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14 January 2020
View news from Ireland IFA: Lakeland Shows Way, But Increases Needed by All Co-ops for Sustainable 2020 Milk Prices
IRELAND - IFA National Dairy Chairman Tom Phelan yesterday said Lakeland Dairies Co-op, by increasing their December price by 1c/l, had shown the way for other co-ops to follow....
10 January 2020
View news from Ireland IFA Says Race to Bottom Must Stop, Beef Prices Must Rise
IRELAND - Speaking at the Beef Taskforce meeting in Dublin yesterday, IFA President Joe Healy told the main retailers that the unsustainable discounting of top-quality beef was a race to the bottom that has to stop....
08 January 2020
View news from Ireland Cattle Prices Must Rise, Says IFA
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said cattle prices need to rise substantially in 2020....
07 January 2020
View news from Ireland IFA Calls for Urgent Clarification of Calf Investment Scheme
IRELAND - IFA National Dairy Committee Chairman Tom Phelan has called for the urgent publication of the detailed provisions of the Calf Investment Scheme, which is to open for applications today (7 January). It was announced before Christmas by the Minister...
23 December 2019
View news from Ireland €1.5m Calf Rearing Package First Step in Supporting Best Calf Care
IRELAND - IFA National Dairy Chairman Tom Phelan has welcomed the announcement by Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed of a €1.5m grant aid support package for calf feeding systems....
18 December 2019
View news from Ireland IFA: Invitation to Retailers Welcome, but Urgent Beef Taskforce Meeting Needed
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy has welcomed the fact that retailers have now been invited to attend the next meeting of the Beef Market Taskforce scheduled for 9 January, and that a number of retailers have confirmed they will attend....
17 December 2019
View news from Ireland IFA Urges Minister to Call Emergency Meeting of Beef Taskforce
IRELAND - On Saturday (15 December), IFA President Joe Healy said Minister Creed must call an urgent meeting of the Beef Market Taskforce - including the five major retailers - or farmer anger will boil over....
16 December 2019
View news from Ireland Glanbia Takes First Step Towards Better Milk Prices
IRELAND - IFA National Dairy Committee Chairman Tom Phelan said the move by Glanbia to increase their November milk price 1c/l to 30c/l incl VAT was their first step towards price levels more in line with improved market returns....
13 December 2019
View news from Ireland IFA: Minister Must Call in Processors, Retailers on Beef Price
IRELAND - Following a meeting with the Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed yesterday, IFA President Joe Healy said the Minister has to immediately call in the processors and retailers and tell them that the beef price to farmers has to improve....
12 December 2019
View news from Ireland IFA Blocks Dunnes Goods Depot as Part of Beef Campaign
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy has accused Dunnes Stores of being part of a race to the bottom with their discounting policy which has a direct and negative impact on the prices farmers get for their produce....
11 December 2019
View news from Ireland IFA Says Beef Farmers Should Not Accept Prices on Offer from Factories
IRELAND - Beef farmers should not accept the current beef price on offer from the factories and demand a lot more according to the IFA President Joe Healy....
09 December 2019
View news from Ireland IFA Campaign for Higher Beef Prices Continues with Blockade at Tesco
IRELAND - IFA this morning blockaded the Tesco central distribution centre in Donabate, Co Dublin as part of the ongoing farmer campaign for an increase in beef prices....
06 December 2019
View news from Ireland IFA Campaign for Beef Price Increase Continues with Blockade in Cork
IRELAND - IFA has stepped up its campaign for an increase in the price of beef by blockading the Lidl distribution centre in Charleville, Co Cork this morning....
05 December 2019
View news from Ireland IFA Blocks Retail Distribution Centre to Highlight Broken Beef Supply Chain, Demands Immediate Price Increase
IRELAND - The IFA this morning protested at the Aldi distribution centre in Naas, Co Kildare, demanding a significant and immediate beef price increase to bring the Irish beef price at least in line with the Bord Bia European Export Benchmark Price Index....
04 December 2019
View news from Ireland IFA President Makes Price Increase Priority at Beef Task Force
IRELAND - The IFA President Joe Healy said IFA made an immediate and significant cattle price increase the priority issue at the Beef Task Force meeting in Dublin yesterday....
02 December 2019
View news from Ireland IFA Says Flexibility Needed from Glanbia on Fixed Price Scheme
IRELAND - IFA National Dairy Committee Chairman Tom Phelan led a delegation of Glanbia area County Dairy Chairmen to meet with Glanbia management. Up for discussion was the latest Glanbia Fixed Price Scheme, which is proving very contentious with farmers...
29 November 2019
View news from Ireland IFA: Co-ops Must Stop Short-changing Farmers on Milk Prices
IRELAND - IFA National Dairy Chairman Tom Phelan said co-ops had failed to fairly reflect improved market returns for a few months. This was angering farmers and could only be explained by co-ops’ rebuilding balance sheets after supporting farmers...
28 November 2019
View news from Ireland IFA Says Ag Minister Cannot Allow Beef Sector to be Held to Ransom
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy said that Larry Goodman’s ABP group and the unwillingness of the Minister to take charge of the situation has resulted in farmer frustration boiling over, referring to Mr Goodman's behaviour as "petty"....
26 November 2019
View news from Ireland IFA Hands in Letters of Protest Over Beef Price, Breaches of Sector Agreement
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy and members of the National Council of the IFA handed in letters of protest to Meat Industry Ireland and the Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed yesterday over the failure of meat factories to increase beef prices...
22 November 2019
View news from Ireland Farmers to Challenge Co-ops on Milk Price Letdown, IFA Reports
IRELAND - Following the November meeting of the IFA National Dairy Committee, its Chairman Tom Phelan said members are angered by co-ops' continued lagging behind European milk prices and dairy returns....
21 November 2019
View news from Ireland New Beef Price Index Shows Irish Farmers Due an Increase, IFA Reports
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy said that the new beef price indices published by Bord Bia show that the beef market is improving and that farmers must get an immediate price increase....
20 November 2019
View news from Ireland IFA: Significant Report on Technology Use in Agriculture Launched
IRELAND - Farm Business Skillnet, in conjunction with IFA, today (20 November) launched the findings of an extensive research project on the adoption of and attitudes towards digital technology in Irish agriculture. ...
19 November 2019
View news from Ireland Lairages in Cherbourg Positive About Increased Capacity for 2020
IRELAND - A joint IFA, ICOS and ICMSA delegation travelled to Cherbourg this week to meet with calf lairage operators Jean Luc Pignet and the owners of the Qualivia Cherbourg lairage, Robert and Valerie Drique....
25 September 2019
View news from Ireland Ireland Must Brexit-Proof Budget to Support Irish Farmers
The Irish Farmer's Association (IFA) is meeting with Ireland's parliament members today as part of their campaign to secure Government commitments in the October budget that will support farmers, given the immediate threats and long-term challenges facing...
18 September 2019
View news from Ireland Co-ops Have Questions to Answer Questions on Milk Price Drops
IRELAND - Speaking at the National Ploughing Championships, IFA National Dairy Committee Chairman Tom Phelan challenged co-ops to address farmers’ questions as to why are milk prices falling, and why have they fallen so much behind European levels....
17 September 2019
View news from Ireland IFA Advises Farmers to Apply for BEAM as Minister Extends Deadline
IRELAND - IFA Livestock Chairman Angus Woods has welcomed the extension of the Beef Exceptional Aid Measure (BEAM) scheme deadline to 5pm on Friday. He said IFA requested this extension from Minister Creed last week....
16 September 2019
View news from Ireland Farmer Unity Important in Achieving Outcome in Beef Talks
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy said that after a difficult weekend of negotiations, a realistic and deliverable agreement has been reached, and will be recommended by all organisations....
View news from Ireland IFA: As Beef Talks Resume, Time for Posturing, Grandstanding to Stop
IRELAND - Last week, IFA President Joe Healy welcomed the recommencement of beef talks which took place on Saturday morning. He said it was time to stop the grandstanding and the posturing, and to get down to real talks....
 
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