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29 September 2014
View news from Ireland Irish Herd Reflecting Beef Challenges and Dairy Optimism
IRELAND – Cattle numbers are stable but confidence in dairying is obvious, according to market analysts reacting to the June 2014 Irish cattle survey....
15 September 2014
View news from Ireland Economical Importance of Agriculture to Irish Counties
IRELAND - Analysis undertaken by Irish Farmers Association outlines agriculture’s importance to the economy at county level, and underlines the critical importance of farm schemes in underpinning agriculture’s continued contribution to Ireland's economic...
10 September 2014
View news from Ireland Teagasc Appoints Cattle Specialist for West, Midlands
IRELAND - Teagasc has added to its team of beef specialists. James Keane has been appointed as a Cattle Knowledge Transfer Specialist covering the West and Midlands region. He joins the team of Teagasc Cattle Specialists led by Pearse Kelly, which includes...
04 September 2014
View news from Ireland Beef Crisis Pleas Taken to McDonald’s Door
IRELAND – Irate beef farmers assembled outside a McDonald’s restaurant yesterday to protest against a lack of supply chain response to low beef prices....
25 August 2014
View news from Ireland IFA Calls on Ag Minister to Deliver for Farmers on Beef Crisis
IRELAND - IFA President Eddie Downey said the Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney must accept that there is a severe income crisis in the livestock sector and he needs to take urgent action to address the situation....
21 August 2014
View news from Ireland Farm Bodies Repeat Stark Warning for Irish Beef
IRELAND – Continuing low beef prices have caused ‘anger and frustration’ among Irish cattle producers as UK and EU prices stabilise, the government has heard this week....
19 August 2014
View news from Ireland Farmers Challenge Tesco Assertions on Mixed-origin Beef
IRELAND - Farmers in the Republic of Ireland have hit out at the supermarkets chain over claims that consumers do not want to eat beef from cattle reared in the Republic and slaughtered in Northern Ireland....
18 August 2014
View news from Ireland Ireland to Export Beef, Pork and Lamb to the Philippines
IRELAND - On the 14 August The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney TD welcomed the agreement which has been reached with the veterinary authorities in the Republic of the Philippines which will allow for the importation of beef,...
15 August 2014
View news from Ireland Glanbia Cuts to July Milk Prices Attacked
IRELAND - Irish farmers have hit out at the decision by Glanbia to cut the July milk price by 2 cents a litre to 35 cents. ...
08 August 2014
View news from Ireland Advice Line for Irish Farmers Hit by Russian Ban
IRELAND - Responding to a Russian announcement of trade sanctions against EU and other countries in the agri-food sector, Minister Simon Coveney said that the move is unwelcome but that it is not surprising given the recent evolution of events....
29 July 2014
View news from Ireland Irish Ministers Meet to Discuss Beef
IRELAND - Building on previous discussions, Minister for Agriculture Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney invited his Northern Irish counterpart Michelle O’Neill to Dublin to discuss issues currently facing the beef sector on both parts of the island....
28 July 2014
View news from Ireland Financial Issues Compromise Farmers Health and Safety
IRELAND - According to ICSA Rural Development vice-chairman Seamus Sherlock, many farm accidents may be attributable to lack of concentration on the part of farmers who are struggling to cope with financial stress due to the ongoing beef crisis and savage...
View news from Ireland Farms Benefit from Falling Production Costs in 2014
IRELAND - In its mid-year assessment of likely farm profitability in 2014, Teagasc economists have highlighted falling production costs as the main driver of farm incomes in 2014....
25 July 2014
View news from Ireland Compliance with REPS has Left Farmers at a Disadvantage
IRELAND - ICSA suckler chairman Mr Dermot Kelleher says that participation in REPS has left many farmers at a disadvantage since the closure of the scheme....
11 July 2014
View news from Ireland Coveney Launches Annual Review and Outlook for Agriculture, Food and The Marine
IRELAND - Exports of agri-food in 2013 were worth nine per cent more in 2013 than the year before, reaching a record of €10 billion, according to a new report from the agriculture department....
View news from Ireland Irish Production Lifts Seven Per Cent
IRELAND – Irish May milk output increased seven per cent on 2013 to 784 million litres for the month....
08 July 2014
View news from Ireland Irish Minister Calls on Beef Processors to be More Proactive
IRELAND - Irish agriculture minister Simon Coveney has called on meat processors to be more pro-active in relation to the implementation of the recommendations of the Dowling Report on the Beef Sector....
17 June 2014
View news from Ireland Irish Beef in 'Deepening' Crisis
IRELAND – Further government intervention is needed urgently to address Ireland’s worsening beef crisis, says an industry spokesman....
13 June 2014
View news from Ireland Glanbia Criticised for ‘Disappointing’ Milk Price Cut
IRELAND – Glanbia’s decision to cut its May milk price by two cents per litre was ‘disappointing’, according to a dairy spokesperson at the Irish Farmers Association....
29 May 2014
View news from Ireland Two New Initiatives to Support New Entrants to Dairy Farming
IRELAND - The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney TD, has announced two new initiatives to assist recent and new entrants to dairy farming as the end of the Milk Quota regime approaches....
20 May 2014
View news from Ireland Irish Farmers Praised for Caring for Animals on Year-round Basis
IRELAND - Addressing the Animal Health and Welfare Conference in Dublin Castle on Friday, 16 May, IFA President Eddie Downey said the health and welfare of Ireland's animals is a primary focus for farmers who provide excellent care for seven million cattle,...
06 May 2014
View news from Ireland Irish Dairy Companies Go-ahead to Export to China
IRELAND - A Chinese authority audit of Ireland’s dairy sector, has shown that Irish plants fully meet the standards of China’s new food safety laws....
21 April 2014
View news from Ireland Ireland to Put End to Year Less Than One Per Cent Over Quota
IRELAND - The preliminary output estimate for the end of the milk quota year is that Ireland will finish 0.94 per cent over quota....
View news from Ireland Farm Profits Must Be Core of Future Policy, Say Farmers
IRELAND - The IFA delegation, which included Livestock Chairman Henry Burns and Vice-Chairman Michael Biggins, left the beef roundtable in no doubt as to the anger and frustration among beef finishers over what has happened to their incomes and viability...
14 April 2014
View news from Ireland Weight Limits Snub Continental Breeds
IRELAND – Farming groups are preparing to lobby the government at a beef roundtable this week over processor specifications shunning higher yielding continental breeds....
10 April 2014
View news from Ireland Round Table on Development of Beef Sector
IRELAND - The Irish government is to call the beef sector in the country together to set out a strategic approach for the development of the industry in the future....
08 April 2014
View news from Ireland Grazing Management Key to Sync Robots With Pasture Systems
IRELAND – New research could solve a burning question in dairy farming technology; how to suit automated milking systems (AMS) to a grazing herd. ...
03 April 2014
View news from Ireland Fairer Producer Returns to Test New Irish Retailer Regulations
IRELAND - Reacting to the announcement by the Enterprise Minister Richard Bruton that regulations are to be introduced to ensure fairness in the food chain, IFA President Eddie Downey said the real test of the new legislation would be a fairer return...
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