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Michael Biggins has been elected as the new Chairman of the IFA National Rural Development Committee at a meeting in Dublin this week. He takes over from outgoing Chairman Joe Brady, who has held the position for the past four years. He will take up his position at the IFA Annual General Meeting on Mon, […]

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Posted: January 17, 2020, 3:10 pm

Prices for pigs remain at similar quotes, with €1.96c/kg being achieved by most farmers. The pig market in continental Europe has seen a number of significant price decreases in recent weeks. The German pig price has reducing down to €1.82c/kg this week, it is important to realise these markets are more volatile than the Irish […]

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Posted: January 15, 2020, 3:17 pm

Prices reported as quoted or paid to IFA Members Supplies tight, strong factory demand, prices rising. Steer base €3.60- 3.65/kg. Heifers €3.60 – 3.65/kg. Young Bulls O/R/U €3.30-3.60/kg.  Cows €2.80/3.40/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 O- […]

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Posted: January 15, 2020, 2:39 pm

IFA National Sheep Chairman Sean Dennehy and a delegation from the National Sheep Committee met with Meat Industry Ireland (MII) and the main sheep processing factories including Irish Country Meats (ICM), Kepak, Kildare Chilling and Dawn Meats in Dublin this week. “The need for a strong viable lamb prices and market prospects for 2020 were […]

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Posted: January 15, 2020, 2:19 pm

Consumption and sales remain stable this week in contrast with a normal lull for the first weeks of January. Growers are reporting that orders are reasonable, wet cold weather conditions most likely driving sales. The majority of the main season crop is now lifted with an estimated maximum of 5% remaining in the ground. Farm […]

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Posted: January 15, 2020, 10:45 am

Sheep Factory Quotes c/kg including VAT Factory January 14th Ewes Spring Lamb Dawn Ballyhaunis Tuesday 280 500+10QA ICM Camolin Tuesday 280 495+10QA ICM Navan Tuesday 280 495+10QA Kepak Athleague Tuesday 270 500+15QA Kildare Chilling Tuesday 270+10QA 520+10QA Moyvalley Meats Tuesday – 520

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Posted: January 14, 2020, 7:49 pm

IFA National Dairy Chairman Tom Phelan today said Lakeland Dairies Co-op, by increasing their December price by 1c/l, had shown the way for other co-ops to follow. The Ornua PPI for last month had increased to a milk price equivalent to 32.3c/l incl VAT, nearly 2c/l more than the average paid by co-ops for November […]

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Posted: January 13, 2020, 2:45 pm

The Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed has not moved on any of the recommendations made by the independent review group on appeals, according to IFA Deputy President Richard Kennedy. It’s two years since the publication of the report of the Agriculture Appeals Act Review Committee. Richard Kennedy said it was established in response to genuine […]

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Posted: January 10, 2020, 10:49 am

The IFA is hosting an important half-day event on Tues, Jan 21st to rebalance the debate around climate action. Entitled ‘Climate Action in Agriculture – A Balanced Approach’, the event will feature one of the foremost experts in the world on the important role of farming in the climate debate, Dr. Frank Mitloehner from UC […]

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Posted: January 10, 2020, 10:46 am

  Speaking at the Beef Taskforce meeting in Dublin today, the IFA President Joe Healy told the main retailers that the unsustainable discounting of top-quality beef was a race to the bottom that has to stop. He said beef prices cannot continue at current loss-making levels at farm level and must be increased.   “Retailers and […]

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Posted: January 9, 2020, 6:44 pm

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