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29 April 2015
View news from Ireland Alltech, Ridley Agree Merger
IRELAND - A merger of two global livestock feed companies has been agreed....
23 April 2015
View news from Ireland Help for Irish Farmers to Control Johne's Disease
IRELAND - The Johne's Disease pilot control programme will expand to include more farms in Ireland, after the provision of more cash from the government....
10 April 2015
View news from Ireland Soil Improvement Worth 5 Tonnes Dry Matter Per Hectare
IRELAND – Irish soils can be improved dramatically through a soil care plan, dairy farmers are hearing....
View news from Ireland Quotas Off Needs Better Before Bigger
IRELAND - Quota removal takes the “shackles” off Irish dairy farmers but a leading economist insists that the best way to grow is to improve first....
31 March 2015
View news from Ireland “Positive” Trade Deal to Hurt Irish Beef Sector
IRELAND – The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) will benefit the Irish economy as a whole but is bad news for beef farmers, concludes an impact assessment....
27 March 2015
View news from Ireland Ireland Faces Significant Superlevy as Quota Era Ends
IRELAND - As the milk quota era draws to a close, Ireland are still 5.07 per cent over-quota on milk production up to the end of February 2015....
20 March 2015
View news from Ireland Agriculture Helping Irish Economic Recovery
IRELAND - Irish Farmers Association (IFA) President Eddie Downey has said the latest strong growth figures for the Irish economy for 2014 show clearly the major role agriculture is playing in the Irish economic recovery....
19 March 2015
View news from Ireland Irish Dairy Board Price Index Shows Milk Price Improvement
IRELAND – Returns on milk are now back in line with current milk prices for dairy cooperatives, according to a national index....
03 March 2015
View news from Ireland Irish Dairy Herd Grows Fourth Year in Row
IRELAND – Irish dairy cow numbers have increased for the fourth consecutive year....
06 February 2015
View news from Ireland Dairy Co-op and Supplier Relationships Post-2015
IRELAND - Irish Farmers Association (IFA) National Dairy Committee Chairman Sean O’Leary has reviewed how the relationship between co-ops and their milk suppliers/shareholders needs to evolve post-quota....
04 February 2015
View news from Ireland Reducing Superlevy Exposure a Priority for Ireland
IRELAND - The Irish Farmers Association (IFA) National Dairy Committee Chairman Sean O’Leary said the dramatic 17.1 per cent fall in December 2014 milk production, as published today (Friday) by CSO is a clear sign that dairy farmers are actively working...
16 January 2015
View news from Ireland Irish Food and Drink Exports Up For Fifth Year Running
IRELAND – Irish food and drink exports earned €10.5 billion in 2014, a four per cent increase and the fifth consecutive year of export growth, says The Irish Food Board (BordBia)....
12 January 2015
View news from Ireland New Irish Agriculture Secretary General Appointed
IRELAND - Aidan O’Driscoll has been appointed as the new Secretary General of the Irish Agriculture, Food and the Marine Department, following approval of the appointment by the Government....
08 January 2015
View news from Ireland Agriculture Commissioner Vows to Tackle Supply Chain Profit-Taking
IRELAND - The Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development, Phil Hogan, said he plans to reduce the amount farmers pay on agricultural inputs. ...
05 January 2015
View news from Ireland Ireland's Minister Announces Payments to Participants in Discussion Programmes
IRELAND - The Minister for Agriculture has announced that payments under the three Discussion Group Programmes will begin issuing to successful participants in the coming days. Payments totalling €9 million will be paid to Beef, Sheep and Dairy Cash...
24 December 2014
View news from Ireland Ireland, Russia Meeting Discusses Meat, Dairy and Seafood Sectors
IRELAND - The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney, has welcomed the outcome of the high-level bilateral meeting in Moscow between his Department and the Russian Authorities on agri-food issues. The meeting was held at the request...
19 December 2014
View news from Ireland Irish Milk Production Over Quota at End November
IRELAND - The total volume of milk supplies in Ireland up to the end of November 2014 saw the country Ireland 6.51 per cent over-quota....
15 December 2014
View news from Ireland Farmers Association Supports Dairy Co-ops
IRELAND - IFA President Eddie Downey and National Dairy Committee Chairman Sean O’Leary have in recent weeks embarked in a series of meetings with all the main processing co-ops to examine with them in detail how they propose to support milk suppliers...
03 December 2014
View news from Ireland Farm Incomes to 'Fall Sigficantly' in 2015
IRELAND - Following a relatively stable 2014, a new report from Teagasc economists suggests a mixed bag in terms of possible income developments across Ireland’s farming sectors during the course of next year....
01 December 2014
View news from Ireland "Moderate" Liver Fluke Risk For Most Irish Farms
IRELAND – Winter liver fluke risk is “moderate” for Irish livestock this year, although extra care may be needed on North West farms....
28 November 2014
View news from Ireland Irish Brucellosis Controls to Be “Scaled Back”
IRELAND – Routine on farm Brucellosis checks will likely end next year, according to the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and the Marine....
25 November 2014
View news from Ireland Sustainable Farm Initiative Launched at Irish College
IRELAND – A new farm initiative will cement Ireland’s place in the field of sustainable farming, Ireland’s agriculture minister announced at an official launch on Friday....
17 November 2014
View news from Ireland Increase in Irish Live Exports
IRELAND - Irish live exports of cattle have increased for the year to date, and are currently standing at 216,050 head, according to Eoin Kelly, Business Analyst, Bord Bia-Irish Food Board....
View news from Ireland Moderate Concentrates for Early Lactation Feeding
IRELAND - Metabolic stress can be avoided if a 'moderate' build-up approach to feeding concentrates at early lactation is taken, an Irish farm walk heard last week. ...
06 November 2014
View news from Ireland Irish Company Goes National In China
IRELAND – An Irish feed efficiency company has expanded its foothold in the Chinese market, turning its operations from regional to national scale....
23 October 2014
View news from Ireland Irish Milk Production Already Seven per cent Over Quota
IRELAND - The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney TD, has said that the total volume of milk supplies up to the end of September 2014, taking into account the relevant butterfat adjustment, leave Ireland 6.93 per cent over-quota....
20 October 2014
View news from Ireland Farm Group Hits Out at Glanbia Milk Cuts
IRELAND – Cuts made by Irish dairy processor Glanbia are ‘unfair, unsustainable and unacceptable’, says an Irish Farmers’ Association spokesperson....
16 October 2014
View news from Ireland Money Available For Farmers in Safety Drive
IRELAND - A new set of grant assisted health and safety recommendations is being rolled out across Ireland’s farms....
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