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03 May 2021
View news from Ireland CHECS to change Johne's disease testing rules
Changes to Johne’s disease testing protocols which may affect subsequent herd Risk Levels have been announced by CHECS, which sets industry standards for cattle disease control across UK and Ireland....
27 April 2021
View news from Ireland Irish farmers have three more days to join Organic Farming Scheme
Irish Minister of State Pippa Hackett is reminding farmers who are interested in transitioning to organic production should submit their applications to the Organic Farming Scheme. ...
19 April 2021
View news from Ireland Irish beef: what's the outlook for 2021?
Irish cattle slaughter (incl. cows and calves) reached 1.9 million head in 2020, up 2% from the year before, according to data from the Central Statistics Office. This contributed to a 2% rise in Irish beef production for the year, with 633,400 tonnes...
09 April 2021
View news from Ireland Research suggests link between Ireland's rising sika deer populations and bovine TB infections
New research from Trinity College Dublin establishes a correlation between rising sika deer populations and outbreaks of bovine TB. ...
07 April 2021
View news from Ireland Irish offer expertise in building sustainable national food systems
Irish agriculture minister Charlie McConalogue has unveiled Sustainable Food Systems Ireland (SFSI), an initiative that shares Irish agri-food expertise internationally....
12 March 2021
View news from Ireland Half of meat plant inspections in Ireland show breaches of employment law
Ireland’s Department of Enterprise, Trade Employment says that almost €184,000 in outstanding wages were recovered for employees after inspections....
10 March 2021
View news from Ireland Celebrate St Patrick's Day at home with Irish beef
Bord Bia launches "the great St Patrick's Day feast" with top chefs and premium butcher to showcase the best in Irish beef and produce. ...
04 March 2021
View news from Ireland Ireland may need 140 extra vets to certify beef exports to UK
Ireland’s Department of Agriculture estimates that an additional 130 to 140 vets are needed to handle the extra herd health certificates on beef exports to the United Kingdom from 1 April....
12 February 2021
View news from Ireland Hemp for a Sustainable Future – Teagasc award at BTYSTE 2021 announced
Cian Walsh, a transition year student at St. Brogan's College, Kilbrogan, Bandon, County Cork, has been announced as the winner of the Teagasc award at the BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition 2021 (BTYSTE)....
09 February 2021
View news from Ireland What does the Brexit deal mean for the Irish beef sector?
After years of uncertainty since the Brexit referendum in 2016, a deal on the future relations between the European Union and the UK has finally been sealed....
04 February 2021
View news from Ireland Irish Farmers Association calls for in-depth analysis of EU Green Deal
The President of the Irish Farmers Association (IFA) has called for the Minister for Agriculture to conduct an impact analysis of the EU’s Farm to Fork and biodiversity strategies to account for economic and social implications of the policies....
03 February 2021
View news from Ireland Body Condition Scoring and Minerals Vital Pre-Calving
Keith Fahy, Drystock Adviser, Teagasc Galway/Clare outlines and recommends body condition scoring of suckler cows in the run up to calving. As minerals in silage can vary, Keith also stresses the importance of feeding minerals 4 to 6 weeks prior to calving...
29 December 2020
View news from Ireland Ireland breathes sigh of relief as “least bad” Brexit deal clinched
Irish Taoiseach (Prime Minister) Micheál Martin has expressed relief on 24 December after the UK and European Union agreed a last-minute trade deal....
15 December 2020
View news from Ireland Bord Bia works with top chefs to support independent butchers with launch of grass-fed Christmas Feasts Campaign
Top chefs from across the UK have collaborated with Bord Bia (The Irish Food Board) to help support the nation’s independent butchers and inspire consumers to try new grass-fed Irish beef cuts and cuisines this festive season....
14 December 2020
View news from Ireland Ireland establishes support scheme for Irish firms in case of no-deal Brexit
Ireland is working on a financial support scheme to help food exporters maintain their share in the British market in the event of a “no-deal” exit for Britain from the European Union, Foreign Minister Simon Coveney was quoted as saying on Sunday...
11 December 2020
View news from Ireland Irish farmers will take the biggest economic hit because of Brexit – IFA
When speaking to a government committee on agriculture, Irish Farmers Association President Tim Cullinan warned that farmers will face major challenges due to market upsets stemming from Brexit....
09 November 2020
View news from Ireland IFA criticises Ireland's bovine TB strategy
The Irish Farmers Association says that increasing pre-movement tests will not solve Ireland's TB problem. ...
14 October 2020
View news from Ireland New campaign hopes to give grass-fed Irish beef an edge
Bord Bia, the Irish Food Board, is launching a big impact marketing campaign placing grass-fed Irish beef in the spotlight this autumn in a bid to drive awareness of its premium qualities and Ireland’s unique grass-fed production systems...
01 October 2020
View news from Ireland Bord Bia launches world’s first scientifically supported Grass Fed Standard for Beef
Bord Bia, the Irish Food Board, has launched a Grass Fed Standard for Beef, the world’s first on a national scale, that allows it to track and verify the percentage of grass consumed in the diet of Irish beef herds....
21 September 2020
View news from Ireland “Agri-Food Companies Must Get Ready for Brexit” - Urgent Message to Stakeholders
The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Charlie McConalogue T.D., has called on companies in the agri-food and fisheries sectors to urgently complete their preparations for the new trading arrangements that will pertain between the EU and UK...
10 September 2020
View news from Ireland Ireland suspends coronavirus testing at meat plants as demand for tests increases
Ireland’s Health Service Executive (HSE) has suspended COVID-19 testing for meat plant workers as demand for screening increases and capacity is stretched....
10 August 2020
View news from Ireland Ireland makes payments on calf investment scheme
Agriculture Minister Calleary announces that payments have commenced under the Calf Investment Scheme....
06 August 2020
View news from Ireland Ireland unveils COVID-19 relief for beef finishers
Minister Calleary has announced the details of €50 million Beef Finisher Payment scheme, highlighting his support for the 42,000 farmers who were impacted by the economic fallout of COVID-19....
01 August 2020
View news from Ireland Ireland’s cattle trade shows that factories can afford to pay more for meat
Ireland’s strong cattle trade shows that, “factories can afford to pay more,” according to the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA)....
13 July 2020
View news from Ireland Irish health authorities gave meat plants advance notice of COVID-19 inspections
Ireland’s HSA gave advance notice of standards checks to meat plants, but Meat Industry Ireland leader denies pressuring safety body....
06 July 2020
View news from Ireland Meat processors are driving farmers out of business - IFA
Irish Farmers Association President Tim Cullinan says factories have to stop driving farmers out of business and increase beef prices to fair levels. ...
22 June 2020
View news from Ireland Liming can reduce greenhouse gas emissions while improving grassland productivity
Emerging research in Johnstown Castle, Ireland has shown that increasing soil pH by liming caused a significant reduction in nitrous oxide emissions and increased grassland productivity. ...
21 June 2020
View news from Ireland Irish farmers critical of changes to bovine TB programme
The Irish Farmers Association Animal Health Chairman Pat Farrell is critical of the Department of Agriculture’s changes in Ireland’s TB Eradication Programme....
 
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