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IFA National Hill Farming Committee Chairman Flor McCarthy has welcomed the announcement today by the Minister for Rural and Community Development, Michael Ring of 10 new walkways involving 238 farmers. He said the addition of the routes in the National Walks Scheme will increase recreational tourism in peripheral areas. “We want to see local development […]

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Posted: December 4, 2019, 4:18 pm

Lifting continues this week for growers who have crop remaining in the ground. Conditions remain very difficult which will contribute to high losses. Frost conditions will also add to the amount of unsaleable crop. Most crops remaining in the ground are in the South East of the country with some growers reporting figures of around […]

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Posted: December 4, 2019, 12:29 pm

Sheep Factory Quotes c/kg including VAT Factory December 03rd Ewes Spring Lamb Dawn Ballyhaunis Tuesday 260 475+10QA ICM Camolin Tuesday 260 475+10QA ICM Navan Tuesday 260 475+10QA Kepak Athleague Tuesday 260 475+15QA Kildare Chilling Tuesday 260+10QA 490+10QA Moyvalley Meats Tuesday – 490

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Posted: December 4, 2019, 12:18 pm

There was no change in quotes from processors last Friday for this week’s pigs, with Rosderra, Dawn Pork & Bacon, Staunton’s and Kepak all remaining on quotes of €1.94-196c/kg for this supplier. Spot loads and some of the more home market focused factories have given up to €1.98c/kg this week to secure pigs. The situation […]

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Posted: December 4, 2019, 12:15 pm

IFA Renewable Energy Project Team Leader Tom Short said the Renewable Energy Support Scheme (RESS) will exclude the meaningful participation of farm scale projects in renewable electricity generation. “It’s clear from Government actions to date that they are only interested in supporting mega wind projects which for the most part will be built offshore and […]

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Posted: December 3, 2019, 3:58 pm

The IFA President Joe Healy said IFA made an immediate and significant cattle price increase the priority issue at the Beef Task Force meeting in Dublin today. “IFA put a cattle price increase on the table at the very start of the meeting.” “The meat factories representative accepted the facts verified by the Bord Bia […]

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Posted: December 3, 2019, 2:44 pm

  IFA Dairy Chairman Tom Phelan said dairy farmers care for all their animals, including calves, and adhere to the highest welfare standards. IFA has developed a dairy calf policy which sets out the responsibilities for farmers, the industry, State agencies and the Government.  In recent months, IFA has been working with all stakeholders to […]

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Posted: December 3, 2019, 12:15 pm

Domestic Market The continuation of the wet conditions throughout November, has ensured there were few further opportunities to plant Winter crops. Some areas in the East and South east have received up to twice the annual rainfall for October and November which will lead to loses in the crops which were planted. This will have […]

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Posted: December 2, 2019, 4:13 pm

Speaking as the new EU Commission took up office, IFA President Joe Healy said this Commission will preside over some of the most important decisions in the history of the EU. “Deciding the next EU budget (MFF) and the portion allocated to farming will be a watershed moment for farming in the EU. In the […]

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Posted: December 1, 2019, 8:33 pm

IFA National Dairy Committee Chairman Tom Phelan led a delegation of Glanbia area County Dairy Chairmen to meet with Glanbia management.  Up for discussion was the latest Glanbia Fixed Price Scheme, which is proving very contentious with farmers and which they have just a week to apply. The scheme comes with a major sting in […]

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Posted: November 29, 2019, 3:41 pm

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