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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....
04 September 2015
View news from Ireland Ireland Calls for Swift Action to Save Dairy and Pork Market Confidence
IRELAND - The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Simon Coveney T.D called for swift action to restore market confidence in the Dairy and Pigmeat sector. ...
14 August 2015
View news from Ireland Retailers Warned not to Damage Irish Milk Production
IRELAND - Retailers and dairy processors should not use the pressure on international milk prices to undermine year-round milk production in Ireland, the Irish Farmers' Association has said....
10 August 2015
View news from Ireland Farmers Demand More Efficient Processors to “Stop Milk Price Slide”
IRELAND – Milk processors and cooperatives in Ireland have been urged to make savings to help dairy farms get the “best possible price”....
06 August 2015
View news from Ireland Responsible Rodenticide Use Encouraged in Ireland
IRELAND - Rodenticides can have negative impacts on a wide range of non-target wildlife, but good practice by farmers can reduce such effects....
28 July 2015
View news from Ireland Ireland Plans to Have Europe's Fastest Growing Dairy Industry
IRELAND - Irish Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney has big plans for the dairy sector in Ireland. In a recent conversation, Coveney said that Ireland strives to have the fastest growing dairy sector in Europe in the coming years....
22 July 2015
View news from Ireland Irish Beef Prices Rise Despite BSE Case
IRELAND - Ireland's recent BSE scare has shown the level of confidence importers have in Ireland's system and has ironically been followed by higher beef prices. ...
15 July 2015
View news from Ireland Irish Minister Calls for Further EU Action on Dairy Support Measures
IRELAND - The Irish Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Simon Coveney has called on the EU Commission to take further action on dairy market support measures. ...
08 July 2015
View news from Ireland New Strategy for the Irish Agri Food Sector to Improve Exports, Jobs
IRELAND - Plans for a new ten year strategy for the Irish agri food sector has been announced by government. The new ten year strategy, Food Wise 2025, projects exports to increase to €19 billion and the creation of 23,000 new jobs by 2025. ...
29 June 2015
View news from Ireland Irish BSE Cow Displayed Signs of “Nervousness and Hyperexitability”
IRELAND – A County Louth cow confirmed as having bovine spongiform encephalopathy last week has been described as showing “neurological signs” as well as reduced health prior to being euthanized....
26 June 2015
View news from Ireland Classical BSE Confirmed in Irish Cow
IRELAND - A five year old cow has tested positive for bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) after authorities were alerted last week....
25 June 2015
View news from Ireland Could Potential New BSE Case in Ireland Hit Trade Agreements?
IRELAND - A new potential case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy in Ireland has come just days after the World Animal Health Organisation (OIE) reduced the country’s BSE status from controlled to negligible risk....
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