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23 March 2017
View news from Ireland GDT Upturn Must Help Co-ops Stay on Track
IRELAND - IFA National Dairy Committee Chairman Sean O’Leary said the upturn (+1.7 per cent) in the GDT weighted average price for products to be traded between April and September reflected the absence of surprise increase in volumes made available,...
21 March 2017
View news from Ireland IFA: Cattle Prices Increase as Supplies Tighten
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said cattle prices have risen a further 5 to 10c/kg this week, with the base price for steers at €3.90/kg and €3.95/kg paid. He said the base price for heifers has also moved on to €4.00/kg and...
17 March 2017
View news from Ireland Cattle Prices Drive on as Supplies Tighten
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods has reported cattle prices are rising this week with most plants increasing the base prices by 5c/kg to get numbers. He said the base price for steers has moved on to €3.85 for steers and €3.95/kg...
16 March 2017
View news from Ireland IFA: Carbery Milk Price Welcome, Other Co-ops Must Stay on Track
IRELAND - IFA National Dairy Committee Chairman Sean O’Leary has said the 1.5c/l increase announced by Carbery on February milk will bring the West Cork Co-ops within just over half a cent of the 33c/l predicted by several industry leaders for 2017....
15 March 2017
View news from Ireland Cattle Supplies Tighter; Prices Stronger This Week
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods has said cattle supplies are tighter this week and prices are stronger with agents reporting it much harder to get stock, and having to pay 5c/kg more. In addition, he said with the change in the weather...
10 March 2017
View news from Ireland IFA President Meets Egyptian Ambassador, Ceann Comhairle on Live Cattle Exports
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy had a very positive meeting with the Egyptian Ambassador Soha Samir Nashd Gendi in Dublin this week, and discussed the opportunities around the live export trade to Egypt....
View news from Ireland IFA Welcomes Positive News on Live Cattle Exports to Turkey
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said IFA has been in contact with Purcell Brothers and welcomed the positive news this week that they have secured a live cattle contract for exports to Turkey. He said this is a very positive development...
07 March 2017
View news from Ireland IFA Reports Stable Cattle Prices
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said cattle prices remain stable at a base price for steers of €3.80 and a heifer base of €3.90. ...
03 March 2017
View news from Ireland IFA Pushes for Re-opening of BDGP Suckler Scheme
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods has said he expects the Beef Data and Genomics Programme (BDGP) to re-open to new entrants this spring with applications in April and before the BPS closing date of 15 May....
02 March 2017
View news from Ireland IFA: Irish Labs Recognised Globally as Optimum System, Must be Maintained
IRELAND - Addressing a rally in Athlone to maintain the Regional Veterinary Laboratory services, IFA Animal Health Chairman Bert Stewart reiterated that the current structure is acknowledged by authorities worldwide as the optimal surveillance system...
28 February 2017
View news from Ireland Cattle Numbers Tighter, Prices Steady
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods has said cattle numbers are tighter this week and prices are steady at a base of €3.80 for steers and €3.90 for heifers, with some top prices of €3.95/kg paid for heifers....
24 February 2017
View news from Ireland IFA Welcomes Positive Move by Minister Creed on Calf Exports
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy has strongly welcomed the positive decision from Agriculture Minister Michael Creed to reduce inspection charges on calf exports by 75 per cent from €4.80 to €1.20 per head. He said this is a very positive boost to...
23 February 2017
View news from Ireland European Commission Launches Public Consultation on CAP
EU - The European Commission has launched a public consultation on the future of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP)....
22 February 2017
View news from Ireland IFA: Cattle Prices Steady
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods has said cattle prices are steady at a base of €3.80 for steers and €3.90 for heifers, with some top prices of €3.95/kg paid for heifers....
21 February 2017
View news from Ireland Teagasc Food Research Presented to Chinese Food Companies
IRELAND - Teagasc outlined its dairy and nutrition research to Chinese food companies at seminars organised by Enterprise Ireland in Shanghai (13 February) and Beijing (15 February) in China last week. ...
17 February 2017
View news from Ireland IFA Very Strong on €200 Support for Suckler Cows
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy said the IFA is very strong in its view that vulnerable low-income sectors like suckler farming must be strongly supported and prioritised for increased targeted direct supports of up to €200 per cow....
15 February 2017
View news from Ireland Solid Demand for Irish Cattle, Reports IFA
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods has said most steers are moving at a base of €3.80/kg and €3.90 base for heifers....
10 February 2017
View news from Ireland Ornua PPI Increase Bears Out IFA Analysis
IRELAND - IFA National Dairy Committee Chairman Sean O’Leary has said this week’s announcement by Ornua of a 1.6 point increase in their Product Purchasing Index to 105.4 points, which they state is equivalent to a milk price of 29.8c/l + VAT (31.4c/l...
View news from Ireland Problems with Live Valuation Scheme Continue to Mount for Farmers
IRELAND - IFA Animal Health Chairman Bert Stewart said the issuing of guideline prices on a weekly basis by the Department of Agriculture that are not representative of actual market prices is compounding existing problems that farmers have with the live...
08 February 2017
View news from Ireland IFA: GDT Result Confirms Market Recovery Continues
IRELAND - IFA National Dairy Committee Chairman Sean O’Leary said the GDT 1.3 per cent price increase had come as a surprise to commentators, but clearly showed that buyers were conscious of the rapidly falling global milk availability. ...
06 February 2017
View news from Ireland Fixed Milk Price Contracts Always Worth Considering, Says IFA
IRELAND - Co-ops have worked in conjunction with Ornua to ensure more farmers are offered the option of fixed milk price contracts. FMPCs are not for everyone, but they are always worth considering – read some guidance on making your decision....
View news from Ireland IFA: Importance of Keeping TB Vaccine Trial Results in Context
IRELAND - Commenting on the results of the field scale trial of badger vaccination against TB in Kilkenny, Bert Stewart IFA Animal Health Chairman said it is important to keep these results in context....
03 February 2017
View news from Ireland IFA Outlines Case for National Reserve for Young Farmers in 2017
IRELAND - Following a meeting of the CAP Advisory Committee in the Department of Agriculture yesterday (Thursday, 2 February), IFA Deputy President Richard Kennedy said IFA is very clear on the need for a National Reserve for young farmers in 2017....
31 January 2017
View news from Ireland IFA: Beef Trade Firm with Finishers Negotiating Better Deals
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said the cattle trade is firm with finishers digging in hard and negotiating deals above the base price of €3.80/3.85 for steers and €3.90/3.95 for heifers....
26 January 2017
View news from Ireland €200/Cow, Strong Live Trade Vital to Support Suckler Herd
IRELAND - Speaking at the IFA/Farmers Journal meeting on Supporting Sucklers in Balla Mart Co Mayo (Tuesday, 24 January), IFA President Joe Healy said IFA is prioritising increased targeted direct supports of €200 per cow and a strong live export trade...
25 January 2017
View news from Ireland Dairy Farmers Urged to Return Production Reduction Scheme Form by 3 February
IRELAND - Dairy farmers who participated in the EU production reduction scheme for the October to December 2016 period must return their filled in and signed application forms for payment under the scheme by 3 February. Forms should be returned to their...
View news from Ireland IFA: Beef Trade Steady with Finishers Negotiating Deals
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said the cattle trade is steady, with supply/demand finely balanced and finishers digging in hard and negotiating deals above the base price of €3.80 for steers and €3.90 for heifers....
24 January 2017
View news from Ireland IFA Dairy Chairman Reminds Farmers to Engage with Their Co-op
IRELAND - IFA National Dairy Chairman Sean O’Leary reminded the dairy farmers who participated in the EU production reduction scheme for the October to December 2016 period that they must now return to their co-op their filled in and signed application...
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