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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....
24 June 2015
View news from Ireland Irish Farm’s Beef Prices ‘Auger Well’ for Post-Quota Era
IRELAND – Average per head beef prices achieved by a County Limerick dairy and beef operation are a good signal for an industry without quotas....
01 June 2015
View news from Ireland Ireland Seeing Quota End Impacts
IRELAND – There is “no doubt” that a sizeable spike in production is evidence of Irish farmers responding to the post-quota era....
11 May 2015
View news from Ireland Low Fat Milk From May Grass Down to Fatty Acids Not pH
IRELAND – Low milk fat caused by spring grazing is often down to fatty acids and not falling rumen pH, Irish farmers have been advised....
01 May 2015
View news from Ireland Farmers Reminded of Electricity Danger
IRELAND - Statistics show that 49 people have died after coming into contact with electricity on farms in Ireland since the year 2000....
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....
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