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12 September 2017
View news from Ireland Irish Cattle Trade More Stable
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said the cattle trade was more stable over the last week with the base price for steers at €3.80/kg – some factories quoting less and others paying more. ...
11 September 2017
View news from Ireland IFA Demands Urgent Action from Agri Minister as Brexit Crisis Hits
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy said there is rising anger among cattle farmers over the severe beef price cuts....
06 September 2017
View news from Ireland IFA Demands Urgent Govt Action Plan as Beef Farmers Lose €2M/Week
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy said, based on the Sterling depreciation and the volume of cattle exports to the UK, Irish beef farmers are losing close to €2m per week....
04 September 2017
View news from Ireland IFA Demands Urgent Govt Action Plan on Sterling Exchange Rate Crisis
IRELAND - Speaking at the farmers’ information meeting in Mullingar on Friday evening, IFA President Joe Healy said the cattle price cuts of over €100 per head in the last month were inflicting severe financial damage on the low income livestock sector...
01 September 2017
View news from Ireland IFA Meets Meat Industry Ireland on Beef Prices
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy and National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods met with the Chairman and senior officials from Meat Industry Ireland (MII), representing the meat factories in Portlaoise this week, where the factory price cuts was the major...
31 August 2017
View news from Ireland Urgent Response Needed to Support Beef Producers, IFA Says
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy has said that urgent Government action is needed to counteract the serious damage being done to farming enterprises in the beef and mushroom sectors arising from the recent sharp decline of Sterling....
28 August 2017
View news from Ireland IFA Urges Govt to Provide Support to Cope with Sterling Fluctuation
IRELAND - Speaking at the Iverk Show in Kilkenny Saturday, IFA President Joe Healy called on the Government to support farmers through the difficulties caused by Sterling fluctuation as a result of Brexit uncertainty....
24 August 2017
View news from Ireland IFA Seeks Urgent Meeting with Ag Minister on Beef Cuts
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy has written to the Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed seeking an urgent meeting to address the serious situation for livestock farmers resulting from the severe factory price cuts over recent weeks....
23 August 2017
View news from Ireland IFA Welcomes Roll-out of Johne's Programme
IRELAND - IFA animal Health Chairman Bert Stewart has welcomed the roll out of Phase 1 of the Irish Johne’s Control Programme....
21 August 2017
View news from Ireland IFA Demands Ag Minister's Intervention on Beef Prices
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy said the Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed can no longer ignore the major cuts in cattle prices at the meat factories that have left beef farmers facing losses this year....
18 August 2017
View news from Ireland IFA Reports Busy Weeks on Live Exports Ahead
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said the next number of weeks will be busy on the live export side with three boats set to sail to Turkey with weanlings and breeding heifers....
17 August 2017
View news from Ireland IFA President Says Beef Price Cuts Must Stop
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy said beef price cuts at the meat factories must stop as they are squeezing out any chance of profit for farmers grazing cattle this year....
16 August 2017
View news from Ireland IFA Says UK Customs Proposals Very Negative for Irish Agriculture
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy has said the UK’s insistence on leaving the customs union and pursuing an independent trade policy will amount to a hard Brexit and is potentially very negative for Irish agriculture and the value of Ireland's agri-food...
14 August 2017
View news from Ireland Beef, Livestock Sector the Heartbeat of Rural Ireland, Says IFA
IRELAND - The beef and livestock sector is the very heartbeat of rural Ireland and must be defended and secured in the face of major challenges, IFA President Joe Healy said today at the AIB Tullamore Show....
09 August 2017
View news from Ireland Strong Manufacturing Beef Market Demand Leaves Factories Looking for Cattle
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said cattle supplies at the meat factories this week are tighter than anticipated and factories are finding it more difficult to cattle at the lower quoted prices....
07 August 2017
View news from Ireland IFA Accuses Factories of Undermining Beef Market
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods has accused the factories of undermining the beef market with unnecessary cattle price cuts geared at eroding confidence at farmer level....
03 August 2017
View news from Ireland IFA Welcomes Resolution on ICBF Funding
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy said the IFA welcomed the agreement reached between the Department of Agriculture, ICBF and tag suppliers in relation to the funding of ICBF, announced by Minister Creed this week. ...
02 August 2017
View news from Ireland IFA Reports Progress on Resuming Live Export Trade to Egypt
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods has said the veterinary certificate negotiated by the Department of Agriculture for fattening cattle for live export to Egypt is good news for the livestock sector and increases the possibility of...
01 August 2017
View news from Ireland Irish Farmers Resisting Beef Price Pressure, Says IFA
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said farmers are strongly resisting unnecessary pressure from the factories this week on cattle prices....
27 July 2017
View news from Ireland IFA Demands Stronger Policy Delivery on Beef, Sheep
IRELAND - Stronger action at EU and Government level is required to address the ongoing income challenges in the beef and sheep sectors, IFA President Joe Healy said at the Farmers Journal open day on the Tullamore suckler and sheep farm....
24 July 2017
View news from Ireland Call for Total Contribution Pension System to be Introduced in 2018 Budget
IRELAND - IFA Farm Family and Social Affairs Chairperson Maura Canning has called for the current averaging system to be moved to a total contributions system for the purposes of calculating a person’s Contributory State Pension payment rate in the...
21 July 2017
View news from Ireland Tighter Cattle Supplies Than Forecast for H2/2017, IFA Reports
IRELAND - Beef production and cattle numbers for the second half of 2017 will be much less that originally forecast, according to IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods who said this paints a much more positive picture on the beef trade for the remainder...
18 July 2017
View news from Ireland Irish Cattle Price Strong This Week
IRELAND - National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said the cattle trade is stronger this week with the base price for steers at €4.05/4.10 and €4.15/4.20/kg base being paid for heifers....
View news from Ireland Recognition of Experience, Competency of Farmers Fundamental to Animal Health Strategy
IRELAND - IFA National Animal Health Chairman Bert Stewart has welcomed the launch of the National Farmed Animal Health Strategy (NFAHS) 2017-2022 and the Animal Health Surveillance Strategy for Ireland 2016-2021 by the Minister for Agriculture Michael...
14 July 2017
View news from Ireland Strong Action Needed to Tackle Competition Issues in Beef Sector, IFA to CCPC
IRELAND - IFA Livestock Chairman Angus Woods led an IFA delegation with senior officials in the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) in Dublin this week....
10 July 2017
View news from Ireland IFA Critical of Department's Approach to Issues with Live Valuation Scheme
IRELAND - IFA Animal Health Chairman Bert Stewart has strongly criticised the inactivity of the Department of Agriculture on key issues raised by IFA in relation to the Live Valuation Scheme....
28 June 2017
View news from Ireland Beef Price Cuts Costing Irish Farmers €1m/Week
IRELAND - Farmers have been counting the costs of the beef price cuts with the move costing them more than €1m this week....
20 June 2017
View news from Ireland IFA: Seven Reasons Why Farmers Should Resist Factory Pressure on Cattle Prices
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy said there is no market basis for pressure on cattle prices at this time. He said the move by the factories to pull quotes and talk down the trade is an attempt to force out very tight supplies of prime cattle....
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