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14 January 2016
View news from Ireland Ireland's Food and Drink Exports Continue to Grow
IRELAND - In 2015 it is estimated that the value of Irish food and drink exports increased by 3 per cent to exceed €10.8 billion for the first time....
11 January 2016
View news from Ireland Biggest Ever Cattle Genotyping Project to Help Breed Better Animals
IRELAND - The Irish Cattle Breeding Federation (ICBF) has appointed Weatherbys Ireland DNA Laboratory working in conjunction with Eurofins Genomics to test one million cattle samples over the next 2 years....
05 January 2016
View news from Ireland Farmers Urged to Prioritise Safety in 2016
IRELAND - Irish research organisation Teagasc has warned farmers to to improve safety in the New Year, as the start of January brings increased risk....
16 December 2015
View news from Ireland Beef, Sheep Farmers Question Extra Dairy, Pig Support
IRELAND - Irish cattle and sheep association (ICSA) president Patrick Kent is asking Minister Coveney to explain why national funds were diverted to add to an EU rescue package for dairy and pig farmers. ...
15 December 2015
View news from Ireland EU-Mercosur Trade Deal 'Would Damage Beef Trade'
IRELAND - Reacting to reports of a push from the EU Commission to recommence talks on a Mercosur trade deal, Irish Farmers' Association (IFA) National Livestock Chairman Henry Burns said a Mercosur trade would be extremely damaging for Irish and European...
08 December 2015
View news from Ireland Most Nitrogen Lost from Grassland Not a Climate Concern
IRELAND - Newly published research into soil processes discovers that over half the nitrogen applied to grazed grassland soils in temperate regions was lost as environmentally benign di-nitrogen (N2) gas....
07 December 2015
View news from Ireland Ireland Look to Expand Beef Opportunities in Ghana
GHANA - Irish agriculture minister Simon Coveney has been travelling around West Africa on a trade mission, and last week he stopped in Ghana to look at opportunities for Irish beef exports....
04 December 2015
View news from Ireland Replacing Beef Herd with Trees "Nonsense Ideology", IFA Says
IRELAND - Environment Chairman of the Irish Farmers' Association (IFA), Harold Kingston, has described remarks recently made by environmental commentators that Ireland’s beef herd should be replaced with trees as “nonsense ideology"....
03 December 2015
View news from Ireland Higher Beef Incomes on Irish Farms, but Dairy Incomes Down
IRELAND - Overall family farm incomes are down 9 per cent in 2015, according to analysis by economists from Teagasc in their annual review of the performance of the agriculture sector....
02 December 2015
View news from Ireland Irish Farmer BVD Supports to Continue in 2016
IRELAND - Ireland's Minister for Agriculture Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney, has confirmed that the farmer supports in respect of the disposal of PI (Persistently Infected) calves under the Bovine Viral Diarrhoea Eradication Programme will continue...
26 November 2015
View news from Ireland Irish Farmers Question Levy Burden
IRELAND - Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers' Association (ICSA) president Patrick Kent has said that farmers can no longer carry the burden of levies deducted from livestock prices which are failing to deliver a viable income....
11 November 2015
View news from Ireland Cattle Prices Must Rise, Irish Farmers Say
IRELAND - Irish Farmers Association National Livestock Chairman Henry Burns said this weekend signalled the last of the grass cattle, and factories need to move on prices to reflect the higher costs of shed cattle and strong returns from the marketplace....
27 October 2015
View news from Ireland Irish Farmers Urge Government to Tackle TB in Deer
IRELAND - The Irish Farmers Association has said that controlling the deer population is essential to protecting cattle from tuberculosis (TB)....
23 October 2015
View news from Ireland Ireland to Export Beef, Sheepmeat to Growing Oman Market
IRELAND - Ireland has made an agreement on a health certificate to begin exports to Oman....
12 August 2015
View news from Ireland Irish Factories Accused of Scare Tactics
IRELAND – Meat plants have tried to “destabilise the market” and “frighten” farmers into selling cattle at lower quoted prices, according to a farm spokesperson last week....
11 August 2015
View news from Ireland Minister Must Deliver Real Access to New Beef Markets
IRELAND - Speaking at the AIB National Livestock Show in Tullamore Co Offaly, Irish Farmers Association President Eddie Downey said the announcements from the Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney and the Government on access to new beef markets to the...
06 August 2015
View news from Ireland Responsible Rodenticide Use Encouraged in Ireland
IRELAND - Rodenticides can have negative impacts on a wide range of non-target wildlife, but good practice by farmers can reduce such effects....
30 July 2015
View news from Ireland 70 Per Cent of Irish Fields Need Liming
UK - More than two thirds of Ireland’s cattle pastures are below pH targets, says the country’s agricultural levy board....
22 July 2015
View news from Ireland Irish Beef Prices Rise Despite BSE Case
IRELAND - Ireland's recent BSE scare has shown the level of confidence importers have in Ireland's system and has ironically been followed by higher beef prices. ...
08 July 2015
View news from Ireland New Strategy for the Irish Agri Food Sector to Improve Exports, Jobs
IRELAND - Plans for a new ten year strategy for the Irish agri food sector has been announced by government. The new ten year strategy, Food Wise 2025, projects exports to increase to €19 billion and the creation of 23,000 new jobs by 2025. ...
29 June 2015
View news from Ireland Irish BSE Cow Displayed Signs of “Nervousness and Hyperexitability”
IRELAND – A County Louth cow confirmed as having bovine spongiform encephalopathy last week has been described as showing “neurological signs” as well as reduced health prior to being euthanized....
26 June 2015
View news from Ireland Classical BSE Confirmed in Irish Cow
IRELAND - A five year old cow has tested positive for bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) after authorities were alerted last week....
25 June 2015
View news from Ireland Could Potential New BSE Case in Ireland Hit Trade Agreements?
IRELAND - A new potential case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy in Ireland has come just days after the World Animal Health Organisation (OIE) reduced the country’s BSE status from controlled to negligible risk....
24 June 2015
View news from Ireland Irish Farm’s Beef Prices ‘Auger Well’ for Post-Quota Era
IRELAND – Average per head beef prices achieved by a County Limerick dairy and beef operation are a good signal for an industry without quotas....
27 May 2015
View news from Ireland Irish Cattle Finishers Still Better Off on Welfare
IRELAND - Irish cattle producers would have been better off claiming welfare payments last year rather than fattening cattle, a farm income survey has shown....
08 May 2015
View news from Ireland €300 Million Beef Data and Genomics Programme Launched
IRELAND - The Irish Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney has launched a special Beef Data and Genomics Programme under Ireland’s 2014-2020 Rural Development Programme....
30 April 2015
View news from Ireland Bull Finishing Works Out as Most Profitable System
IRELAND - Finishing male cattle as nineteen month old bulls is the most profitable beef system in Ireland right now, says a study of grass-based suckling systems....
29 April 2015
View news from Ireland Alltech, Ridley Agree Merger
IRELAND - A merger of two global livestock feed companies has been agreed....
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