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01 April 2020
View news from Ireland Irish farmers petition European Commission to suspend non-EU beef imports
The Irish Farmers’ Association has submitted a letter to the Government and European Commission urging a halt in beef exports from outside Europe....
20 March 2020
View news from Ireland Farming priority must be to keep industry operating, good moving, says IFA
IRELAND - IFA President Tim Cullinan said that farmers and everybody involved in the sector needs to fully observe all HSE protocols and do everything they can to minimise risk, so processors, co-op stores and marts can be kept operating....
19 March 2020
View news from Ireland Onus on meat factories to act responsibly
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Brendan Golden said factories are paying a base price of €3.65/€3.70 for steers this week and €3.75 for heifers in places....
17 March 2020
View news from Ireland Irish cattle numbers slip, sheep numbers rise
The latest Irish census showed fewer cattle on the ground year-on-year in December, while breeding ewe numbers rose....
16 March 2020
View news from Ireland IFA: collective effort needed to deal with COVID-19 challenge, farmers entitled to illness benefit if affected
IRELAND - IFA President Tim Cullinan has said a collective effort will be needed to deal with the challenge of COVID-19....
13 March 2020
View news from Ireland Beef Environmental Efficiency Programme (SUCKLERS) open for applications
IRELAND - The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine informed farmers and advisors that the application process for the Beef Environmental Efficiency Programme (BEEP (SUCKLERS)) for 2020 opened yesterday, (Thursday, 12 March)....
06 March 2020
View news from Ireland IFA calls for increase in CAP payments to beef, suckler farmers
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman, Brendan Golden said the key message from the Jim Power report on the beef sector is that CAP payments to beef farmers must be increased to offset the damage done to the sector since decoupling....
13 February 2020
View news from Ireland IFA Urges Farmers to be Particularly Vigilant During Spring Calving
IRELAND - With spring calving now underway on many Irish farms, IFA National Farm Family Chairperson, Caroline Farrell has urged farmers to be particularly vigilant to ensure their own safety....
04 February 2020
View news from Ireland Cattle Finishers Demand More on Beef, IFA Reports
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Brendan Golden said cattle prices are continuing to rise, but much too slowly for finishers, who need a substantial price lift at this stage....
31 January 2020
View news from Ireland Party Leaders Commit to Increased Direct Support for Sucklers
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Brendan Golden said the IFA have received clear commitments from the Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and the leader of Fianna Fail Micheál Martin that there will be no cuts to the suckler cow herd and they will increase...
10 January 2020
View news from Ireland IFA Says Race to Bottom Must Stop, Beef Prices Must Rise
IRELAND - Speaking at the Beef Taskforce meeting in Dublin yesterday, IFA President Joe Healy told the main retailers that the unsustainable discounting of top-quality beef was a race to the bottom that has to stop....
08 January 2020
View news from Ireland Cattle Prices Must Rise, Says IFA
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said cattle prices need to rise substantially in 2020....
18 December 2019
View news from Ireland IFA: Invitation to Retailers Welcome, but Urgent Beef Taskforce Meeting Needed
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy has welcomed the fact that retailers have now been invited to attend the next meeting of the Beef Market Taskforce scheduled for 9 January, and that a number of retailers have confirmed they will attend....
17 December 2019
View news from Ireland IFA Urges Minister to Call Emergency Meeting of Beef Taskforce
IRELAND - On Saturday (15 December), IFA President Joe Healy said Minister Creed must call an urgent meeting of the Beef Market Taskforce - including the five major retailers - or farmer anger will boil over....
13 December 2019
View news from Ireland IFA: Minister Must Call in Processors, Retailers on Beef Price
IRELAND - Following a meeting with the Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed yesterday, IFA President Joe Healy said the Minister has to immediately call in the processors and retailers and tell them that the beef price to farmers has to improve....
12 December 2019
View news from Ireland IFA Blocks Dunnes Goods Depot as Part of Beef Campaign
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy has accused Dunnes Stores of being part of a race to the bottom with their discounting policy which has a direct and negative impact on the prices farmers get for their produce....
11 December 2019
View news from Ireland IFA Says Beef Farmers Should Not Accept Prices on Offer from Factories
IRELAND - Beef farmers should not accept the current beef price on offer from the factories and demand a lot more according to the IFA President Joe Healy....
09 December 2019
View news from Ireland IFA Campaign for Higher Beef Prices Continues with Blockade at Tesco
IRELAND - IFA this morning blockaded the Tesco central distribution centre in Donabate, Co Dublin as part of the ongoing farmer campaign for an increase in beef prices....
06 December 2019
View news from Ireland IFA Campaign for Beef Price Increase Continues with Blockade in Cork
IRELAND - IFA has stepped up its campaign for an increase in the price of beef by blockading the Lidl distribution centre in Charleville, Co Cork this morning....
05 December 2019
View news from Ireland IFA Blocks Retail Distribution Centre to Highlight Broken Beef Supply Chain, Demands Immediate Price Increase
IRELAND - The IFA this morning protested at the Aldi distribution centre in Naas, Co Kildare, demanding a significant and immediate beef price increase to bring the Irish beef price at least in line with the Bord Bia European Export Benchmark Price Index....
04 December 2019
View news from Ireland IFA President Makes Price Increase Priority at Beef Task Force
IRELAND - The IFA President Joe Healy said IFA made an immediate and significant cattle price increase the priority issue at the Beef Task Force meeting in Dublin yesterday....
28 November 2019
View news from Ireland IFA Says Ag Minister Cannot Allow Beef Sector to be Held to Ransom
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy said that Larry Goodman’s ABP group and the unwillingness of the Minister to take charge of the situation has resulted in farmer frustration boiling over, referring to Mr Goodman's behaviour as "petty"....
26 November 2019
View news from Ireland IFA Hands in Letters of Protest Over Beef Price, Breaches of Sector Agreement
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy and members of the National Council of the IFA handed in letters of protest to Meat Industry Ireland and the Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed yesterday over the failure of meat factories to increase beef prices...
21 November 2019
View news from Ireland New Beef Price Index Shows Irish Farmers Due an Increase, IFA Reports
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy said that the new beef price indices published by Bord Bia show that the beef market is improving and that farmers must get an immediate price increase....
20 November 2019
View news from Ireland IFA: Significant Report on Technology Use in Agriculture Launched
IRELAND - Farm Business Skillnet, in conjunction with IFA, today (20 November) launched the findings of an extensive research project on the adoption of and attitudes towards digital technology in Irish agriculture. ...
25 September 2019
View news from Ireland Ireland Must Brexit-Proof Budget to Support Irish Farmers
The Irish Farmer's Association (IFA) is meeting with Ireland's parliament members today as part of their campaign to secure Government commitments in the October budget that will support farmers, given the immediate threats and long-term challenges facing...
17 September 2019
View news from Ireland IFA Advises Farmers to Apply for BEAM as Minister Extends Deadline
IRELAND - IFA Livestock Chairman Angus Woods has welcomed the extension of the Beef Exceptional Aid Measure (BEAM) scheme deadline to 5pm on Friday. He said IFA requested this extension from Minister Creed last week....
16 September 2019
View news from Ireland Farmer Unity Important in Achieving Outcome in Beef Talks
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy said that after a difficult weekend of negotiations, a realistic and deliverable agreement has been reached, and will be recommended by all organisations....
 
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