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10 October 2019
View news from European Union European Commission: Milk Collection Up in 2019, Beef Production Down
EU - EU milk collection should slightly grow in 2019, while gross beef production is expected to decline, according to the the European Commission. ...
09 October 2019
View news from European Union EU Beef Exports Rising as Overall Production Declines
The EU beef industry has seen a slight reduction in total production during the first half of 2019. Slaughter numbers were down, but average carcase weights were higher. Despite the fall in production, exports rose, writes Charlie Reeve, analyst with...
27 August 2019
View news from European Union IFA Says It's Time to Call Off Mercosur Trade Deal as Amazon Burns
EU - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods has acknowledged the comments by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar that Ireland will block a Mercosur deal because of the burning of the Amazon rainforests, but he criticised the silence of the EU Commission....
12 August 2019
View news from European Union IFA President Urges Retailers to Attend Beef Talks
EU - IFA President Joe Healy has said that retailers and the EU Commission must be included in the talks that the Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed has convened for today (12 August)....
06 August 2019
View news from European Union EU Agriculture Not Viable for Future
EU - The current reform proposals of the EU Commission on the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) are unlikely to improve environmental protection, say researchers led by the German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv), the Helmholtz Centre...
05 August 2019
View news from European Union EU, US Sign Agreement on Imports of Hormone-free Beef
EU - On Saturday (3 August), the EU and the US, represented respectively by Stavros Lambrinidis, EU Ambassador to the United States and Jani Raappana, Deputy Head of Mission, for the Finnish Presidency of the Council of the EU, and Robert Lighthizer,...
01 August 2019
View news from European Union IFA Urges End to Beef Import Scandal; EU Beef Prices Being Damaged
EU - IFA’s National Council and Livestock Committee members yesterday held a protest at the EU Food & Veterinary Offices, in Grange, Co. Meath....
29 July 2019
View news from European Union Beef Roadshow in Europe Promotes Quality, Versatility
EU - An ambitious project aimed at improving awareness of US beef in the European Union was successfully implemented this summer by USMEF, which partnered with distributors to conduct nine US Beef Roadshow events over the course of nine days in five different...
12 July 2019
View news from European Union IFA Welcomes Dail Vote, Says Opposition to Mercosur Deal Growing Across Europe
EU - IFA President Joe Healy welcomed yesterday's Dail vote rejecting the EU Commission Mercosur deal. He said the Dail vote sends a very strong message to the Taoiseach and the Government that Ireland must reject this deal....
10 July 2019
View news from European Union Govt Likely to Lose Dail Vote on Mercosur
EU - Following an IFA lobby day of TDs & Senators on the sell-out EU Mercosur trade deal, and last night’s debate in the Dáil, IFA President Joe Healy said Fianna Fail has confirmed that they will vote against the Government on a Sinn Fein motion re...
09 July 2019
View news from European Union IFA Set to Intensify Opposition to Mercosur Deal
EU - IFA will be intensifying its campaign against the Mercosur trade deal this week....
26 June 2019
View news from European Union IFA Welcomes Oireachtas Committee Opposition to Mercosur Trade Deal
EU - Reacting to the publication of the Joint Oireachtas Committee report on the future of the beef sector, IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said the report was a mixed bag, with some positive recommendations and some missed opportunities to...
24 June 2019
View news from European Union Seven Signatories of Letter Ignore Inconvenient Truth About Brazil, Says IFA
EU - Speaking from Brussels on Saturday (22 June), IFA President Joe Healy accused the seven Prime Ministers who signed a letter to Jean Claude Juncker backing a trade deal with South American countries of making a mockery of European farmers and the...
21 June 2019
View news from European Union Member States Agree to Commission Proposal to Support Irish Beef Producers Impacted by Market Uncertainty
EU - EU Member States yesterday agreed to a proposal from the European Commission to make €50 million available to Irish beef farmers, which can be matched by national funds to reach a maximum of €100 million....
View news from European Union Time for Taoiseach to Tell EU Council Ireland Will Not Ratify a Bad Mercosur Deal, Says IFA
EU - IFA President Joe Healy said Taoiseach Leo Varadkar must tell his fellow leaders at this week’s EU Council that Ireland will not ratify a bad Mercosur deal....
20 June 2019
View news from European Union €100m Beef Fund Cleared in Brussels for Payment to Farmers
EU - Following the passing of the EU regulation on the €100m Brexit beef fund in Brussels today, IFA President Joe Healy said Minister Creed must ensure the funding is paid out to the farmers who have incurred the losses and need it most, as soon as...
17 June 2019
View news from European Union EU, US Reach Agreement on Imports of Hormone-free Beef
EU - On Friday, the European Commission shared with Member States the successful outcome of negotiations to review the functioning of an existing quota to import hormone-free beef into the EU....
07 June 2019
View news from European Union IFA Reaction to Draft EU Regulations on €100m Brexit Beef Fund
EU - Reacting to the draft EU regulation on the €100m Brexit beef fund circulated in Brussels yesterday, IFA President Joe Healy said Minister Creed must reject all conditionality in the draft regulation that does not relate to the actual income losses...
28 May 2019
View news from European Union IFA Demands Beef be Taken Off EU/Mercosur Negotiations
EU - The Irish Farmers’ Association has demanded that EU Trade Commissioner Cecelia Malmstrom take beef off the table in the EU/Mercosur negotiations....
17 May 2019
View news from European Union IFA Meets EU Commission Officials on €100M Brexit Beef Package
EU - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods and IFA Brussels Director Liam MacHale met with senior officials from Commissioner Hogan’s Cabinet in Brussels yesterday to discuss the details of the €100m Brexit beef package announced by Commissioner...
08 April 2019
View news from European Union UK Farming Unions, IFA Discuss Brexit
EU - In advance of the European Council meeting on 10 April, where an extension to Article 50 could be agreed, the NFU Scotland has met with its UK farming counterparts – NFU and NFU Cymru – at a summit in Co Fermanagh hosted by the Ulster Farmers’...
12 March 2019
View news from European Union Irish, French Farmers Re-affirm Strong Position on Brexit as Endgame Approaches
IRELAND & FRANCE - The Irish Farmers’ Association and the French farmers’ union FNSEA held a bilateral meeting in Dublin yesterday, ahead of this week’s vital Brexit votes in London....
27 February 2019
View news from European Union Zoonoses: Antimicrobial Resistance Shows No Signs of Slowing Down
EU - Data released yesterday by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) reveal that antimicrobials used to treat diseases that can be transmitted between animals and humans, such as campylobacteriosis...
26 February 2019
View news from European Union IFA Calls for Ag Minister to Take Urgent Action in Brussels on Beef Crisis
EU - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said Agriculture Minister Michael Creed needs to take urgent action in Brussels to drive home the magnitude of the Brexit situation for the Irish beef sector....
03 December 2018
View news from European Union ADM shines a light on its additive portfolio at EuroTier
The Cattle Site spoke to Andrew Carlson, vice president of global feed additives and ingredients, ADM, at the ever-growing trade show in Hanover. ...
19 November 2018
View news from European Union Vegetarian Diet Beats Local in Lowering Climate Footprint
EU - A study released last month provides a more comprehensive accounting of the greenhouse gas emissions from EU diets. It shows that meat and dairy products are responsible for the lion's share of greenhouse emissions from the EU diet....
31 October 2018
View news from European Union EU Parliament Vote on CAP Budget Cannot be Ignored, Says IFA President
EU - IFA President Joe Healy said the vote in the European Parliament this week on the EU Budget shows there is strong momentum to reverse the cuts proposed by the Commission. Mr Healy said IFA would be continuing its campaign to deliver a CAP Budget...
25 October 2018
View news from European Union EU Bans Prophylactic Use of Antibiotics in Farming
EU - The European Parliament has today (25 October 2018) approved new legislation to come into force in 2022, banning the prophylactic use of antibiotics in farming....
 
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