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03 May 2017
View news from Ireland IFA Presents a Peek Into What Factories are Paying for Cattle This Week
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said the cattle trade remains buoyant with strong demand for cattle from the factories, as well as from live exporters and at the marts....
28 April 2017
View news from Ireland Cattle Prices Continue to Kick on
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods has said the cattle trade is continuing to kick on with a base price of €4.05/4.10 for steers and €4.15/4.20 for heifers. ...
View news from Ireland IFA Meets Department on Regional Vet Labs
IRELAND - Meeting with senior Department of Agriculture officials this week, IFA President Joe Healy said the current Regional Veterinary Laboratory structure is recognised internationally as the optimum disease surveillance structure and must be built...
24 April 2017
View news from Ireland Brexit Event in Goffs Starts Important Week for IFA Campaign
IRELAND - More than 600 farmers are packed into Goffs in Kildare today at the beginning of an important week for IFA’s Brexit campaign. ...
21 April 2017
View news from Ireland Border, Trade Issues Discussed at IFA Meeting on Brexit
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy has met with Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charlie Flanagan, to discuss the threats posed by Brexit to Irish agriculture....
18 April 2017
View news from Ireland Meat Technology Ireland Launched
IRELAND - Meat Technology Ireland, a strategic research and innovation base in beef and sheep meat processing in Ireland, was launched last week by Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Mary Mitchell O Connor TD and Minister for Agriculture, Food...
17 April 2017
View news from Ireland IFA Welcomes Re-opening of BDGP Suckler Scheme; Farmers Encouraged to Apply
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods has welcomed the announcement from the Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed on the re-opening of the Beef Data and Genomics Scheme (BDGP) and has encouraged suckler farmers to apply....
View news from Ireland Cattle Prices Continue to Drive Forward
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said the cattle trade is continuing to drive forward with the base price for steers at €4.00/kg and heifers at €4.10/kg....
11 April 2017
View news from Ireland Cattle Prices Continuing to Drive Forward
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods has said the cattle trade is continuing to drive forward with the base price for steers at €4.00/kg and heifers at €4.10/kg....
07 April 2017
View news from Ireland IFA: Cattle Prices Rising to Meet Strong Market Demand
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods has said cattle prices are rising strongly with the base for steers at €4.00/kg and €4.10/kg for heifers, and top base prices of €4.15/€4.18 paid in deals with additional benefits on transport...
31 March 2017
View news from Ireland Govt Must Put Farming, Food at Centre of Brexit Battleground, Says IFA
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy has said farming and food will have to be centre stage in the Irish Government’s position as the formal negotiations on Brexit begin....
30 March 2017
View news from Ireland Strong Rise in Cattle Prices as Numbers Tighten
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods has said cattle prices are rising strongly as numbers tighten and factories are finding it very difficult to get numbers. ...
28 March 2017
View news from Ireland Irish Cattle Prices on the Up as Numbers Tighten
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said cattle prices are on the up this week and factories are finding it very hard to get numbers with tighter supplies....
27 March 2017
View news from Ireland Brexit Cannot Derail Farming, Food Growth Targets, Says IFA
IRELAND - Speaking at the ASA debate on Brexit in Kilkenny last week, IFA President Joe Healy dismissed any suggestion of diluting growth targets for the farming and food industry because of Brexit. ...
21 March 2017
View news from Ireland IFA: Cattle Prices Increase as Supplies Tighten
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said cattle prices have risen a further 5 to 10c/kg this week, with the base price for steers at €3.90/kg and €3.95/kg paid. He said the base price for heifers has also moved on to €4.00/kg and...
17 March 2017
View news from Ireland Cattle Prices Drive on as Supplies Tighten
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods has reported cattle prices are rising this week with most plants increasing the base prices by 5c/kg to get numbers. He said the base price for steers has moved on to €3.85 for steers and €3.95/kg...
15 March 2017
View news from Ireland Cattle Supplies Tighter; Prices Stronger This Week
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods has said cattle supplies are tighter this week and prices are stronger with agents reporting it much harder to get stock, and having to pay 5c/kg more. In addition, he said with the change in the weather...
10 March 2017
View news from Ireland IFA President Meets Egyptian Ambassador, Ceann Comhairle on Live Cattle Exports
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy had a very positive meeting with the Egyptian Ambassador Soha Samir Nashd Gendi in Dublin this week, and discussed the opportunities around the live export trade to Egypt....
View news from Ireland IFA Welcomes Positive News on Live Cattle Exports to Turkey
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said IFA has been in contact with Purcell Brothers and welcomed the positive news this week that they have secured a live cattle contract for exports to Turkey. He said this is a very positive development...
07 March 2017
View news from Ireland IFA Reports Stable Cattle Prices
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said cattle prices remain stable at a base price for steers of €3.80 and a heifer base of €3.90. ...
03 March 2017
View news from Ireland IFA Pushes for Re-opening of BDGP Suckler Scheme
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods has said he expects the Beef Data and Genomics Programme (BDGP) to re-open to new entrants this spring with applications in April and before the BPS closing date of 15 May....
02 March 2017
View news from Ireland IFA: Irish Labs Recognised Globally as Optimum System, Must be Maintained
IRELAND - Addressing a rally in Athlone to maintain the Regional Veterinary Laboratory services, IFA Animal Health Chairman Bert Stewart reiterated that the current structure is acknowledged by authorities worldwide as the optimal surveillance system...
28 February 2017
View news from Ireland Cattle Numbers Tighter, Prices Steady
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods has said cattle numbers are tighter this week and 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....
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....
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