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IFA National Dairy Committee Chairman Tom Phelan said the Lakeland price increase is welcome given the difficult conditions farmers are facing. He noted the continued 1c support from Glanbia Co-op, but said farmers will be disappointed that Glanbia Ireland did not increase its price to reflect market returns. “Last week’s move by Kerry Co-Op to […]

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Posted: August 14, 2018, 11:14 am

IFA National Environment Chairman Thomas Cooney has welcomed the leadership and community spirit shown by Cavan County Council, following their confirmation to local media that they will not use Compulsory Purchase Orders (CPO) when developing recreational walks and cycle ways such as Greenways in the county. Thomas Cooney, who farms in the Stradone area of […]

The post CAVAN COUNTY COUNCIL LEADS THE WAY BY CONFIRMING CPOs WILL NOT BE USED FOR GREENWAYS appeared first on Irish Farmers' Association.

Posted: August 13, 2018, 4:37 pm

  IFA President Joe Healy has acknowledged that a number of measures to deal with the drought conditions have been introduced, but momentum has to be continued. The extension to spreading dates for fertiliser & organic fertiliser announced by the Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed at the Tullamore Show yesterday is an important flexibility for […]

The post IFA ACKNOWLEDGES PROGRESS ON DROUGHT ACTION, BUT MOMENTUM MUST BE KEPT UP appeared first on Irish Farmers' Association.

Posted: August 13, 2018, 12:45 pm

IFA President Joe Healy has launched a new report on The Economic and Societal Importance of the Irish Suckler Beef Herd by Professor Thia Hennessy, Head of the Business School in UCC at the FBD National Livestock in Tullamore Co Offaly. With a strong campaign for increased support for sucklers and rising expectation on Agriculture […]

The post MINISTER CREED MUST SUPPORT SUCKLER FARMERS appeared first on Irish Farmers' Association.

Posted: August 12, 2018, 7:44 pm

  IFA President Joe Healy said a fodder import scheme will have to be part of the Government’s response to the drought conditions as soon as possible to give co-ops and merchants the best chance of sourcing fodder from other countries. Joe Healy said Minister Creed has to introduce an import scheme to help alleviate […]

The post FODDER IMPORT SCHEME NEEDED SOONER RATHER THAN LATER appeared first on Irish Farmers' Association.

Posted: August 11, 2018, 9:30 am

  IFA National Dairy Committee Chairman Tom Phelan today (Fri) said the move by Kerry Co-Op to increase the price for July recognises that there is scope for processors to lift their prices.   He said he expected other co-ops to follow this example and support their farmer suppliers with a much-needed cashflow boost. “At […]

The post KERRY MOVE ON MILK PRICE SHOWS THERE IS SCOPE FOR HIGHER RETURNS TO FARMERS appeared first on Irish Farmers' Association.

Posted: August 10, 2018, 10:56 am

IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said Department of Agriculture technical officers will monitor carcass trim in the meat factories on behalf of farmers on a constant daily basis from later this year.   Angus Woods was speaking following a meeting with senior Department officials in the Beef Classification Unit this week. He said “IFA […]

The post DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE TO MONITOR CARCASS TRIM IN MEAT PLANTS ON A PERMANENT BASIS appeared first on Irish Farmers' Association.

Posted: August 9, 2018, 4:17 pm

IFA President, Joe Healy, has acknowledged the move by retailer Iceland, to support Irish liquid milk farmers, who are experiencing extreme financial pressure as a result of the extended drought this summer.   Healy welcomed the statement by Iceland confirming that they have instructed its milk supplier to pass an extra 2c per litre directly […]

The post FMP WELCOMES RETAILER MOVES TO SUPPORT IRISH LIQUID MILK HIT BY DROUGHT CRISIS appeared first on Irish Farmers' Association.

Posted: August 9, 2018, 9:26 am

  IFA President Joe Healy said it is clear from the most recent announcement by Agriculture Minister Michael Creed on his decision to impose compulsory EID tagging on sheep that he is not listening to sheep farmers. “Sheep farmers are very annoyed with the Minister over his failure to support them in the fodder crisis […]

The post MINISTER CREED IS NOT LISTENING TO SHEEP FARMERS ON €2m EID COSTS appeared first on Irish Farmers' Association.

Posted: August 7, 2018, 1:18 pm

IFA National Dairy Committee Chairman Tom Phelan today (Friday) said with weather the main driver of income volatility in 2018, it was disappointing that many co-ops had missed the opportunity to increase June milk prices. This, he said, would have given dairy farmers’ cash flow a badly needed boost in the month which sees the […]

The post DAIRY FARMERS WILL CONTINUE TO NEED CO-OP PRICE SUPPORT appeared first on Irish Farmers' Association.

Posted: August 7, 2018, 9:11 am

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