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14 June 2019
View news from Ireland IFA Says Supporting Mercosur Deal Would be Reckless for Ireland
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy has called on the Taoiseach Leo Varadkar to intervene at the highest levels in Brussels to stop a bad EU-Mercosur trade deal, which would do untold damage to Ireland's €3bn beef and livestock sector....
11 June 2019
View news from Ireland IFA: Co-ops Unfairly Cautious When Higher Milk Prices Justified for May Milk
IRELAND - Speaking only days before the first co-ops decide their May milk prices, IFA National Dairy Chairman Tom Phelan yesterday said that a price increase of at least 1c/l was justified in most cases, especially for those co-ops which have been paying...
10 June 2019
View news from Ireland Dept Changes to Classification Favour Factories Over Farmers, IFA Reports
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said the proposal from the Department of Agriculture to change the equations in the classification machines at meat plants, which determine the conformation and fat score of cattle, rewards factories...
06 June 2019
View news from Ireland Principles for Distribution of €100m Beef Fund Discussed at IFA Meeting
IRELAND - At IFA’s first regional information meeting in Claremorris for livestock farmers on the €100m beef fund, there was backing for the six key principles that the IFA Livestock Committee and National Council set out for the distribution of the...
30 May 2019
View news from Ireland IFA Says Dairy Sector Needs Extra 200 Labour Permits
IRELAND - IFA Dairy Chairman Tom Phelan said access to potentially skilled employees from outside of the EU cannot be closed off when Ireland's current national labour market is at full employment (4.6 percent unemployment in April 2019)....
29 May 2019
View news from Ireland IFA to Hold Meetings on €100m Beef Fund
IRELAND - IFA will be holding regional information meetings for livestock farmers on the €100m beef fund recently secured from Brussels and the Government....
22 May 2019
View news from Ireland €100m Brexit Fund Must be Targeted, Paid Without Delay, Says IFA
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy said it is essential that the €100m Brexit beef package is targeted to the farmers who need it most. It must be paid without delay and there must be no strings attached....
16 May 2019
View news from Ireland EU Commission Support Paves Way for €100M Brexit Beef Aid Package
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy said confirmation that the EU Commission has agreed a Brexit beef package of €50m for Irish beef farmers means the Irish Government is expected to provide matching funding of €50m, bringing the total package to €100m....
15 May 2019
View news from Ireland IFA Says Co-ops Must be More Positive on Milk Prices
IRELAND - Commenting on Lakeland's and Glanbia's decision to hold their milk prices for the milk produced by farmers in April, IFA National Dairy Chairman Tom Phelan said it was important that, for the next few months, co-ops would adopt a more positive...
13 May 2019
View news from Ireland IFA Urges Prioritising of Brexit Aid Package for Beef Farmers
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy said the Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and the Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed must maintain maximum political pressure at all levels to secure a €100m Brexit aid package for beef losses....
10 May 2019
View news from Ireland IFA: Time for Minister Creed to Come Clean on Brexit Negotiations
IRELAND - Speaking ahead of the Irish "Farmers Journal" Beef Summit in Galway, IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods called on the Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed to come clean and tell beef farmers how much he is seeking from Government...
08 May 2019
View news from Ireland IFA Says Glanbia Must be Leading Payer, Not Just Leading Player
IRELAND - IFA National Dairy Committee Chairman Tom Phelan said a huge level of anger was building up among Glanbia suppliers over milk price. ...
02 May 2019
View news from Ireland IFA Says Taoiseach's Words Must be Backed Up by Action
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy said the acknowledgement by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar that funding was required to address the Brexit crisis for beef farmers was significant, but it must be followed by action....
01 May 2019
View news from Ireland IFA Protest at Cabinet Meeting Start of Farmer Rebellion Against Brexit Losses
IRELAND - Addressing the IFA protest on Brexit losses outside the Cabinet meeting in Cork today, IFA President Joe Healy accused the Taoiseach and the Government of failing beef farmers who have suffered losses of €100m from Brexit....
30 April 2019
View news from Ireland IFA: Beef Farmers Tired of Listening to Empty Promises; 'Time for Delivery'
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy said beef farmers are fed up hearing empty promises from politicians about what they will do on Brexit. ...
29 April 2019
View news from Ireland IFA to Protest Over €100m Brexit Beef Losses at Cabinet Meeting
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy on Friday announced details of an IFA protest at the Cabinet meeting in Cork this Wednesday....
19 April 2019
View news from Ireland Co-ops Have Questions to Answer, Says IFA Dairy Chairman
IRELAND - Commenting on the cuts made by co-ops to February and/or March milk prices, IFA National Dairy Chairman Tom Phelan said that, with milk prices now at 1995 levels, co-ops had some serious questions to answer....
16 April 2019
View news from Ireland IFA Urges Govt, EU to Compensate Farmers for Brexit Beef Losses
IRELAND - Speaking at a large IFA meeting of cattle farmers in Portlaoise last night, IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said beef farmers have been savaged financially over the last year by Brexit related price cuts....
15 April 2019
View news from Ireland IFA: Farmers React with Anger to Price Cut by Co-ops
IRELAND - Speaking on Friday (12 April), IFA’s Dairy Chairman Tom Phelan said the decision by Glanbia and Lakeland to cut their respective milk price was a big blow for farmers....
11 April 2019
View news from Ireland Farmers Should Reject Candidates Unwilling to Fight on Their Backs for Irish Farmers, IFA Says
IRELAND - Launching the IFA Manifesto for the European Parliament & Local Government Elections in Dublin, IFA President Joe Healy said those elected as MEPs for Ireland next month will have some far-reaching decisions to make about the future of Irish...
10 April 2019
View news from Ireland Brexit Losses Stand at €100M for Beef Farmers, IFA President Tells Committee
IRELAND - Addressing the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Agriculture yesterday, IFA President Joe Healy said IFA has calculated that beef farmers have already incurred Brexit losses of €101m since last Autumn....
09 April 2019
View news from Ireland IFA: More Reasons Why Co-ops Can and Must Hold March Milk Prices
IRELAND - Speaking ahead of yesterday's National Dairy Committee meeting, Chairman Tom Phelan said the lobbying effort undertaken in recent days by IFA for March milk prices, which saw Committee members approach their local co-op board members with a...
08 April 2019
View news from Ireland Twenty/20 Beef Club Represents New Thinking for Sector
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy said the Glanbia/Kepak Twenty/20 Beef Club represents much-needed new thinking for the sector. He said the model on dairy beef could deliver greater certainty on beef prices and better cashflow on farms....
05 April 2019
View news from Ireland IFA Lobbies Co-op Boards with Reasons to Hold March Milk Price
IRELAND - As the GDT records its 9th consecutive uplift (+0.8 percent), IFA National Dairy Committee Chairman Tom Phelan said the Committee would in the coming days be lobbying co-op board members to show them that they must hold the March milk price....
02 April 2019
View news from Ireland IFA Welcomes Completion of Lakeland-LacPatrick Merger
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy welcomed yesterday's announcement of the completion of the Lakeland/LacPatrick merger. ...
28 March 2019
View news from Ireland IFA Urges Ag Minister to Compensate for Brexit Losses
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy said Agriculture Minister Michael Creed must introduce an aid package for beef farmers for Brexit losses they have already incurred....
27 March 2019
View news from Ireland IFA Accuses Factories of Sabotage on Cattle Prices
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy said there was a concerted effort by the meat factories to drive down the price of cattle. ...
15 March 2019
View news from Ireland IFA: Disastrous Scenario if Tariff Regime is Imposed on Irish Food Exports
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy said the tariff regime in the event of a no deal Brexit would be a disastrous scenario for Irish farmers....
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