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26 November 2015
View news from Ireland Irish Farmers Question Levy Burden
IRELAND - Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers' Association (ICSA) president Patrick Kent has said that farmers can no longer carry the burden of levies deducted from livestock prices which are failing to deliver a viable income....
11 November 2015
View news from Ireland Cattle Prices Must Rise, Irish Farmers Say
IRELAND - Irish Farmers Association National Livestock Chairman Henry Burns said this weekend signalled the last of the grass cattle, and factories need to move on prices to reflect the higher costs of shed cattle and strong returns from the marketplace....
27 October 2015
View news from Ireland Irish Farmers Urge Government to Tackle TB in Deer
IRELAND - The Irish Farmers Association has said that controlling the deer population is essential to protecting cattle from tuberculosis (TB)....
23 October 2015
View news from Ireland Ireland to Export Beef, Sheepmeat to Growing Oman Market
IRELAND - Ireland has made an agreement on a health certificate to begin exports to Oman....
12 August 2015
View news from Ireland Irish Factories Accused of Scare Tactics
IRELAND – Meat plants have tried to “destabilise the market” and “frighten” farmers into selling cattle at lower quoted prices, according to a farm spokesperson last week....
11 August 2015
View news from Ireland Minister Must Deliver Real Access to New Beef Markets
IRELAND - Speaking at the AIB National Livestock Show in Tullamore Co Offaly, Irish Farmers Association President Eddie Downey said the announcements from the Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney and the Government on access to new beef markets to the...
06 August 2015
View news from Ireland Responsible Rodenticide Use Encouraged in Ireland
IRELAND - Rodenticides can have negative impacts on a wide range of non-target wildlife, but good practice by farmers can reduce such effects....
30 July 2015
View news from Ireland 70 Per Cent of Irish Fields Need Liming
UK - More than two thirds of Ireland’s cattle pastures are below pH targets, says the country’s agricultural levy board....
22 July 2015
View news from Ireland Irish Beef Prices Rise Despite BSE Case
IRELAND - Ireland's recent BSE scare has shown the level of confidence importers have in Ireland's system and has ironically been followed by higher beef prices. ...
08 July 2015
View news from Ireland New Strategy for the Irish Agri Food Sector to Improve Exports, Jobs
IRELAND - Plans for a new ten year strategy for the Irish agri food sector has been announced by government. The new ten year strategy, Food Wise 2025, projects exports to increase to €19 billion and the creation of 23,000 new jobs by 2025. ...
29 June 2015
View news from Ireland Irish BSE Cow Displayed Signs of “Nervousness and Hyperexitability”
IRELAND – A County Louth cow confirmed as having bovine spongiform encephalopathy last week has been described as showing “neurological signs” as well as reduced health prior to being euthanized....
26 June 2015
View news from Ireland Classical BSE Confirmed in Irish Cow
IRELAND - A five year old cow has tested positive for bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) after authorities were alerted last week....
25 June 2015
View news from Ireland Could Potential New BSE Case in Ireland Hit Trade Agreements?
IRELAND - A new potential case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy in Ireland has come just days after the World Animal Health Organisation (OIE) reduced the country’s BSE status from controlled to negligible risk....
24 June 2015
View news from Ireland Irish Farm’s Beef Prices ‘Auger Well’ for Post-Quota Era
IRELAND – Average per head beef prices achieved by a County Limerick dairy and beef operation are a good signal for an industry without quotas....
27 May 2015
View news from Ireland Irish Cattle Finishers Still Better Off on Welfare
IRELAND - Irish cattle producers would have been better off claiming welfare payments last year rather than fattening cattle, a farm income survey has shown....
08 May 2015
View news from Ireland €300 Million Beef Data and Genomics Programme Launched
IRELAND - The Irish Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney has launched a special Beef Data and Genomics Programme under Ireland’s 2014-2020 Rural Development Programme....
30 April 2015
View news from Ireland Bull Finishing Works Out as Most Profitable System
IRELAND - Finishing male cattle as nineteen month old bulls is the most profitable beef system in Ireland right now, says a study of grass-based suckling systems....
29 April 2015
View news from Ireland Alltech, Ridley Agree Merger
IRELAND - A merger of two global livestock feed companies has been agreed....
23 April 2015
View news from Ireland Help for Irish Farmers to Control Johne's Disease
IRELAND - The Johne's Disease pilot control programme will expand to include more farms in Ireland, after the provision of more cash from the government....
15 April 2015
View news from Ireland Lower Irish Live Cattle Exports
IRELAND - Irish Live exports of cattle have eased so far this year to stand at 58,000 head, according to Eoin Kelly, Business Analyst at Bord Bia, the Irish Food Board....
31 March 2015
View news from Ireland “Positive” Trade Deal to Hurt Irish Beef Sector
IRELAND – The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) will benefit the Irish economy as a whole but is bad news for beef farmers, concludes an impact assessment....
20 March 2015
View news from Ireland Agriculture Helping Irish Economic Recovery
IRELAND - Irish Farmers Association (IFA) President Eddie Downey has said the latest strong growth figures for the Irish economy for 2014 show clearly the major role agriculture is playing in the Irish economic recovery....
27 January 2015
View news from Ireland Irish Cattle Exports Lift in Volume and Earnings
IRELAND – Ireland’s live cattle exports leapt 13 per cent last year, increasing by 28,000 head, largely thanks to recovery in continental markets and strong UK buying....
12 January 2015
View news from Ireland New Irish Agriculture Secretary General Appointed
IRELAND - Aidan O’Driscoll has been appointed as the new Secretary General of the Irish Agriculture, Food and the Marine Department, following approval of the appointment by the Government....
View news from Ireland Irish Cattle Prices Rising
IRELAND - Cattle prices in Ireland are continuing to rise and meat plants are having to pay above quoted prices to get tighter supplies....
08 January 2015
View news from Ireland Agriculture Commissioner Vows to Tackle Supply Chain Profit-Taking
IRELAND - The Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development, Phil Hogan, said he plans to reduce the amount farmers pay on agricultural inputs. ...
View news from Ireland Ireland Assesses What US Beef Ban Lift Could Mean
IRELAND - The Republic of Ireland is the first European country to regain access into the US beef market, but the jury is still out as to the impact this could have on the sector’s future....
05 January 2015
View news from Ireland Ireland's Minister Announces Payments to Participants in Discussion Programmes
IRELAND - The Minister for Agriculture has announced that payments under the three Discussion Group Programmes will begin issuing to successful participants in the coming days. Payments totalling €9 million will be paid to Beef, Sheep and Dairy Cash...
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