said that co-op boards, meeting in coming days to set the January milk price, could, despite more challenging times for dairy markets, take comfort from 3 consecutive positive GDT auctions, and from...
05 February 2018
View news from Ireland Beef Prices Stabilise, IFA Reports
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said the cattle trade has stabilised with some positive indications of tighter supplies and hardening prices....
01 February 2018
View news from Ireland Defining Moment for Commissioner Hogan in Mercosur Talks
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods has said the break in Mercosur talks until tomorrow is an opportunity for Agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan to face down the Trade Commissioner and force a rethink on the sell-out of beef farmers....
29 January 2018
View news from Ireland IFA Campaign for €200 Suckler Cow Support
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy said the suckler cow herd is the backbone of our €3bn beef and livestock sector and suckler farming, which is vitally important to every rural parish across the country....
17 January 2018
View news from Ireland IFA Says Co-ops Must be on Holding Prices, Not on Conditioning Farmers
IRELAND - IFA National Dairy Chairman Tom Phelan has commented that farmers, at this point, need their co-ops’ spokespeople and leaders focused on holding prices and paying justified top-ups on 2017 supplies....
16 January 2018
View news from Ireland IFA: Glanbia Holding December Price, Topping up H2 Supplies Right Decision
IRELAND - IFA National Dairy Chairman Tom Phelan said the decisions by the Glanbia Board to hold the December milk price and to top up second half supplies by 1.1c/l were correctly made, and he commended board members for listening to IFA dairy reps and...
15 January 2018
View news from Ireland New Chair Elected for IFA Animal Health Committee
IRELAND - IFA’s National Animal Health Committee last week elected Pat Farrell from Kildare as Chairman, succeeding Bert Stewart in the role....
10 January 2018
View news from Ireland IFA Targets Major Increase in Live Exports for 2018
IRELAND - Speaking at the Bord Bia Live Export seminar in Tullamore on Monday (8 January), IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said Ireland needs to target an additional 100,000 head of live exports for 2018....
04 January 2018
View news from Ireland Strong Start to New Year Beef Market, IFA Reports
IRELAND - Angus Woods, IFA National Livestock Chairman, said there was a very strong sell out of beef over the holiday period and the market has recommenced strongly again....
14 December 2017
View news from Ireland Co-ops can Afford Commitment to Hold Prices Until Spring at Least, Says IFA
IRELAND - Even allowing for some supporting of milk prices in early 2016, co-ops should be in a comfortable position to hold prices at least until spring, and should even examine their overall 2017 financial situation to consider the payment of end-year...
12 December 2017
View news from Ireland Cattle Prices Remain Firm with Very Strong Demand, Supply
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said the Christmas beef trade is in peak demand this week and factories are very anxious for cattle. He said the difficult weather has disrupted some cattle deliveries today (Monday) and left some...
08 December 2017
View news from Ireland IFA Looks for Changes to EU Veterinary Medicinal Proposals
IRELAND - In meetings this week with Irish MEPs, IFA Animal Health Chairman Bert Stewart again outlined the concerns farmers have with EU proposals for the regulation of veterinary medicinal products....
05 December 2017
View news from Ireland Foodwise Targets Dependent on Brexit Outcome, Says IFA
IRELAND - Speaking at yesterday's major conference on the Foodwise 2025 strategy for the agri-food sector, IFA President Joe Healy said the achievement of the 2025 targets would be very dependent on what happens in the Brexit talks over the coming days....
29 November 2017
View news from Ireland New Beef Markets Won't Compensate for Brexit Losses, Says ICMSA President
IRELAND - No new market for Irish beef will compensate for the huge loss to the industry that would follow as a result of Brexit, according to outgoing ICMSA president John Comer....
28 November 2017
View news from Ireland Beef prices Continue to Rise with Very Strong market Demand
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy said beef prices are continuing to rise with factories actively looking for finished cattle this week. He said last week’s kill was 39,800 and to date this year an additional 81,000 head of cattle have been processed....
23 November 2017
View news from Ireland IFA: More Beef Price Increases Based on Strong Demand, Market Returns
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said the beef trade is driving on, with factories paying more to get cattle to meet strong Christmas demand. ...
16 November 2017
View news from Ireland Beef Prices Headed for €4.00/Kg with Demand Hardening
IRELAND - "Say nothing, tell no one" - those were the word that echoed down many phones over the weekend and yesterday morning as factory agents closed deals that saw many hundreds of cattle being bought at prices that factories don't want publicised....
13 November 2017
View news from Ireland IFA Demands Cattle Price Rise to €4.00/Kg
IRELAND - With grass cattle now gone, Christmas market demand in full swing and factories trying to buy cattle out of sheds, IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said farmers should be demanding a new minimum base price of €4.00/kg....
07 November 2017
View news from Ireland IFA Demands Higher Beef Prices
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said the cattle trade is stronger this week with factories very anxious for cattle....
06 November 2017
View news from Ireland Fixed Milk Price Contracts a Valuable Risk Management Tool, Says IFA's O'Leary
IRELAND - Commenting on the announcement last week by Lakeland and Aurivo of 3-year fixed milk price contracts for their suppliers, IFA National Dairy Chairman Sean O'Leary said that for farmers to have the option to fix the price for a portion of their...
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