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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....
11 August 2015
View news from Ireland Minister Must Deliver Real Access to New Beef Markets
IRELAND - Speaking at the AIB National Livestock Show in Tullamore Co Offaly, Irish Farmers Association President Eddie Downey said the announcements from the Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney and the Government on access to new beef markets to the...
10 August 2015
View news from Ireland Farmers Demand More Efficient Processors to “Stop Milk Price Slide”
IRELAND – Milk processors and cooperatives in Ireland have been urged to make savings to help dairy farms get the “best possible price”....
06 August 2015
View news from Ireland Responsible Rodenticide Use Encouraged in Ireland
IRELAND - Rodenticides can have negative impacts on a wide range of non-target wildlife, but good practice by farmers can reduce such effects....
30 July 2015
View news from Ireland 70 Per Cent of Irish Fields Need Liming
UK - More than two thirds of Ireland’s cattle pastures are below pH targets, says the country’s agricultural levy board....
28 July 2015
View news from Ireland Ireland Plans to Have Europe's Fastest Growing Dairy Industry
IRELAND - Irish Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney has big plans for the dairy sector in Ireland. In a recent conversation, Coveney said that Ireland strives to have the fastest growing dairy sector in Europe in the coming years....
22 July 2015
View news from Ireland Irish Beef Prices Rise Despite BSE Case
IRELAND - Ireland's recent BSE scare has shown the level of confidence importers have in Ireland's system and has ironically been followed by higher beef prices. ...
15 July 2015
View news from Ireland Irish Minister Calls for Further EU Action on Dairy Support Measures
IRELAND - The Irish Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Simon Coveney has called on the EU Commission to take further action on dairy market support measures. ...
08 July 2015
View news from Ireland New Strategy for the Irish Agri Food Sector to Improve Exports, Jobs
IRELAND - Plans for a new ten year strategy for the Irish agri food sector has been announced by government. The new ten year strategy, Food Wise 2025, projects exports to increase to €19 billion and the creation of 23,000 new jobs by 2025. ...
29 June 2015
View news from Ireland Irish BSE Cow Displayed Signs of “Nervousness and Hyperexitability”
IRELAND – A County Louth cow confirmed as having bovine spongiform encephalopathy last week has been described as showing “neurological signs” as well as reduced health prior to being euthanized....
26 June 2015
View news from Ireland Classical BSE Confirmed in Irish Cow
IRELAND - A five year old cow has tested positive for bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) after authorities were alerted last week....
25 June 2015
View news from Ireland Could Potential New BSE Case in Ireland Hit Trade Agreements?
IRELAND - A new potential case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy in Ireland has come just days after the World Animal Health Organisation (OIE) reduced the country’s BSE status from controlled to negligible risk....
24 June 2015
View news from Ireland Irish Farm’s Beef Prices ‘Auger Well’ for Post-Quota Era
IRELAND – Average per head beef prices achieved by a County Limerick dairy and beef operation are a good signal for an industry without quotas....
01 June 2015
View news from Ireland Ireland Seeing Quota End Impacts
IRELAND – There is “no doubt” that a sizeable spike in production is evidence of Irish farmers responding to the post-quota era....
27 May 2015
View news from Ireland Irish Cattle Finishers Still Better Off on Welfare
IRELAND - Irish cattle producers would have been better off claiming welfare payments last year rather than fattening cattle, a farm income survey has shown....
11 May 2015
View news from Ireland Low Fat Milk From May Grass Down to Fatty Acids Not pH
IRELAND – Low milk fat caused by spring grazing is often down to fatty acids and not falling rumen pH, Irish farmers have been advised....
08 May 2015
View news from Ireland €300 Million Beef Data and Genomics Programme Launched
IRELAND - The Irish Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney has launched a special Beef Data and Genomics Programme under Ireland’s 2014-2020 Rural Development Programme....
01 May 2015
View news from Ireland Farmers Reminded of Electricity Danger
IRELAND - Statistics show that 49 people have died after coming into contact with electricity on farms in Ireland since the year 2000....
30 April 2015
View news from Ireland Bull Finishing Works Out as Most Profitable System
IRELAND - Finishing male cattle as nineteen month old bulls is the most profitable beef system in Ireland right now, says a study of grass-based suckling systems....
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