Updated: 25/08/16 : 05:50:50
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IFA protest calls on trade to support grain farmers

Speaking at a protest in Drogheda IFA President Joe Healy said farmers are extremely angry that brokers are continuing to import barley, undermining the Irish grain sector, at a time when incomes are on the floor and the sector is in serious danger of collapse.The IFA President said the ongoing unnecessary importation of grain in preference to quality local supplies is aggravating an already serious income crisis on Irish [...]  Read More...

Updated: 25/08/16 : 05:55:05
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Co-Ops must plan further milk price lifts

Speaking at the 75th Virginia Dairy Show in Cavan, IFA President Joe Healy called on co-ops to budget for, and inform farmers of, further milk price uplifts for August milk and beyond.  He added that, with milk prices still below production costs despite the July increase, Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed must address the continuing serious cash flow pressure on farms through prompt delivery of the EU aid package in the coming weeks [...]  Read More...

Updated: 25/07/16 : 12:54:10
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Concern over proposal to change tag policy

IFA National Animal Health Chairman Bert Stewart has said the change in policy by the Department of Agriculture in their proposal to move from a tag tender to a tag licensing arrangement raises a number of significant new issues and concerns for farmers. He said IFA has sought a meeting with the Department to request clarification on how the new system will operate so as to guarantee that the key issues for farmers of security, [...]  Read More...

Updated: 25/07/16 : 12:59:02
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IFA president tells minister beef forum must deliver

At the Beef Forum meeting in Dublin, IFA President Joe Healy made it very clear to the Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed, and the Forum, that the post-Brexit negativity and price cuts by the meat factories were excessive, and undermining confidence in the sector.Joe Healy emphasised to the Minister that to be effective the Beef Forum has to work for the whole sector and that means it must deliver for farmers as well as for [...]  Read More...

Updated: 25/07/16 : 13:04:15
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More bite to beef trade - IFA

IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods has said there is more bite in the beef trade this week with farmers strongly resisting the lower quoted prices from the meat factories and negotiating more. He said with the good weather and farmers very busy at silage, combined with tight supplies, factories are having to pay 5 to 10c/kg over quotes to get cattle. Angus Woods said the general run of prices is 3.85/kg base for steers [...]  Read More...