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IFA National Sheep Chairman Sean Dennehy met with senior vets in the Department of Agriculture again this week over the ongoing problems with the ‘over the top’ implementation of the Clean Sheep Policy by the Department at the lamb factories. Sean Dennehy said analysis shows that more than 900 lambs per day, or between 7% […]

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Posted: February 22, 2018, 11:08 am

IFA Farm Business Chairman Martin Stapleton has reiterated IFA’s call on Government and the Minister for Finance, Paschal Donohoe that funds which purchase loans must be regulated. The IFA principles for engagement with vulture funds, launched last year, set out a number of policy proposals on this issue, including a call for the regulation of […]

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Posted: February 22, 2018, 9:37 am

IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods will lead an IFA delegation of livestock farmers to attend an Oireachtas debate this evening on a motion calling for increased supports for the suckler sector. The motion, tabled by Fianna Fail, is supportive of the IFA’s campaign for investment of €200 per suckler cow. Speaking ahead of the […]

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Posted: February 21, 2018, 6:05 pm

There is stronger factory demand for cattle this week with steer base prices of €3.95/kg and heifers making €4.05 – have a look at the prices from factories nationwide. Steer base €3.95/kg Heifers €4.05/kg Young Bulls R/U €3.90/4.00/kg Cows €3.25/3.70/kg In-spec bonus 12c/kg above base price Factories paying 5c over quotes FACTORY BASE QUOTES C/KG […]

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Posted: February 21, 2018, 3:55 pm

The main export plants have held quotes at last week’s price with €1.40c/kg buying the majority of pigs and the usual variation and agreements in place between processors and suppliers. A number of the smaller, local pig processors have returned improved prices this week, with increases of 4c/kg, resulting in prices of €1.44c/kg-€1.46ckg obtained this […]

The post MAIN PLANTS HOLD PIG PRICE, WHILE SMALLER PROCESSORS INCREASE appeared first on Irish Farmers' Association.

Posted: February 21, 2018, 3:10 pm

The 2018 National Potato Conference, organised by IFA in association with Bord Bia and Teagasc took place today.  The Potato Promotion Campaign, running since 2015 is working – Irish potato sales are at their highest level in the last 10 years, with €195m worth of potatoes sold last year, and there has been a 20% […]

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Posted: February 20, 2018, 5:13 pm

Potato growers are getting less than one-fifth of the price a consumer pays for their product in the shop, a conference in Dublin today heard. Speaking at the National Potato Conference in Dublin, IFA President Joe Healy outlined how retailers are taking the lion’s share of the margin on potatoes, while farmers bear all of […]

The post POTATO GROWERS GET LESS THAN A FIFTH OF THE RETAIL PRICE AS SALES BOUNCE BACK appeared first on Irish Farmers' Association.

Posted: February 20, 2018, 10:37 am

IFA National Sheep Chairman Sean Dennehy said the lamb market is very strong this week with factories offering as high as €5.60/kg to get very tight supplies. He said €5.50/kg is common and finishers with available clean numbers are commending €5.60/kg. “It is clear supplies are very tight, demand is very strong and the factories […]

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Posted: February 19, 2018, 3:09 pm

IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said cattle prices continue to harden with the base for steers now solidly on €3.95 and €4.05 base for heifers. He said winter finishers are holding out for a base of €4.00 and €4.10/kg. Angus Woods said mart prices are very strong, having increased significantly in the last two […]

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Posted: February 19, 2018, 3:05 pm

IFA President Joe Healy has welcomed the publication of Project Ireland 2040, and the focus the plan places on the development and regeneration of rural Ireland. Joe Healy said the allocation of €1bn for a new Rural Regeneration and Development Fund indicates a very welcome commitment to supporting and strengthening rural Ireland. The IFA President […]

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Posted: February 16, 2018, 4:33 pm

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