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11 October 2018
View news from Ireland IFA Reports New Funding of €20m for Sucklers in Budget 2019
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said the new €20m funding for suckler farmers announced in this week’s Budget was recognition of the income crisis in the sector, but the level of funding was disappointing and more needs to be...
05 October 2018
View news from Ireland IFA Urges Minister to 'Stop Standing Idly by' as Beef Farming Goes 'Down the Tubes'
IRELAND - Addressing the IFA protest outside the Beef Forum this week (Wednesday, 3 October), IFA President Joe Healy said Minister Creed must stop telling everyone what he cannot do and act now to save beef farmers....
03 October 2018
View news from Ireland Farmers Furious with Minister, Factories Over Beef, IFA Reports
IRELAND - Speaking at the IFA Beef and Suckler campaign meeting in Ballinasloe on Monday night, IFA President Joe Healy said Minister Creed has one week left before the Budget to secure additional support for sucklers. ...
24 September 2018
View news from Ireland Winter Finishers Need Contract Prices
IRELAND - Speaking at the Ploughing Championships in Tullamore, IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said factories needed to come forward with viable contract prices for winter beef finishers....
10 September 2018
View news from Ireland IFA Urges Ag Minister to Take Urgent Action on Income Crisis in Livestock Sector
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said livestock farmers are under immense income pressure from falling cattle prices, increased costs, severe weather conditions all year and the erosion of direct payments....
10 August 2018
View news from Ireland Ag Dept to Permanently Monitor Carcass Trim in Meat Plants, IFA Reports
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said Department of Agriculture technical officers will monitor carcass trim in the meat factories on behalf of farmers on a constant daily basis from later this year....
03 August 2018
View news from Ireland IFA: Minister Creed Needs to Deliver Real Measures to Help Farmers Affected by Drought
IRELAND - While visiting a number of drought-hit farms in the South East yesterday, IFA President Joe Healy said that Minister Michael Creed needs to deliver real measures to help farmers on the ground....
27 July 2018
View news from Ireland Time for Action from Minister Creed on Factories, Cattle Prices, Says IFA
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy said cattle farmers would have expected a lot more action from Minister Creed and the Government in calling the factories to task on the cattle price issue....
23 July 2018
View news from Ireland Farm Safety Week Concludes with Focus on Livestock Safety
IRELAND - Last Friday, IFA and Teagasc challenged farmers to think about improving livestock handling systems to make them safer and more efficient....
18 July 2018
View news from Ireland IFA Urges Older Farmers to Adjust Working Practices
IRELAND - IFA is challenging older farmers to think more about ways they can improve their health and safety this Farm Safety Week....
09 July 2018
View news from Ireland Factories Hijacking Drought Conditions to Cut Beef Prices, IFA Reports
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy last week accused the factories of hijacking the drought conditions to cut beef prices and undermine the market. ...
19 June 2018
View news from Ireland Cattle Supplies Extremely Tight, IFA Reports
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said cattle supplies are extremely tight with numbers in factory lairages very scarce and agents and procurement managers actively looking for stock....
11 June 2018
View news from Ireland IFA Reports Push Back Against Factory Attempts to Undermine Cattle Price
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said farmers should push back hard on the propaganda from agents and the factories on price and insist on full value for their stock....
08 June 2018
View news from Ireland IFA Urges Push Back Factory Attempts to Undermine Cattle Price
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said farmers should push back hard on the propaganda from agents and the factories on price and insist on full value for their stock....
29 May 2018
View news from Ireland IFA: Cattle Prices Up Again This Week
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said cattle prices are continuing to drive forward with higher base prices of €4.25/kg for steers and €4.35/kg for heifers being paid this week. He said demand remains very strong and, as supplies...
24 May 2018
View news from Ireland IFA: Low Income Figures Show Ag Minister Needs to Support Suckler Farmers
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods has called on the Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed to come on board with farmers and support the strong case for increased targeted support for the suckler cow herd of €200 per cow....
15 May 2018
View news from Ireland IFA Says China Trade Mission Crucial as Brexit Uncertainty Persists
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy has travelled to China this week as part of a Ministerial trade mission, following the opening of the Chinese market for Irish beef last month. He is joined by Livestock Chairman Angus Woods and Pigs Chairman Tom Hogan....
10 May 2018
View news from Ireland IFA Reports Rise in Cattle Prices
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said cattle prices continue to rise this week with the base price for steers moving up to as high as €4.20/kg and tops of €4.30/kg for heifers....
07 May 2018
View news from Ireland Beef Prices Rise Another 5c-10c/Kg During W18
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said the beef trade continues to strengthen with prices rising by another 5c to 10c/kg this week....
13 April 2018
View news from Ireland IFA Reports Cattle Prices Rising, but Not Fast Enough
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods has said that cattle prices are rising but not fast enough, and not in line with the price levels in the country's largest export market in the UK....
11 April 2018
View news from Ireland Funding Needed to Help Farmers During Fodder Crisis, IFA Says
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy has called on the Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed to allocate a dedicated budget for farmers in urgent need of help to get them through the fodder crisis....
06 April 2018
View news from Ireland Tighter Finished Cattle Supplies to Drive Price Increases
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said cattle prices are moving in the right direction and feeders are expecting strong price increases over the coming weeks as supplies tighten and UK prices continue to increase....
05 March 2018
View news from Ireland IFA Reports Beef Trade Stronger
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said the beef trade has strengthened this week with some factories increasing quotes by 5c/kg....
02 March 2018
View news from Ireland IFA: Beef Prices Need to Rise for Winter Finishers
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods has said that cattle prices need to rise a lot more in order to leave a positive return for winter finishers. ...
01 March 2018
View news from Ireland IFA Says Ag Minister Can No Longer Ignore Strong Case for €200 for Suckler Cows
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods has said Agriculture Minister Michael Creed can no longer ignore the strong case for €200 for suckler cows....
26 February 2018
View news from Ireland IFA Calls on Minister Creed to Back Suckler Farmers
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods lead an IFA delegation of livestock farmers to attend an Oireachtas debate last week on a motion calling for increased supports for the suckler sector. The motion, tabled by Fianna Fail, supported...
15 February 2018
View news from Ireland More Bite in Cattle Trade in Factories, IFA Reports
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said there was more bite in cattle prices this week at the factories with a base price for steers of €3.95/kg more common and €4.05/kg for heifers....
12 February 2018
View news from Ireland IFA Drives Key Farmer Issues at Beef Forum
IRELAND - In response to IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods at the Beef Forum last week, Agriculture Minister Michael Creed said he was more than willing to sit down with the IFA to work through how proposals can be brought forward to increase...
 
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