IFA National Dairy Committee Chairman Tom Phelan has urged co-op board members who will be meeting over the coming days to decide on the October milk prices to immediately apply a minimum of 1c/l increase.
IFA President Joe Healy said factories need to increase the base price of beef on the back of rising cattle prices in our main export markets in the UK and across the EU, and higher demand for the Christmas trade.
Speaking today at the IFA Retail Event, addressed by UK Groceries Code Adjudicator Christine Tacon, IFA National Liquid Milk Chairman John Finn said the first condition for farmers to get a fair price from the retail chain was for retailers to pay a wholesale price which guarantees a return for farmers.
Climate figures 1990-2018 Provisional greenhouse gas (GHG) emission figures for 1990-2018 (figure 1) published by the EPA shows Ireland’s overall emissions have increased by 9.2% since 1990. Transport continues to be the main driver of Ireland’s increasing emissions, having grown by 137% since 1990.Figure 1 – Change in greenhouse gas emissions 1990-2018, source: EPA. Farming […]
Addressing the IFA retail conference Getting Fairness for Farmers in the Food Chain in Dublin today, IFA President Joe Healy said the UK model of retail regulation should be replicated by the Irish Government if it’s serious about giving farmers and suppliers are to get fair play in the food supply chain.
IFA President Joe Healy has welcomed the extension to the BEEP scheme for weighing animals as announced by the Minister for Agriculture, Michael Creed. Joe Healy said the deadline for weighing cows and calves under the BEEP (Beef Environmental Efficiency Pilot) Scheme has been extended to November 8th and farmers have up to November 15th […]
IFA Animal Health Chairman, Pat Farrell said the recently published Spending Review of the TB Eradication programme on behalf of the Department of Agriculture jeopardises ongoing farmer support for the TB eradication scheme. The IFA Chairman accused the IGEES (Irish Government Economic and Evaluation Service), who compiled the report on behalf of the Department of […]
IFA President Joe Healy said that the CAP transition measures proposed in an EU Commission document are likely to result in 4% cut in every farmers’ direct payment in October 2020, with further more severe cuts in farm schemes under pillar 2. “Farmers cannot afford to take these cuts; the Taoiseach and the Minister must […]