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IFA Rural Development Chairman Joe Brady said the ANC increase for next year must be followed by a higher allocation to this vital farm income support scheme from €250m to €300m after 2020. The increase comes after the review of ANC areas, with €23m secured in Budget 2019. Joe Brady said the increases are important […]

The post IFA SAYS ANC INCREASE MUST BE FOLLOWED BY ADDITIONAL FUNDING IN THE NEXT CAP appeared first on Irish Farmers' Association.

Posted: December 7, 2018, 3:37 pm

IFA National Dairy Chairman Tom Phelan today said that despite the Ornua PPI showing it lags behind firming powder trends for November, co-op board members preparing to decide on their November milk price must note that the case for a commitment to hold prices at least for the rest of the winter is getting stronger […]

The post CASE FOR COMMITMENT ON WINTER/SPRING MILK PRICE GETTING STRONGER – PHELAN appeared first on Irish Farmers' Association.

Posted: December 7, 2018, 12:18 pm

IFA Animal Health Chairman Pat Farrell said the detection of Bluetongue in an imported animal in NI is a reminder of the risks associated with importing animals from regions of lower health status. The IFA Chairman said farmers in Ireland have made a huge investment in disease control and eradication to attain the very favourable […]

The post IMPORTANT FOR HERD OWNERS TO BE AWARE OF RISKS OF IMPORTING ANIMALS appeared first on Irish Farmers' Association.

Posted: December 7, 2018, 11:03 am

Native grain prices remain broadly stable amid slow demand. Compounders continue to use higher percentages of maize in rations. Dry grain prices for 2019 are slightly weaker at €185/t for barley and €193/t for wheat. Native/Import Dried Prices   Spot / Dec 5th Jan – Mar 2019 Wheat €210 – €214 €214 Barley €215 €215 […]

The post GRAIN MARKET REPORT 5th DECEMBER appeared first on Irish Farmers' Association.

Posted: December 7, 2018, 7:59 am

  IFA met with Minister Michael Creed yesterday where the Department of Agriculture told the IFA that the figures for fines for excessive carcase trim in the factories was 19 so far in 2018, zero for 2017, 28 for 2016 and zero for 2015. Joe Healy says that these figures were bizarre.  The Minister must […]

The post MINISTER MUST EXPLAIN BIZARRE FIGURES & NAME THE FACTORIES appeared first on Irish Farmers' Association.

Posted: December 6, 2018, 10:09 am

“The medium-term outlook for agriculture is very uncertain, not least as a result of policy and trade issues stemming from Brexit. 2019 is a critical year, given the decisions that will be made on CAP post-2020.  The outcome of the CAP process will decide the Budget for Ireland and the level of support for Irish […]

The post REGIONAL OPEN FARMER MEETINGS ON CAP CAMPAIGN appeared first on Irish Farmers' Association.

Posted: December 6, 2018, 9:30 am

Prices reported as quoted or paid to IFA members around the country this week. Steer base €3.75/380/kg. Heifers €3.85/3.90/kg. Young Bulls R/U €3.75 – 3.90/kg. Cows €2.70/3.40/kg. In-spec bonus 12c/kg above base price.

The post STRONGER DEMAND FOR IN-SPEC CATTLE THIS WEEK appeared first on Irish Farmers' Association.

Posted: December 5, 2018, 4:26 pm

IFA President Joe Healy said the change in emissions attributed to agriculture was not unexpected, due to the increased market demand coinciding with the ending of the milk quota regime in 2015, which had been in place since 1984. He said, “Ireland is the most carbon efficient producer of milk in the European Union and […]

The post IFA REACTION TO EPA FIGURES appeared first on Irish Farmers' Association.

Posted: December 5, 2018, 3:08 pm

No change in any quotes for this week’s pig kill from a low of €1.38c/kg to €1.42c/kg with suppliers to both Dawn Pork and Bacon and Staunton’s at the higher end of these quotes. Last week saw another large kill with 71,837 pigs killed in the Republic of Ireland and over 7,000 pigs travelled across […]

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Posted: December 5, 2018, 12:42 pm
Posted: December 5, 2018, 11:32 am

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