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The UK Groceries Code Adjudicator Christine Tacon will address a conference organised by IFA next month.   The conference Getting Fairness for Farmers in the Food Chain is part of IFA’s campaign to bring greater transparency and fairness for farmers in the food chain. “There is provision in EU legislation on Unfair Trading Practices for […]

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Posted: October 17, 2019, 9:02 am

 Smart Farming, the voluntary resource management programme run by IFA in partnership with the Environmental Protection Agency, has announced its 2019 results with average cost savings on participating farms of €6,336. This rounds off a very successful 2019, with Smart Farming being awarded the inaugural Talamh Agri-Innovation award at the RDS Spring Awards and selected […]

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Posted: October 16, 2019, 4:04 pm

Harvesting continues this week however, difficult harvesting conditions are hampering harvest once again. The majority of main season Rooster crop was harvested by the first week of November last year, it looks like it may be near the end of November this year. There is excellent market demand for any Kerr Pink crops available, especially […]

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Posted: October 16, 2019, 11:45 am

Speaking at the Agrifood Strategy to 2030 at the Aviva Stadium today, IFA President Joe Healy said any policy debate about the future of the sector has to be more farmer focused and the new strategy must contain measurable targets for farmer profitability and viability. Joe Healy said that despite ambitious targets for growth jobs […]

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Posted: October 16, 2019, 9:53 am

While the main pig processors have left official quotes stagnant this week at €1.84-€1.86c/kg, there is a noticeable improvement in the appetite from factory procurement managers and agents to compete for pigs this week. This has lead to deals being done above quotes, with the further north you travel, the higher the price. Plenty of […]

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Posted: October 16, 2019, 9:47 am

Sheep Factory Quotes c/kg including VAT Factory October 15th Ewes Spring Lamb Dawn Ballyhaunis Tuesday – – ICM Camolin Tuesday 230 435+10QA ICM Navan Tuesday 230 435+10QA Kepak Athleague Tuesday 230 430+15QA Kildare Chilling Tuesday 240+10QA 445+10QA Moyvalley Meats Tuesday –

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Posted: October 15, 2019, 10:50 am

IFA National Dairy Chairman Tom Phelan said in holding the base milk price and increasing by 0.5c/l the co-op milk price support, Glanbia had yesterday taken the first positive step to improve pay-out for their suppliers. He said market returns had firmed in recent weeks and months, and would allow Glanbia and other co-ops to […]

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Posted: October 15, 2019, 9:55 am

Sheep Factory Quotes c/kg including VAT Factory October 15th Ewes Spring Lamb Dawn Ballyhaunis Tuesday – – ICM Camolin Tuesday 230 435+10QA ICM Navan Tuesday 230 435+10QA Kepak Athleague Tuesday 230 430+15QA Kildare Chilling Tuesday 240+10QA 445+10QA Moyvalley Meats Tuesday –  

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Posted: October 15, 2019, 9:19 am

  Speaking at the launch of the IFA’s Diversity Strategy Towards 2025 today (Tues), IFA President Joe Healy said that the strategy aims to build a platform for change, creating momentum and challenging the status quo to support a more diverse and inclusive organisation. Today is the UN’s International Rural Women’s Day, which recognises the […]

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Posted: October 15, 2019, 9:02 am

IFA President Joe Healy said the refusal of Larry Goodman and the ABP group to lift all the injunctions against farmers arising from the recent beef dispute was petty and mean spirited. It amounts to Larry Goodman giving ‘two fingers’ to the Minister. The Minister should have ensured that the injunctions and legal proceedings were […]

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Posted: October 14, 2019, 2:38 pm

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