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24 February 2017
View news from Ireland IFA Welcomes Positive Move by Minister Creed on Calf Exports
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy has strongly welcomed the positive decision from Agriculture Minister Michael Creed to reduce inspection charges on calf exports by 75 per cent from €4.80 to €1.20 per head. He said this is a very positive boost to...
23 February 2017
View news from Ireland European Commission Launches Public Consultation on CAP
EU - The European Commission has launched a public consultation on the future of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP)....
22 February 2017
View news from Ireland IFA: Cattle Prices Steady
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods has said cattle prices are steady at a base of €3.80 for steers and €3.90 for heifers, with some top prices of €3.95/kg paid for heifers....
17 February 2017
View news from Ireland IFA Very Strong on €200 Support for Suckler Cows
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy said the IFA is very strong in its view that vulnerable low-income sectors like suckler farming must be strongly supported and prioritised for increased targeted direct supports of up to €200 per cow....
15 February 2017
View news from Ireland Solid Demand for Irish Cattle, Reports IFA
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods has said most steers are moving at a base of €3.80/kg and €3.90 base for heifers....
10 February 2017
View news from Ireland Problems with Live Valuation Scheme Continue to Mount for Farmers
IRELAND - IFA Animal Health Chairman Bert Stewart said the issuing of guideline prices on a weekly basis by the Department of Agriculture that are not representative of actual market prices is compounding existing problems that farmers have with the live...
06 February 2017
View news from Ireland IFA: Importance of Keeping TB Vaccine Trial Results in Context
IRELAND - Commenting on the results of the field scale trial of badger vaccination against TB in Kilkenny, Bert Stewart IFA Animal Health Chairman said it is important to keep these results in context....
03 February 2017
View news from Ireland IFA Outlines Case for National Reserve for Young Farmers in 2017
IRELAND - Following a meeting of the CAP Advisory Committee in the Department of Agriculture yesterday (Thursday, 2 February), IFA Deputy President Richard Kennedy said IFA is very clear on the need for a National Reserve for young farmers in 2017....
31 January 2017
View news from Ireland IFA: Beef Trade Firm with Finishers Negotiating Better Deals
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said the cattle trade is firm with finishers digging in hard and negotiating deals above the base price of €3.80/3.85 for steers and €3.90/3.95 for heifers....
26 January 2017
View news from Ireland €200/Cow, Strong Live Trade Vital to Support Suckler Herd
IRELAND - Speaking at the IFA/Farmers Journal meeting on Supporting Sucklers in Balla Mart Co Mayo (Tuesday, 24 January), IFA President Joe Healy said IFA is prioritising increased targeted direct supports of €200 per cow and a strong live export trade...
25 January 2017
View news from Ireland IFA: Beef Trade Steady with Finishers Negotiating Deals
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said the cattle trade is steady, with supply/demand finely balanced and finishers digging in hard and negotiating deals above the base price of €3.80 for steers and €3.90 for heifers....
19 January 2017
View news from Ireland Ag Department Announces Identification of Atypical BSE Case
IRELAND - The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine today confirmed that it has identified a case of ‘Atypical BSE’ in an 18 year old cow, through its surveillance of ‘fallen’ animals (died on farm) at knackeries....
View news from Ireland IFA Welcomes Commitment to Live Exports, Trade Mission to Egypt Plan
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods has welcomed the strong view of the Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed, expressed at the IFA AGM in Dublin this week, that the live export trade is critically important and a vital safety valve...
View news from Ireland IFA Raises Brexit Threat with Minister for Agriculture
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy emphasised the need for Government to use its strong relationships with EU and UK leaders to influence a constructive approach to Brexit negotiations with Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed at the IFA Annual General...
18 January 2017
View news from Ireland Brexit Threat to Agriculture Must be Top of Govt Agenda, Says IFA President
IRELAND - Addressing the 62nd Annual General Meeting of the Irish Farmers’ Association in Dublin yesterday, IFA President Joe Healy said the biggest threat to Irish farming in half a century is the impact of the Brexit negotiations on farm incomes....
View news from Ireland 2017 BDGP Selection Data and Tags Now Available
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods has welcomed the positive response from ICBF to the IFA request to make selection data and tags under the Beef Data and Genomics Programme (BDGP) available early to suckler farmers in the scheme this...
17 January 2017
View news from Ireland IFA: Beef Trade Finally Balanced as Farmers Demand Price Increase
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said the beef trade is finely balanced. ...
13 January 2017
View news from Ireland IFA: Enhancement of Regional Veterinary Laboratories Services Vital
IRELAND - IFA Animal Health Chairman Bert Stewart has said the Department of Agriculture Regional Veterinary Laboratory services are highly regarded, a vital support for farmers throughout the country and the focus of the Minister for Agriculture Michael...
View news from Ireland Prices Beat Brexit to Top of Problem List for Irish Farmers
IRELAND - Farmers have identified product price as the key issue that will impact on their farm enterprise in 2017, according to the IFA barometer of farmer sentiment which is part of the Farm Income Review. ...
11 January 2017
View news from Ireland Winter Finishers Need Substantial Price Rise, Says IFA
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said the cattle trade is stronger this week with factories paying a base of €3.80 for steers and €3.90 for heifers. ...
10 January 2017
View news from Ireland IFA Calls for Major Push on Live Export Trade
IRELAND - Speaking at a Bord Bia/Department of Agriculture seminar for live exporters in Tullamore last week, IFA President Joe Healy called for a major national diplomatic initiative to be led by the Minister for Agriculture, Michael Creed to maximise...
09 January 2017
View news from Ireland IFA Criticises Ag Department for Interference in Live Valuation Scheme
IRELAND - IFA Animal Health Chairman Bert Stewart has strongly criticised the Department of Agriculture for its interference with the independence of the live valuation scheme, and the resulting under-valuation of animals removed as TB reactors from farms....
06 January 2017
View news from Ireland IFA President Demands Strong Beef Prices
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy has called for a strong beef increase from the factories, saying there was a full clear out of retail beef sales over the holiday period and factories are very anxious for cattle again in the New Year. He said a significant...
29 December 2016
View news from Ireland IFA Looking Forward to Coming Year
IRELAND - The Irish Farmers' Association has provided an insight into the financial supports and taxation changes that have been secured and coming down the line in early 2017....
28 December 2016
View news from Ireland IFA President Calls for Agri Cashflow Loan Delivery
IFA President Joe Healy has written to the Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed, making it clear that there can be no delays in the delivery of the low cost agri-cashflow loans, and that they must be available to farmers in January....
23 December 2016
View news from Ireland Beef Lags Behind as Dairy Births Jump
IRELAND - The number of beef births occurring on Irish farms this year has lagged considerably on 2015, figures from the ICBF show....
22 December 2016
View news from Ireland IFA Working on Calf Exports for 2017
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Committee Chairman Angus Woods said this week a strong live export trade for calves is essential for competition and to maintain a supply/demand balance in the Irish beef sector capable at delivering viable prices to farmers....
21 December 2016
View news from Ireland IFA: Call for Strong Action on Beef
IRELAND - Following the IFA livestock meeting in Tullamore Co Offaly entitled ‘Beef Challenges 2017’, IFA President Joe Healy said based on market returns and the recent positive changes to the sterling exchange rate, the meat factories have major...
 
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