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21 August 2017
View news from Ireland IFA Demands Ag Minister's Intervention on Beef Prices
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy said the Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed can no longer ignore the major cuts in cattle prices at the meat factories that have left beef farmers facing losses this year....
18 August 2017
View news from Ireland IFA Reports Busy Weeks on Live Exports Ahead
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said the next number of weeks will be busy on the live export side with three boats set to sail to Turkey with weanlings and breeding heifers....
View news from Ireland Farmers Concerned About Glanbia 5-year Scheme's Feed Link
IRELAND - IFA National Dairy Committee Chairman Sean O’Leary has said that while the 5-year fixed milk price contract announced by Glanbia is another important effort to help farmers manage their milk price risk, giving preferential access based on...
17 August 2017
View news from Ireland IFA President Says Beef Price Cuts Must Stop
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy said beef price cuts at the meat factories must stop as they are squeezing out any chance of profit for farmers grazing cattle this year....
16 August 2017
View news from Ireland IFA Says UK Customs Proposals Very Negative for Irish Agriculture
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy has said the UK’s insistence on leaving the customs union and pursuing an independent trade policy will amount to a hard Brexit and is potentially very negative for Irish agriculture and the value of Ireland's agri-food...
15 August 2017
View news from Ireland IFA Calls for All Co-ops to Follow Glanbia, Lakeland Lead
IRELAND - IFA Dairy Chairman Sean O’Leary has called on co-ops to follow the lead set by Lakeland and Glanbia and increase their July milk price by at least 1c/l....
14 August 2017
View news from Ireland Beef, Livestock Sector the Heartbeat of Rural Ireland, Says IFA
IRELAND - The beef and livestock sector is the very heartbeat of rural Ireland and must be defended and secured in the face of major challenges, IFA President Joe Healy said today at the AIB Tullamore Show....
09 August 2017
View news from Ireland Strong Manufacturing Beef Market Demand Leaves Factories Looking for Cattle
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said cattle supplies at the meat factories this week are tighter than anticipated and factories are finding it more difficult to cattle at the lower quoted prices....
07 August 2017
View news from Ireland IFA Accuses Factories of Undermining Beef Market
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods has accused the factories of undermining the beef market with unnecessary cattle price cuts geared at eroding confidence at farmer level....
View news from Ireland IFA: Stronger 2017 Dairy Farms Must Not Distract from Challenges to Sector
IRELAND - Responding to the Teagasc Situation and Outlook 2017 forecast that dairy farm incomes would increase significantly this year, IFA National Dairy Chairman Sean O’Leary said that while the improvement is welcome, it was also badly needed, coming...
03 August 2017
View news from Ireland Stronger 2017 Dairy Farm Incomes Must Not Distract from Challenges to Sector
IRELAND - Responding to the Teagasc Situation and Outlook 2017 forecast that dairy farm incomes would increase significantly this year, IFA National Dairy Chairman Sean O’Leary said that while the improvement is welcome, it was also badly needed, coming...
View news from Ireland IFA Welcomes Resolution on ICBF Funding
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy said the IFA welcomed the agreement reached between the Department of Agriculture, ICBF and tag suppliers in relation to the funding of ICBF, announced by Minister Creed this week. ...
02 August 2017
View news from Ireland IFA Reports Progress on Resuming Live Export Trade to Egypt
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods has said the veterinary certificate negotiated by the Department of Agriculture for fattening cattle for live export to Egypt is good news for the livestock sector and increases the possibility of...
01 August 2017
View news from Ireland Irish Farmers Resisting Beef Price Pressure, Says IFA
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said farmers are strongly resisting unnecessary pressure from the factories this week on cattle prices....
27 July 2017
View news from Ireland IFA Demands Stronger Policy Delivery on Beef, Sheep
IRELAND - Stronger action at EU and Government level is required to address the ongoing income challenges in the beef and sheep sectors, IFA President Joe Healy said at the Farmers Journal open day on the Tullamore suckler and sheep farm....
24 July 2017
View news from Ireland Call for Total Contribution Pension System to be Introduced in 2018 Budget
IRELAND - IFA Farm Family and Social Affairs Chairperson Maura Canning has called for the current averaging system to be moved to a total contributions system for the purposes of calculating a person’s Contributory State Pension payment rate in the...
21 July 2017
View news from Ireland Tighter Cattle Supplies Than Forecast for H2/2017, IFA Reports
IRELAND - Beef production and cattle numbers for the second half of 2017 will be much less that originally forecast, according to IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods who said this paints a much more positive picture on the beef trade for the remainder...
19 July 2017
View news from Ireland IFA: Co-ops Must Ensure Farmers Benefit Fully from Dairy Upturn
IRELAND - As the GDT auction registers another small 0.2 per cent rise yesterday, IFA National Dairy Committee Chairman Sean O’Leary called on co-ops to work harder on passing back as much of the dairy upturn as possible to farmers, who after two years...
18 July 2017
View news from Ireland Irish Cattle Price Strong This Week
IRELAND - National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said the cattle trade is stronger this week with the base price for steers at €4.05/4.10 and €4.15/4.20/kg base being paid for heifers....
View news from Ireland Recognition of Experience, Competency of Farmers Fundamental to Animal Health Strategy
IRELAND - IFA National Animal Health Chairman Bert Stewart has welcomed the launch of the National Farmed Animal Health Strategy (NFAHS) 2017-2022 and the Animal Health Surveillance Strategy for Ireland 2016-2021 by the Minister for Agriculture Michael...
14 July 2017
View news from Ireland Irish Milk Prices Have a Way to Go to Catch Up with EU Competitors
IRELAND - As co-ops decide this week on their June milk price, IFA National Dairy Committee Chairman Sean O’Leary said they have some catching up to do to ensure Irish dairy farmers receive the full benefits from improving markets, and competitive milk...
View news from Ireland Strong Action Needed to Tackle Competition Issues in Beef Sector, IFA to CCPC
IRELAND - IFA Livestock Chairman Angus Woods led an IFA delegation with senior officials in the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) in Dublin this week....
10 July 2017
View news from Ireland IFA Critical of Department's Approach to Issues with Live Valuation Scheme
IRELAND - IFA Animal Health Chairman Bert Stewart has strongly criticised the inactivity of the Department of Agriculture on key issues raised by IFA in relation to the Live Valuation Scheme....
07 July 2017
View news from Ireland IFA Says Co-ops Need to Up Milk Price Ambitions
IRELAND - IFA National Dairy Committee Chairman Sean O’Leary has said that in participating voluntarily to the Farmers’ Journal/KPMG 2016 Milk Price Review, co-ops were contributing to providing unique milk price transparency which was the envy of...
04 July 2017
View news from Ireland IFA: Labour Shortages, Price Volatility and Brexit Pose Challenges to Irish Dairy
IRELAND - Speaking from Moorepark 2017, this year’s Teagasc Dairy Open Day in Fermoy today, IFA National Dairy Committee Chairman Sean O’Leary said Irish dairy farmers, supported by industry stakeholders and quality production advice from Teagasc,...
28 June 2017
View news from Ireland Beef Price Cuts Costing Irish Farmers €1m/Week
IRELAND - Farmers have been counting the costs of the beef price cuts with the move costing them more than €1m this week....
23 June 2017
View news from Ireland Estimated May Milk Price League Shows Many Co-ops Have Scope to Beat Average
IRELAND - IFA National Dairy Chairman Sean O’Leary has said that, assuming that all co-ops increase their May milk price by 1c/l including VAT, many would have a way to go to catch up with the 30.78c/l + VAT average indicated by an update to the April...
20 June 2017
View news from Ireland IFA: Seven Reasons Why Farmers Should Resist Factory Pressure on Cattle Prices
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy said there is no market basis for pressure on cattle prices at this time. He said the move by the factories to pull quotes and talk down the trade is an attempt to force out very tight supplies of prime cattle....
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