Updated: 25/07/16 : 12:33:25
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IFA impress on OPW minister need of flooding action

At a meeting with OPW Minister Sean Canney last week, IFA President Joe Healy said farmers have an expectation that significant efforts will be made to alleviate flooding, which has become more frequent in recent times. Joe Healy said the consultation on the recently published Draft Shannon CFRAM is an opportunity to put in place measures that will address the flooding issues, which previous governments have failed to tackle. The [...]  Read More...

Updated: 25/07/16 : 12:41:39
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Dairy prices lift further

IFA National Dairy Committee Chairman Sean O’Leary said EU dairy commodity prices continued to lift in the last week, as reported by the EU Milk Market Observatory and spot quotes from the main Dutch, German and French organisations. He said this is further evidence that the pull back in supply, which has been happening in recent months was persuading buyers to buy now that milk is getting scarcer and products can only get dearer. This, [...]  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...