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Domestic Market Feed demand remained strong for the last two weeks of March but as expected has slowed into April. The recent spell of good weather has allowed farmers to plant significant acreages of Spring wheat and beans. Estimates put the Spring wheat acreage close to 10,000ha compared to the 3,700ha planted last year. The […]

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Posted: April 8, 2020, 9:33 am

All indications from both the domestic, British and European pigmeat markets signposted that the market was at the very least, stable in terms of pig price. Many respected analysts predicting a positive short-term outlook, on the back of increased retailer pork demand due to coronavirus. In spite of these market indications, both Rosderra and Kepak […]

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Posted: April 8, 2020, 4:49 am

General Issues At national level IFA has undertaken an intensive lobby of politicians focused on the need for immediate Government and EU action to address the market and income crisis on beef and lamb as a result of the COVID-19 Emergency. IFA demands and action are based around the detailed IFA Submission to the EU […]

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Posted: April 7, 2020, 1:03 pm

General Issues At national level IFA has undertaken an intensive lobby of politicians focused on the need for immediate Government and EU action to address the market and income crisis on beef and lamb as a result of the COVID-19 Emergency. IFA demands and action are based around the detailed IFA Submission to the EU […]

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Posted: April 7, 2020, 1:01 pm

IFA National Grain Chairman Mark Browne has welcomed the move by some cereal seed companies to increase the premium paid to seed growers. The Grain Chairman said it was a positive first step towards improving the economic sustainability of the sector. He called on all seed companies to follow this lead, and improve the terms […]

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Posted: April 7, 2020, 8:52 am

IFA National Dairy Chairman Tom Phelan has called on co-op board members, who will be deciding this week and next on milk prices for March, to do everything they can to hold them at February levels. “There is no denying that the impact of the Covid19 pandemic on dairy demand, international trade and commodity markets […]

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Posted: April 6, 2020, 3:02 pm

  IFA National Livestock Chairman Brendan Golden said IFA has put proposals to the Department of Agriculture to suspend the 5% production reduction requirement under the BEAM scheme as a result of the restrictions placed on farmers from COVID-19. Brendan Golden said as marts are closed and not operating normally, the movement and value of […]

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Posted: April 6, 2020, 1:18 pm

IFA National Sheep Chairman Sean Dennehy said there is a major increase in demand for lamb at retail level for Easter and this is reflected in processors actively looking for lambs from farmers this week. He said the factory instructions to agents were ‘get me everything you can get your hands on’.   Sean Dennehy […]

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Posted: April 6, 2020, 9:28 am

IFA President Tim Cullinan said that Supervalu must clarify their beef purchasing policy after beef sold in one of their stores was labelled as being from Azerbaijan. “Supervalu have claimed to IFA that this was a ‘coding error’. However, they applied their own ‘produced in Ireland’ logo to the product, rather than the official Bord […]

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Posted: April 5, 2020, 10:29 am

IFA President Tim Cullinan said at a time when Irish beef farmers are facing collapsing prices, it’s incredible that the ABP food group, an Irish-owned company, would bring in beef from Poland to stock supermarket shelves in the UK. “The European beef market is in turmoil. This has impacted more severely in Ireland as we […]

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Posted: April 3, 2020, 4:12 pm

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