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The IFA has today, 24 April committed to a sustained campaign against AIB’s proposal to include certain farmer loans as part of its recently announced loan sale. Speaking as part of a group of IFA members outside the AIB AGM in Dublin, IFA’s Farm Business Chairman Martin Stapleton said, “It is wrong that AIB would […]

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Posted: April 24, 2019, 10:06 am

Pig prices continue to follow the upward European trend with all processors increasing their quotes for this week’s pigs. While most processors announced their increased quotes of 4c/kg last Friday Rosderra, the country’s largest processor waited until after the long weekend and returned a 6c/kg increase to their suppliers. This leaves pig farmers receiving a […]

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Posted: April 24, 2019, 7:18 am

IFA Deputy President Richard Kennedy has urged the Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed to pay out approximately €45m which is owed to farmers in respect of schemes that they applied for in 2018. Richard Kennedy said that it is unacceptable that this money is being held up at a time when farmers are on their […]

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Posted: April 23, 2019, 3:26 pm

IFA Pigs Chairman Tom Hogan has called on factories to implement similar price increases to those seen across Europe in recent weeks. He said that given the recent dramatic improvement in market conditions, factories must now do the right thing and pass this on to farmers, who have been haemorrhaging money over the past number […]

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Posted: April 23, 2019, 2:56 pm

Despite the warmer weather over the past week, potato consumption has maintained at high levels with the Easter market adding to this also. The wholesale and peeling markets are once again under a little pressure as store material are coming to an end. On a positive note, rumours of potato imports over the last week […]

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Posted: April 23, 2019, 2:03 pm

Sheep Factory Quotes c/kg including VAT Factory April 23rd Ewes Hoggets Spring Lamb Dawn Ballyhaunis Tuesday – – – ICM Camolin Tuesday 270 500+10QA 600+10QA ICM Navan Tuesday 270 500+10QA 600+10QA Kepak Athleague Tuesday 280 500+15QA 600+15QA Kildare Chilling Tuesday 290+10QA 540+10QA 640+10QA Moyvalley Meats Tuesday – 550 630

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Posted: April 23, 2019, 11:39 am

IFA National Sheep Chairman Sean Dennehy said sheep farmers should not accept the unrealistic low quoted prices offered by the meat factories this week for lamb. The IFA sheep farmers leader “accused the factories of trying to undermine the market at this key time of the year, when prices should be peaking”.   Sean Dennehy said […]

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Posted: April 22, 2019, 5:36 pm

IFA National Sheep Chairman Sean Dennehy said the Irish sheep sector is a very important farming enterprise with 35,000 farmers and an output of €390m. As well as providing top quality lamb meat, sheep farmers also take excellent care of our hill and mountainous areas, providing essential ecosystem services through good agricultural and environmental management. With […]

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Posted: April 19, 2019, 8:07 am

IFA WELCOMES SUPPORT FOR IRISH HORTICULTURE IN CLIMATE ACTION REPORT Commenting in advance of the official launch of the report from the Oireachtas Joint Committee on climate action, IFA Horticulture Chairman Paul Brophy, has welcomed the recommendations regarding the expansion of the Irish Horticulture sector. Agreeing with the findings of the report the chairman said […]

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Posted: April 18, 2019, 1:16 pm

Price stability justified for 2019 With subdued global milk supply growth, empty SMP intervention stores, a Brexit threat delayed well past peak and reasonable demand from China and Asia, all indicators point to stable dairy market prices after some earlier easing – which should spell stable milk prices.  So, why should co-ops at this point […]

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Posted: April 18, 2019, 11:31 am

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