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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....
16 June 2017
View news from Ireland IFA: Strong Beef Prices Driven by Strong Market Demand
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said beef prices are holding firm, driven by extremely strong market demand and rising prices in our main export market in the UK....
14 June 2017
View news from Ireland IFA National Dairy Committee Seeks May Milk Price Increase
IRELAND - The 29 members of the IFA National Dairy Committee, drawn from each IFA County Executive, met Monday (12 June) in Dublin to examine the outlook for dairy markets, and the prospects for further milk price increases....
09 June 2017
View news from Ireland IFA: Ornua May PPI Increase Shows Dairy Market Recovery Can, Must be Passed Back to Farmers
IRELAND - IFA National Dairy Chairman Sean O’Leary has said the 1.8 point increase in the May Ornua PPI to 106.8, equivalent to a milk price of 32c/l including VAT, after deduction of a 6.5c/l processing cost, vindicates IFA’s view that more of the...
07 June 2017
View news from Ireland Why Full Dairy Market Recovery Must be Passed Back to Farmers
IRELAND - IFA National Dairy Chairman Sean O’Leary has said the National Farm Survey results showing a 17 per cent fall in 2016 dairy farmers’ incomes confirmed the fact that farmers have taken the brunt of the dairy downturn....
06 June 2017
View news from Ireland Live Cattle Exports Up 43% on Last Year
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said live exports are performing well this year and providing a major boost to cattle farmers....
05 June 2017
View news from Ireland Fall in Milk Prices, Crop Yields Lead to Lower Average Farm Income in 2016
IRELAND - A preliminary estimate of the Teagasc National Farm Survey results show that family farm income decreased by 9 per cent in 2016, bringing the average income figure for the farming sector to €24,060. This is the return for the farmers’ labour...
View news from Ireland Beef Trade Remains Strong, Says IFA
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods has said the cattle trade remains strong with the base price for steers at €4.15/kg and some top prices of €4.20 paid....
01 June 2017
View news from Ireland IFA Urges Dairies, Retailers to Show Commitment to Milk Producers' Economic Sustainability
IRELAND - IFA National Liquid Milk Chairman John Finn said today, Thursday, 1 June, is the day selected by the UN/FAO for World Milk Day to celebrate the important contributions the dairy sector makes to economic development, livelihoods and nutrition....
30 May 2017
View news from Ireland IFA: Cattle Trade Remains Strong
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods has said the cattle trade remains reasonably strong with the base price for steers at €4.15/kg and some top prices of €4.20 paid....
26 May 2017
View news from Ireland Strong Cattle Trade Evident
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods has said the cattle trade remains reasonably strong with the base price for steers at €4.10 and some top prices of €4.15/4.20. ...
24 May 2017
View news from Ireland Free Trade Must be Maintained in Brexit, Say Unions
IRELAND - Livestock representatives from the UK Farming Unions and the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) have met in Belfast to discuss Brexit and the trade implications for the livestock sector....
23 May 2017
View news from Ireland Cattle Prices Continue to Strengthen
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said cattle prices are continuing to strengthen with the base price for steers having moved up to a minimum of €4.10 all round and some prices of €4.15 to €4.20 paid....
22 May 2017
View news from Ireland Cattle Prices on the Up
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods has said cattle price are increasing again this week, with reports of €4.10 to as high as €4.20 base offered for steers and €4.20 to €4.30 offered for heifers....
View news from Ireland IFA Puts Forward Proposals for New Protocol on Bord Bia Farm Audits
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said IFA has put forward proposals to Bord Bia for a new Protocol on Farm Audits under the Sustainable Beef and Lamb Quality Assurance Scheme (SBLQAS)....
18 May 2017
View news from Ireland Partnership on Ireland’s Contribution to Global Agriculture Development
IRELAND - Minister of State for the Diaspora and International Development, Mr Joe McHugh TD, and TEAGASC Director Professor Gerry Boyle, signed an agreement to renew the partnership between Irish Aid and TEAGASC, to enhance Ireland’s contribution to...
15 May 2017
View news from Ireland Cattle Prices Continue to Harden
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said cattle prices are continuing to drive forward with the base price for steers and heifers at €4.10 and €4.20/kg....
09 May 2017
View news from Ireland IFA Meets Canadian Cattlemen's Association on Beef
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy and National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods met with a delegation from the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association and Canadian Meat Council in Dublin this week to discuss a range of issues on beef including trade, standards,...
08 May 2017
View news from Ireland Cattle Trade Continues to Strengthen
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said the cattle trade continues to strengthen with strong demand for cattle from the factories, live exporters and also at the marts....
View news from Ireland IFA Meets Teagasc on Progress Regarding IFA Proposals on Measurement of Dairy Farmers' Own Labour
IRELAND - Last week, IFA Deputy President Richard Kennedy, IFA’s representative on the board of Teagasc, led a delegation from the Dairy and Liquid Milk IFA Committees and Fresh Milk Producers in a an update meeting to review the significant work carried...
04 May 2017
View news from Ireland IFA Reports Strong Cattle Trade as Prices, Live Exports Increase
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said the cattle trade remains buoyant with strong demand for cattle from the factories, live exporters and also at the marts....
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