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14 October 2014
View news from Ireland Challenges and Opportunities for Irish Agriculture
IRELAND - It is an exciting time in Agriculture notwithstanding the challenges currently facing certain enterprises. Teagasc’s integrated research, education and advisory services are providing the science to underpin the future development of the Irish...
08 October 2014
View news from Ireland New Charter of Farmer Rights - A Substantial Improvement
IRELAND - Irish Farmers Association (IFA) Deputy President Tim O Leary said the New Charter of Farmer Rights has to be a substantial improvement on the last Charter across all of the key areas affecting direct payments and services to farmers....
29 September 2014
View news from Ireland Irish Herd Reflecting Beef Challenges and Dairy Optimism
IRELAND – Cattle numbers are stable but confidence in dairying is obvious, according to market analysts reacting to the June 2014 Irish cattle survey....
15 September 2014
View news from Ireland Economical Importance of Agriculture to Irish Counties
IRELAND - Analysis undertaken by Irish Farmers Association outlines agriculture’s importance to the economy at county level, and underlines the critical importance of farm schemes in underpinning agriculture’s continued contribution to Ireland's economic...
10 September 2014
View news from Ireland Teagasc Appoints Cattle Specialist for West, Midlands
IRELAND - Teagasc has added to its team of beef specialists. James Keane has been appointed as a Cattle Knowledge Transfer Specialist covering the West and Midlands region. He joins the team of Teagasc Cattle Specialists led by Pearse Kelly, which includes...
15 August 2014
View news from Ireland Glanbia Cuts to July Milk Prices Attacked
IRELAND - Irish farmers have hit out at the decision by Glanbia to cut the July milk price by 2 cents a litre to 35 cents. ...
08 August 2014
View news from Ireland Advice Line for Irish Farmers Hit by Russian Ban
IRELAND - Responding to a Russian announcement of trade sanctions against EU and other countries in the agri-food sector, Minister Simon Coveney said that the move is unwelcome but that it is not surprising given the recent evolution of events....
28 July 2014
View news from Ireland Financial Issues Compromise Farmers Health and Safety
IRELAND - According to ICSA Rural Development vice-chairman Seamus Sherlock, many farm accidents may be attributable to lack of concentration on the part of farmers who are struggling to cope with financial stress due to the ongoing beef crisis and savage...
25 July 2014
View news from Ireland Compliance with REPS has Left Farmers at a Disadvantage
IRELAND - ICSA suckler chairman Mr Dermot Kelleher says that participation in REPS has left many farmers at a disadvantage since the closure of the scheme....
11 July 2014
View news from Ireland Coveney Launches Annual Review and Outlook for Agriculture, Food and The Marine
IRELAND - Exports of agri-food in 2013 were worth nine per cent more in 2013 than the year before, reaching a record of €10 billion, according to a new report from the agriculture department....
View news from Ireland Irish Production Lifts Seven Per Cent
IRELAND – Irish May milk output increased seven per cent on 2013 to 784 million litres for the month....
13 June 2014
View news from Ireland Glanbia Criticised for ‘Disappointing’ Milk Price Cut
IRELAND – Glanbia’s decision to cut its May milk price by two cents per litre was ‘disappointing’, according to a dairy spokesperson at the Irish Farmers Association....
29 May 2014
View news from Ireland Two New Initiatives to Support New Entrants to Dairy Farming
IRELAND - The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney TD, has announced two new initiatives to assist recent and new entrants to dairy farming as the end of the Milk Quota regime approaches....
20 May 2014
View news from Ireland Irish Farmers Praised for Caring for Animals on Year-round Basis
IRELAND - Addressing the Animal Health and Welfare Conference in Dublin Castle on Friday, 16 May, IFA President Eddie Downey said the health and welfare of Ireland's animals is a primary focus for farmers who provide excellent care for seven million cattle,...
06 May 2014
View news from Ireland Irish Dairy Companies Go-ahead to Export to China
IRELAND - A Chinese authority audit of Ireland’s dairy sector, has shown that Irish plants fully meet the standards of China’s new food safety laws....
21 April 2014
View news from Ireland Ireland to Put End to Year Less Than One Per Cent Over Quota
IRELAND - The preliminary output estimate for the end of the milk quota year is that Ireland will finish 0.94 per cent over quota....
08 April 2014
View news from Ireland Grazing Management Key to Sync Robots With Pasture Systems
IRELAND – New research could solve a burning question in dairy farming technology; how to suit automated milking systems (AMS) to a grazing herd. ...
03 April 2014
View news from Ireland Fairer Producer Returns to Test New Irish Retailer Regulations
IRELAND - Reacting to the announcement by the Enterprise Minister Richard Bruton that regulations are to be introduced to ensure fairness in the food chain, IFA President Eddie Downey said the real test of the new legislation would be a fairer return...
13 March 2014
View news from Ireland Grazing Animals ‘Rescue’ Biodiversity Threatened by Fertiliser
IRELAND - Two wrongs do not make a right. But when it comes to the biodiversity of plants in grasslands, they just might. That is because two apparently negative impacts often controlled by humans — the use of fertiliser and the grazing of plant species...
12 March 2014
View news from Ireland Climate Law will not Hinder Sustainable Growth of Agriculture
IRELAND - Irish Farmers Association (IFA) President Eddie Downey has welcomed assurances provided by Environment Minister Phil Hogan that forthcoming climate laws will not restrict the sustainable growth of agriculture....
21 February 2014
View news from Ireland Calls Made to Rethink Shannon Flood Basin
IRELAND – Flood basin management of the Shannon river and its tributaries needs rethinking, according to a cattle industry spokesman reacting to recent floods....
10 February 2014
View news from Ireland Fonterra Auction Confirms Robust Global Demand, Prices for Butter, Powders
IRELAND - Commenting on the results of the recent Fonterra auction, the first for February and involving trading contracts to August 2014, IFA National Dairy Chairman Sean O’Leary said that the weighted average 0.5 per cent price lift was due to robust...
07 February 2014
View news from Ireland Irish Farmers Protest Against Factory Price Cuts
IRELAND - Addressing a large crowd of livestock farmers at the cattle price protest outside Kepak in Clonee on Wednesday (5 February), IFA President Eddie Downey said there is real anger and frustration with all the meat factories over the way they have...
05 February 2014
View news from Ireland More Funding for Ireland's Johne’s Disease Programme
IRELAND - The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney, has announced that his Department will commit significant additional funding amounting to €250,000 toward the continuation of Animal Health Ireland’s Johne’s Disease Control...
22 January 2014
View news from Ireland Glanbia Price Decisions Welcomed
IRELAND – An industry spokesman has welcomed dairy group Glanbia’s decision to remove the growth levy on post quota production growth....
16 January 2014
View news from Ireland New President Sets Out Key Priorities for Irish Farmers
IRELAND - In his inaugural address to the 59th Annual General Meeting of the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) in the Irish Farm Centre, Dublin on Tuesday (14 January), newly-elected President Eddie Downey set out four key priorities for his term of...
13 January 2014
View news from Ireland Irish Food and Drink Exports Approach €10 billion
IRELAND - The value of Irish food and drink exports has approached €10billion for the first time in 2013, according to new figures released by Bord Bia....
View news from Ireland Rising Input Costs Erode Price Gains for Irish Farmers
IRELAND - The Outlook/Review 2014 undertaken by IFA Economist Kevin Kilcline shows that National Farm Income in 2013 is estimated to have risen by 2.4 per cent on 2012. ...
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