Last week’s heat wave caused for a drop in consumption and demand but it is improving this week as cooler conditions return. There are reports of many crops under a lot of heat stress following record temperatures last week. This has stunted some crops and yields are reported to be reduced as a result. A […]
Prices reported as quoted or paid to IFA Members. Steer base €4.25/4.35/kg. Heifer base €4.30/4.40/kg. Higher deals for larger and specalised lots. Increased Breed Bonuses. Young Bulls R/U €4.25/4.40/kg. Cows €3.50/€4.00/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 […]
IFA Rural Development Chairman Michael Biggins has welcomed the announcement by the Minister for Agriculture Charlie McConalogue that the review of the reference costings for grant-aided work under the TAMS on-farm investment scheme is complete. The Department of Agriculture carried out this costings review, and the changes will be implemented from the opening of TAMS […]
No change in pig price this week, after most pig farmers have taken between 8-4c/kg price drop during the month of July. Factory demand is seasonally low in the past week with no massive appetite for additional numbers. Last week’s throughput at 69,025 is a reflection of this sluggish demand, with weekly kill numbers exceeding […]
The Commission lays out practical solutions for medicines supply in Northern Ireland in the framework of the Protocol on Ireland / Northern Ireland, and for sanitary and phytosanitary measures Today, the Commission published a series of ‘non-papers’ in the fields of medicines and sanitary and phytosanitary measures, in the framework of the implementation of the […]
IFA National Hill Committee Chairman Flor McCarthy has expressed concerns about recreational users not abiding by the Countryside Code during the recent spell of good weather. “We have seen a huge increase in recreational users in recent weeks, as people holiday at home and take advantage of the good weather,” he said. Flor McCarthy said, […]
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IFA President Tim Cullinan said that while the announcement today of a significant solar farm coming onto the grid in Cork is positive, the Government is failing to embrace the potential of farms to generate renewable energy. “Almost every farm has the potential to generate renewable energy for its own use and ultimately to generate […]
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Beef Update IFA Livestock committee chairman Brendan Golden said there is good competition between factories. Tight supplies are driving demand with throughput 67,000 less than for the same period in 2020. Bord Bia predict this trend to continue up to the end of the year with yearly supplies expected to be back 120,000 head on […]
Publication of the latest agri-food trade figures: EU agri-food trade increased in January – April 2021, compared to last year During the period from January to April 2021, EU agri-food trade (exports plus imports) reached a value of €103.4 billion; i.e. 1.1% less than in January-April 2020. While EU exports increased by 1.7% compared to the […]
State aid: Commission approves €650,000 Latvian scheme to support companies active in microgreen production, fishery and aquaculture sectors affected by the coronavirus outbreak The European Commission has approved a €650,000 Latvian scheme to support companies active in primary microgreen production, fishery and aquaculture sectors affected by the coronavirus outbreak and the restrictive measures that the […]
Retail demand has plateaued as temperatures reach the highest this year. Indoor dining has been giving the provisional go-ahead for Monday 26th which will be welcome news for the food service sector. Soaring temperatures this week have set main crop development in its tracks. This will further compound the shortage of packing quality maincrop material. Any […]
Prices reported as quoted or paid to IFA Members. Strong demand. Factories paying 5-10c/kg above quotes. Steer base €4.25/4.35/kg. Heifer base €4.30/4.40/kg. Higher deals for larger and specalised lots. Increased Breed Bonuses. Young Bulls R/U €4.25/4.40/kg. Cows €3.50/€3.90/kg. In-spec bonus 20c/kg for under 30 months and 8c/kg for 30 to 36 months. 12c/kg bonus for […]
Pig price held stable for the majority of pigs supplied this week, with Rosderra and Kepak quoting on the low end, at €1.62c/kg before potential bonus’ and individual supplier agreements. Farmers supplying to other plants, including to Karro in Cookstown, Northern Ireland, are still receiving well above this price, with €1.70+c/kg still being achieved. The […]
An online meeting on the Registration of Prescriptive Easements (Rights of Way) took place on Tuesday 20th July 2021 highlighting concerns from farmers on registering rights of way. James Staines from Staines Law gives a presentation covering: what is a right of way the main characteristics of a right of way/easement how a right of way […]
Officials from the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine and the Department of Enterprise, Climate and Communications addressed the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Agriculture today on the Impact of peat shortages on the horticulture industry. The Departments put forward no workable solutions during the meeting. The members suggested that the three relevant Ministers address […]
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IFA President Tim Cullinan said that the overall increase in farm incomes is positive but that it does not take from the ongoing vulnerability of the majority of Irish farmers. According to the Preliminary Results of the Teagasc National Farm Survey 2020, the national average farm income has increased from €23,600 in 2019 to €25,663 […]
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Today (Mon) marks the ninth annual Farm Safety Week in Ireland and the UK, an initiative led by the Irish Farmers Association here and by Yellow Wellies UK. The message for this year is: Rethink Safety, which aims to encourage a deeper awareness of everyday risks on farms and the practical steps needed to reduce […]
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IFA President Tim Cullinan has welcomed the passage through the Oireachtas this evening of amendments to the Nursing Homes Support Scheme (Amendment) Bill, which improves the ‘Fair Deal’ scheme for farm families. The Bill places a three-year cap on the amount of the farm asset that can be taken under the Scheme. “There are still […]
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NextGenerationEU: European Commission endorses Ireland’s recovery and resilience plan The European Commission has today adopted a positive assessment of Ireland’s recovery and resilience plan. This is an important step towards the EU disbursing €989 million in grants under the Recovery and Resilience Facility. This financing will support the implementation of the crucial investment and reform […]
IFA President Tim Cullinan said farmers with forestry have dismissed as spin the comments made by Ministers following IFA’s protest on the forest licence crisis this week. “It’s utterly disingenuous of both Minister McConalogue and Hackett to say they had some good news for farmers,” he said. “They told us nothing new. We protested because […]
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