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06 February 2017
View news from Ireland Fixed Milk Price Contracts Always Worth Considering, Says IFA
IRELAND - Co-ops have worked in conjunction with Ornua to ensure more farmers are offered the option of fixed milk price contracts. FMPCs are not for everyone, but they are always worth considering – read some guidance on making your decision....
View news from Ireland IFA: Importance of Keeping TB Vaccine Trial Results in Context
IRELAND - Commenting on the results of the field scale trial of badger vaccination against TB in Kilkenny, Bert Stewart IFA Animal Health Chairman said it is important to keep these results in context....
03 February 2017
View news from Ireland IFA Outlines Case for National Reserve for Young Farmers in 2017
IRELAND - Following a meeting of the CAP Advisory Committee in the Department of Agriculture yesterday (Thursday, 2 February), IFA Deputy President Richard Kennedy said IFA is very clear on the need for a National Reserve for young farmers in 2017....
25 January 2017
View news from Ireland Dairy Farmers Urged to Return Production Reduction Scheme Form by 3 February
IRELAND - Dairy farmers who participated in the EU production reduction scheme for the October to December 2016 period must return their filled in and signed application forms for payment under the scheme by 3 February. Forms should be returned to their...
24 January 2017
View news from Ireland IFA Dairy Chairman Reminds Farmers to Engage with Their Co-op
IRELAND - IFA National Dairy Chairman Sean O’Leary reminded the dairy farmers who participated in the EU production reduction scheme for the October to December 2016 period that they must now return to their co-op their filled in and signed application...
23 January 2017
View news from Ireland IFA: Farmers With Purchasers Not Paying at Least 30C/L For December Milk to be Rightly Disappointed
IRELAND - Commenting on milk price decisions announced thus far by co-ops for milk collected from farmers in December, IFA National Dairy Committee Chairman Sean O’Leary has said farmers whose milk purchaser has not increased their December milk price...
19 January 2017
View news from Ireland Ag Department Announces Identification of Atypical BSE Case
IRELAND - The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine today confirmed that it has identified a case of ‘Atypical BSE’ in an 18 year old cow, through its surveillance of ‘fallen’ animals (died on farm) at knackeries....
View news from Ireland IFA Raises Brexit Threat with Minister for Agriculture
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy emphasised the need for Government to use its strong relationships with EU and UK leaders to influence a constructive approach to Brexit negotiations with Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed at the IFA Annual General...
18 January 2017
View news from Ireland Brexit Threat to Agriculture Must be Top of Govt Agenda, Says IFA President
IRELAND - Addressing the 62nd Annual General Meeting of the Irish Farmers’ Association in Dublin yesterday, IFA President Joe Healy said the biggest threat to Irish farming in half a century is the impact of the Brexit negotiations on farm incomes....
13 January 2017
View news from Ireland IFA: Enhancement of Regional Veterinary Laboratories Services Vital
IRELAND - IFA Animal Health Chairman Bert Stewart has said the Department of Agriculture Regional Veterinary Laboratory services are highly regarded, a vital support for farmers throughout the country and the focus of the Minister for Agriculture Michael...
View news from Ireland Prices Beat Brexit to Top of Problem List for Irish Farmers
IRELAND - Farmers have identified product price as the key issue that will impact on their farm enterprise in 2017, according to the IFA barometer of farmer sentiment which is part of the Farm Income Review. ...
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. ...
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