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24 December 2014
View news from Ireland Ireland, Russia Meeting Discusses Meat, Dairy and Seafood Sectors
IRELAND - The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney, has welcomed the outcome of the high-level bilateral meeting in Moscow between his Department and the Russian Authorities on agri-food issues. The meeting was held at the request...
19 December 2014
View news from Ireland Farmers Urge Progress on Beef Quality Measures
IRELAND - Irish farmers have called for the implementation of the Beef Forum decision on the market and pricing regarding the introduction of a Quality Assurance price incentive for steers and heifers from all quality assured farms....
03 December 2014
View news from Ireland Farm Incomes to 'Fall Sigficantly' in 2015
IRELAND - Following a relatively stable 2014, a new report from Teagasc economists suggests a mixed bag in terms of possible income developments across Ireland’s farming sectors during the course of next year....
01 December 2014
View news from Ireland "Moderate" Liver Fluke Risk For Most Irish Farms
IRELAND – Winter liver fluke risk is “moderate” for Irish livestock this year, although extra care may be needed on North West farms....
28 November 2014
View news from Ireland Irish Brucellosis Controls to Be “Scaled Back”
IRELAND – Routine on farm Brucellosis checks will likely end next year, according to the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and the Marine....
17 November 2014
View news from Ireland Increase in Irish Live Exports
IRELAND - Irish live exports of cattle have increased for the year to date, and are currently standing at 216,050 head, according to Eoin Kelly, Business Analyst, Bord Bia-Irish Food Board....
13 November 2014
View news from Ireland "Good Progress" Made on Irish Beef Crisis
IRELAND – A producer lobbying group is pleased at how negotiations are progressing on addressing Ireland's tumultuous beef markets. ...
11 November 2014
View news from Ireland Over 4,000 Threaten Beef Scheme Withdrawal
IRELAND – Over 4,000 farmers are threatening to withdraw from a national beef assurance scheme unless industry negotiations yield a change in specification and beef pricing....
07 November 2014
View news from Ireland Major Progress on Beef Market Access to China
IRELAND - After a day of meetings with key political figures in China, the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Simon Coveney T.D. announced a major step forward for Irish beef access in China....
View news from Ireland Campaign to Secure Irish Beef Price Increases
IRELAND - The Irish Farmers Association (IFA) President said the meat industry’s commitment to the Minister to address the issues must translate into immediate and substantial beef price increases that reflect market returns....
30 October 2014
View news from Ireland Beef Restrictions Unjustified and Unnecessary
IRELAND – Beef roundtable negotiations on Irish cattle specifications should review the 30 month requirement and weight limits on bulls, insists a farm spokesperson....
27 October 2014
View news from Ireland Irish Farmers Protest over Beef Prices
IRELAND - Irish farmers have called a countrywide 24-hour beef price protest....
16 October 2014
View news from Ireland Money Available For Farmers in Safety Drive
IRELAND - A new set of grant assisted health and safety recommendations is being rolled out across Ireland’s farms....
14 October 2014
View news from Ireland Challenges and Opportunities for Irish Agriculture
IRELAND - It is an exciting time in Agriculture notwithstanding the challenges currently facing certain enterprises. Teagasc’s integrated research, education and advisory services are providing the science to underpin the future development of the Irish...
08 October 2014
View news from Ireland New Charter of Farmer Rights - A Substantial Improvement
IRELAND - Irish Farmers Association (IFA) Deputy President Tim O Leary said the New Charter of Farmer Rights has to be a substantial improvement on the last Charter across all of the key areas affecting direct payments and services to farmers....
29 September 2014
View news from Ireland Irish Herd Reflecting Beef Challenges and Dairy Optimism
IRELAND – Cattle numbers are stable but confidence in dairying is obvious, according to market analysts reacting to the June 2014 Irish cattle survey....
15 September 2014
View news from Ireland Economical Importance of Agriculture to Irish Counties
IRELAND - Analysis undertaken by Irish Farmers Association outlines agriculture’s importance to the economy at county level, and underlines the critical importance of farm schemes in underpinning agriculture’s continued contribution to Ireland's economic...
10 September 2014
View news from Ireland Teagasc Appoints Cattle Specialist for West, Midlands
IRELAND - Teagasc has added to its team of beef specialists. James Keane has been appointed as a Cattle Knowledge Transfer Specialist covering the West and Midlands region. He joins the team of Teagasc Cattle Specialists led by Pearse Kelly, which includes...
04 September 2014
View news from Ireland Beef Crisis Pleas Taken to McDonald’s Door
IRELAND – Irate beef farmers assembled outside a McDonald’s restaurant yesterday to protest against a lack of supply chain response to low beef prices....
25 August 2014
View news from Ireland IFA Calls on Ag Minister to Deliver for Farmers on Beef Crisis
IRELAND - IFA President Eddie Downey said the Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney must accept that there is a severe income crisis in the livestock sector and he needs to take urgent action to address the situation....
21 August 2014
View news from Ireland Farm Bodies Repeat Stark Warning for Irish Beef
IRELAND – Continuing low beef prices have caused ‘anger and frustration’ among Irish cattle producers as UK and EU prices stabilise, the government has heard this week....
19 August 2014
View news from Ireland Farmers Challenge Tesco Assertions on Mixed-origin Beef
IRELAND - Farmers in the Republic of Ireland have hit out at the supermarkets chain over claims that consumers do not want to eat beef from cattle reared in the Republic and slaughtered in Northern Ireland....
18 August 2014
View news from Ireland Ireland to Export Beef, Pork and Lamb to the Philippines
IRELAND - On the 14 August The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney TD welcomed the agreement which has been reached with the veterinary authorities in the Republic of the Philippines which will allow for the importation of beef,...
08 August 2014
View news from Ireland Advice Line for Irish Farmers Hit by Russian Ban
IRELAND - Responding to a Russian announcement of trade sanctions against EU and other countries in the agri-food sector, Minister Simon Coveney said that the move is unwelcome but that it is not surprising given the recent evolution of events....
29 July 2014
View news from Ireland Irish Ministers Meet to Discuss Beef
IRELAND - Building on previous discussions, Minister for Agriculture Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney invited his Northern Irish counterpart Michelle O’Neill to Dublin to discuss issues currently facing the beef sector on both parts of the island....
28 July 2014
View news from Ireland Financial Issues Compromise Farmers Health and Safety
IRELAND - According to ICSA Rural Development vice-chairman Seamus Sherlock, many farm accidents may be attributable to lack of concentration on the part of farmers who are struggling to cope with financial stress due to the ongoing beef crisis and savage...
View news from Ireland Farms Benefit from Falling Production Costs in 2014
IRELAND - In its mid-year assessment of likely farm profitability in 2014, Teagasc economists have highlighted falling production costs as the main driver of farm incomes in 2014....
25 July 2014
View news from Ireland Compliance with REPS has Left Farmers at a Disadvantage
IRELAND - ICSA suckler chairman Mr Dermot Kelleher says that participation in REPS has left many farmers at a disadvantage since the closure of the scheme....
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