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19 July 2018
View news from Ireland Positive Glanbia Moves in Last Week Must Benefit All Farmers, Says IFA National Dairy Chairman
IRELAND - IFA National Dairy Chairman Tom Phelan said Glanbia had made a number of positive moves in the last week....
18 July 2018
View news from Ireland IFA Urges Older Farmers to Adjust Working Practices
IRELAND - IFA is challenging older farmers to think more about ways they can improve their health and safety this Farm Safety Week....
13 July 2018
View news from Ireland NMA Highlights Discounting as Threat to Sustainability of Specialist Fresh Milk
IRELAND - IFA National Liquid Milk Chairman John Finn has said the 2017 report by the National Milk Agency, published this week, highlights the role of retail practices when it comes to keeping specialist fresh milk producers viable, and securing domestic...
12 July 2018
View news from Ireland Ornua PPI Increase for June Justifies Badly Need Price Lift, Says IFA
IRELAND - IFA National Dairy Committee Chairman Tom Phelan yesterday said that the Ornua PPI June increase of 3.6 points to 109 points was close to the 110 points of June 2017, when the average of the Irish Farmers Journal Milk Price League was 32.3c/l...
03 July 2018
View news from Ireland IFA: Scope for Milk Price Increases to Narrow Costly Gaps
IRELAND - Improved market returns must be used by co-ops to allow farmers to benefit from the upturn in dairy markets, but also to help narrow the costly milk price gaps that have developed between co-ops in recent months, IFA Dairy Chairman Tom Phelan...
29 June 2018
View news from Ireland IFA Says Aldi's Aggressive Discounting of Fresh Milk Incompatible with Origin Green Membership
IRELAND - Unsustainable discounting of fresh milk by Aldi in the last week is socially irresponsible and fundamentally incompatible with Origin Green membership, IFA National Liquid Milk Chairman John Finn has said....
19 June 2018
View news from Ireland Cattle Supplies Extremely Tight, IFA Reports
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said cattle supplies are extremely tight with numbers in factory lairages very scarce and agents and procurement managers actively looking for stock....
13 June 2018
View news from Ireland Farmers Disappointed that Bonuses Not Fully Included in May Price
IRELAND - Reacting to the announcement by Lakeland and Glanbia that, while holding the base milk price, they would respectively eliminate and reduce the bonuses paid in April, IFA National Dairy Chairman Tom Phelan said farmers would be disappointed,...
11 June 2018
View news from Ireland IFA Reports Push Back Against Factory Attempts to Undermine Cattle Price
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said farmers should push back hard on the propaganda from agents and the factories on price and insist on full value for their stock....
08 June 2018
View news from Ireland IFA Urges Push Back Factory Attempts to Undermine Cattle Price
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said farmers should push back hard on the propaganda from agents and the factories on price and insist on full value for their stock....
29 May 2018
View news from Ireland IFA: Cattle Prices Up Again This Week
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said cattle prices are continuing to drive forward with higher base prices of €4.25/kg for steers and €4.35/kg for heifers being paid this week. He said demand remains very strong and, as supplies...
24 May 2018
View news from Ireland IFA: Low Income Figures Show Ag Minister Needs to Support Suckler Farmers
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods has called on the Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed to come on board with farmers and support the strong case for increased targeted support for the suckler cow herd of €200 per cow....
15 May 2018
View news from Ireland IFA Says China Trade Mission Crucial as Brexit Uncertainty Persists
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy has travelled to China this week as part of a Ministerial trade mission, following the opening of the Chinese market for Irish beef last month. He is joined by Livestock Chairman Angus Woods and Pigs Chairman Tom Hogan....
11 May 2018
View news from Ireland IFA: Stable Ornua PPI a Sign that Co-op's Dairy Returns Bottom Out
IRELAND - IFA National Dairy Chairman Tom Phelan has said the Ornua PPI stabilising for the first time since last October is a clear indication that Irish co-ops have seen the worst of dairy returns and are now able to benefit from the firmer dairy prices...
10 May 2018
View news from Ireland IFA Reports Rise in Cattle Prices
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said cattle prices continue to rise this week with the base price for steers moving up to as high as €4.20/kg and tops of €4.30/kg for heifers....
View news from Ireland Influential Co-ops Must Set Supportive Tone for April Milk Price, Says IFA
IRELAND - IFA National Dairy Committee Chairman Tom Phelan has said that the first milk purchasing co-ops to set the April milk price over the coming days have a responsibility to all milk producers to set a supportive tone for the April milk price....
03 May 2018
View news from Ireland IFA Urges Co-ops to Keep Supporting April Milk Price
IRELAND - IFA National Dairy Chairman Tom Phelan this week wrote to all chairmen and CEOs of co-ops on behalf of the Committee, which met on Monday....
13 April 2018
View news from Ireland IFA Reports Cattle Prices Rising, but Not Fast Enough
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods has said that cattle prices are rising but not fast enough, and not in line with the price levels in the country's largest export market in the UK....
12 April 2018
View news from Ireland IFA Warns Co-ops Not to 'Kick Farmers While They're Down'
IRELAND - IFA National Dairy Committee Chairman Tom Phelan has warned co-ops that they must not kick farmers while they’re down by cutting milk prices, but must instead utilise some of the strongly increased 2017 profits to show their understanding...
11 April 2018
View news from Ireland Funding Needed to Help Farmers During Fodder Crisis, IFA Says
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy has called on the Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed to allocate a dedicated budget for farmers in urgent need of help to get them through the fodder crisis....
10 April 2018
View news from Ireland IFA Says Any March Milk Price Cut to be Interpreted as Further Kick in the Teeth
IRELAND - IFA National Dairy Committee Chairman Tom Phelan has warned co-ops that they must show their understanding of the extreme hardship and stress levels on farms in the only way that will count for dairy farmers – by holding the March milk price....
06 April 2018
View news from Ireland Tighter Finished Cattle Supplies to Drive Price Increases
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said cattle prices are moving in the right direction and feeders are expecting strong price increases over the coming weeks as supplies tighten and UK prices continue to increase....
21 March 2018
View news from Ireland IFA: Agri Sector Prioritised in Work Permits Review
IRELAND - Following a meeting with Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation (DBEI) Heather Humphreys, IFA President Joe Healy has welcomed the commitment from the Minister that her Department is treating the review of the criteria for issuing...
13 March 2018
View news from Ireland Glanbia Milk Price Decision Extremely Disappointing, Says IFA
IRELAND - IFA National Dairy Chairman Tom Phelan yesterday said the decision by Glanbia to cut the February milk price by a massive 3c/l is extremely disappointing, as farmers have just gone through a long, cold and wet winter, only to experience an extremely...
05 March 2018
View news from Ireland IFA: Collection of Milk from Farms Critical Issue; Glanbia Announcement on Uncollected Milk Welcomed
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy wrote to Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy and the National Emergency Response Group regarding the urgent situation facing a rapidly rising number of dairy farmers whose milk cannot be collected....
01 March 2018
View news from Ireland IFA Says Ag Minister Can No Longer Ignore Strong Case for €200 for Suckler Cows
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods has said Agriculture Minister Michael Creed can no longer ignore the strong case for €200 for suckler cows....
28 February 2018
View news from Ireland Farmers Re-house Livestock, Prepare for Difficult Days Ahead
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy has described farming conditions since the first fall of snow yesterday as "difficult and challenging", with some dairy farmers struggling to keep water supplies flowing in milking parlours. In addition, livestock farmers...
26 February 2018
View news from Ireland IFA Calls on Minister Creed to Back Suckler Farmers
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods lead an IFA delegation of livestock farmers to attend an Oireachtas debate last week on a motion calling for increased supports for the suckler sector. The motion, tabled by Fianna Fail, supported...
 
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