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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....
11 July 2014
View news from Ireland Coveney Launches Annual Review and Outlook for Agriculture, Food and The Marine
IRELAND - Exports of agri-food in 2013 were worth nine per cent more in 2013 than the year before, reaching a record of €10 billion, according to a new report from the agriculture department....
08 July 2014
View news from Ireland Irish Minister Calls on Beef Processors to be More Proactive
IRELAND - Irish agriculture minister Simon Coveney has called on meat processors to be more pro-active in relation to the implementation of the recommendations of the Dowling Report on the Beef Sector....
17 June 2014
View news from Ireland Irish Beef in 'Deepening' Crisis
IRELAND – Further government intervention is needed urgently to address Ireland’s worsening beef crisis, says an industry spokesman....
20 May 2014
View news from Ireland Irish Farmers Praised for Caring for Animals on Year-round Basis
IRELAND - Addressing the Animal Health and Welfare Conference in Dublin Castle on Friday, 16 May, IFA President Eddie Downey said the health and welfare of Ireland's animals is a primary focus for farmers who provide excellent care for seven million cattle,...
21 April 2014
View news from Ireland Farm Profits Must Be Core of Future Policy, Say Farmers
IRELAND - The IFA delegation, which included Livestock Chairman Henry Burns and Vice-Chairman Michael Biggins, left the beef roundtable in no doubt as to the anger and frustration among beef finishers over what has happened to their incomes and viability...
14 April 2014
View news from Ireland Weight Limits Snub Continental Breeds
IRELAND – Farming groups are preparing to lobby the government at a beef roundtable this week over processor specifications shunning higher yielding continental breeds....
10 April 2014
View news from Ireland Round Table on Development of Beef Sector
IRELAND - The Irish government is to call the beef sector in the country together to set out a strategic approach for the development of the industry in the future....
03 April 2014
View news from Ireland Fairer Producer Returns to Test New Irish Retailer Regulations
IRELAND - Reacting to the announcement by the Enterprise Minister Richard Bruton that regulations are to be introduced to ensure fairness in the food chain, IFA President Eddie Downey said the real test of the new legislation would be a fairer return...
13 March 2014
View news from Ireland Grazing Animals ‘Rescue’ Biodiversity Threatened by Fertiliser
IRELAND - Two wrongs do not make a right. But when it comes to the biodiversity of plants in grasslands, they just might. That is because two apparently negative impacts often controlled by humans — the use of fertiliser and the grazing of plant species...
12 March 2014
View news from Ireland Climate Law will not Hinder Sustainable Growth of Agriculture
IRELAND - Irish Farmers Association (IFA) President Eddie Downey has welcomed assurances provided by Environment Minister Phil Hogan that forthcoming climate laws will not restrict the sustainable growth of agriculture....
25 February 2014
View news from Ireland Irish Meat and Livestock Value Rises
IRELAND - To date this year, strong supplies of cattle have been recorded at export meat plants according to Eoin Kelly, Business Analyst at Bord Bia-Irish Food Board....
21 February 2014
View news from Ireland Calls Made to Rethink Shannon Flood Basin
IRELAND – Flood basin management of the Shannon river and its tributaries needs rethinking, according to a cattle industry spokesman reacting to recent floods....
14 February 2014
View news from Ireland IFA Calls on Agri Minister to Convene Emergency Beef Summit
IRELAND - IFA President Eddie Downey has called on the Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney to call an emergency Beef Summit involving the meat factories, the IFA, Bord Bia and Teagasc to tackle the crisis developing on cattle prices and farm incomes,...
13 February 2014
View news from Ireland Irish Farmers Call on Minister to Act over Cattle Prices
IRELAND - Irish farmers have called on the Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney to bring in the meat factories and challenge them on their commitment to paying a viable cattle price to farmers....
07 February 2014
View news from Ireland New Beef Genomics Payment of €80 Positive for Suckler Farmers
IRELAND - Speaking in Bandon, Co Cork IFA National Livestock Chairman Henry Burns said the new Beef Genomics scheme launched by Agriculture Minister Simon Coveney of €52m per year amounting to a payment of €80 per cow on 650,000 calved cows is a positive...
View news from Ireland Irish Farmers Protest Against Factory Price Cuts
IRELAND - Addressing a large crowd of livestock farmers at the cattle price protest outside Kepak in Clonee on Wednesday (5 February), IFA President Eddie Downey said there is real anger and frustration with all the meat factories over the way they have...
05 February 2014
View news from Ireland More Funding for Ireland's Johne’s Disease Programme
IRELAND - The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney, has announced that his Department will commit significant additional funding amounting to €250,000 toward the continuation of Animal Health Ireland’s Johne’s Disease Control...
View news from Ireland Minister Welcomes Re-opening of Lebanese Market to Irish Beef, Lamb
IRELAND - The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney has welcomed the decision of the Lebanese authorities to fully re-open its market to Irish beef, sheepmeat and cooked meats....
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