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IFA President Joe Healy and EU Commissioner for Agriculture Phil Hogan will debate CAP 2020 this evening. You can watch the event live below from 7pm! Join in the debate #FutureofCAP #EUDialogues @ifamedia  

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Posted: April 20, 2018, 2:06 pm

The deadline for making your application for the Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) is May 15th. This is the first year that all applications for BPS and transfer of entitlements must be made online. The Department of Agriculture is running a range of one-to-one clinics to help you make your application. The clinics at venues around […]

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Posted: April 20, 2018, 9:05 am

IFA will host eight Let’s Talk and Walks events in May in support of the Green Ribbon campaign. The Green Ribbon campaign is a month-long campaign during May to get people talking openly about mental health and to break the stigma of silence associated with mental health. We hope that these walks will provide an […]

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Posted: April 19, 2018, 3:57 pm

IFA National Dairy Committee Chairman Tom Phelan has said farmers appreciate the efforts made by the majority of co-ops this month to hold the March pay-out, though co-ops in many cases made significant cuts to the base price. He said that poor production conditions continue, with fodder remaining scarce, and grazing still patchy as many […]

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Posted: April 19, 2018, 2:11 pm

€17m in forestry payments are issuing to farmers as part of the latest round of forest premium payments.  These payments are issuing to those forest owners who used the paper based application system. Payments to 7,300 on-line applicants were made in January. This payment run brings the total of forest premium paid to date in 2018 […]

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Posted: April 19, 2018, 10:52 am

IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said the beef trade is stronger this week with cattle prices continuing to rise and some factories paying top base prices of €4.10/kg for steers and €4.20/kg for heifers. Angus Woods said cattle prices are continuing to rise, up 5c/kg in the last week. He said some factories are […]

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Posted: April 19, 2018, 10:39 am

IFA Hill Committee Chairman Flor McCarthy has said farmers who have had penalties imposed on land burnt in 2017 should appeal to the Agricultural Appeals Office. He said IFA is insisting that no farmer should be penalised unless the Department of Agriculture can categorically prove that the farmer in question is responsible for the burning. […]

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Posted: April 19, 2018, 10:37 am

Keep up to date with the latest IFA news, access price report and expert market commentary, and learn more about IFA campaigns and events with the new and improved IFA app.  Download the IFA app to: Get news and information that matter to you and your farm find out the latest on all the work […]

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Posted: April 18, 2018, 7:26 pm

We round up the prices reported as quoted or paid for cattle at factories around the country this week. Supplies tight. Very strong demand. Base price up 5c/kg. Steer base €4.05/4.10kg. Heifers €4.15/4.20/kg. Young Bulls €3.90/4.05/4.15/4.20/kg. Cows €3.40/3.85. In-spec bonus 12c/kg above base price. FACTORY BASE QUOTES C/KG Steers Heifers Cows Dunbia 405 415 330 […]

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Posted: April 18, 2018, 6:55 pm

Continued lack of progress in potato plantings means delays in the 2018 crop are more certain, with most reports suggesting a minimum of two weeks at least. This will result in approximately 10,000 extra tonnes of potatoes being required in this marketing season compared to last year’s. These market factors will inevitably lead to a positive […]

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Posted: April 18, 2018, 6:50 pm

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