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13 February 2020
View news from Ireland IFA Urges Farmers to be Particularly Vigilant During Spring Calving
IRELAND - With spring calving now underway on many Irish farms, IFA National Farm Family Chairperson, Caroline Farrell has urged farmers to be particularly vigilant to ensure their own safety....
11 February 2020
View news from Ireland Co-ops Must Not Lose Sight of Base Milk Price, Says IFA
IRELAND - Speaking after the first IFA National Dairy Committee meeting of 2020, Chairman Tom Phelan said the Committee had clearly identified a minimum 1c/l as a realistic and justified base price increase for January milk....
31 January 2020
View news from Ireland Verified Grass Fed Standard Must Deliver for Farmers, Says IFA
IRELAND - IFA National Dairy Committee Chairman Tom Phelan said that the 'Grass Fed standard' developed by Bord Bia should only be considered by processors for certain products, if it’s guaranteed to deliver an extra margin in a particular market place....
30 January 2020
View news from Ireland Dairygold 2019 Price Move Proves Better Milk Prices Possible
IRELAND - IFA National Dairy Committee Chairman Tom Phelan said that the move by Dairygold to pay 0.5c/l on all milk supplied during 2019 would be a welcome boost to their suppliers’ cash flow as calving begins....
14 January 2020
View news from Ireland IFA: Lakeland Shows Way, But Increases Needed by All Co-ops for Sustainable 2020 Milk Prices
IRELAND - IFA National Dairy Chairman Tom Phelan yesterday said Lakeland Dairies Co-op, by increasing their December price by 1c/l, had shown the way for other co-ops to follow....
08 January 2020
View news from Ireland Cattle Prices Must Rise, Says IFA
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said cattle prices need to rise substantially in 2020....
07 January 2020
View news from Ireland IFA Calls for Urgent Clarification of Calf Investment Scheme
IRELAND - IFA National Dairy Committee Chairman Tom Phelan has called for the urgent publication of the detailed provisions of the Calf Investment Scheme, which is to open for applications today (7 January). It was announced before Christmas by the Minister...
23 December 2019
View news from Ireland €1.5m Calf Rearing Package First Step in Supporting Best Calf Care
IRELAND - IFA National Dairy Chairman Tom Phelan has welcomed the announcement by Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed of a €1.5m grant aid support package for calf feeding systems....
16 December 2019
View news from Ireland Glanbia Takes First Step Towards Better Milk Prices
IRELAND - IFA National Dairy Committee Chairman Tom Phelan said the move by Glanbia to increase their November milk price 1c/l to 30c/l incl VAT was their first step towards price levels more in line with improved market returns....
02 December 2019
View news from Ireland IFA Says Flexibility Needed from Glanbia on Fixed Price Scheme
IRELAND - IFA National Dairy Committee Chairman Tom Phelan led a delegation of Glanbia area County Dairy Chairmen to meet with Glanbia management. Up for discussion was the latest Glanbia Fixed Price Scheme, which is proving very contentious with farmers...
29 November 2019
View news from Ireland IFA: Co-ops Must Stop Short-changing Farmers on Milk Prices
IRELAND - IFA National Dairy Chairman Tom Phelan said co-ops had failed to fairly reflect improved market returns for a few months. This was angering farmers and could only be explained by co-ops’ rebuilding balance sheets after supporting farmers...
22 November 2019
View news from Ireland Farmers to Challenge Co-ops on Milk Price Letdown, IFA Reports
IRELAND - Following the November meeting of the IFA National Dairy Committee, its Chairman Tom Phelan said members are angered by co-ops' continued lagging behind European milk prices and dairy returns....
20 November 2019
View news from Ireland IFA: Significant Report on Technology Use in Agriculture Launched
IRELAND - Farm Business Skillnet, in conjunction with IFA, today (20 November) launched the findings of an extensive research project on the adoption of and attitudes towards digital technology in Irish agriculture. ...
19 November 2019
View news from Ireland Lairages in Cherbourg Positive About Increased Capacity for 2020
IRELAND - A joint IFA, ICOS and ICMSA delegation travelled to Cherbourg this week to meet with calf lairage operators Jean Luc Pignet and the owners of the Qualivia Cherbourg lairage, Robert and Valerie Drique....
25 September 2019
View news from Ireland Ireland Must Brexit-Proof Budget to Support Irish Farmers
The Irish Farmer's Association (IFA) is meeting with Ireland's parliament members today as part of their campaign to secure Government commitments in the October budget that will support farmers, given the immediate threats and long-term challenges facing...
18 September 2019
View news from Ireland Co-ops Have Questions to Answer Questions on Milk Price Drops
IRELAND - Speaking at the National Ploughing Championships, IFA National Dairy Committee Chairman Tom Phelan challenged co-ops to address farmers’ questions as to why are milk prices falling, and why have they fallen so much behind European levels....
13 September 2019
View news from Ireland Co-ops Must Not Let Glanbia Set August Milk Price, Says IFA
IRELAND - IFA National Dairy Committee Chairman Tom Phelan said the 1c/l cut by Glanbia for August milk to a total payout of 27.04c/l + VAT, the second in as many months, is a major blow to the cash flow and confidence of its suppliers....
11 September 2019
View news from Ireland IFA: Trade Role for EU Commissioner Vital in Context of Brexit Threat
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy said the appointment of Phil Hogan as EU Trade Commissioner comes at a critical time for the farming and food sectors in Ireland....
04 September 2019
View news from Ireland IFA Says Dairy Co-ops Must Heed Stable European Prices
IRELAND - IFA National Dairy Chairman Tom Phelan said Irish co-ops, which have been cutting milk prices in July to varying degrees and are busy talking them down further, were falling behind their European counterparts, many of which have held prices...
21 August 2019
View news from Ireland Co-ops Brexit Planning Cannot Focus on Milk Price Cuts, Says IFA
IRELAND - Speaking from the Virginia Dairy Show in Cavan today, IFA National Dairy Committee Chairman Tom Phelan said farmers felt let down that their co-ops’ Brexit preparation strategy seemed to rely pretty heavily on cutting and further talking down...
09 August 2019
View news from Ireland IFA Urges Green Party to Support Beef, Dairy Sectors
IRELAND - Thomas Cooney, IFA Environment Chairman has rejected Green Party calls for less of Ireland’s sustainable dairy and beef produce, as a solution to the climate challenge....
02 August 2019
View news from Ireland IFA Says Ag Minister's Appeal for Agri Sector to 'Make Sure You are Ready for Brexit' is Bizarre
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy has described the appeal by the Minister for Agriculture, Michael Creed to the Agri-Food sector to make sure it is ready for Brexit as "bizarre"....
29 July 2019
View news from Ireland IFA Urges Ag Minister to Reject Flawed Policy to Cut Suckler Herd
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods has described proposals to cut the national suckler cow herd from the Climate Change Advisory Council (CCAC) as, "unacceptable, lazy and flawed"....
25 July 2019
View news from Ireland Suckler Cow Cut Proposal Based on Flawed Logic, IFA Says
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy has described proposals in the recently published Climate Advisory Council (CAC) report to significantly reduce the national suckler herd, as being based on the flawed logic of looking at emissions from food production...
24 July 2019
View news from Ireland IFA Reacts to Ag Minister's Launch of Renewed TB Strategy
IRELAND - IFA Animal Health Chairman Pat Farrell said IFA National Council have strongly rejected proposals by the TB forum to increase TB controls and costs on farms while refusing to address the shortcomings in the current compensation schemes....
22 July 2019
View news from Ireland IFA National Council Unanimous on Need for Changes to BEAM Scheme
IRELAND - The IFA National Council, made up of representatives from all sectors and counties, has unanimously reiterated its support for IFA’s six principles that all prime cattle should be included in the BEAM Scheme....
18 July 2019
View news from Ireland IFA Opposes Ag Minister's Exclusion of Dairy Farmers from €100m Fund
IRELAND - IFA National Dairy Committee Chairman Tom Phelan yesterday agreed with IFA President Joe Healy who stated that it was wrong of Agriculture Minister Creed to exclude prime beef cattle from dairy farmers from the BEAM scheme and said that this...
17 July 2019
View news from Ireland IFA Calls for Urgent Changes to Farm Labour Permit Scheme
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy has called on Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation Heather Humphreys and Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed to move immediately to make changes to the pilot employment permit scheme which will address...
 
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