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IFA Environment Chairman Thomas Cooney has said that Teagasc’s climate marginal abatement curve published 250 days ago, needs to be acted upon by the Government and the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Climate Action as a matter of urgency. In June of last year, Teagasc published a scientific report which identifies the potential to reduce greenhouse […]

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Posted: February 15, 2019, 12:28 pm

Speaking at this morning’s All-Island Civic Dialogue on Brexit in Dublin Castle, IFA President Joe Healy reinforced the devastating impact that a no-deal Brexit would have on Ireland’s agricultural sector. He outlined the crisis that is already underway in the beef sector and restated his call for mitigation measures to be put in place as […]

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Posted: February 15, 2019, 11:32 am

Speaking at an IFA lobby of TDs and Senators on the beef crisis in Dublin today, IFA President Joe Healy said a hard Brexit would devastate Ireland’s €3bn beef and livestock sector. He said, “IFA estimate the imposition of WTO tariffs in a hard-Brexit will impose a direct cost on the beef sector of €800m […]

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Posted: February 13, 2019, 12:38 pm

Prices reported as quoted or paid to IFA Members Steer base €3.75/kg. Heifers €3.85/kg. Young Bulls O/R/U €3.30-3.50/3.50-370/3.60-3.80/kg. Cows €2.60/3.40/kg. In-spec bonus 12c/kg above base price.

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Posted: February 13, 2019, 11:54 am

FA Poultry Chairman Andy Boylan has called on all stakeholders in the poultry industry, including retailers and wholesalers who sell chicken, to recognise the rising costs of producing chicken. Boylan stated, “Poultry farmers are growing chicken to the highest standards – that our processors, retailers, Bord Bia and the Irish consumer all demand. We have […]

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Posted: February 13, 2019, 11:07 am

The market continues to tread water however, there are some indications that demand is beginning to pick up and supply is tightening. Ambient store product will finish in the coming weeks which will then limit supply to only cold store material. The story is similar across in the UK where although demand remains a little […]

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Posted: February 13, 2019, 11:03 am

EU supplies down in early 2019 French milk supplies were down -3.1% in week 4 of 2019 (see graph right) and (most recent monthly figure available) down 3.7% in November 18 compared to November 17. This is the continuation of an ongoing trend towards significantly lower output compared to previous year since the first week […]

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Posted: February 12, 2019, 5:05 pm

Sheep Factory Quotes c/kg including VAT Factory February 12th Ewes Spring Lamb Dawn Ballyhaunis Tuesday 260 520+10QA ICM Camolin Tuesday 270 520+10QA ICM Navan Tuesday 270 520+10QA Kepak Athleague Tuesday 270 520+15QA Kildare Chilling Tuesday NQ NQ Moyvalley Meats Tuesday – 540  

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Posted: February 12, 2019, 4:38 pm

Last weeks kill of 66,589 pigs is the first, uninterrupted production week that did not exceed 70,000 pigs, indicating that the backlog of factory fit pigs that had built up on most farms has been cleared. While there was no good news last Friday from any pig processor regarding a much-needed price increase, at least […]

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Posted: February 12, 2019, 4:33 pm

IFA National Sheep Chairman Sean Dennehy said the lamb trade remains strong with factories paying €5.50 to €5.60/kg to get stock and top prices of €5.70/kg paid for larger lots. He said moves by some plants to lower quotes and stall the strong rise in prices was meeting strong resistance from feeders. He said compared […]

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Posted: February 11, 2019, 12:11 pm

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