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12 November 2020
View news from Ireland Irish Farmers Association vows to reject additional licensing requirements for dairy farmers
The Irish Farmers Association Dairy Chairman Tom Phelan issued a news release stressing that diary farmers should not face additional licensing from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), contradicting media reports. ...
09 November 2020
View news from Ireland IFA criticises Ireland's bovine TB strategy
The Irish Farmers Association says that increasing pre-movement tests will not solve Ireland's TB problem. ...
14 October 2020
View news from Ireland New campaign hopes to give grass-fed Irish beef an edge
Bord Bia, the Irish Food Board, is launching a big impact marketing campaign placing grass-fed Irish beef in the spotlight this autumn in a bid to drive awareness of its premium qualities and Ireland’s unique grass-fed production systems...
01 October 2020
View news from Ireland Bord Bia launches world’s first scientifically supported Grass Fed Standard for Beef
Bord Bia, the Irish Food Board, has launched a Grass Fed Standard for Beef, the world’s first on a national scale, that allows it to track and verify the percentage of grass consumed in the diet of Irish beef herds....
21 September 2020
View news from Ireland “Agri-Food Companies Must Get Ready for Brexit” - Urgent Message to Stakeholders
The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Charlie McConalogue T.D., has called on companies in the agri-food and fisheries sectors to urgently complete their preparations for the new trading arrangements that will pertain between the EU and UK...
10 September 2020
View news from Ireland Ireland suspends coronavirus testing at meat plants as demand for tests increases
Ireland’s Health Service Executive (HSE) has suspended COVID-19 testing for meat plant workers as demand for screening increases and capacity is stretched....
10 August 2020
View news from Ireland Ireland makes payments on calf investment scheme
Agriculture Minister Calleary announces that payments have commenced under the Calf Investment Scheme....
06 August 2020
View news from Ireland Ireland unveils COVID-19 relief for beef finishers
Minister Calleary has announced the details of €50 million Beef Finisher Payment scheme, highlighting his support for the 42,000 farmers who were impacted by the economic fallout of COVID-19....
01 August 2020
View news from Ireland Ireland’s cattle trade shows that factories can afford to pay more for meat
Ireland’s strong cattle trade shows that, “factories can afford to pay more,” according to the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA)....
13 July 2020
View news from Ireland Irish health authorities gave meat plants advance notice of COVID-19 inspections
Ireland’s HSA gave advance notice of standards checks to meat plants, but Meat Industry Ireland leader denies pressuring safety body....
06 July 2020
View news from Ireland Irish survey data shows worrying rise in dairy overheads
The results from Ireland's National Farm Survey (NFS), which show modest gains in farm family incomes, may not be as positive as they initially appear. ...
View news from Ireland Meat processors are driving farmers out of business - IFA
Irish Farmers Association President Tim Cullinan says factories have to stop driving farmers out of business and increase beef prices to fair levels. ...
22 June 2020
View news from Ireland Liming can reduce greenhouse gas emissions while improving grassland productivity
Emerging research in Johnstown Castle, Ireland has shown that increasing soil pH by liming caused a significant reduction in nitrous oxide emissions and increased grassland productivity. ...
21 June 2020
View news from Ireland Irish farmers critical of changes to bovine TB programme
The Irish Farmers Association Animal Health Chairman Pat Farrell is critical of the Department of Agriculture’s changes in Ireland’s TB Eradication Programme....
01 June 2020
View news from Ireland Irish Beef Finishers Hit Hard by COVID-19 & Brexit Losses of €111M
Irish Farmer's Association National Livestock Chairman Brendan Golden said Agriculture Minister Creed must secure a direct payment package to make up for the beef price losses for winter finishers on the back of the COVID-19 outbreak and Brexit inflicted...
28 May 2020
View news from Ireland China suspends Irish beef imports after BSE case
China has suspended beef imports from Ireland after a case of Atypical BSE was identified....
25 May 2020
View news from Ireland Irish farmers sound the alarm over no-deal Brexit
Irish Farmers Association president tells delegation that Brexit still poses a massive threat to Irish farming....
21 May 2020
View news from Ireland Spread of COVID-19 a “huge learning curve” for Irish meat processors
Senior Irish health officials express concerns over recent spike in coronavirus cases at Irish meat plants....
19 May 2020
View news from Ireland IFA urges cattle marts to re-open if they can maintain COVID-19 precautions
The Irish Farmers Association stresses that mart structures provide an essential service for farmers and need continued support....
15 May 2020
View news from Ireland April price cut puts Irish dairy farmers on the back foot
Cuts to Irish milk prices in April a further blow to dairy farmers....
View news from Ireland Improved Irish retail demand sees cattle prices rising
The Irish Farmers Association reports that domestic cattle prices are strengthening due to contracting supplies and steady retail demand....
04 May 2020
View news from Ireland COVID-19 cases confirmed in three Irish meat processing plants
Ireland’s agriculture minister reports six infection clusters at plants....
23 April 2020
View news from Ireland IFA calls for Government to release €24 million in unspent aid to bolster beef farmers
The shuttered food service and restaurant sectors across Europe have hobbled Irish beef exports....
22 April 2020
View news from Ireland IFA campaign on beef price supports, direct income aid
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Brendan Golden said IFA is driving an intensive lobbying campaign with TDs and MEPs to get the Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed and the EU Agriculture Commissioner Janusz Wojciechowski to take urgent action...
17 April 2020
View news from Ireland Irish suckler farmers encouraged to apply for new BEEP scheme
The Irish Farmers Association welcomes the new BEEP-S scheme which aims to pay farmers €90 per cow suckler....
13 April 2020
View news from Ireland Irish dairy farmers enter unique collaboration to meet COVID-19 challenge
Irish Farmers Association (IFA) Dairy Chairman Tom Phelan takes steps to reassure Irish dairy farmers as the pandemic grinds on....
01 April 2020
View news from Ireland Irish farmers petition European Commission to suspend non-EU beef imports
The Irish Farmers’ Association has submitted a letter to the Government and European Commission urging a halt in beef exports from outside Europe....
20 March 2020
View news from Ireland Farming priority must be to keep industry operating, good moving, says IFA
IRELAND - IFA President Tim Cullinan said that farmers and everybody involved in the sector needs to fully observe all HSE protocols and do everything they can to minimise risk, so processors, co-op stores and marts can be kept operating....
 
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