IFA President Joe Healy was on the ground in Cherbourg, Normandy, France, this week visiting the Pignet Lairage, where an additional 600 calves could be delivered within days with some co-operation from the Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed and the French authorities. He said Minister Creed must request the French authorities to approve an extension […]
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 are needed urgently.
IFA President Joe Healy has welcomed the adoption today (12 March) by the European Parliament of new rules that will ensure the protection of European farmers against unfair trading practices (UTPS) in the food supply chain. The new European law builds on a proposal tabled by the European Commission and will cover agricultural and food […]
IFA National Dairy Chairman Tom Phelan today (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. On the other hand, the Glanbia cut in the co-op contribution to their payout by 0.5c/l, unmatched by a corresponding increase in […]
The Irish Farmers’ Association and the French farmers’ union FNSEA held a bilateral meeting in Dublin today, ahead of this week’s vital Brexit votes in London. Both associations are strongly supporting the EU27 position on Brexit. They want to see a deal that does the least possible damage to Irish and French farmers and EU […]
This International Women’s Day (IWD), IFA is urging women farmers to get involved in their local Branch or County Executives, by using their skills to strengthen the voice of Irish farmers at all policy levels – local, national and European.
IFA Grain Committee Chairman Mark Browne has called on farmers who buy compound feed rations to insist on Irish grains. Some feed merchants are now producing rations which contain little or no Irish grain and have replaced it with maize grain from non-EU sources.