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12 January 2017
View news from Ireland Clear Scope for at Least 30C/L for December Milk
IRELAND - A minimum price of 30c/l + VAT would be fully justified on December milk, with a view to reaching at least 33c/l before peak, IFA National Dairy Chairman Sean O’Leary said following the first 2017 meeting of the Dairy Committee this week....
11 January 2017
View news from Ireland Winter Finishers Need Substantial Price Rise, Says IFA
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said the cattle trade is stronger this week with factories paying a base of €3.80 for steers and €3.90 for heifers. ...
10 January 2017
View news from Ireland IFA Calls for Major Push on Live Export Trade
IRELAND - Speaking at a Bord Bia/Department of Agriculture seminar for live exporters in Tullamore last week, IFA President Joe Healy called for a major national diplomatic initiative to be led by the Minister for Agriculture, Michael Creed to maximise...
09 January 2017
View news from Ireland IFA Criticises Ag Department for Interference in Live Valuation Scheme
IRELAND - IFA Animal Health Chairman Bert Stewart has strongly criticised the Department of Agriculture for its interference with the independence of the live valuation scheme, and the resulting under-valuation of animals removed as TB reactors from farms....
06 January 2017
View news from Ireland EU MMO Dairy Price Augurs Well for Milk Prices, Says IFA Dairy Chairman
IRELAND - The first publication for 2017 of the EU Milk Market Observatory’s report on the average EU dairy commodity prices suggests that the upward price trend is continuing into the New Year. ...
04 January 2017
View news from Ireland IFA: Room for Further Price Increases on December Milk
IRELAND - The first GDT auction of 2017, which saw a weighted average decrease in the index of 3.9 per cent, does not reduce the scope for further milk price increases for Irish dairy farmers on their December milk, IFA Dairy Chairman Sean O’Leary has...
29 December 2016
View news from Ireland IFA Looking Forward to Coming Year
IRELAND - The Irish Farmers' Association has provided an insight into the financial supports and taxation changes that have been secured and coming down the line in early 2017....
28 December 2016
View news from Ireland IFA President Calls for Agri Cashflow Loan Delivery
IFA President Joe Healy has written to the Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed, making it clear that there can be no delays in the delivery of the low cost agri-cashflow loans, and that they must be available to farmers in January....
23 December 2016
View news from Ireland Beef Lags Behind as Dairy Births Jump
IRELAND - The number of beef births occurring on Irish farms this year has lagged considerably on 2015, figures from the ICBF show....
22 December 2016
View news from Ireland Good Dairy Outlook for 2017; Cash Flow Overhang Not to be Underestimated
IRELAND - IFA National Dairy Chairman Sean O’Leary has said that continued milk price increases since July of between 5c/l and 7.5c/l have improved the confidence of Irish dairy farmers coming up to Christmas, but many bills remain to be paid, and cash...
16 December 2016
View news from Ireland IFA: Irish Co-ops Must Break 30c Barrier by Year End
IRELAND - IFA National Dairy Committee Chairman Sean O’Leary said that in the week in which most co-ops will be deciding on their November milk prices and considering the outlook for early 2017, they should draw confidence from the strong milk price...
14 December 2016
View news from Ireland Welcome Additional Step Towards Sustainable 2017 Milk Prices
IRELAND - IFA National Dairy Committee Chairman Sean O’Leary said that Glanbia and Lakeland, in increasing their November milk price by 2c/l on Monday, have taken a welcome step towards delivering sustainable milk prices in 2017. He urged all other...
28 September 2016
View news from Ireland Irish Farmers Urge More Action on Dairy Farm Cash Flow
IRELAND - The Irish Farmers' Association National Dairy Chairman Sean O’Leary has said ministers must show far greater urgency in matching funding and utilising the €11.1m EU aid package to support dairy farmers’ very badly stressed cash flows....
19 August 2016
View news from Ireland Concern Over Animal Feed Mislabelling in Ireland
IRELAND - The President of the Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers' Association (ICSA), Patrick Kent, has expressed his concern following revelations of the mislabelling animal feed products....
12 August 2016
View news from Ireland Irish Farmers Call on Co-ops to Make Further Milk Price Moves
IRELAND - Irish Farmers Association (IFA) President Joe Healy today welcomed Lakeland Dairies’ decision to increase their July milk price by one euro cent per litre, and he said he expects all co-ops to follow suit, in recognition of the growing recovery...
09 August 2016
View news from Ireland Consumers Prepared to Pay More for Milk, Study Reveals
IRELAND - A recent study by Mintel showed that more than three in five consumers on the island of Ireland believe farmers are not being fairly paid for their milk....
20 July 2016
View news from Ireland Beef Farmers Question Fairness of Latest EU Dairy Support Measures
IRELAND - The Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers' Association (ICSA) president Patrick Kent has questioned the granting of a further EU rescue package for dairy farmers while beef farmers continue to seek fair play for their own sector. ...
19 July 2016
View news from Ireland Competition Opened Up for Cattle Tag Supplies in Ireland
IRELAND - The Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers' Association (ICSA) president Patrick Kent has welcomed the change of position by Ireland's agriculture department, which now opens up the supply of cattle tags to competition....
07 July 2016
View news from Ireland Will Ireland Have an Autumn Cattle Glut?
ANALYSIS - Figures released by the Irish Department of Agriculture has resulted in conflicting reports of a potential cattle glut to be slaughtered in the autumn at Irish meat factories, as Ireland comes to terms with the unexpected Brexit result, writes...
06 July 2016
View news from Ireland Irish Farmers Concerned Over German Post-Brexit CAP Reduction Ideas
IRELAND - Following comments by German Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel, who suggested substantially cutting the CAP and reducing the number of EU commissioners post-Brexit, Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers' Association (ICSA) President Patrick Kent urged...
30 June 2016
View news from Ireland Brexit Vote 'Should Not Influence Milk Price Decisions'
IRELAND - With Friesland Campina now joining Arla in holding their July milk price, the Irish Farmers' Association (IFA) Dairy Chairman Sean O’Leary said Brexit-related concerns should not detract from the fact that dairy markets are now recovering...
29 June 2016
View news from Ireland Researchers Champion Clover for Milk Production Benefits
IRELAND - The results of research at the Teagasc Clonakilty Agricultural College show that incorporating white clover into ryegrass pastures has the potential to reduce costs, increase animal performance and improve environmental sustainability on Irish...
21 June 2016
View news from Ireland Irish Co-ops Asked to Commit to Holding Dairy Prices
IRELAND - Irish Farmers' Association (IFA) National Dairy Committee Chairman Sean O’Leary has said that milk prices paid by all co-ops have fallen well under production costs in recent months, so that most dairy farmers were now deep into the red....
16 June 2016
View news from Ireland Glanbia Under Fire After Milk Price Cuts
IRELAND - Irish Farmers' Association (IFA) President Joe Healy has criticised Glanbia Ingredients Ireland for cutting their base milk price, saying suppliers feel angry and let down....
View news from Ireland Scientists Find Reason Behind Cheese Blushes
IRELAND - Scientists at Teagasc and University College Cork have identified a heat-loving bacterium as the cause of pink discolouration defects in cheese....
09 June 2016
View news from Ireland Choice of Cow Type Drives Performance at Newford Farm
IRELAND - Hundreds of farmers gathered at Newford Suckler Demonstration Farm in Athenry, County Galway for an Open Day showcasing the achievements and learnings of the farm’s first full year of operations. The farm’s breeding policy is successfully...
24 May 2016
View news from Ireland Adding White Clover to Grass-Based Grazing Systems Increases Milk Production
IRELAND - Irish dairy farmers are finding renewed interest in white clover, says Michael Egan, a Teagasc researcher, writes Melanie Epp....
28 April 2016
View news from Ireland Irish Dairy Farmers Urged to Pressure Co-ops on Prices
IRELAND - Irish Farmers' Association (IFA) National Dairy Committee Chairman Sean O’Leary has urged all dairy farmers to be sure to attend their co-ops’ own AGMs to challenge their management team, chairmen and board members to deliver a sustainable...
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