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23 September 2013
View news from Ireland Farmers Association Endorses Position on CAP Consultation
IRELAND - Following extensive consultation with thousands of farmers at every County Executive and National Committee level, the Executive Council of the Irish Farmers Assosiation (IFA) fully endorsed what the Association described as a firm and balanced...
19 September 2013
View news from Ireland Meat Processors and Retailers Profit at Expense of Livestock Producers
IRELAND - The Irish Farmers Association President John Bryan has accused meat processors and supermarket retailers of profiteering on the back of livestock farmers, who took part in a protest at Tesco, Supervalu and Aldi outlets in Maynooth, Co Kildare...
16 September 2013
View news from Ireland Dairy Study Helps Reject Proposed 2015 Milk Production Restrictions
IRELAND - The Irish Farmers Association National Dairy Committee Chairman Kevin Kiersey said he had seen early findings of a study on the EU milk sector post-2015 carried out for the EU Commission by Ernst and Young, to be published at a forthcoming major...
13 September 2013
View news from Ireland Fodder Census Shows Adequate Fodder Stocks
IRELAND - A fodder census survey has shown that farmers have enough silage and hay for a 140 day feeding period this winter. The survey of 1,240 farmers showed that there is an overall average surplus of eight per cent across the country. ...
04 September 2013
View news from Ireland Disadvantaged Area Payments Confirmed for Late September
IRELAND – Payments for ‘disadvantaged areas’ are to be released from September 23 onwards, the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) has announced....
29 August 2013
View news from Ireland New Entrants Receive11 Million Litres of Milk Quota
IRELAND – Eleven million litres of milk quota has been distributed to 55 new farming entrants under the government’s New Entrants to Dairying Scheme....
28 August 2013
View news from Ireland Minister Coveney Must Deliver Investment in Agriculture, Says IFA
IRELAND - Speaking at the Iverk Show in Kilkenny on Saturday (24 August), IFA President John Bryan said the Minister for Agriculture, Simon Coveney, must focus on defending his Department’s allocation in the upcoming Budget negotiations....
26 August 2013
View news from Ireland Ag Minister Hayes Launches Organic Farming Action Plan
IRELAND - Last week, Tom Hayes, Irish agriculture minister, launched the Irish Organic Farming Action Plan for 201-2015. ...
20 August 2013
View news from Ireland LMC: Economics Workshop Shows Growth in Chinese Beef Demand
IRELAND - A key message from the IMS Economics Workshop recently held in Co Kilkenny was the increasingly important role of China on the global meat market,with particular emphasis placed on its importance on the global beef industry, write market analysts...
13 August 2013
View news from Ireland CAP Implementation Must Secure Suckler Herd
IRELAND - Strong and decisive action is required if stability is to be brought to the national suckler cow herd, said Irish Farmers Association President, John Bryan at the AIB National Livestock Show last week....
22 July 2013
View news from Ireland Fonterra Auction Recovery One More Indication of Firm Market
IRELAND - The Fonterra (GDT) auction on Tuesday, 16 July, saw the price of the main dairy products for trade to January 2014 increase by a weighted average of 4.9 per cent....
View news from Ireland Call for Govt Commitment on CAP Pillar II Rural Development Supports
IRELAND - The Irish Farmers Association Rural Development Chairman Flor McCarthy has called on the Government to immediately make commitments to adequately fund the CAP Pillar 2 Rural Development Plan over the next seven years up to 2020....
18 July 2013
View news from Ireland 2012 KPMG/FJ Milk Price Audit: Widening Price Gap Unsustainable
IRELAND - Commenting on the 2012 KPMG/FJ milk price audit, IFA President John Bryan last week (Thursday, 11 July) welcomed the continued participation in this voluntary exercise of all the main milk purchasers. ...
View news from Ireland Unjustified Price Cuts Harming Farmers
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Henry Burns has hit out strongly at the meat factories accusing them of imposing serious income damage of livestock farmers with their unjustified price cutting tactics over the last four weeks....
17 July 2013
View news from Ireland Fodder Census Shows Two Thirds of Farmers Need to Save More Silage
IRELAND - A fodder census survey has shown that almost two thirds of farmers said that they needed to save more silage and hay for next winter, with just one third saying they would have adequate fodder stocks. ...
16 July 2013
View news from Ireland Beef Exports Up 55,000 Year On Year
IRELAND - Records up to mid-June show a 75 per cent recovery in shipments and much healthier headage exports at 128,000, Bord Bia has revealed....
10 July 2013
View news from Ireland IFA: Farmers Reject Factory Beef Price Cuts
IRELAND - With the farmers very busy at silage and hay and little or no pressure to move cattle, IFA National Livestock Chairman Henry Burns said farmers selling cattle should demand last week’s price and reject any price cuts from the factories. ...
09 July 2013
View news from Ireland Meat Plants Accused Of Dropping Slaughter Rates
IRELAND – Meat plants are being accused of lowering slaughter rates with the intention of artificially affecting supplies and pulling beef prices at a time when UK demand is strong....
05 July 2013
View news from Ireland June Milk Price of 38C/L + VAT Justified and Sustainable for 2013
IRELAND - IFA National Dairy Committee Chairman Kevin Kiersey said continued firm EU spot quotes for late June and early July, strong June average market returns, and a second consecutive Fonterra auction showing a clear upward correction, all combined...
04 July 2013
View news from Ireland Teagasc Moorepark Milk Quality Tool to Assist Standards on Farms
IRELAND - A new tool to improve milk quality standards has recently been developed at Teagasc, Moorepark. It comprises a series of video clips showing critical stages of the milking process and provides guidelines and recommendations for the production...
03 July 2013
View news from Ireland Teagasc Welcomes in Horizon 2020 - A New EU Funding System
IRELAND - Teagasc welcomes the arrival of Horizon 2020, a new funding body that will cover all EU Research and Innovation....
18 June 2013
View news from Ireland Protecting Livestock Sector Should Be A 'Red Line Issue'
IRELAND – Livestock and agriculture should be a ‘red line issue’, said John Bryan, Irish Farmers Association President at the EU/US trade deal in Dublin Castle last week....
17 June 2013
View news from Ireland Fonterra Auction Prices Should Be Impacting on EU Market
IRELAND – Cooperatives should consolidate April hardship bonuses and add 2 cents a litre to base prices in light of Fonterra auction price adjustments, an Irish Dairy Spokesman has announced....
11 June 2013
View news from Ireland Concerns Irish Beef Sector will be Sacrificed in EU Trade Talks with Canada
Ahead of the G8 Summit in Fermanagh later this month, IFA President John Bryan warned against a trade deal that would inflict severe damage on the Irish and European livestock sector as a result of a substantial increase in beef imports from an EU-Canada...
06 June 2013
View news from Ireland Ireland Set For Post Quota Growth
IRELAND – Before 2020, Ireland will become the fastest growing dairy economy, which will come as a big change from the largely ‘static’ milk production seen across the European Union since 2003, say analysts at Dairy Ireland....
View news from Ireland Cheese Given Advertising Go-Ahead
IRELAND - New television advertising rules aimed at eliminating the promotion of unhealthy and fatty snacks will not include cheese. ...
04 June 2013
View news from Ireland LMC: Quotes From 374-380p/kg For U-3 and 300p/kg For Good Cows
UK - Both slaughter and store animals have enjoyed good trade recently. Top quality bullocks at store sales averaged 211p/kg with fed cattle at an average GB price of 401.2p/kg. Kill was marginally shy of 7,000, write market analysts at the Livestock...
03 June 2013
View news from Ireland Plan Now To Avoid Fodder Shortages Next Winter
IRELAND - Every farmer should put a good fodder and financial plan in place now to get through next winter....
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