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IFA has published a vulnerability analysis of the dairy sector as part of its submission to the Department of Agriculture’s Nitrates Action Programme review. IFA Dairy Chairman Tom Phelan said the review would most impact the dairy sector. “While dairy may be doing better than other farming sectors at present, our analysis shows that dairy […]

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Posted: January 22, 2021, 3:08 pm

Beef Update Brendan Golden said the trade is underpinned by the continuing strong performance of the supermarket trade and tight supplies. He said the latest 12-week supermarket sales data, up to the end of December, is reflecting the ongoing increase in both sales of beef and value of beef. The IFA Livestock Chairman said the […]

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Posted: January 22, 2021, 1:18 pm

IFA President Tim Cullinan said the announcement by Minister Pippa Hackett that the EU has approved an extension of the forestry programme for 2021 will have no real impact unless the licensing backlog is addressed. “We have a Minister announcing grants to encourage forestry, while at the same time the Department is making it unworkable […]

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Posted: January 22, 2021, 12:43 pm

Commission proposes to amend the EU’s 2021 budget to accommodate the Brexit Adjustment Reserve Following the proposal for a Brexit Adjustment Reserve the Commission put forward on 25 December, the Commission has today proposed a €4.24 billion increase (equal to €4 billion in 2018 prices) of the EU’s 2021 budget. This will ensure sufficient resources […]

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Posted: January 22, 2021, 11:40 am

IFA is holding a number of regional meetings to discuss and update members on all the key farming issues and the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP). Tonight’s meeting, Friday 22nd January, is for Ulster/ North Leinster. For registration details, see below. Agenda Opening remarks and updates on key IFA campaigns – Tim Cullinan, IFA President Presentation […]

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Posted: January 22, 2021, 3:18 am

IFA Sheep Chairman Sean Dennehy said demand for lamb is strong from factories. He said prices are ranging from €6.40 to €6.50/kg for most sellers. Cull ewes are making €3.00 to €3.20/kg. Sean Dennehy said the latest supermarket sales figures to the end of 2020 show continued strong lamb performance at the retail level, underpinning […]

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Posted: January 21, 2021, 4:24 pm

Climate Diplomacy: EVP Timmermans and HR/VP Borrell welcome the U.S. return to the Paris Agreement and engage with Presidential Climate Envoy John Kerry Following the inauguration of President Biden, the EU is immediately engaging with the new U.S. Administration on tackling the climate crisis. In a bilateral videoconference this afternoon, Executive Vice-President for the Green […]

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Posted: January 21, 2021, 3:21 pm

IFA Livestock Chairman Brendan Golden said prices have strengthened again this week, rising by 5c-10c/kg in some factories. He said bullocks are making €3.80 to €3.85/kg, heifers are making €3.85 to €3.90/kg, with factories paying more for larger or specialist lots. Cows are ranging from €3/kg for P grades to €3.50/kg for good R and […]

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Posted: January 21, 2021, 11:17 am

IFA Sheep Chairman Sean Dennehy has welcomed the move by the Minister for Agriculture Charlie McConalogue to change the reference year for sheep farmers in the rolled over Sheep Welfare Scheme. He said this is a vital scheme for sheep farmers and it’s crucial that it reflects the level of activity on farms by recognising […]

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Posted: January 20, 2021, 4:57 pm

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