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08 November 2016
View news from Ireland Irish Beef Industry Calls for Higher Prices from UK
IRELAND - The Irish Farmers' Association (IFA) President Joe Healy has called on factories to put pressure on UK retailers, insist on higher prices for Irish beef, and pass increases back to farmers....
14 September 2016
View news from Ireland How Will Brexit Affect the Irish Beef Industry?
ANALYSIS - Uncertainty and a sense of disbelief that the UK actually voted in favour of leaving the European Union were recurring themes among the panel of speakers at an event named 'The Impact of Brexit on Irish Agriculture', recently hosted by the...
09 September 2016
View news from Ireland Farmers Angry With Move to Pull Beef Prices
IRELAND - The Irish Farmers Association (IFA) National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said farmers are very angry with the move by some factories to use weather difficulties to pull beef prices unnecessarily this week....
02 September 2016
View news from Ireland Beef and Sheep Sectors in Trouble, Irish Farmers Say
IRELAND - The Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers' Association (ICSA) president Patrick Kent has said a Teagasc report on the viability of Irish farms in 2015 shows just how serious the economic situation is, especially for cattle and sheep farmers....
19 August 2016
View news from Ireland Concern Over Animal Feed Mislabelling in Ireland
IRELAND - The President of the Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers' Association (ICSA), Patrick Kent, has expressed his concern following revelations of the mislabelling animal feed products....
29 July 2016
View news from Ireland Irish Cattle Price Pressure 'Not Justified'
IRELAND - The Irish Farmers Association (IFA) National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods has said the continuing pressure on cattle prices from the factories is not justified and contrasts with the continuing lift in cattle prices in the country's main export...
20 July 2016
View news from Ireland Beef Farmers Question Fairness of Latest EU Dairy Support Measures
IRELAND - The Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers' Association (ICSA) president Patrick Kent has questioned the granting of a further EU rescue package for dairy farmers while beef farmers continue to seek fair play for their own sector. ...
19 July 2016
View news from Ireland Competition Opened Up for Cattle Tag Supplies in Ireland
IRELAND - The Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers' Association (ICSA) president Patrick Kent has welcomed the change of position by Ireland's agriculture department, which now opens up the supply of cattle tags to competition....
11 July 2016
View news from Ireland US Market Access for Ireland Extended to Include Grinding Beef
IRELAND - Access for Irish beef to the US market has been improved following the decision of authorities there to recognise Ireland’s raw meat control system as equivalent to that of the US....
07 July 2016
View news from Ireland Will Ireland Have an Autumn Cattle Glut?
ANALYSIS - Figures released by the Irish Department of Agriculture has resulted in conflicting reports of a potential cattle glut to be slaughtered in the autumn at Irish meat factories, as Ireland comes to terms with the unexpected Brexit result, writes...
06 July 2016
View news from Ireland Irish Farmers Concerned Over German Post-Brexit CAP Reduction Ideas
IRELAND - Following comments by German Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel, who suggested substantially cutting the CAP and reducing the number of EU commissioners post-Brexit, Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers' Association (ICSA) President Patrick Kent urged...
09 June 2016
View news from Ireland Choice of Cow Type Drives Performance at Newford Farm
IRELAND - Hundreds of farmers gathered at Newford Suckler Demonstration Farm in Athenry, County Galway for an Open Day showcasing the achievements and learnings of the farm’s first full year of operations. The farm’s breeding policy is successfully...
26 May 2016
View news from Ireland Irish Farmers Call for More Support for Suckler Cow Herd
IRELAND - Speaking at the Newford suckler herd Open Day in Teagasc, Irish Farmers' Association (IFA) President Joe Healy said increased targeted direct supports will be essential to maintain the quality suckler cow herd, which is the backbone of Ireland’s...
15 April 2016
View news from Ireland Lactic Acid Preventing Irish Manufactured Beef Exports to the US
IRELAND - Figures released by the Department of Agriculture indicate that just under 700t of Irish beef valued at €6 million were exported to the US in the first quarter of this year, writes Eoin McCarthy....
29 March 2016
View news from Ireland Farmers Warned Over Calving Safety Fears
IRELAND - Farmers have been warned to be extra vigilant when calving this season, following a number of recent attacks on farmers including one involving Kerry TD, Michael Healy Rae....
08 February 2016
View news from Ireland Ireland Looking to Grow Live Cattle Exports
IRELAND - Speaking at the Fier Agricola trade fair in Verona, Italy this week, the Irish Farmers' Association (IFA) Director of Livestock Kevin Kinsella said the prospects for the live export trade look much more promising this year. ...
27 January 2016
View news from Ireland Agriculture Minister Takes 'No View' Stance on Beef Merger
IRELAND - Irish Farmers Association (IFA) National Livestock Chairman Henry Burns said it is incredible that the Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney believes he has no role to play and ‘cannot get involved in’ the proposed investment by ABP in...
19 January 2016
View news from Ireland Irish Beef Farmers Urged to Stand Up to Factories on Prices
IRELAND - Irish Farmers' Association (IFA) National Livestock Chairman Henry Burns said the factories are attempting to erode confidence in the beef trade by threatening price and weight cuts to try and force out scarce supplies of cattle....
14 January 2016
View news from Ireland Ireland's Food and Drink Exports Continue to Grow
IRELAND - In 2015 it is estimated that the value of Irish food and drink exports increased by 3 per cent to exceed €10.8 billion for the first time....
11 January 2016
View news from Ireland Biggest Ever Cattle Genotyping Project to Help Breed Better Animals
IRELAND - The Irish Cattle Breeding Federation (ICBF) has appointed Weatherbys Ireland DNA Laboratory working in conjunction with Eurofins Genomics to test one million cattle samples over the next 2 years....
05 January 2016
View news from Ireland Farmers Urged to Prioritise Safety in 2016
IRELAND - Irish research organisation Teagasc has warned farmers to to improve safety in the New Year, as the start of January brings increased risk....
16 December 2015
View news from Ireland Beef, Sheep Farmers Question Extra Dairy, Pig Support
IRELAND - Irish cattle and sheep association (ICSA) president Patrick Kent is asking Minister Coveney to explain why national funds were diverted to add to an EU rescue package for dairy and pig farmers. ...
15 December 2015
View news from Ireland EU-Mercosur Trade Deal 'Would Damage Beef Trade'
IRELAND - Reacting to reports of a push from the EU Commission to recommence talks on a Mercosur trade deal, Irish Farmers' Association (IFA) National Livestock Chairman Henry Burns said a Mercosur trade would be extremely damaging for Irish and European...
08 December 2015
View news from Ireland Most Nitrogen Lost from Grassland Not a Climate Concern
IRELAND - Newly published research into soil processes discovers that over half the nitrogen applied to grazed grassland soils in temperate regions was lost as environmentally benign di-nitrogen (N2) gas....
07 December 2015
View news from Ireland Ireland Look to Expand Beef Opportunities in Ghana
GHANA - Irish agriculture minister Simon Coveney has been travelling around West Africa on a trade mission, and last week he stopped in Ghana to look at opportunities for Irish beef exports....
04 December 2015
View news from Ireland Replacing Beef Herd with Trees "Nonsense Ideology", IFA Says
IRELAND - Environment Chairman of the Irish Farmers' Association (IFA), Harold Kingston, has described remarks recently made by environmental commentators that Ireland’s beef herd should be replaced with trees as “nonsense ideology"....
03 December 2015
View news from Ireland Higher Beef Incomes on Irish Farms, but Dairy Incomes Down
IRELAND - Overall family farm incomes are down 9 per cent in 2015, according to analysis by economists from Teagasc in their annual review of the performance of the agriculture sector....
02 December 2015
View news from Ireland Irish Farmer BVD Supports to Continue in 2016
IRELAND - Ireland's Minister for Agriculture Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney, has confirmed that the farmer supports in respect of the disposal of PI (Persistently Infected) calves under the Bovine Viral Diarrhoea Eradication Programme will continue...
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