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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...
18 April 2016
View news from Ireland Glanbia Price Cut Angers Suppliers
IRELAND - Irish Farmers' Association (IFA) National Dairy Committee Chairman Sean O’Leary said last week that, at a time when all dairy farmers have been receiving milk prices well below basic production costs, the Glanbia 2c/l March milk price cut...
13 April 2016
View news from Ireland Ireland's Ornua Suspends Dairy Farmer Milk Levy
IRELAND - Irish dairy co-operative Ornua has removed its monthly Ornua milk levy from the start of May, in recognition of the continuing global milk price crisis....
29 March 2016
View news from Ireland Farmers Warned Over Calving Safety Fears
IRELAND - Farmers have been warned to be extra vigilant when calving this season, following a number of recent attacks on farmers including one involving Kerry TD, Michael Healy Rae....
17 March 2016
View news from Ireland Glanbia Expands Support for Dairy Suppliers
IRELAND - Glanbia Cooperative Society recently announced details of a new €100m fund known as “MilkFlex” in partnership with other lending institutions such as Rabobank, AHDB Dairy has reported....
16 March 2016
View news from Ireland Dairygold Milk Price Cuts "Disappointing"
IRELAND - The Irish Farmers Association (IFA) National Dairy Chairman has said the decision by the Dairygold Co-op board to cut their February milk price was all the more disappointing when other companies in the country all held their price for last...
14 January 2016
View news from Ireland Ireland's Food and Drink Exports Continue to Grow
IRELAND - In 2015 it is estimated that the value of Irish food and drink exports increased by 3 per cent to exceed €10.8 billion for the first time....
11 January 2016
View news from Ireland Biggest Ever Cattle Genotyping Project to Help Breed Better Animals
IRELAND - The Irish Cattle Breeding Federation (ICBF) has appointed Weatherbys Ireland DNA Laboratory working in conjunction with Eurofins Genomics to test one million cattle samples over the next 2 years....
06 January 2016
View news from Ireland Dairy Farmers Warned Against Market Prediction Pessimism
IRELAND - Irish Farmers' Association (IFA) National Dairy Committee Chairman Sean O’Leary has that pessimistic market predictions from dairy commentators could have a damaging impact on farmers’ confidence, yet, as experience has shown, were as likely...
05 January 2016
View news from Ireland Farmers Urged to Prioritise Safety in 2016
IRELAND - Irish research organisation Teagasc has warned farmers to to improve safety in the New Year, as the start of January brings increased risk....
16 December 2015
View news from Ireland Beef, Sheep Farmers Question Extra Dairy, Pig Support
IRELAND - Irish cattle and sheep association (ICSA) president Patrick Kent is asking Minister Coveney to explain why national funds were diverted to add to an EU rescue package for dairy and pig farmers. ...
08 December 2015
View news from Ireland Most Nitrogen Lost from Grassland Not a Climate Concern
IRELAND - Newly published research into soil processes discovers that over half the nitrogen applied to grazed grassland soils in temperate regions was lost as environmentally benign di-nitrogen (N2) gas....
04 December 2015
View news from Ireland Replacing Beef Herd with Trees "Nonsense Ideology", IFA Says
IRELAND - Environment Chairman of the Irish Farmers' Association (IFA), Harold Kingston, has described remarks recently made by environmental commentators that Ireland’s beef herd should be replaced with trees as “nonsense ideology"....
03 December 2015
View news from Ireland Higher Beef Incomes on Irish Farms, but Dairy Incomes Down
IRELAND - Overall family farm incomes are down 9 per cent in 2015, according to analysis by economists from Teagasc in their annual review of the performance of the agriculture sector....
02 December 2015
View news from Ireland Irish Farmer BVD Supports to Continue in 2016
IRELAND - Ireland's Minister for Agriculture Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney, has confirmed that the farmer supports in respect of the disposal of PI (Persistently Infected) calves under the Bovine Viral Diarrhoea Eradication Programme will continue...
27 October 2015
View news from Ireland Irish Farmers Urge Government to Tackle TB in Deer
IRELAND - The Irish Farmers Association has said that controlling the deer population is essential to protecting cattle from tuberculosis (TB)....
19 October 2015
View news from Ireland Farmers Disappointed with Glanbia Milk Price Move
IRELAND - The Irish Farmers' Association has said that Glanbia's decision to lower its base milk price raises questions over the company's pricing model. ...
08 October 2015
View news from Ireland Irish Dairy Chief Demands Help on Tax and Milk Price
IRELAND – Huge opportunities lie in the post-quota era for Ireland’s low-cost dairy farmers but government intervention is required to cope with the extreme market volatility seen since 2007....
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