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20 August 2019
View news from Ireland Ag Minister to Join Beef Talks; Income Crisis Must be Addressed, Says IFA
IRELAND - At the conclusion of day two of the beef talks, IFA President Joe Healy said that Agriculture Minister Michael Creed has agreed to get involved directly in the talks with a view to resolving the outstanding issues, especially around the 30-month...
16 August 2019
View news from Ireland IFA Encourages Farmers to Apply for New €100m BEAM Scheme
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods has strongly encouraged all eligible beef and suckler farmers to apply for the new €100m BEAM scheme (Beef Exceptional Aid Measure)....
13 August 2019
View news from Ireland Talks Make Some Progress on Issues for Beef Farmers
IRELAND - The beef talks in Backweston have concluded after more than 12 hours of discussions between the various parties....
09 August 2019
View news from Ireland IFA Urges Green Party to Support Beef, Dairy Sectors
IRELAND - Thomas Cooney, IFA Environment Chairman has rejected Green Party calls for less of Ireland’s sustainable dairy and beef produce, as a solution to the climate challenge....
08 August 2019
View news from Ireland IFA Says Move Made by Meat Industry Ill-advised, Counterproductive
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy has described the move by Meat Industry Ireland to take legal action as heavy-handed, ill-advised and counterproductive in terms of finding a solution to the very serious issues affecting beef farmers....
02 August 2019
View news from Ireland IFA Says Ag Minister's Appeal for Agri Sector to 'Make Sure You are Ready for Brexit' is Bizarre
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy has described the appeal by the Minister for Agriculture, Michael Creed to the Agri-Food sector to make sure it is ready for Brexit as "bizarre"....
30 July 2019
View news from Ireland IFA Calls for More Funding, Support for Beef Sector in Crisis
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy yesterday said that given the increasing threat of a no-deal Brexit, substantially more EU and Government funding and supports will be needed for the beef sector....
29 July 2019
View news from Ireland IFA Urges Ag Minister to Reject Flawed Policy to Cut Suckler Herd
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods has described proposals to cut the national suckler cow herd from the Climate Change Advisory Council (CCAC) as, "unacceptable, lazy and flawed"....
25 July 2019
View news from Ireland Suckler Cow Cut Proposal Based on Flawed Logic, IFA Says
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy has described proposals in the recently published Climate Advisory Council (CAC) report to significantly reduce the national suckler herd, as being based on the flawed logic of looking at emissions from food production...
24 July 2019
View news from Ireland IFA Reacts to Ag Minister's Launch of Renewed TB Strategy
IRELAND - IFA Animal Health Chairman Pat Farrell said IFA National Council have strongly rejected proposals by the TB forum to increase TB controls and costs on farms while refusing to address the shortcomings in the current compensation schemes....
19 July 2019
View news from Ireland IFA Calls for Urgent Measures to Address EU Brexit Beef Crisis
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy said the EU Commission must act now on the EU Brexit beef crisis, stop substandard beef imports into Europe and also make the €1bn available immediately for direct aid and market supports....
16 July 2019
View news from Ireland Call for Factories to Stop Beef Price Cuts
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman, Angus Woods confirmed yesterday (15 July) that IFA has been in contact with the senior management in the main beef factory groups and made it clear that beef price cuts will not be tolerated. He said IFA also...
15 July 2019
View news from Ireland Urgent Changes Needed in Minister's Proposed €100m Beef Scheme, Says IFA
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy said urgent changes are needed to the details of the €100m scheme proposed by Minister Creed last week. IFA set out six principles for the distribution of the fund and the scheme should fully reflect these....
11 July 2019
View news from Ireland Farmer Costs in TB Programme Up 15% as Forum Proposes Additional Controls, Costs for Farmers
IRELAND - IFA Animal Health Chairman, Pat Farrell said the TB Forum established by the Minister for Agriculture, Michael Creed has failed to deliver on the key objective of addressing stakeholder issues....
01 July 2019
View news from Ireland IFA Says Mercosur Bad for Irish Farmers, Environment & EU Standards
IRELAND - Reacting to the outcome of the trade talks with the South American trade bloc Mercosur, IFA President Joe Healy said EU negotiators have colluded in a deal that has sold out Irish and European farmers....
28 June 2019
View news from Ireland IFA: Ag Minister, MEPs Must Reject EU-proposed Pre-movement TB Test
IRELAND - IFA Animal Health Chairman Pat Farrell has called on the Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed to stand firm on the outright rejection of the proposal in the new EU Animal Health Law Delegated Act to impose 30-day pre-movement testing for TB...
27 June 2019
View news from Ireland Farmer Costs in TB Eradication Programme Increase as Forum Refuses to Address Shortcomings in Compensation Schemes
IRELAND - IFA Animal Health Chairman Pat Farrell said the TB Forum established by the Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed has failed to deliver on the key objective of involving stakeholders....
25 June 2019
View news from Ireland Ireland’s Bovine TB Eradication Programme Advanced by Diagnostics
In the 1950s, Ireland set out to eradicate bovine tuberculosis (bTB). Today, they have a very successful bTB eradication programme in place that dramatically reduced production losses, maintained their export status and has helped their beef and dairy...
View news from Ireland Commission Stance on South American Trade Deal Not Credible, Says IFA
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy led IFA National Officers and members of the IFA Livestock Committee in a protest at the EU Commission offices in Dublin yesterday over the hypocrisy of the Commission doing a trade deal with South America....
24 June 2019
View news from Ireland IFA Protest at EU Commission Office Over Sellout to South America
IRELAND - Yesterday (Sunday, 23 July), IFA President Joe Healy revealed plans to lead IFA National Officers and members of the IFA Livestock Committee in a protest at the EU Commission offices in Dublin at 8am this morning over the double standards of...
19 June 2019
View news from Ireland IFA Welcomes Changes to BDGP Scheme
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods has welcomed the announcement from the Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed of the simplification to some of the requirements for the Beef Data and Genomics Programme....
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....
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...
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....
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....
 
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