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IFA President Tim Cullinan has said that the Government needs to review the Level 5 operating procedures in marts as a matter of urgency. “The system went down in several marts this morning which caused huge issues as the cattle were already in the marts waiting to be sold,” he said. “The reality is that […]

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Posted: October 24, 2020, 2:09 pm

FARMER-CONTROLLED GRASS-FED PGI AND SUCKLER-BASED BRANDS AGREED AT BEEF TASK FORCE IFA President Tim Cullinan said that the PGI will be run by a farmer-controlled monitoring committee. A letter requesting inclusion of young bulls, if they meet the grass-fed criteria, will accompany the application and also deals with the eligibility of cattle exported to NI. […]

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Posted: October 24, 2020, 7:26 am

IFA Horticulture Chairman Paul Brophy has welcomed an increase in the investment aid scheme for the development of the commercial horticulture sector. “In previous years the scheme has been oversubscribed. Therefore, the increase in funding from €6m to €9m is welcome,” he said. The IFA Chairman was reacting to the launch of the 2021 Scheme […]

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Posted: October 23, 2020, 10:48 am

Following today’s Beef Task force meeting, IFA President Tim Cullinan said that agreement had been reached to proceed with the application of PGI status for Irish Grass Fed Beef. The PGI will now be run by a farmer-controlled monitoring committee. A letter requesting the EU Commission to include young bulls, if they meet the grass-fed […]

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Posted: October 22, 2020, 10:12 pm

IFA Aquaculture Chairman, Michael Mulloy welcomed the announcement at today’s IFA Aquaculture AGM, by Minister Charlie McConalogue, of a Covid-19 financial support scheme for rope mussel and oyster farmers. Michael Mulloy said, “The impact of the Covid-19 crisis has been significant on the Irish Aquaculture sector. Shellfish have been particularly affected due to face market […]

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Posted: October 22, 2020, 4:18 pm

IFA Animal Health Chairman Pat Farrell has welcomed the Department of Agriculture’s understanding of farmers’ concerns in the new TB testing protocols in level 5. The IFA Chairman said IFA discussed in detail with senior Department officials the need for flexibilities in TB testing requirements as Government controls intensified.   “The Department’s response is balanced […]

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Posted: October 22, 2020, 9:29 am

The National Council of the IFA has voted to allow postal ballots for the election of officers at national and county level. Under Rule 73, the National Treasurer and Returning Officer Martin Stapleton has responsibility for execution of all elections and election procedures in IFA.   The deadline for branch AGMs has been extended by […]

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Posted: October 22, 2020, 7:28 am

The announcement of 6 weeks of strict lockdown measures wreaks havoc for the food service sector once again. Liftings of main crop continue around the country. It is estimated that lifting progress is around 50%. Some growers are well through but others still have a lot to do. Some regions of Donegal are finding it […]

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Posted: October 21, 2020, 1:49 pm

Prices reported as quoted or paid to IFA Members. Favourable market conditions. Steer base €3.60 – 3.65/kg. Heifer base €3.65 – 3.70/kg. Young Bulls R/U €3.40- €3.70kg. Cows €3.00/3.50/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 […]

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Posted: October 21, 2020, 1:31 pm

IFA Aquaculture Chairman, Michael Mulloy has called on the Minister for Agriculture to pledge meaningful support for Irish aquaculture, in light of the impact of the Covid-19 crisis, the ongoing threat of ‘no deal’ Brexit and the urgent need for regulatory reform of the sector’s licensing system. Ahead of IFA Aquaculture’s AGM Michael Mulloy said,” […]

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Posted: October 21, 2020, 1:27 pm

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