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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....
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...
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....
07 August 2017
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...
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...
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...
 
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