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11 January 2017
View news from Ireland Winter Finishers Need Substantial Price Rise, Says IFA
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said the cattle trade is stronger this week with factories paying a base of €3.80 for steers and €3.90 for heifers. ...
10 January 2017
View news from Ireland IFA Calls for Major Push on Live Export Trade
IRELAND - Speaking at a Bord Bia/Department of Agriculture seminar for live exporters in Tullamore last week, IFA President Joe Healy called for a major national diplomatic initiative to be led by the Minister for Agriculture, Michael Creed to maximise...
09 January 2017
View news from Ireland IFA Criticises Ag Department for Interference in Live Valuation Scheme
IRELAND - IFA Animal Health Chairman Bert Stewart has strongly criticised the Department of Agriculture for its interference with the independence of the live valuation scheme, and the resulting under-valuation of animals removed as TB reactors from farms....
06 January 2017
View news from Ireland IFA President Demands Strong Beef Prices
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy has called for a strong beef increase from the factories, saying there was a full clear out of retail beef sales over the holiday period and factories are very anxious for cattle again in the New Year. He said a significant...
29 December 2016
View news from Ireland IFA Looking Forward to Coming Year
IRELAND - The Irish Farmers' Association has provided an insight into the financial supports and taxation changes that have been secured and coming down the line in early 2017....
28 December 2016
View news from Ireland IFA President Calls for Agri Cashflow Loan Delivery
IFA President Joe Healy has written to the Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed, making it clear that there can be no delays in the delivery of the low cost agri-cashflow loans, and that they must be available to farmers in January....
23 December 2016
View news from Ireland Beef Lags Behind as Dairy Births Jump
IRELAND - The number of beef births occurring on Irish farms this year has lagged considerably on 2015, figures from the ICBF show....
22 December 2016
View news from Ireland IFA Working on Calf Exports for 2017
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Committee Chairman Angus Woods said this week a strong live export trade for calves is essential for competition and to maintain a supply/demand balance in the Irish beef sector capable at delivering viable prices to farmers....
21 December 2016
View news from Ireland IFA: Call for Strong Action on Beef
IRELAND - Following the IFA livestock meeting in Tullamore Co Offaly entitled ‘Beef Challenges 2017’, IFA President Joe Healy said based on market returns and the recent positive changes to the sterling exchange rate, the meat factories have major...
14 December 2016
View news from Ireland Irish Beef Prices Rising as Supplies Tighten
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said that cattle supply numbers have tightened considerably in the last few days with some factories out of cattle last Thursday/Friday and struggling to get adequate supplies for the kill this week....
06 December 2016
View news from Ireland IFA: Winter Finishers Need Substantial Beef Price Increase
IRELAND - IFA will be holding a major livestock meeting on Thursday, 15 December, in Tullamore to address the fact that grass cattle are now gone and winter finishers need a substantial price increase to cover costs and sell cattle out of sheds, IFA National...
01 December 2016
View news from Ireland Prediction of Beef Price Decline Indicates "Too Many Cattle" in Ireland
IRELAND - ICSA president Patrick Kent has said figures from the Teagasc research institute showing a likely drop of more than 10 per cent in beef prices in 2017 illustrates how much current agriculture policies and the national strategy for expansion...
29 November 2016
View news from Ireland Irish Farmers Call for Higher Beef Prices Heading into Winter
IRELAND - The Irish Farmers Association (IFA) National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods has said the grass cattle are now gone and winter finishers need a substantial price increase to cover costs and move cattle out of sheds....
09 November 2016
View news from Ireland US Election Result Comes as Beef Farmers Redouble Effort Against Trade Deals
IRELAND - The Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers' Association (ICSA) president Patrick Kent has said that Irish and European politicians who favour free trade deals need to pay close attention to the lessons of the US election result....
08 November 2016
View news from Ireland Irish Beef Industry Calls for Higher Prices from UK
IRELAND - The Irish Farmers' Association (IFA) President Joe Healy has called on factories to put pressure on UK retailers, insist on higher prices for Irish beef, and pass increases back to farmers....
14 September 2016
View news from Ireland How Will Brexit Affect the Irish Beef Industry?
ANALYSIS - Uncertainty and a sense of disbelief that the UK actually voted in favour of leaving the European Union were recurring themes among the panel of speakers at an event named 'The Impact of Brexit on Irish Agriculture', recently hosted by the...
09 September 2016
View news from Ireland Farmers Angry With Move to Pull Beef Prices
IRELAND - The Irish Farmers Association (IFA) National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said farmers are very angry with the move by some factories to use weather difficulties to pull beef prices unnecessarily this week....
02 September 2016
View news from Ireland Beef and Sheep Sectors in Trouble, Irish Farmers Say
IRELAND - The Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers' Association (ICSA) president Patrick Kent has said a Teagasc report on the viability of Irish farms in 2015 shows just how serious the economic situation is, especially for cattle and sheep farmers....
19 August 2016
View news from Ireland Concern Over Animal Feed Mislabelling in Ireland
IRELAND - The President of the Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers' Association (ICSA), Patrick Kent, has expressed his concern following revelations of the mislabelling animal feed products....
29 July 2016
View news from Ireland Irish Cattle Price Pressure 'Not Justified'
IRELAND - The Irish Farmers Association (IFA) National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods has said the continuing pressure on cattle prices from the factories is not justified and contrasts with the continuing lift in cattle prices in the country's main export...
20 July 2016
View news from Ireland Beef Farmers Question Fairness of Latest EU Dairy Support Measures
IRELAND - The Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers' Association (ICSA) president Patrick Kent has questioned the granting of a further EU rescue package for dairy farmers while beef farmers continue to seek fair play for their own sector. ...
19 July 2016
View news from Ireland Competition Opened Up for Cattle Tag Supplies in Ireland
IRELAND - The Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers' Association (ICSA) president Patrick Kent has welcomed the change of position by Ireland's agriculture department, which now opens up the supply of cattle tags to competition....
11 July 2016
View news from Ireland US Market Access for Ireland Extended to Include Grinding Beef
IRELAND - Access for Irish beef to the US market has been improved following the decision of authorities there to recognise Ireland’s raw meat control system as equivalent to that of the US....
07 July 2016
View news from Ireland Will Ireland Have an Autumn Cattle Glut?
ANALYSIS - Figures released by the Irish Department of Agriculture has resulted in conflicting reports of a potential cattle glut to be slaughtered in the autumn at Irish meat factories, as Ireland comes to terms with the unexpected Brexit result, writes...
06 July 2016
View news from Ireland Irish Farmers Concerned Over German Post-Brexit CAP Reduction Ideas
IRELAND - Following comments by German Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel, who suggested substantially cutting the CAP and reducing the number of EU commissioners post-Brexit, Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers' Association (ICSA) President Patrick Kent urged...
09 June 2016
View news from Ireland Choice of Cow Type Drives Performance at Newford Farm
IRELAND - Hundreds of farmers gathered at Newford Suckler Demonstration Farm in Athenry, County Galway for an Open Day showcasing the achievements and learnings of the farm’s first full year of operations. The farm’s breeding policy is successfully...
26 May 2016
View news from Ireland Irish Farmers Call for More Support for Suckler Cow Herd
IRELAND - Speaking at the Newford suckler herd Open Day in Teagasc, Irish Farmers' Association (IFA) President Joe Healy said increased targeted direct supports will be essential to maintain the quality suckler cow herd, which is the backbone of Ireland’s...
15 April 2016
View news from Ireland Lactic Acid Preventing Irish Manufactured Beef Exports to the US
IRELAND - Figures released by the Department of Agriculture indicate that just under 700t of Irish beef valued at €6 million were exported to the US in the first quarter of this year, writes Eoin McCarthy....
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