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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....
29 April 2015
View news from Ireland Alltech, Ridley Agree Merger
IRELAND - A merger of two global livestock feed companies has been agreed....
23 April 2015
View news from Ireland Help for Irish Farmers to Control Johne's Disease
IRELAND - The Johne's Disease pilot control programme will expand to include more farms in Ireland, after the provision of more cash from the government....
15 April 2015
View news from Ireland Lower Irish Live Cattle Exports
IRELAND - Irish Live exports of cattle have eased so far this year to stand at 58,000 head, according to Eoin Kelly, Business Analyst at Bord Bia, the Irish Food Board....
10 April 2015
View news from Ireland Soil Improvement Worth 5 Tonnes Dry Matter Per Hectare
IRELAND – Irish soils can be improved dramatically through a soil care plan, dairy farmers are hearing....
View news from Ireland Quotas Off Needs Better Before Bigger
IRELAND - Quota removal takes the “shackles” off Irish dairy farmers but a leading economist insists that the best way to grow is to improve first....
31 March 2015
View news from Ireland “Positive” Trade Deal to Hurt Irish Beef Sector
IRELAND – The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) will benefit the Irish economy as a whole but is bad news for beef farmers, concludes an impact assessment....
20 March 2015
View news from Ireland Agriculture Helping Irish Economic Recovery
IRELAND - Irish Farmers Association (IFA) President Eddie Downey has said the latest strong growth figures for the Irish economy for 2014 show clearly the major role agriculture is playing in the Irish economic recovery....
19 March 2015
View news from Ireland Irish Dairy Board Price Index Shows Milk Price Improvement
IRELAND – Returns on milk are now back in line with current milk prices for dairy cooperatives, according to a national index....
03 March 2015
View news from Ireland Irish Dairy Herd Grows Fourth Year in Row
IRELAND – Irish dairy cow numbers have increased for the fourth consecutive year....
06 February 2015
View news from Ireland Dairy Co-op and Supplier Relationships Post-2015
IRELAND - Irish Farmers Association (IFA) National Dairy Committee Chairman Sean O’Leary has reviewed how the relationship between co-ops and their milk suppliers/shareholders needs to evolve post-quota....
04 February 2015
View news from Ireland Reducing Superlevy Exposure a Priority for Ireland
IRELAND - The Irish Farmers Association (IFA) National Dairy Committee Chairman Sean O’Leary said the dramatic 17.1 per cent fall in December 2014 milk production, as published today (Friday) by CSO is a clear sign that dairy farmers are actively working...
27 January 2015
View news from Ireland Irish Cattle Exports Lift in Volume and Earnings
IRELAND – Ireland’s live cattle exports leapt 13 per cent last year, increasing by 28,000 head, largely thanks to recovery in continental markets and strong UK buying....
16 January 2015
View news from Ireland Irish Food and Drink Exports Up For Fifth Year Running
IRELAND – Irish food and drink exports earned €10.5 billion in 2014, a four per cent increase and the fifth consecutive year of export growth, says The Irish Food Board (BordBia)....
12 January 2015
View news from Ireland New Irish Agriculture Secretary General Appointed
IRELAND - Aidan O’Driscoll has been appointed as the new Secretary General of the Irish Agriculture, Food and the Marine Department, following approval of the appointment by the Government....
View news from Ireland Irish Cattle Prices Rising
IRELAND - Cattle prices in Ireland are continuing to rise and meat plants are having to pay above quoted prices to get tighter supplies....
08 January 2015
View news from Ireland Agriculture Commissioner Vows to Tackle Supply Chain Profit-Taking
IRELAND - The Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development, Phil Hogan, said he plans to reduce the amount farmers pay on agricultural inputs. ...
View news from Ireland Ireland Assesses What US Beef Ban Lift Could Mean
IRELAND - The Republic of Ireland is the first European country to regain access into the US beef market, but the jury is still out as to the impact this could have on the sector’s future....
05 January 2015
View news from Ireland Ireland's Minister Announces Payments to Participants in Discussion Programmes
IRELAND - The Minister for Agriculture has announced that payments under the three Discussion Group Programmes will begin issuing to successful participants in the coming days. Payments totalling €9 million will be paid to Beef, Sheep and Dairy Cash...
24 December 2014
View news from Ireland Ireland, Russia Meeting Discusses Meat, Dairy and Seafood Sectors
IRELAND - The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney, has welcomed the outcome of the high-level bilateral meeting in Moscow between his Department and the Russian Authorities on agri-food issues. The meeting was held at the request...
19 December 2014
View news from Ireland Farmers Urge Progress on Beef Quality Measures
IRELAND - Irish farmers have called for the implementation of the Beef Forum decision on the market and pricing regarding the introduction of a Quality Assurance price incentive for steers and heifers from all quality assured farms....
View news from Ireland Irish Milk Production Over Quota at End November
IRELAND - The total volume of milk supplies in Ireland up to the end of November 2014 saw the country Ireland 6.51 per cent over-quota....
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