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19 May 2020
View news from Ireland IFA urges cattle marts to re-open if they can maintain COVID-19 precautions
The Irish Farmers Association stresses that mart structures provide an essential service for farmers and need continued support....
15 May 2020
View news from Ireland April price cut puts Irish dairy farmers on the back foot
Cuts to Irish milk prices in April a further blow to dairy farmers....
04 May 2020
View news from Ireland COVID-19 cases confirmed in three Irish meat processing plants
Ireland’s agriculture minister reports six infection clusters at plants....
17 April 2020
View news from Ireland Irish suckler farmers encouraged to apply for new BEEP scheme
The Irish Farmers Association welcomes the new BEEP-S scheme which aims to pay farmers €90 per cow suckler....
13 April 2020
View news from Ireland Irish dairy farmers enter unique collaboration to meet COVID-19 challenge
Irish Farmers Association (IFA) Dairy Chairman Tom Phelan takes steps to reassure Irish dairy farmers as the pandemic grinds on....
01 April 2020
View news from Ireland Irish farmers petition European Commission to suspend non-EU beef imports
The Irish Farmers’ Association has submitted a letter to the Government and European Commission urging a halt in beef exports from outside Europe....
20 March 2020
View news from Ireland Farming priority must be to keep industry operating, good moving, says IFA
IRELAND - IFA President Tim Cullinan said that farmers and everybody involved in the sector needs to fully observe all HSE protocols and do everything they can to minimise risk, so processors, co-op stores and marts can be kept operating....
17 March 2020
View news from Ireland Irish cattle numbers slip, sheep numbers rise
The latest Irish census showed fewer cattle on the ground year-on-year in December, while breeding ewe numbers rose....
16 March 2020
View news from Ireland IFA: collective effort needed to deal with COVID-19 challenge, farmers entitled to illness benefit if affected
IRELAND - IFA President Tim Cullinan has said a collective effort will be needed to deal with the challenge of COVID-19....
11 March 2020
View news from Ireland Dairy farmers depend on co-ops to maximise milk price
IRELAND - IFA National Dairy Chairman Tom Phelan yesterday said that while Ireland is living through an exceptional public health crisis, the farming community depended on processors to maximise returns....
02 March 2020
View news from Ireland IFA says co-ops can support farmers with February milk price rise
IRELAND - IFA National Dairy Chairman Tom Phelan said that, while appreciating the real impact of Covid 19, it was clear that international traders would seek to overplay it for commercial leverage....
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....
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