An IFA National Sheep Committee delegation, led by Chairman John Lynskey, discussed details of the new €10 per ewe sheep scheme with senior officials from the Department of Agriculture in the Irish Farm Centre in Dublin this week.
IFA President Joe Healy this week said the beef price cuts at the factories must stop as they are perpetrating serious financial losses on livestock farmers and inflicting permanent damage on the Irish beef sector.
IFA discussed details of the new €10 per ewe sheep scheme with senior officials from the Department of Agriculture this week. The scheme will be based on the animal welfare measure in the Rural Development Programme, which allows for a payment per head. The reference period for the maximum number of ewes eligible for payment […]
IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said another boat load of 3,300 cattle will sail to Turkey this week, following a boat load of 1,900 cattle exported in late September. He described this as a very positive development for livestock farmers.
IFA Deputy President Richard Kennedy said the Department of Agriculture had a good hit on payments to farmers across the country this week. He said 110,500 farmers have received €722m in Basic Payments and Greening in the last few days.
IFA National Dairy Committee Chairman Sean O’Leary has said co-ops have been too conservative in setting the September milk price. He pointed to this week’s GDT 1.4% price lift, a total 11.2 points increase in the Ornua PPI since July, an 11c/l rise in returns in the last six months from the EU average dairy […]
The Chairman of the IFA Flood Project Team, Padraic Joyce has welcomed the decision by the Minister of State at the OPW Sean Canney to begin a trial to lower the lake levels in Lough Allen to help mitigate potential flood risk for this winter.
Speaking after a meeting of the IFA National Liquid Milk Committee, Chairman John Finn urged all liquid milk producers to attend the IFA National Liquid Milk Rally, which will be opened by IFA President Joe Healy in Portlaoise’s Heritage Hotel on Tuesday 25th October, 8pm.