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30 May 2013
View news from Ireland Minister Acknowledges Parliament’s Positive, Helpful Engagement on CAP Reform
IRELAND - The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Simon Coveney has welcomed the constructive and helpful contribution made by the European Parliament to the ongoing efforts to achieve a political agreement on the reform of the CAP by the end...
27 May 2013
View news from Ireland Both Houses Pass Animal Health, Welfare Bill
IRELAND - The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney TD, has announced that that the Animal Health & Welfare Bill has now been passed by both houses of the Oireachtas and will be sent to the President for signing in the coming days....
24 May 2013
View news from Ireland Nitrate Laws Relaxed To Ensure Winter Fodder Supply
IRELAND – Farmers faced with slow growing meadows can benefit from a relaxing of nitrates regulations, Simon Coveney, Minister for Agriculture has announced....
21 May 2013
View news from Ireland Higher Production Costs Reduced 2012 Farm Incomes
IRELAND - A preliminary estimate of the Teagasc National Farm Survey results show that family farm income decreased by 15 per cent in 2012, bringing the average income figure for the farming sector to €25,483....
16 May 2013
View news from Ireland Positive Discussion on Key CAP Reform Issues
IRELAND - The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney, has welcomed what he described as a positive and useful discussion with his Member State colleagues on three elements of the CAP reform package on which there are clearly divergent...
03 May 2013
View news from Ireland Farmers Association Launch Fodder Crisis Fund
IRELAND – Farmers struggling in the worst forage crisis in living memory are to receive aid from the Irish Farmers Association (IFA)....
02 May 2013
View news from Ireland Farmhouse Cheese Sector Reports Successful Year
IRELAND - According to new figures released today by Bord Bia, the Irish Farmhouse Cheese sector is experiencing a boom, with retail sales in Ireland increasing by 43 per cent since 2011, to reach €4 million per annum. ...
26 April 2013
View news from Ireland Measures Agreed to Deal with Fodder Shortage
IRELAND - Co-ops in Ireland have agreed to substantially increase the volume of fodder being imported into the country over the short to medium term. ...
24 April 2013
View news from Ireland Common Agricultural Policy Reform on Course
IRELAND - Irish Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney, has reported back to his colleagues on recent discussions with the European Parliament confirming that full political agreement by the end of June was still very much on target....
23 April 2013
View news from Ireland Prioritise Sucklers and Heifers When Facing Fodder Shortages
IRELAND - Irish cattlemen are being warned that special care is required this spring to avoid the knock of effects of a difficult forage year and a poor winter into spring and summer....
18 April 2013
View news from Ireland Irish Fodder Situation Still Critical
IRELAND - The Irish Farmers Association's Deputy President Eddie Downey has appealed to farmers with surplus fodder, including straw, to make it available to their neighbours who need feed urgently to get them through the next number of days until grass...
15 April 2013
View news from Ireland IFA's CAP Campaign Focuses on Role of MEPs in Final Outcome
IRELAND - IFA President John Bryan will engage in an intensive round of discussions with the rapporteurs from the main groups in the European Parliament and Irish MEPs next week, as IFA’s campaign on CAP Reform intensifies. ...
11 April 2013
View news from Ireland Cattle Vital for Irish Economy
IRELAND - Cattle and sheep sectors are worth €5.7 billion to the economy and could play a huge role in rebuilding the nation....
08 April 2013
View news from Ireland Strong Irish Beef Prices Continue
IRELAND - Strong beef prices are expected to continue in Ireland, driven by tight supplies and very buoyant demand in the market. ...
26 March 2013
View news from Ireland Opportunities For Irish Beef as Iran Drop Import Ban
IRELAND – After a 17 year hiatus, the Department of Agriculture has announced the resumption of beef exports to Iran. ...
22 March 2013
View news from Ireland Breeding for Improved Product Quality
IRELAND - A new multidisciplinary research project involving Teagasc, UCC, UCD and ICBF is looking at breeding for improved product quality in dairy, beef and sheep in Ireland....
14 March 2013
View news from Ireland Herd Number Increase Confirmed by Exporters
IRELAND - Export plants have been reporting strong sheep and cattle supplies. ...
01 March 2013
View news from Ireland IFA Liquid Milk Campaign in Dublin City Centre
IRELAND - IFA National Liquid Milk Committee Chairman Teddy Cashman said specialist liquid milk producers were taking their campaign to the city centre of Dublin to highlight the fact that they are broke supplying year-round the fresh quality milk consumers...
27 February 2013
View news from Ireland ICSA President Backs CAP Amendments
IRELAND - Irish Presidency amendments submitted to the council of ministers in Brussels have been welcomed by Gabriel Gilmartin, Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers’ Association (ICSA)president....
21 February 2013
View news from Ireland Export Trade Vital to Sector
IRELAND - Speaking at Waterford Port today (Tues), IFA President John Bryan welcomed the resumption of the live export trade to Libya. ...
19 February 2013
View news from Ireland Silage Advice for the Spring
IRELAND - After great effort through the winter to maintain breeding stock health and vigour everything must be done to ensure spring calving success, urges Dr. Siobhan Kavanagh, Nutrition Specialist, Teagasc....
14 February 2013
View news from Ireland EU Delivers €11 Billion Over Seven Years For Irish Agriculture
IRELAND - The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine has underlined the importance of the EU budget agreement for Irish farmers. The deal guarantees funding of over €1.5 billion per year for Ireland from the Common Agriculture Policy (CAP), following...
13 February 2013
View news from Ireland Horse Meat Demands Change from Consumer to Commission Level
Ireland/UK – Meat inspection failures highlighted by the recent horsemeat scandal have been met with strong disapproval from producer groups and MEPs who are demanding a stringent and speedy response by the legislative....
01 February 2013
View news from Ireland Ag Minister Welcomes Re-Opening of Live Export Trade
IRELAND - The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney TD, said that his Department had approved a vessel for the carriage of the live cattle after detailed inspection of the ship....
31 January 2013
View news from Ireland IFA President Welcomes Commitment from Tesco to Irish Beef
IRELAND - IFA President John Bryan said he has been in contact with Tesco Ireland and they have confirmed they will continue to buy Irish beef valued at over €177m per annum. ...
25 January 2013
View news from Ireland Impact Of Fodder Shortage Deepens on Farms
IRELAND - IFA Deputy President Eddie Downey has expressed concern over the impact of the fodder shortage that is being reported locally through the Project Teams set up at county level involving IFA, Teagasc and the Department of Agriculture....
View news from Ireland Covering Costs Requires Immediate Price Increase
IRELAND - IFA President John Bryan has called for an immediate liquid milk price lift for farmers, to off-set the huge feed cost increases, which the 2012 winter milk prices simply do not cover. ...
23 January 2013
View news from Ireland Liffey Meats Burger Laboratory Test Results Clear
IRELAND - The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Simon Coveney TD welcomed laboratory test results showing that there is no presence of equine DNA in a range of beef burgers sampled by the Department from product manufactured by Liffey Meats...
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