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02 July 2019
View news from Ireland IFA Says Milk Price Increase Overdue for June
IRELAND - IFA National Dairy Committee Chairman Tom Phelan today pointed out that, as well as paying up to 1.5c/l less than the May Ornua PPI, and undershooting it for the last 6 months at least, Ireland’s main milk purchasing co-ops had underperformed...
28 June 2019
View news from Ireland IFA: Ag Minister, MEPs Must Reject EU-proposed Pre-movement TB Test
IRELAND - IFA Animal Health Chairman Pat Farrell has called on the Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed to stand firm on the outright rejection of the proposal in the new EU Animal Health Law Delegated Act to impose 30-day pre-movement testing for TB...
27 June 2019
View news from Ireland Farmer Costs in TB Eradication Programme Increase as Forum Refuses to Address Shortcomings in Compensation Schemes
IRELAND - IFA Animal Health Chairman Pat Farrell said the TB Forum established by the Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed has failed to deliver on the key objective of involving stakeholders....
25 June 2019
View news from Ireland Ireland’s Bovine TB Eradication Programme Advanced by Diagnostics
In the 1950s, Ireland set out to eradicate bovine tuberculosis (bTB). Today, they have a very successful bTB eradication programme in place that dramatically reduced production losses, maintained their export status and has helped their beef and dairy...
11 June 2019
View news from Ireland IFA: Co-ops Unfairly Cautious When Higher Milk Prices Justified for May Milk
IRELAND - Speaking only days before the first co-ops decide their May milk prices, IFA National Dairy Chairman Tom Phelan yesterday said that a price increase of at least 1c/l was justified in most cases, especially for those co-ops which have been paying...
30 May 2019
View news from Ireland IFA Says Dairy Sector Needs Extra 200 Labour Permits
IRELAND - IFA Dairy Chairman Tom Phelan said access to potentially skilled employees from outside of the EU cannot be closed off when Ireland's current national labour market is at full employment (4.6 percent unemployment in April 2019)....
15 May 2019
View news from Ireland IFA Says Co-ops Must be More Positive on Milk Prices
IRELAND - Commenting on Lakeland's and Glanbia's decision to hold their milk prices for the milk produced by farmers in April, IFA National Dairy Chairman Tom Phelan said it was important that, for the next few months, co-ops would adopt a more positive...
08 May 2019
View news from Ireland IFA Says Glanbia Must be Leading Payer, Not Just Leading Player
IRELAND - IFA National Dairy Committee Chairman Tom Phelan said a huge level of anger was building up among Glanbia suppliers over milk price. ...
19 April 2019
View news from Ireland Co-ops Have Questions to Answer, Says IFA Dairy Chairman
IRELAND - Commenting on the cuts made by co-ops to February and/or March milk prices, IFA National Dairy Chairman Tom Phelan said that, with milk prices now at 1995 levels, co-ops had some serious questions to answer....
15 April 2019
View news from Ireland IFA: Farmers React with Anger to Price Cut by Co-ops
IRELAND - Speaking on Friday (12 April), IFA’s Dairy Chairman Tom Phelan said the decision by Glanbia and Lakeland to cut their respective milk price was a big blow for farmers....
11 April 2019
View news from Ireland Farmers Should Reject Candidates Unwilling to Fight on Their Backs for Irish Farmers, IFA Says
IRELAND - Launching the IFA Manifesto for the European Parliament & Local Government Elections in Dublin, IFA President Joe Healy said those elected as MEPs for Ireland next month will have some far-reaching decisions to make about the future of Irish...
09 April 2019
View news from Ireland IFA: More Reasons Why Co-ops Can and Must Hold March Milk Prices
IRELAND - Speaking ahead of yesterday's National Dairy Committee meeting, Chairman Tom Phelan said the lobbying effort undertaken in recent days by IFA for March milk prices, which saw Committee members approach their local co-op board members with a...
08 April 2019
View news from Ireland Twenty/20 Beef Club Represents New Thinking for Sector
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy said the Glanbia/Kepak Twenty/20 Beef Club represents much-needed new thinking for the sector. He said the model on dairy beef could deliver greater certainty on beef prices and better cashflow on farms....
05 April 2019
View news from Ireland IFA Lobbies Co-op Boards with Reasons to Hold March Milk Price
IRELAND - As the GDT records its 9th consecutive uplift (+0.8 percent), IFA National Dairy Committee Chairman Tom Phelan said the Committee would in the coming days be lobbying co-op board members to show them that they must hold the March milk price....
02 April 2019
View news from Ireland IFA Welcomes Completion of Lakeland-LacPatrick Merger
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy welcomed yesterday's announcement of the completion of the Lakeland/LacPatrick merger. ...
14 March 2019
View news from Ireland More Space Available in Cherbourg, But Ag Minister Must Act, Says IFA
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy has acknowledged the announcement by the Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed that capacity in lairage facilities in Cherbourg will increase to accommodate an additional 400 calves per day. However, he said more spaces...
13 March 2019
View news from Ireland Glanbia February Milk Payout Cut Letdown for Suppliers
IRELAND - IFA National Dairy Chairman Tom Phelan yesterday (Tuesday) said the decision by Lakeland to maintain their milk price at 30.6c/l + VAT was justified by current market returns and was to be welcomed. ...
01 March 2019
View news from Ireland Ag Minister Must Take Hands-on Approach to Solve Live Exports Logjam, IFA Says
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy met Minister Michael Creed yesterday on the urgent need for immediate intervention to overcome the logjam on live exports....
22 February 2019
View news from Ireland IFA Says Ag Minister's Inaction on Vet Services Exposes Farmers to Call Out Fees
IRELAND - IFA National Animal Health Chairman Pat Farrell said the inaction by the Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed in addressing the issues around the large animal veterinary service in the country, which IFA has raised since 2017, is now exposing...
21 January 2019
View news from Ireland Unnecessary Department Restrictions on Movements Could Damage Calf Trade, Says IFA
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy said the IFA has strongly outlined farmer objections and concerns over the imposition of unnecessary restrictions on the farm-to-farm movements put forward by the Dept of Agriculture....
18 January 2019
View news from Ireland IFA Defends Irish Beef, Dairy Production Against Lancet Report
IRELAND - Responding to the report published by The Lancet yesterday, IFA President Joe Healy said the report fails to take any account of how carbon efficiently food is produced in different regions of the world, or the very high standards that Irish...
16 January 2019
View news from Ireland 'No Deal' Brexit Must be Avoided, Says IFA President
IRELAND - Speaking after a meeting with UK farm leaders in London ahead of the crucial vote on Brexit in the House of Commons, IFA President Joe Healy said the clear view of farm leaders was that a ‘no deal’ Brexit would be a disaster for farmers...
10 January 2019
View news from Ireland IFA Meets Live Exporters to Drive Competition, Double Numbers
IRELAND - At a meeting between the IFA and the main live exporters in Portlaoise this week, IFA President Joe Healy said that Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed needs to prioritise the live trade in order to achieve a doubling in export numbers in...
09 January 2019
View news from Ireland IFA Says Live Cattle Exports Need to Double for 2019
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said at current cattle price levels winter finishers are shipping major losses, which is not sustainable. He said prices are 25c/kg or €90 per head below this time last year....
24 December 2018
View news from Ireland Second Consecutive Price Cut by Aurivo Blow to Farmers in West, IFA Reports
IRELAND - IFA National Dairy Chairman Tom Phelan said the decision by Aurivo - uniquely among co-ops - to cut their milk price for a second month running was a real letdown for their suppliers, especially at a time when markets and the outlook for 2019...
17 December 2018
View news from Ireland Dairy Outlook for Spring '19 More Positive Than Some Co-ops Suggest
IRELAND - While Brexit and international trade wars are creating some uncertainty, IFA National Dairy Chair Tom Phelan said there were many signs that dairy markets will be tighter and prices firmer into the spring of 2019. ...
10 December 2018
View news from Ireland Case for Commitment on Winter/Spring Milk Price Getting Stronger, Says IFA Dairy Chairman
IRELAND - On Friday (7 December), IFA National Dairy Chairman Tom Phelan said that despite the Ornua PPI showing it lags behind firming powder trends for November, co-op board members preparing to decide on their November milk price must note that the...
07 December 2018
View news from Ireland Ag Figures Show Increase in Feed Costs Paid by Farmers
IRELAND - The Central Statistics Office's (CSO) agricultural income figures have revealed a €450-million increase in feed costs paid by farmers....
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