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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....
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....
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...
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....
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....
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....
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....
04 March 2019
View news from Ireland IFA: SuperValu Must Clarify Immediately Source of Product Sold as 'Argentinian Sreiploin Beef'
IRELAND - On Saturday morning, IFA was in SuperValu in Cashel, Co Tipperary, after members discovered product labelled as 'Argentinian strip loin steak' for sale on the shop shelf....
01 March 2019
View news from Ireland Ag Minister Must Take Hands-on Approach to Solve Live Exports Logjam, IFA Says
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy met Minister Michael Creed yesterday on the urgent need for immediate intervention to overcome the logjam on live exports....
22 February 2019
View news from Ireland IFA Says Ag Minister's Inaction on Vet Services Exposes Farmers to Call Out Fees
IRELAND - IFA National Animal Health Chairman Pat Farrell said the inaction by the Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed in addressing the issues around the large animal veterinary service in the country, which IFA has raised since 2017, is now exposing...
21 January 2019
View news from Ireland Unnecessary Department Restrictions on Movements Could Damage Calf Trade, Says IFA
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy said the IFA has strongly outlined farmer objections and concerns over the imposition of unnecessary restrictions on the farm-to-farm movements put forward by the Dept of Agriculture....
18 January 2019
View news from Ireland IFA Defends Irish Beef, Dairy Production Against Lancet Report
IRELAND - Responding to the report published by The Lancet yesterday, IFA President Joe Healy said the report fails to take any account of how carbon efficiently food is produced in different regions of the world, or the very high standards that Irish...
16 January 2019
View news from Ireland 'No Deal' Brexit Must be Avoided, Says IFA President
IRELAND - Speaking after a meeting with UK farm leaders in London ahead of the crucial vote on Brexit in the House of Commons, IFA President Joe Healy said the clear view of farm leaders was that a ‘no deal’ Brexit would be a disaster for farmers...
11 January 2019
View news from Ireland IFA: Irish Beef Farmers Facing Armageddon from Brexit
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy said that Irish farmers are already bearing the brunt of the impending Brexit through disastrous beef prices....
10 January 2019
View news from Ireland IFA Meets Live Exporters to Drive Competition, Double Numbers
IRELAND - At a meeting between the IFA and the main live exporters in Portlaoise this week, IFA President Joe Healy said that Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed needs to prioritise the live trade in order to achieve a doubling in export numbers in...
09 January 2019
View news from Ireland IFA Says Live Cattle Exports Need to Double for 2019
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said at current cattle price levels winter finishers are shipping major losses, which is not sustainable. He said prices are 25c/kg or €90 per head below this time last year....
13 December 2018
View news from Ireland Agreement Reached Between IFA, Ag Minister to Publish Factories Guilty of Trim Offences
IRELAND - Following negotiations, agreement has been reached between the IFA and Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed in relation to the publication of the factories which committed trim offences....
 
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