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10 February 2014
View news from Ireland Fonterra Auction Confirms Robust Global Demand, Prices for Butter, Powders
IRELAND - Commenting on the results of the recent Fonterra auction, the first for February and involving trading contracts to August 2014, IFA National Dairy Chairman Sean O’Leary said that the weighted average 0.5 per cent price lift was due to robust...
07 February 2014
View news from Ireland New Beef Genomics Payment of €80 Positive for Suckler Farmers
IRELAND - Speaking in Bandon, Co Cork IFA National Livestock Chairman Henry Burns said the new Beef Genomics scheme launched by Agriculture Minister Simon Coveney of €52m per year amounting to a payment of €80 per cow on 650,000 calved cows is a positive...
View news from Ireland Irish Farmers Protest Against Factory Price Cuts
IRELAND - Addressing a large crowd of livestock farmers at the cattle price protest outside Kepak in Clonee on Wednesday (5 February), IFA President Eddie Downey said there is real anger and frustration with all the meat factories over the way they have...
05 February 2014
View news from Ireland More Funding for Ireland's Johne’s Disease Programme
IRELAND - The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney, has announced that his Department will commit significant additional funding amounting to €250,000 toward the continuation of Animal Health Ireland’s Johne’s Disease Control...
View news from Ireland Minister Welcomes Re-opening of Lebanese Market to Irish Beef, Lamb
IRELAND - The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney has welcomed the decision of the Lebanese authorities to fully re-open its market to Irish beef, sheepmeat and cooked meats....
27 January 2014
View news from Ireland Buyers Criticised For Bull Beef 'Crisis'
IRELAND - Beef factories have been accused of leaving farmers 'high and dry' after increasing penalties on the age of bull beef. ...
22 January 2014
View news from Ireland Glanbia Price Decisions Welcomed
IRELAND – An industry spokesman has welcomed dairy group Glanbia’s decision to remove the growth levy on post quota production growth....
16 January 2014
View news from Ireland New President Sets Out Key Priorities for Irish Farmers
IRELAND - In his inaugural address to the 59th Annual General Meeting of the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) in the Irish Farm Centre, Dublin on Tuesday (14 January), newly-elected President Eddie Downey set out four key priorities for his term of...
14 January 2014
View news from Ireland Beef Crisis Warning After Food Exports Announcement
IRELAND – Irish livestock sector representatives have said that Bord Bia’s food export figures are masking beef sector woes....
13 January 2014
View news from Ireland Irish Food and Drink Exports Approach €10 billion
IRELAND - The value of Irish food and drink exports has approached €10billion for the first time in 2013, according to new figures released by Bord Bia....
View news from Ireland Rising Input Costs Erode Price Gains for Irish Farmers
IRELAND - The Outlook/Review 2014 undertaken by IFA Economist Kevin Kilcline shows that National Farm Income in 2013 is estimated to have risen by 2.4 per cent on 2012. ...
07 January 2014
View news from Ireland Early Funding Decision 'Vital' For Low Incomes Farmers
IRELAND - A clear decision must be made soon on Rural Development Funding, an Irish Farmers Association speaker has stressed. ...
06 January 2014
View news from Ireland Farmers Association Tackles Factories on Bull Beef Price Cuts
IRELAND - Together with bull beef finishers, the Irish Farmers Association is arranging meetings with local factory management across the country over the factories unfair attack on the bull beef price. ...
17 December 2013
View news from Ireland Farmers Warn Politicians on Funding
IRELAND - Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers’ Association president Gabriel Gilmartin has warned the Minister for Agriculture on the need to secure 50/50 co-funding for the Rural Development Programme. ...
View news from Ireland Meat Factories Accused of Sending 'Contradictory' Signals
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Henry Burns accused the meat factories of sending confused and contradictory messages to farmers on the beef market and imposing new price cuts and specifications on a daily basis....
16 December 2013
View news from Ireland Renewal of Agreement to Promote Farm Health and Safety
IRELAND - Teagasc and the Health and Safety Authority have signed a new Memorandum of Understanding to work jointly to promote improved farm health and Safety adoption by farmers in Ireland....
13 December 2013
View news from Ireland Bullish Teagasc Outlook Cautiously Welcomed
IRELAND – Positive Teagasc projections for the livestock sector have been met with a cautionary response from the Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers’ Association (ICSA)....
04 December 2013
View news from Ireland Japan BSE Ban Lift Worth 2 Billion to Irish
IRELAND – The Irish Farmers Association (IFA) is expecting a €2 billion upsurge in demand for Irish beef offal products, following the re-opening of the Japanese market....
21 November 2013
View news from Ireland Super Levy Likely Barring a Major Yield Shock
IRELAND – Super levy fears look likely, unless a ‘severe supply shock’ happens in the coming months, says the Irish Creamery Milk Suppliers Association (ICMSA)....
19 November 2013
View news from Ireland Farmers Told Not to Sell Milk to Unregistered Buyers
IRELAND – Farmers worried about being over quota must not panic sell milk to illegal unregistered buyers, advises the Irish Farmers Association (IFA)....
12 November 2013
View news from Ireland Important to Scrutinize Environmental Schemes Across Ireland
IRELAND – Agri-environment schemes must be suitable for Ireland’s farmers, said Alan Matthews, Professor Emeritus at Trinity College Dublin as he addressed the Teagasc Agri-environment conference last week....
31 October 2013
View news from Ireland Irish Trade Mission to Gulf States Opens New Agri Food Opportunities
IRELAND - Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney TD, is leading a week long trade mission to the Gulf States of Abu Dhabi, Qatar, Dubai and Saudi Arabia, opening up new opportunities for agri food exports....
22 October 2013
View news from Ireland EU-Canada Deal Cannot Form Basis for Negotiations with US, Says IFA
IRELAND - IFA President John Bryan warned the EU Commission that they cannot repeat the market access concessions on agriculture announced in the EU-Canada last week (18 October) in their forthcoming negotiations with the USA. He said it is unacceptable...
11 October 2013
View news from Ireland TB Reactors Are Lower Because of Wildlife Control Programme, says Irish Farm Spokesman
IRISH – An Irish Farm spokesman has echoed UK sentiments, instead praising the work of his own Irish Agricultural Department in battling tuberculosis (TB) in cattle....
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. ...
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