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IFA Rural Development Chairman Joe Brady has called on the Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed to allow farmers who have the traditional hay meadow measure in GLAS to cut their meadows now rather than have to wait until July 1st. He said, “The excellent weather and ground conditions at the moment are ideal for cutting […]

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Posted: June 22, 2018, 11:05 am

Ahead of next week’s EU Summit to discuss Brexit, IFA President Joe Healy visited the border between Norway and Sweden yesterday to examine the impact on business and trade when crossing a land border between a country inside the EU and one outside. Joe Healy was leading an IFA delegation that includes National Officers & […]

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Posted: June 22, 2018, 8:31 am

IFA National Sheep Chairman Sean Dennehy said lamb supplies are not that plentiful with factories having to pay well above quoted prices to get supplies. He said farmers are moving stock at €6.00/kg with top prices of €6.10/kg paid. He said farmers sold lambs earlier this week to tops of €6.20/kg. Sean Dennehy said some […]

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Posted: June 21, 2018, 3:04 pm

IFA National Dairy Committee Chairman Tom Phelan has pointed out that the slight softening shown by the two June GDT auctions does not change the fact that international dairy commodity prices are continuing their recovery. He said the main commodities traded through GDT have seen price uplifts of up to 25% (butter) since the beginning […]

The post EASIER GDT DOESN’T AFFECT GLOBAL COMMODITY RECOVERY OR JUSTIFIED MILK PRICE INCREASES appeared first on Irish Farmers' Association.

Posted: June 21, 2018, 1:47 pm

IFA President Joe Healy has welcomed as a first step an amendment to the Vacant Site Levy legislation, which will ensure farmland will not be liable for the levy, as long as the land was owned and farmed by the farmer prior to its being zoned as residential. The amendment comes as a result of […]

The post IFA SECURES CHANGE TO VACANT SITE LEGISLATION FOR FARMLAND appeared first on Irish Farmers' Association.

Posted: June 21, 2018, 11:11 am

IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said factories are struggling to buy cattle at the lower quoted prices this week and having to pay at least a base of €4.15 and €4.25 for steers and heifers to get adequate numbers. He said supplies are not meeting demand and factories are hungry for cattle with farmers […]

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Posted: June 21, 2018, 9:46 am

Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed has confirmed to IFA that he has moved to provide permanent monitoring of carcase trim in the meat factories by Department of Agriculture technical officers. IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said this is a positive move, which IFA welcomes, but it must also extend to cover monitoring and closer […]

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Posted: June 21, 2018, 8:25 am

Cattle supplies are not meeting market demand – have a look at what the factories are paying this week. Factories paying 5c/kg above quotes Steer base €4.15/kg. Heifers €4.25/kg Young Bulls R/U €4.10/4.25/kg Cows €3.30/3.80 In-spec bonus 12c/kg above base price. FACTORY BASE QUOTES C/KG Steers Heifers Cows Dunbia 410/415 420/425 330 – 380 Kepak […]

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Posted: June 20, 2018, 2:06 pm

More of the outdoor new season crop has appeared on the market this week. However, yields continue to disappoint even where irrigation was applied. It appears, there will  only be sufficient volumes to supply roadside and local sales over the coming weeks, with the larger retailers having to wait until production increases in July. Sales […]

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Posted: June 20, 2018, 12:22 pm

Irish pig prices remain unchanged for yet another week following a weekly kill of 68,586. Quotes from the main export plants remain unchanged at €1.40c/kg. Traditionally, the second quarter of the year would see an uplift in pig prices but that’s not the case this year, with prices remaining unchanged since mid-January. Combined with an […]

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Posted: June 20, 2018, 11:51 am

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