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06 July 2020
View news from Ireland Irish survey data shows worrying rise in dairy overheads
The results from Ireland's National Farm Survey (NFS), which show modest gains in farm family incomes, may not be as positive as they initially appear. ...
View news from Ireland Meat processors are driving farmers out of business - IFA
Irish Farmers Association President Tim Cullinan says factories have to stop driving farmers out of business and increase beef prices to fair levels. ...
22 June 2020
View news from Ireland Liming can reduce greenhouse gas emissions while improving grassland productivity
Emerging research in Johnstown Castle, Ireland has shown that increasing soil pH by liming caused a significant reduction in nitrous oxide emissions and increased grassland productivity. ...
21 June 2020
View news from Ireland Irish farmers critical of changes to bovine TB programme
The Irish Farmers Association Animal Health Chairman Pat Farrell is critical of the Department of Agriculture’s changes in Ireland’s TB Eradication Programme....
01 June 2020
View news from Ireland Irish Beef Finishers Hit Hard by COVID-19 & Brexit Losses of €111M
Irish Farmer's Association National Livestock Chairman Brendan Golden said Agriculture Minister Creed must secure a direct payment package to make up for the beef price losses for winter finishers on the back of the COVID-19 outbreak and Brexit inflicted...
28 May 2020
View news from Ireland China suspends Irish beef imports after BSE case
China has suspended beef imports from Ireland after a case of Atypical BSE was identified....
25 May 2020
View news from Ireland Irish farmers sound the alarm over no-deal Brexit
Irish Farmers Association president tells delegation that Brexit still poses a massive threat to Irish farming....
21 May 2020
View news from Ireland Spread of COVID-19 a “huge learning curve” for Irish meat processors
Senior Irish health officials express concerns over recent spike in coronavirus cases at Irish meat plants....
19 May 2020
View news from Ireland IFA urges cattle marts to re-open if they can maintain COVID-19 precautions
The Irish Farmers Association stresses that mart structures provide an essential service for farmers and need continued support....
15 May 2020
View news from Ireland April price cut puts Irish dairy farmers on the back foot
Cuts to Irish milk prices in April a further blow to dairy farmers....
View news from Ireland Improved Irish retail demand sees cattle prices rising
The Irish Farmers Association reports that domestic cattle prices are strengthening due to contracting supplies and steady retail demand....
04 May 2020
View news from Ireland COVID-19 cases confirmed in three Irish meat processing plants
Ireland’s agriculture minister reports six infection clusters at plants....
23 April 2020
View news from Ireland IFA calls for Government to release €24 million in unspent aid to bolster beef farmers
The shuttered food service and restaurant sectors across Europe have hobbled Irish beef exports....
22 April 2020
View news from Ireland IFA campaign on beef price supports, direct income aid
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Brendan Golden said IFA is driving an intensive lobbying campaign with TDs and MEPs to get the Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed and the EU Agriculture Commissioner Janusz Wojciechowski to take urgent action...
17 April 2020
View news from Ireland Irish suckler farmers encouraged to apply for new BEEP scheme
The Irish Farmers Association welcomes the new BEEP-S scheme which aims to pay farmers €90 per cow suckler....
13 April 2020
View news from Ireland Irish dairy farmers enter unique collaboration to meet COVID-19 challenge
Irish Farmers Association (IFA) Dairy Chairman Tom Phelan takes steps to reassure Irish dairy farmers as the pandemic grinds on....
01 April 2020
View news from Ireland Irish farmers petition European Commission to suspend non-EU beef imports
The Irish Farmers’ Association has submitted a letter to the Government and European Commission urging a halt in beef exports from outside Europe....
20 March 2020
View news from Ireland Farming priority must be to keep industry operating, good moving, says IFA
IRELAND - IFA President Tim Cullinan said that farmers and everybody involved in the sector needs to fully observe all HSE protocols and do everything they can to minimise risk, so processors, co-op stores and marts can be kept operating....
19 March 2020
View news from Ireland Onus on meat factories to act responsibly
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Brendan Golden said factories are paying a base price of €3.65/€3.70 for steers this week and €3.75 for heifers in places....
17 March 2020
View news from Ireland Irish cattle numbers slip, sheep numbers rise
The latest Irish census showed fewer cattle on the ground year-on-year in December, while breeding ewe numbers rose....
16 March 2020
View news from Ireland IFA: collective effort needed to deal with COVID-19 challenge, farmers entitled to illness benefit if affected
IRELAND - IFA President Tim Cullinan has said a collective effort will be needed to deal with the challenge of COVID-19....
13 March 2020
View news from Ireland Beef Environmental Efficiency Programme (SUCKLERS) open for applications
IRELAND - The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine informed farmers and advisors that the application process for the Beef Environmental Efficiency Programme (BEEP (SUCKLERS)) for 2020 opened yesterday, (Thursday, 12 March)....
11 March 2020
View news from Ireland Dairy farmers depend on co-ops to maximise milk price
IRELAND - IFA National Dairy Chairman Tom Phelan yesterday said that while Ireland is living through an exceptional public health crisis, the farming community depended on processors to maximise returns....
06 March 2020
View news from Ireland IFA calls for increase in CAP payments to beef, suckler farmers
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman, Brendan Golden said the key message from the Jim Power report on the beef sector is that CAP payments to beef farmers must be increased to offset the damage done to the sector since decoupling....
02 March 2020
View news from Ireland IFA says co-ops can support farmers with February milk price rise
IRELAND - IFA National Dairy Chairman Tom Phelan said that, while appreciating the real impact of Covid 19, it was clear that international traders would seek to overplay it for commercial leverage....
13 February 2020
View news from Ireland IFA Urges Farmers to be Particularly Vigilant During Spring Calving
IRELAND - With spring calving now underway on many Irish farms, IFA National Farm Family Chairperson, Caroline Farrell has urged farmers to be particularly vigilant to ensure their own safety....
11 February 2020
View news from Ireland Co-ops Must Not Lose Sight of Base Milk Price, Says IFA
IRELAND - Speaking after the first IFA National Dairy Committee meeting of 2020, Chairman Tom Phelan said the Committee had clearly identified a minimum 1c/l as a realistic and justified base price increase for January milk....
04 February 2020
View news from Ireland Cattle Finishers Demand More on Beef, IFA Reports
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Brendan Golden said cattle prices are continuing to rise, but much too slowly for finishers, who need a substantial price lift at this stage....
 
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