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€50m Beef Finishers Payment Following a strong lobbying effort, the IFA President Tim Cullinan has welcomed the announcement from Minister Dara Calleary on the details of the Beef Finishers Payment (BFP) which were announced on Wednesday 5th of August 2020. The BFP was announced in recognition of the negative impact Covid-19 had on Irish beef […]

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Posted: August 7, 2020, 10:41 pm

IFA National Dairy Chairman Tom Phelan said farmers have always valued the Ornua Purchasing Price Index (PPI) for the transparency it provides in milk pricing.  The onus is on Ornua to ensure that this value and this transparency are continued into the future. “An important new aspect of the Ornua PPI monthly communication is the […]

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Posted: August 7, 2020, 10:27 am

IFA Dairy Committee Chairman Tom Phelan said that co-ops have the opportunity to pass back more of the continued improving market value which has followed the end of lockdown and the increase in food services and international trade over the last three to four months. Mr Phelan said at least some co-ops have scope to […]

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Posted: August 6, 2020, 4:22 pm

IFA President Tim Cullinan has welcomed the announcement from Minister Dara Calleary on the details of the Beef Finisher payment scheme. €50m had been announced in June in recognition of the difficulties that beef finishers had endured because of Brexit and COVID-19 disruption. Tim Cullinan said it’s crucial that the money gets out to farmers […]

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Posted: August 6, 2020, 12:53 pm

IFA President Tim Cullinan has welcomed the announcement from Minister Dara Calleary on the details of the Beef Finisher payment scheme. €50m had been announced in June in recognition of the difficulties that beef finishers had endured because of Brexit and COVID-19 disruption.   Tim Cullinan said it’s crucial that the money gets out to […]

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Posted: August 5, 2020, 9:11 pm

Dairy Market Blog – Dairy prices stable to firm Market returns, after falling steeply between February and mid-April due to the impact of COVID19 on food services and trade generally, have been rallying since May.  In recent weeks, spots have stabilised at those improved levels.  While they have a way to go to recover to […]

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Posted: August 5, 2020, 5:17 pm

  IFA Farm Forestry Chairman Vincent Nally said the plan to address the backlog of forestry licences actively discriminates against farm forests and could signal the end of farmer planting. “Despite the rhetoric about the important role of forestry in our climate mitigation plan, and its prominence in the Programme for Government, particularly forests on […]

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Posted: August 5, 2020, 1:14 pm

The market for the food service sector remains very flat as pubs and restaurants are slow to get going again, retail demand has leveled off but remains positive. Most old season Rooster stock is now used up and merchants are seeking out any remaining stock. The early market is holding quite well and lifting continues […]

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Posted: August 5, 2020, 12:21 pm

Prices reported as quoted or paid to IFA Members Steer base €3.70 – 3.75/kg. Heifer base €3.75 – 3.80/kg. Young Bulls R/U €3.40/€3.80kg. 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 those with a fat […]

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Posted: August 5, 2020, 12:16 pm

Irish pig prices official remain stable with pig farmers receiving €1.64c/kg – €1.68c/kg in all the main export plants this week.  Farmers sending pigs across the border to Karro Foods in Cookstown have reported small increases due to high demand with 2c/kg more being paid this week. There is defiantly more appetite from pig factories […]

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Posted: August 5, 2020, 11:09 am

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