IFA President Tim Cullinan has welcomed the resumption of auction rings at the marts from next week under the new Department of Agriculture ‘safe sale’ conditions and protocols. He said while the protocols are detailed and restrictive in order to protect people, it’s a significant step towards getting this essential service back up and operating […]
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IFA President Tim Cullinan called on co-ops to reflect on the significant dairy product price improvements of the last six weeks, which allow them to maximise the May milk price to support farmers’ stressed cash flow. He said the Ornua PPI increase of 1.3 points to an equivalent of 29.9c/l including VAT is the latest […]
IFA Pig Committee Chairman Tom Hogan called on all pig factories to stop the cuts to price and return some degree of stability to the marketplace. The pig price has been cut by 4c/kg on eight occasions in the last three months, dropping from a strong price in early February of €1.96c/kg, to today’s […]
The first full meeting of IFA’s National Council by video conference took place yesterday. The organisation has been holding regular remote meetings of the National Officers Committee, County Chairs by region and of National Committee Chairs. However, yesterday was the first full formal meeting of IFA’s 59-member National Council under the Covid-19 restrictions. […]
Direct payments to farmers selected for an inspection by the Department of Agriculture will not encounter payment delays this year, according to IFA Deputy President Brian Rushe. Following ongoing demands from the IFA, Brian Rushe said the Department has confirmed that they have now secured flexibility from the EU Commission to make payments on inspection […]
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Prices reported as quoted or paid to IFA Members Steer base €3.60. Heifer base €3.60 – 3.65/kg. Some factories paying more. Young Bulls R/U €3.60/kg. Cows €2.80/3.30/kg. In-spec bonus 20c/kg for under 30 months and 8c/kg for 30 to 36 months. 12c/kg bonus for under 30 month steers and heifers grading O- and those with […]
More price adjustment as both Dawn and Staunton’s reduced their suppliers pig price by 4c/kg, following the lead of Rosderra and Kepak a week earlier. All pig farmers have now taken a least a 32cent per kilo price reduction since the onset of Covid-19 in early March. This represents a cut of €26 per fat […]
The market situation remains largely unchanged. Remaining good quality packing stock continues to command a premium. Early liftings continue this week, with drought conditions hindering yields in many areas. Irrigation is a key concern for all growers at present. The May IFA stock survey figures indicate that there is less than 30,000 tonnes of potatoes […]
Speaking to Irish consumers and retailers today on World Milk Day, IFA National Liquid Milk Chairman John Finn urged them, in these unprecedented times of pandemic, to especially value the locally produced fresh milk which they expect to find every day on their supermarket shelves, and to make sure the farmers are paid a fair […]
IFA Farm Forestry Chairman Vincent Nally is asking everybody to be vigilant over the Bank Holiday weekend after a Condition Red – High Fire Risk has issued. He cautioned farmers to be extra vigilant. Some have already suffered financial losses. After such a prolonged spell of dry weather, a wildfire risk can quickly develop […]
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