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18 January 2019
View news from Ireland IFA Defends Irish Beef, Dairy Production Against Lancet Report
IRELAND - Responding to the report published by The Lancet yesterday, IFA President Joe Healy said the report fails to take any account of how carbon efficiently food is produced in different regions of the world, or the very high standards that Irish...
16 January 2019
View news from Ireland 'No Deal' Brexit Must be Avoided, Says IFA President
IRELAND - Speaking after a meeting with UK farm leaders in London ahead of the crucial vote on Brexit in the House of Commons, IFA President Joe Healy said the clear view of farm leaders was that a ‘no deal’ Brexit would be a disaster for farmers...
11 January 2019
View news from Ireland IFA: Irish Beef Farmers Facing Armageddon from Brexit
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy said that Irish farmers are already bearing the brunt of the impending Brexit through disastrous beef prices....
10 January 2019
View news from Ireland IFA Meets Live Exporters to Drive Competition, Double Numbers
IRELAND - At a meeting between the IFA and the main live exporters in Portlaoise this week, IFA President Joe Healy said that Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed needs to prioritise the live trade in order to achieve a doubling in export numbers in...
09 January 2019
View news from Ireland IFA Says Live Cattle Exports Need to Double for 2019
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said at current cattle price levels winter finishers are shipping major losses, which is not sustainable. He said prices are 25c/kg or €90 per head below this time last year....
13 December 2018
View news from Ireland Agreement Reached Between IFA, Ag Minister to Publish Factories Guilty of Trim Offences
IRELAND - Following negotiations, agreement has been reached between the IFA and Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed in relation to the publication of the factories which committed trim offences....
06 December 2018
View news from Ireland IFA Urges Minister to Explain Bizarre Figures, Name Factories
IRELAND - IFA met with Minister Michael Creed yesterday where the Department of Agriculture told the IFA that the figures for fines for excessive carcase trim in the factories was 19 so far in 2018, zero for 2017, 28 for 2016 and zero for 2015....
05 December 2018
View news from Ireland IFA Says Teagasc Report Confirms 2018 Extremely Difficult for Farming
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy said that the "Teagasc Annual Review" figures released yesterday come as no surprise to anyone involved in farming. ...
03 December 2018
View news from Ireland IFA President Says Ag Minister Must Publish List of Factories Found Breaking Trim Rules
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy said there is a responsibility on Minister for Agriculture, Michael Creed, to release the names of the meat factory plants which have been fined for breaching regulations on carcase trim....
16 November 2018
View news from Ireland IFA Demands Strong, Immediate Beef Price Increase for Farmers
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy said farmers are demanding a strong and immediate increase in beef prices....
24 October 2018
View news from Ireland IFA: Factories Can Pay a Lot More as Cattle Prices Rise
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy said cattle prices are rising with some farmers securing a base price of €3.80/kg for steers and €3.90/kg for heifers in recent days. He said with the strength of the UK cattle price and significant positive moves...
18 October 2018
View news from Ireland 'No Back-sliding on Backstop and No Time Limit,' Says IFA
IRELAND - Yesterday, the IFA held a National Council meeting in Dublin in which IFA President Joe Healy said it is no exaggeration to say the Brexit talks are the most important negotiations for the future of Irish agriculture and its agri-food sector,...
17 October 2018
View news from Ireland IFA: Smart Farming Cost Exceeds Cost Saving Target; Ways to Reduce GHG Emissions Identified
IRELAND - To mark UN World Food Day, Smart Farming, the voluntary programme led by IFA in conjunction with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), has announced its 2018 results. World Food Day highlights important issues including food security,...
11 October 2018
View news from Ireland IFA Reports New Funding of €20m for Sucklers in Budget 2019
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said the new €20m funding for suckler farmers announced in this week’s Budget was recognition of the income crisis in the sector, but the level of funding was disappointing and more needs to be...
05 October 2018
View news from Ireland IFA Urges Minister to 'Stop Standing Idly by' as Beef Farming Goes 'Down the Tubes'
IRELAND - Addressing the IFA protest outside the Beef Forum this week (Wednesday, 3 October), IFA President Joe Healy said Minister Creed must stop telling everyone what he cannot do and act now to save beef farmers....
03 October 2018
View news from Ireland Farmers Furious with Minister, Factories Over Beef, IFA Reports
IRELAND - Speaking at the IFA Beef and Suckler campaign meeting in Ballinasloe on Monday night, IFA President Joe Healy said Minister Creed has one week left before the Budget to secure additional support for sucklers. ...
24 September 2018
View news from Ireland Winter Finishers Need Contract Prices
IRELAND - Speaking at the Ploughing Championships in Tullamore, IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said factories needed to come forward with viable contract prices for winter beef finishers....
10 September 2018
View news from Ireland IFA Urges Ag Minister to Take Urgent Action on Income Crisis in Livestock Sector
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said livestock farmers are under immense income pressure from falling cattle prices, increased costs, severe weather conditions all year and the erosion of direct payments....
10 August 2018
View news from Ireland Ag Dept to Permanently Monitor Carcass Trim in Meat Plants, IFA Reports
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said Department of Agriculture technical officers will monitor carcass trim in the meat factories on behalf of farmers on a constant daily basis from later this year....
03 August 2018
View news from Ireland IFA: Minister Creed Needs to Deliver Real Measures to Help Farmers Affected by Drought
IRELAND - While visiting a number of drought-hit farms in the South East yesterday, IFA President Joe Healy said that Minister Michael Creed needs to deliver real measures to help farmers on the ground....
27 July 2018
View news from Ireland Time for Action from Minister Creed on Factories, Cattle Prices, Says IFA
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy said cattle farmers would have expected a lot more action from Minister Creed and the Government in calling the factories to task on the cattle price issue....
23 July 2018
View news from Ireland Farm Safety Week Concludes with Focus on Livestock Safety
IRELAND - Last Friday, IFA and Teagasc challenged farmers to think about improving livestock handling systems to make them safer and more efficient....
18 July 2018
View news from Ireland IFA Urges Older Farmers to Adjust Working Practices
IRELAND - IFA is challenging older farmers to think more about ways they can improve their health and safety this Farm Safety Week....
09 July 2018
View news from Ireland Factories Hijacking Drought Conditions to Cut Beef Prices, IFA Reports
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy last week accused the factories of hijacking the drought conditions to cut beef prices and undermine the market. ...
19 June 2018
View news from Ireland Cattle Supplies Extremely Tight, IFA Reports
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said cattle supplies are extremely tight with numbers in factory lairages very scarce and agents and procurement managers actively looking for stock....
11 June 2018
View news from Ireland IFA Reports Push Back Against Factory Attempts to Undermine Cattle Price
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said farmers should push back hard on the propaganda from agents and the factories on price and insist on full value for their stock....
08 June 2018
View news from Ireland IFA Urges Push Back Factory Attempts to Undermine Cattle Price
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said farmers should push back hard on the propaganda from agents and the factories on price and insist on full value for their stock....
29 May 2018
View news from Ireland IFA: Cattle Prices Up Again This Week
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said cattle prices are continuing to drive forward with higher base prices of €4.25/kg for steers and €4.35/kg for heifers being paid this week. He said demand remains very strong and, as supplies...
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