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IFA National Sheep Chairman Sean Dennehy, together with a delegation from Cork IFA, met with the Tánaiste Simon Coveney to discuss Brexit and a number of other farming issues. Sean Dennehy raised a number of issues specific to the sheep sector.   He said sheep farmers are very concerned about Brexit and the impact on […]

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Posted: August 20, 2019, 12:50 pm

At the conclusion of day two of the beef talks, IFA President Joe Healy said that Agriculture Minister Michael Creed has agreed to get involved directly in the talks with a view to resolving the outstanding issues, especially around the 30-month age limit. A meeting is scheduled with Minister Creed in Backweston at 10am tomorrow […]

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Posted: August 19, 2019, 9:47 pm

Speaking on his way into day two of the beef talks, IFA President Joe Healy said with Brexit just 73 days away, support is urgently required for beef farmers who are in the middle of an income crisis. Joe Healy said he would be seeking a strong commitment from the meeting that the Irish Government […]

The post INCOME CRISIS IN BEEF SECTOR MUST BE ADDRESSED AT BEEF TALKS – HEALY appeared first on Irish Farmers' Association.

Posted: August 19, 2019, 11:37 am

IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods has strongly encouraged all eligible beef and suckler farmers to apply for the new €100m BEAM scheme (Beef Exceptional Aid Measure).   The scheme will open next Monday, Aug 19th and close on Sunday, Sept 8th. He said the Department of Agriculture have published the terms and conditions for […]

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Posted: August 15, 2019, 12:11 pm

Domestic Market Most of the Winter barley and Winter oats harvest are now completed with good progress made on Winter oilseed rape, however work has ground to a halt in the past week due to the wet conditions. On average, yields are described as reasonable however, there is much variation even within farms. It must […]

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Posted: August 15, 2019, 11:58 am

Prices reported as quoted or paid to IFA Members Steer base €3.45/3.50/kg. Heifers €3.55/3.60/kg. Young Bulls O/R/U €3.20-3.55/kg. Cows €2.80/3.30/kg. In-spec bonus 12c/kg above base price. FACTORY BASE QUOTES C/KG Steers Heifers Cows Dunbia 345/350 355/360 270 – 330 Kepak Athleague 345/350 355/360 270 – 330 Moyvalley Meats 345/350 355/360 270 – 330 Euro Farm […]

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Posted: August 14, 2019, 7:27 pm

While there was no official price rise from the main pork export plants last Friday, there is signs that factories are paying above quotes to secure numbers. While officially €1.76c/kg is common again this week as an official quote, reports from many farmers indicate that €1.78c/kg is being paid for this week’s pigs, with some […]

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Posted: August 14, 2019, 12:24 pm

Stocks of Queen potatoes are running very low with many buyers actively ringing farmers trying to source remaining supplies. With these earlies cleared from the market, it augurs well for the main season crop. Digging of new season Roosters commenced last week with product available in wholesale markets and available in supermarket shelves this week. […]

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Posted: August 14, 2019, 11:48 am

Smart Farming, the resource efficiency programme run by IFA in conjunction with the Environmental Protection Agency has launched updated water guidance, to support farmers work in improving water quality and reducing the risk of penalties. Thomas Cooney, Smart Farming Programme Leader said, “Farmers are the custodians of the rural environment and their increasing participation in […]

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Posted: August 13, 2019, 10:27 am

The beef talks in Backweston have concluded after more than 12 hours of discussions between the various parties.   The independent Chairman Michael Dowling will circulate a document based on the proposals that were put forward.   IFA President Joe Healy said some progress had been made on market transparency and the introduction of a […]

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Posted: August 13, 2019, 4:13 am

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