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18 January 2013
View news from Ireland Silvercrest Suspends Operations over Horse Meat Discovery
IRELAND - The ABP Food Group has suspended all operations at its Silvercrest Country Monaghan meat processing plant - one of the plants at the centre of the discovery of horse and pig meat DNA traces in beef burgers....
View news from Ireland Minister Announces Meat Sector Technology Programme Launch
IRELAND - The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney TD, has announced the launch of a new Sheep Technology Adoption Programme and additional phases of technology adoption programmes in the beef and dairy sectors....
14 January 2013
View news from Ireland Minister Welcomes New BSE Testing Rules
IRELAND - The Irish Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney, has welcomed the EU decision to relax BSE testing rules....
11 January 2013
View news from Ireland Minister Outlines Ireland's Plan for Presidency in the Agri-food Sector
IRELAND - The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney has outlined Ireland’s plan for the six month Presidency in the agri-food sector....
09 January 2013
View news from Ireland 2012 Dairy Review Shows Prices Drop 9 per cent
IRELAND - The impact of a wet summer was exaggerated by low prices as margins suffered due to increased concentrate feed usage, according to the Teagasc Dairy Farming review for 2012 by Trevor Donnellan, Thia Hennessy and Brian Moran....
07 January 2013
View news from Ireland Meaningful CAP Rural Development Plan Wanted Post-2013
IRELAND - IFA Rural Development Chairman, Flor McCarthy has urged the Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney to put in place a meaningful Rural Development Plan, with farmers at the centre of all support measures....
04 January 2013
View news from Ireland CAP Negotiations Will Make 2013 a Defining Year for Farming
IRELAND - Irish Farmers' Association President John Bryan has wished all farm families good health, and especially safe farming in the year ahead. He asked all farmers, in every task and every day, to put farm safety top of their work agenda in 2013....
18 December 2012
View news from Ireland Farm Assist Cuts Deeply Unfair on Low-Income Farmers
IRELAND - IFA Rural Development Chairman Flor McCarthy said the changes in the Budget by the Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton for the means test for Farm Assist was a direct attack on the most vulnerable group of farmers, and will impact severely...
17 December 2012
View news from Ireland IFA Raise Concerns Over EU/Canada Trade Talks
IRELAND - The IFA President John Bryan has written to the Taoiseach Enda Kenny highlighting the serious concerns of Irish farmers over increases in the volume of beef imports into Europe from the current EU/Canadian trade negotiations. ...
14 December 2012
View news from Ireland Glanbia Shareholders, Milk Suppliers Show Strong Leadership with Yes Vote
IRELAND - Following the Glanbia Co-op’s Special General Meeting in advance of the shareholders’ and milk suppliers’ vote, IFA President John Bryan welcomed the decision made by both Glanbia shareholders and milk suppliers to overwhelmingly support...
13 December 2012
View news from Ireland Income Drop for Some Farm Systems in 2012 but Recovery Ahead
IRELAND - Newly released Teagasc estimates indicate that Irish farm income in 2012 averaged €21,500, a drop of 12 percent compared with last year. However, Teagasc economists indicate that this average reduction masks very significant variations in...
11 December 2012
View news from Ireland Brucellosis Programme to Save Three Million Euros
The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney TD, has revealed the Brucellosis testing programme for 2013....
07 December 2012
View news from Ireland Budget Cuts Frustrate ICSA
IRELAND - The Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers’ Association has expressed frustration at a policy of continued reductions to vital farm schemes, notably a cut in the Disadvantaged Area Scheme and the replacement of the current Suckler Cow Welfare Scheme...
05 December 2012
View news from Ireland Government Must Fully Support Farming Sector This Year
IRELAND - In advance of this week’s Budget, IFA President John Bryan said funding for all farm schemes must be protected in next week’s Budget, given the very difficult income situation on farms....
04 December 2012
View news from Ireland New Figures from CSO Underline Need to Address Rising Costs
IRELAND - Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers’ Association president, Gabriel Gilmartin, says the latest statistics on agricultural prices released by the CSO underline the need to address the continued rise in farm input costs....
30 November 2012
View news from Ireland Irish Cattle Slaughterings Rise
IRELAND - The number of cattle slaughtered in Ireland in October was 1.8 per cent higher than in October 2011, according to figures from the Irish Central Statistics Office....
View news from Ireland Irish Agricultural Production Costs Rise
IRELAND - Irish agricultural production costs are rising faster than the prices being achieve in the market according to the latest statitics from the Irish Central Statistics Office....
28 November 2012
View news from Ireland Budget Decisions Must Not Add to Farming Woes
UK - After the Common Agricultural Policy budget discussions last week the Irish Farmers' Association (IFA) have voiced concern about the effects of reduced CAP payments and has urged Prime Minister Enda Kenny to stay committed to securing a full CAP...
27 November 2012
View news from Ireland Top Accolade for Irish beef at Culinary Olympics
IRELAND - Irish Beef has been selected as a key ingredient by the organisers of the prestigious French culinary competition, Bocuse d’Or, writes Declan Fennell, Meat Division, Bord Bia – Irish Food Board. ...
19 November 2012
View news from Ireland CAP is Core Issue says Minister
IRELAND - Irish Minister Simon Coveney has said that defending the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) funding for Ireland is still at the heart of the Government's stance in the negotiations on the seven-year EU budget....
12 November 2012
View news from Ireland Canada Trade Talks Could Damage Beef Sector
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Henry Burns has said current free trade negotiations between the European Union and Canada could be very to Farmers in Ireland....
09 November 2012
View news from Ireland Cattle Prices Respond to Producer Demands
IRELAND - Cattle prices are rising rapidly as farmers dig in demanding price increases and Christmas approaches, according to IFA National Livestock Chairman Henry Burns....
06 November 2012
View news from Ireland Industry Made Progress During 2011, Export Earnings Up
IRELAND- According to a Teagasc annual report, farming and the agri food industry made steady progress during 2011, generating important economic activity in rural area and valuable export earnings for the country....
01 November 2012
View news from Ireland Schmallenberg Case Confirmed in County Cork
IRELAND - Schmallenberg has been confirmed in a bovine foetus in County Cork, Ireland. ...
31 October 2012
View news from Ireland Department Issues Liver Fluke Forecast and Alert
IRELAND - A disease-forecasting model based on recent weather data provided by Met Eireann predicts that the risk of liver fluke infestation is very high including parts of the country not usually considered at risk such south east Ireland, report the...
30 October 2012
View news from Ireland Liquid Milk Farmers not Paid Enough to Sustain Supplies
IRELAND - Irish Farmers' Union (IFA) National Liquid Milk Committee Chairman Teddy Cashman said specialist liquid milk producers were not paid enough to deal with the current massive feed cost inflation. For the longer term, their remuneration is out...
29 October 2012
View news from Ireland Livestock Numbers Increase on Irish Farms
IRELAND - The Irish livestock sector saw a strong recovery in both cattle numbers and sheep numbers in June 2012 according to the results of the CSO livestock survey published this week. This reflects a renewed confidence in the sector give the higher...
23 October 2012
View news from Ireland Is Ireland Ready for More Milk?
IRELAND - The 2012 Teagasc National Dairy Conferences will take place on Tuesday, 20 November in Tralee and Wednesday, 21 November in Mullingar. The theme for the conferences is ‘Is Ireland ready for more milk?’ These Conferences will challenge farmers...
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