IFA National Dairy Chairman Tom Phelan today (Friday) said the decision by the board of Aurivo to cut their October milk price by just over 1c/l is at odds with the other main milk purchasers’ call and will disappoint their suppliers in one of the most difficult farming and financial years. “IFA’s research has shown […]
IFA President Joe Healy said farmers are demanding a strong and immediate increase in beef prices. He said beef farmers have been short-changed on the price this Autumn and its high time the factories restored some confidence to the beef sector and increased prices. These were the strong messages the IFA President delivered to Meat […]
IFA Animal Health Chairman Pat Farrell has strongly rejected the guidance issued by the Veterinary Council of Ireland for vets providing a service to farmers and the issuing of prescriptions. The IFA Chairman said the guidance is a gross interference with the functioning of a competitive service provision to farmers and is at odds with […]
With the ANC review due for release next Thursday (Nov 22nd), IFA Rural Development Chairman Joe Brady said the Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed must protect the areas that are currently classified, and ensure the payment rates in 2019 relate to the natural handicap, with higher payments going to the most marginal land.
The Mater Private Hospital in Dublin, who have held a successful partnership with IFA for a number of years, have launched a new Vascular Health Programme which offers a rapid and direct access to vascular diagnostic tests. The standard price for this testing is €267 however the offer for the first 100 IFA Members is […]
IFA Rural Development Chairman, Joe Brady has welcomed the roll-out of GLAS payments to 33,000 participants under the scheme. He said that it is important that the remaining 16,000 participants are also paid without delay. He said, “This 85% advance payment, worth €116m, is coming at a vital time with farm incomes under severe pressure […]
IFA has called on Government to take the following steps in support of farming’s contribution to climate action: Establish a cross-sectoral implementation group, including IFA, to mobilise Government Departments and the State’s advisory, scientific and economic development agencies to maximise the delivery of the emissions reductions identified by Teagasc in their recent climate abatement report. […]
IFA National Dairy Committee Chairman Tom Phelan said that analysis by the Committee of co-ops’ milk prices had shown that most had failed to pass back the full value of the Ornua PPI since last May. The Committee is seeking a commitment by co-op board members that they will hold the milk price for […]