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18 November 2021
View news from Ireland Ireland looks to seaweed to curb methane from cows
Seaweed in animal feed can cut methane output...
10 November 2021
View news from Ireland Ireland's Glanbia PLC to sell 40% of holdings
The company is selling 40% interest in Glanbia Ireland DAC to Glanbia Co-op for a purchase price of €307 million...
03 November 2021
View news from Ireland ICSA calling on Ireland's Ag Minister to allocate €50m to fund Beef Carbon Efficiency Scheme
ICSA is calling on Minister McConalogue to immediately announce an allocation of €50m to fund ICSA’s Beef Carbon Efficiency Scheme, set out as part of the association’s CAP Strategic Plan. ...
11 October 2021
View news from Ireland Ireland and UK trade barbs on Twitter over Brexit border checks
Britain and Ireland argued on Twitter on 10 October after British Brexit negotiator David Frost restated his view that the EU must agree “significant change” to the Northern Ireland protocol that governs trade and border rules in the province....
22 July 2021
View news from Ireland Glanbia Ireland farmers commit to a 30% reduction in carbon intensity by 2030
Glanbia Ireland also commits to 30% absolute reduction from processing sites....
15 June 2021
View news from Ireland Irish food and drinks sector posts promising export figures to UK in new report
Despite Brexit and COVID-19 identified amongst the top risks for the Irish food and drinks sector, 1 in 3 Irish businesses surveyed recorded an uplift in retail sales during COVID-19 and almost half of all Irish companies exporting to the UK anticipate...
03 May 2021
View news from Ireland CHECS to change Johne's disease testing rules
Changes to Johne’s disease testing protocols which may affect subsequent herd Risk Levels have been announced by CHECS, which sets industry standards for cattle disease control across UK and Ireland....
27 April 2021
View news from Ireland Irish farmers have three more days to join Organic Farming Scheme
Irish Minister of State Pippa Hackett is reminding farmers who are interested in transitioning to organic production should submit their applications to the Organic Farming Scheme. ...
09 April 2021
View news from Ireland Research suggests link between Ireland's rising sika deer populations and bovine TB infections
New research from Trinity College Dublin establishes a correlation between rising sika deer populations and outbreaks of bovine TB. ...
07 April 2021
View news from Ireland Irish offer expertise in building sustainable national food systems
Irish agriculture minister Charlie McConalogue has unveiled Sustainable Food Systems Ireland (SFSI), an initiative that shares Irish agri-food expertise internationally....
12 March 2021
View news from Ireland Half of meat plant inspections in Ireland show breaches of employment law
Ireland’s Department of Enterprise, Trade Employment says that almost €184,000 in outstanding wages were recovered for employees after inspections....
10 March 2021
View news from Ireland Celebrate St Patrick's Day at home with Irish beef
Bord Bia launches "the great St Patrick's Day feast" with top chefs and premium butcher to showcase the best in Irish beef and produce. ...
04 March 2021
View news from Ireland Ireland may need 140 extra vets to certify beef exports to UK
Ireland’s Department of Agriculture estimates that an additional 130 to 140 vets are needed to handle the extra herd health certificates on beef exports to the United Kingdom from 1 April....
12 February 2021
View news from Ireland Hemp for a Sustainable Future – Teagasc award at BTYSTE 2021 announced
Cian Walsh, a transition year student at St. Brogan's College, Kilbrogan, Bandon, County Cork, has been announced as the winner of the Teagasc award at the BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition 2021 (BTYSTE)....
09 February 2021
View news from Ireland What does the Brexit deal mean for the Irish beef sector?
After years of uncertainty since the Brexit referendum in 2016, a deal on the future relations between the European Union and the UK has finally been sealed....
04 February 2021
View news from Ireland Irish Farmers Association calls for in-depth analysis of EU Green Deal
The President of the Irish Farmers Association (IFA) has called for the Minister for Agriculture to conduct an impact analysis of the EU’s Farm to Fork and biodiversity strategies to account for economic and social implications of the policies....
03 February 2021
View news from Ireland Body Condition Scoring and Minerals Vital Pre-Calving
Keith Fahy, Drystock Adviser, Teagasc Galway/Clare outlines and recommends body condition scoring of suckler cows in the run up to calving. As minerals in silage can vary, Keith also stresses the importance of feeding minerals 4 to 6 weeks prior to calving...
29 December 2020
View news from Ireland Ireland breathes sigh of relief as “least bad” Brexit deal clinched
Irish Taoiseach (Prime Minister) Micheál Martin has expressed relief on 24 December after the UK and European Union agreed a last-minute trade deal....
14 December 2020
View news from Ireland Ireland establishes support scheme for Irish firms in case of no-deal Brexit
Ireland is working on a financial support scheme to help food exporters maintain their share in the British market in the event of a “no-deal” exit for Britain from the European Union, Foreign Minister Simon Coveney was quoted as saying on Sunday...
11 December 2020
View news from Ireland Irish farmers will take the biggest economic hit because of Brexit – IFA
When speaking to a government committee on agriculture, Irish Farmers Association President Tim Cullinan warned that farmers will face major challenges due to market upsets stemming from Brexit....
12 November 2020
View news from Ireland Irish Farmers Association vows to reject additional licensing requirements for dairy farmers
The Irish Farmers Association Dairy Chairman Tom Phelan issued a news release stressing that diary farmers should not face additional licensing from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), contradicting media reports. ...
09 November 2020
View news from Ireland IFA criticises Ireland's bovine TB strategy
The Irish Farmers Association says that increasing pre-movement tests will not solve Ireland's TB problem. ...
21 September 2020
View news from Ireland “Agri-Food Companies Must Get Ready for Brexit” - Urgent Message to Stakeholders
The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Charlie McConalogue T.D., has called on companies in the agri-food and fisheries sectors to urgently complete their preparations for the new trading arrangements that will pertain between the EU and UK...
10 September 2020
View news from Ireland Ireland suspends coronavirus testing at meat plants as demand for tests increases
Ireland’s Health Service Executive (HSE) has suspended COVID-19 testing for meat plant workers as demand for screening increases and capacity is stretched....
10 August 2020
View news from Ireland Ireland makes payments on calf investment scheme
Agriculture Minister Calleary announces that payments have commenced under the Calf Investment Scheme....
01 August 2020
View news from Ireland Ireland’s cattle trade shows that factories can afford to pay more for meat
Ireland’s strong cattle trade shows that, “factories can afford to pay more,” according to the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA)....
13 July 2020
View news from Ireland Irish health authorities gave meat plants advance notice of COVID-19 inspections
Ireland’s HSA gave advance notice of standards checks to meat plants, but Meat Industry Ireland leader denies pressuring safety body....
06 July 2020
View news from Ireland Irish survey data shows worrying rise in dairy overheads
The results from Ireland's National Farm Survey (NFS), which show modest gains in farm family incomes, may not be as positive as they initially appear. ...
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