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The IFA is seeking an allocation of €100m for the TAMS scheme in the forthcoming Budget for 2018 to meet the on-farm investment plans of farmers and the commitments entered into with approvals already issued for the scheme. National Rural Development Chairman Joe Brady said that while payout of grant aid under the scheme has […]

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Posted: August 18, 2017, 8:33 am

Quotes from main export pig processing plants have settled this week in the range of €1.65/kg- €1.70c/kg. Last week’s short working week resulted in a reduced kill of 52,400, but procurement managers are much more anxious to secure their weekly kill this week. Chairman of the IFA Pigs Committee, Tom Hogan, said the Irish pig […]

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Posted: August 17, 2017, 3:38 pm

IFA National Sheep Chairman John Lynskey said demand for lambs will be very strong over the next number of weeks in the lead in to the Eid Muslim festival and farmers should demand full value for their stock. He said prices at the factories were stronger this week with €5.20/kg widely available and tops of […]

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Posted: August 17, 2017, 3:35 pm

IFA National Dairy Committee Chairman Sean O’Leary has said that while the 5-year fixed milk price contract announced by Glanbia is another important effort to help farmers manage their milk price risk, giving preferential access based on linkage with feed purchases from Glanbia is objectionable to the majority of farmers who had been in touch […]

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Posted: August 17, 2017, 1:58 pm

IFA Mushroom Chairman Gerry Reilly has expressed grave concern regarding the recent sharp devaluation of Sterling. He said this has major repercussions for a sector that exports 90% of its produce to the UK. “The EUR/GBP exchange rate has now crossed the crucial 90p mark as a result of the continuing uncertainty arising from the […]

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Posted: August 17, 2017, 1:12 pm

IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said the next number of weeks will be busy on the live export side with three boats set to sail to Turkey with weanlings and breeding heifers. Angus Woods said market demand in Turkey for live cattle is very strong and he was hopeful that further contracts from Ireland […]

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Posted: August 17, 2017, 10:43 am

IFA President Joe Healy said beef price cuts at the meat factories must stop as they are squeezing out any chance of profit for farmers grazing cattle this year. He said €90 per head had been knocked off cattle prices over the last few weeks and this is costing farmers over €2m per week. Joe […]

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Posted: August 17, 2017, 8:57 am

We set out the base quotes for steers, heifers and cows from the factories around the country.  Steer base €3.85/3.90/kg. Heifers €3.95/4.00/kg. Young Bulls R/U €3.85/4.00/kg. Cows €3.10/3.55/kg. In-spec bonus 12c/kg above base price. FACTORY BASE QUOTES C/KG Steers Heifers Cows Dunbia 385/390 395/400 310 – 355 Kepak Athleague 385/390 395/400 300 – 350 Moyvalley […]

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Posted: August 16, 2017, 3:35 pm

Farm gate prices of queen potatoes seem to have settled at current levels. With supply and demand in equilibrium, growers should stay patient, as all crop will move over the coming weeks. The continuation of the unsettled weather and promotion of the queen variety in retail outlets has ensured stronger sales over the past week. […]

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Posted: August 16, 2017, 2:13 pm

IFA President Joe Healy has said that while the principle of avoiding any physical border infrastructure between the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland is positive, it is very difficult to see how this could operate in practice, given that the UK has stated it intends to operate its own independent customs and trade policy […]

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Posted: August 16, 2017, 1:04 pm

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