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03 March 2015
View news from Ireland Irish Dairy Herd Grows Fourth Year in Row
IRELAND – Irish dairy cow numbers have increased for the fourth consecutive year....
06 February 2015
View news from Ireland Dairy Co-op and Supplier Relationships Post-2015
IRELAND - Irish Farmers Association (IFA) National Dairy Committee Chairman Sean O’Leary has reviewed how the relationship between co-ops and their milk suppliers/shareholders needs to evolve post-quota....
04 February 2015
View news from Ireland Reducing Superlevy Exposure a Priority for Ireland
IRELAND - The Irish Farmers Association (IFA) National Dairy Committee Chairman Sean O’Leary said the dramatic 17.1 per cent fall in December 2014 milk production, as published today (Friday) by CSO is a clear sign that dairy farmers are actively working...
16 January 2015
View news from Ireland Irish Food and Drink Exports Up For Fifth Year Running
IRELAND – Irish food and drink exports earned €10.5 billion in 2014, a four per cent increase and the fifth consecutive year of export growth, says The Irish Food Board (BordBia)....
12 January 2015
View news from Ireland New Irish Agriculture Secretary General Appointed
IRELAND - Aidan O’Driscoll has been appointed as the new Secretary General of the Irish Agriculture, Food and the Marine Department, following approval of the appointment by the Government....
08 January 2015
View news from Ireland Agriculture Commissioner Vows to Tackle Supply Chain Profit-Taking
IRELAND - The Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development, Phil Hogan, said he plans to reduce the amount farmers pay on agricultural inputs. ...
05 January 2015
View news from Ireland Ireland's Minister Announces Payments to Participants in Discussion Programmes
IRELAND - The Minister for Agriculture has announced that payments under the three Discussion Group Programmes will begin issuing to successful participants in the coming days. Payments totalling €9 million will be paid to Beef, Sheep and Dairy Cash...
24 December 2014
View news from Ireland Ireland, Russia Meeting Discusses Meat, Dairy and Seafood Sectors
IRELAND - The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney, has welcomed the outcome of the high-level bilateral meeting in Moscow between his Department and the Russian Authorities on agri-food issues. The meeting was held at the request...
19 December 2014
View news from Ireland Irish Milk Production Over Quota at End November
IRELAND - The total volume of milk supplies in Ireland up to the end of November 2014 saw the country Ireland 6.51 per cent over-quota....
15 December 2014
View news from Ireland Farmers Association Supports Dairy Co-ops
IRELAND - IFA President Eddie Downey and National Dairy Committee Chairman Sean O’Leary have in recent weeks embarked in a series of meetings with all the main processing co-ops to examine with them in detail how they propose to support milk suppliers...
03 December 2014
View news from Ireland Farm Incomes to 'Fall Sigficantly' in 2015
IRELAND - Following a relatively stable 2014, a new report from Teagasc economists suggests a mixed bag in terms of possible income developments across Ireland’s farming sectors during the course of next year....
01 December 2014
View news from Ireland "Moderate" Liver Fluke Risk For Most Irish Farms
IRELAND – Winter liver fluke risk is “moderate” for Irish livestock this year, although extra care may be needed on North West farms....
28 November 2014
View news from Ireland Irish Brucellosis Controls to Be “Scaled Back”
IRELAND – Routine on farm Brucellosis checks will likely end next year, according to the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and the Marine....
25 November 2014
View news from Ireland Sustainable Farm Initiative Launched at Irish College
IRELAND – A new farm initiative will cement Ireland’s place in the field of sustainable farming, Ireland’s agriculture minister announced at an official launch on Friday....
17 November 2014
View news from Ireland Increase in Irish Live Exports
IRELAND - Irish live exports of cattle have increased for the year to date, and are currently standing at 216,050 head, according to Eoin Kelly, Business Analyst, Bord Bia-Irish Food Board....
View news from Ireland Moderate Concentrates for Early Lactation Feeding
IRELAND - Metabolic stress can be avoided if a 'moderate' build-up approach to feeding concentrates at early lactation is taken, an Irish farm walk heard last week. ...
06 November 2014
View news from Ireland Irish Company Goes National In China
IRELAND – An Irish feed efficiency company has expanded its foothold in the Chinese market, turning its operations from regional to national scale....
23 October 2014
View news from Ireland Irish Milk Production Already Seven per cent Over Quota
IRELAND - The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney TD, has said that the total volume of milk supplies up to the end of September 2014, taking into account the relevant butterfat adjustment, leave Ireland 6.93 per cent over-quota....
20 October 2014
View news from Ireland Farm Group Hits Out at Glanbia Milk Cuts
IRELAND – Cuts made by Irish dairy processor Glanbia are ‘unfair, unsustainable and unacceptable’, says an Irish Farmers’ Association spokesperson....
16 October 2014
View news from Ireland Money Available For Farmers in Safety Drive
IRELAND - A new set of grant assisted health and safety recommendations is being rolled out across Ireland’s farms....
14 October 2014
View news from Ireland Challenges and Opportunities for Irish Agriculture
IRELAND - It is an exciting time in Agriculture notwithstanding the challenges currently facing certain enterprises. Teagasc’s integrated research, education and advisory services are providing the science to underpin the future development of the Irish...
08 October 2014
View news from Ireland New Charter of Farmer Rights - A Substantial Improvement
IRELAND - Irish Farmers Association (IFA) Deputy President Tim O Leary said the New Charter of Farmer Rights has to be a substantial improvement on the last Charter across all of the key areas affecting direct payments and services to farmers....
29 September 2014
View news from Ireland Irish Herd Reflecting Beef Challenges and Dairy Optimism
IRELAND – Cattle numbers are stable but confidence in dairying is obvious, according to market analysts reacting to the June 2014 Irish cattle survey....
15 September 2014
View news from Ireland Economical Importance of Agriculture to Irish Counties
IRELAND - Analysis undertaken by Irish Farmers Association outlines agriculture’s importance to the economy at county level, and underlines the critical importance of farm schemes in underpinning agriculture’s continued contribution to Ireland's economic...
10 September 2014
View news from Ireland Teagasc Appoints Cattle Specialist for West, Midlands
IRELAND - Teagasc has added to its team of beef specialists. James Keane has been appointed as a Cattle Knowledge Transfer Specialist covering the West and Midlands region. He joins the team of Teagasc Cattle Specialists led by Pearse Kelly, which includes...
15 August 2014
View news from Ireland Glanbia Cuts to July Milk Prices Attacked
IRELAND - Irish farmers have hit out at the decision by Glanbia to cut the July milk price by 2 cents a litre to 35 cents. ...
08 August 2014
View news from Ireland Advice Line for Irish Farmers Hit by Russian Ban
IRELAND - Responding to a Russian announcement of trade sanctions against EU and other countries in the agri-food sector, Minister Simon Coveney said that the move is unwelcome but that it is not surprising given the recent evolution of events....
28 July 2014
View news from Ireland Financial Issues Compromise Farmers Health and Safety
IRELAND - According to ICSA Rural Development vice-chairman Seamus Sherlock, many farm accidents may be attributable to lack of concentration on the part of farmers who are struggling to cope with financial stress due to the ongoing beef crisis and savage...
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