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16 January 2018
View news from Ireland IFA: Glanbia Holding December Price, Topping up H2 Supplies Right Decision
IRELAND - IFA National Dairy Chairman Tom Phelan said the decisions by the Glanbia Board to hold the December milk price and to top up second half supplies by 1.1c/l were correctly made, and he commended board members for listening to IFA dairy reps and...
15 January 2018
View news from Ireland New Chair Elected for IFA Animal Health Committee
IRELAND - IFA’s National Animal Health Committee last week elected Pat Farrell from Kildare as Chairman, succeeding Bert Stewart in the role....
10 January 2018
View news from Ireland IFA Targets Major Increase in Live Exports for 2018
IRELAND - Speaking at the Bord Bia Live Export seminar in Tullamore on Monday (8 January), IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said Ireland needs to target an additional 100,000 head of live exports for 2018....
14 December 2017
View news from Ireland Co-ops can Afford Commitment to Hold Prices Until Spring at Least, Says IFA
IRELAND - Even allowing for some supporting of milk prices in early 2016, co-ops should be in a comfortable position to hold prices at least until spring, and should even examine their overall 2017 financial situation to consider the payment of end-year...
08 December 2017
View news from Ireland IFA Looks for Changes to EU Veterinary Medicinal Proposals
IRELAND - In meetings this week with Irish MEPs, IFA Animal Health Chairman Bert Stewart again outlined the concerns farmers have with EU proposals for the regulation of veterinary medicinal products....
05 December 2017
View news from Ireland Foodwise Targets Dependent on Brexit Outcome, Says IFA
IRELAND - Speaking at yesterday's major conference on the Foodwise 2025 strategy for the agri-food sector, IFA President Joe Healy said the achievement of the 2025 targets would be very dependent on what happens in the Brexit talks over the coming days....
29 November 2017
View news from Ireland New Beef Markets Won't Compensate for Brexit Losses, Says ICMSA President
IRELAND - No new market for Irish beef will compensate for the huge loss to the industry that would follow as a result of Brexit, according to outgoing ICMSA president John Comer....
13 November 2017
View news from Ireland IFA Demands Cattle Price Rise to €4.00/Kg
IRELAND - With grass cattle now gone, Christmas market demand in full swing and factories trying to buy cattle out of sheds, IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said farmers should be demanding a new minimum base price of €4.00/kg....
06 November 2017
View news from Ireland Fixed Milk Price Contracts a Valuable Risk Management Tool, Says IFA's O'Leary
IRELAND - Commenting on the announcement last week by Lakeland and Aurivo of 3-year fixed milk price contracts for their suppliers, IFA National Dairy Chairman Sean O'Leary said that for farmers to have the option to fix the price for a portion of their...
26 October 2017
View news from Ireland IFA Says Multi-faceted Fact-based Approach Needed to Address AMR
IRELAND - Commenting at the launch of Ireland’s National Action Plan on Antimicrobial Resistance yesterday, IFA Animal Health Chairman Bert Stewart said antimicrobial resistance will only be addressed though a fact-based multi-faceted approach to antibiotic...
20 October 2017
View news from Ireland IFA Urges Farmers Installing Generators to Deal with Power Cuts
IRELAND - IFA Deputy President Richard Kennedy has urged farmers who have had their power supply cut off due to storm damage to put safety first if seeking to install a temporary generator on their farm....
18 October 2017
View news from Ireland IFA Calls on Co-ops to Coordinate Efforts to Help farmers Deal with Consequences of Hurricane Ophelia
IRELAND - IFA National Dairy Chairman Sean O’Leary today said it was crucial that co-ops would co-ordinate their efforts to support farmers in dealing with the consequences of hurricane Ophelia to optimise its efficiency....
16 October 2017
View news from Ireland Smart Farming Exceeds Cost Saving Target, Identifies Ways to Reduce GHG Emissions
IRELAND - The publication of the first "Smart Farming Progress Report" shows a significant overshoot of targets for improving farm returns and enhancing the environment, marking a very successful 12 months for the programme....
09 October 2017
View news from Ireland IFA: Why at Least 1C/L is Fully Justified on September Milk
IRELAND - IFA National Dairy Committee Chairman Sean O’Leary has said that, while the first GDT auction for October showed a little weakness, butterfat and cheese prices remain historically high, and EU latest commodity returns remain strong at 41c/l....
03 October 2017
View news from Ireland Irish Cattle Prices Remain Strong
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said cattle prices remain stable with higher prices being offered for larger lots....
27 September 2017
View news from Ireland IFA Says Increased Direct Payments, Live Exports Vital to Support Suckler Herd
IRELAND - Speaking at the National Ploughing Championships in Tullamore last week, IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said increased direct payments and a strong live export trade are essential to maintain Ireland's national suckler cow herd,...
25 September 2017
View news from Ireland Aldi, Other Retailers Must Do More Than Pay Lip Service, Says IFA
IRELAND - Speaking following the National Ploughing Championship last week, IFA National Liquid Milk Committee Chairman John Finn said that loud claims by retailers that they care about farmers and food suppliers' sustainability ring hollow with farmers...
19 September 2017
View news from Ireland IFA Says Positive Change in Sterling Must be Reflected in Higher Cattle Price
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said the positive change in sterling from 92p back to 88p must be reflected in stronger cattle prices back to farmers....
18 September 2017
View news from Ireland IFA Meets Agri Minister on Beef, Brexit and Budget
IRELAND - An IFA livestock delegation led by the President Joe Healy met last week with Agriculture Minister Michael Creed in Dublin to highlight the severe income and price pressure on cattle farmers....
14 September 2017
View news from Ireland Glanbia H1 1C/L Bonus Proves 2017 Market Returns Justify Higher Milk Prices
IRELAND - IFA National Dairy Committee Chairman Sean O’Leary has welcomed the announcement by Glanbia that, in addition to a 1c/l increase on August milk, they will pay a 1c/l bonus on all milk supplies produced in the January to June period....
12 September 2017
View news from Ireland IFA Says August Milk Price Increases Must Allow Farmers to Catch Up with EU Returns
IRELAND - IFA National Dairy Committee Chairman Sean O’Leary has said that a quick look at the most up-to-date available indices of milk returns in Europe suggests that Irish milk prices have some catching up to do....
View news from Ireland Irish Cattle Trade More Stable
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said the cattle trade was more stable over the last week with the base price for steers at €3.80/kg – some factories quoting less and others paying more. ...
06 September 2017
View news from Ireland At Least 1C/L on August Milk Must be Passed Back to Farmers, IFA Says
IRELAND - IFA National Dairy Committee Chairman Sean O'Leary said yesterday's GDT auction has again showed the continuing strength of butterfat prices, with butter up 3.8 per cent and AMF 3.6 per cent....
04 September 2017
View news from Ireland IFA Demands Urgent Govt Action Plan on Sterling Exchange Rate Crisis
IRELAND - Speaking at the farmers’ information meeting in Mullingar on Friday evening, IFA President Joe Healy said the cattle price cuts of over €100 per head in the last month were inflicting severe financial damage on the low income livestock sector...
31 August 2017
View news from Ireland Butterfat Scarcity, Strong Global Demand Suggests Further Milk Price Increases Well-justified
IRELAND - Commenting on the fact that Arla Foods have increased their September milk price by a further 1c/kg to 38.3c/kg (around 34.6c/l at 3.3 per cent/3.6 per cent) on the back of an increasingly severe global shortage of butterfat, as well as strongly...
28 August 2017
View news from Ireland IFA Urges Govt to Provide Support to Cope with Sterling Fluctuation
IRELAND - Speaking at the Iverk Show in Kilkenny Saturday, IFA President Joe Healy called on the Government to support farmers through the difficulties caused by Sterling fluctuation as a result of Brexit uncertainty....
25 August 2017
View news from Ireland IFA: Brexit Solutions Needed to Maintain Essential Cross-border Agri Trade
IRELAND - Speaking from the Virginia Dairy Show this week, IFA President Joe Healy said real solutions and compromise will be required in the Brexit negotiations to safeguard the vitally important cross-border agriculture trade on the island of Ireland....
23 August 2017
View news from Ireland IFA Welcomes Roll-out of Johne's Programme
IRELAND - IFA animal Health Chairman Bert Stewart has welcomed the roll out of Phase 1 of the Irish Johne’s Control Programme....
 
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