The IFA National Council, made up of representatives from all sectors and counties, has unanimously reiterated their support for IFA’s six principles that all prime cattle should be included in the BEAM Scheme.
IFA President Joe Healy said the EU Commission must act now on the EU Brexit beef crisis, stop substandard beef imports into Europe and also make the €1bn available immediately for direct aid and market supports.
IFA Environment Chairman Thomas Cooney has called on Government to ensure that the soon to be published recommendations from the nitrates derogation review support the sustainable development of the sector.
Sheep farmers are demanding a worthwhile premium of 30c/kg for Quality Assurance according to IFA National Sheep Chairman, Sean Dennehy. Sean Dennehy was speaking after a meeting of the IFA National Sheep Committee with Declan Fennell, Lamb manager with Bord Bia. “Members of the National Sheep Committee were very clear. If the factories want Quality […]
IFA National Dairy Committee Chairman Tom Phelan said: “As IFA President Joe Healy stated last week, it was wrong of Agriculture Minister Creed to exclude prime beef cattle from dairy farmers from the BEAM scheme and it should be changed immediately”.
IFA President Joe Healy has called on Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation Heather Humphreys and Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed to move immediately to make changes to the pilot employment permit scheme which will address the rapidly worsening labour and skills shortages for dairy, horticulture, pigs and poultry farms.
IFA National Livestock Chairman, Angus Woods confirmed today (15th July) that IFA has been in contact with the senior management in the main beef factory groups and made it clear that beef price cuts will not be tolerated. He said IFA also informed them that they must restore prices to viable levels. He said farmer […]
Today (Mon) marks the start of the seventh annual Farm Safety Week UK & Ireland, an initiative led by the IFA in Ireland, aiming to reduce the number of accidents on farms and bring about a change in culture that makes unsafe practices socially unacceptable. The message for this year’s campaign is: Save Lives. Think […]
IFA Grain Chairman Mark Browne said following last year’s straw shortage, mushroom composters have recognised the importance of a local supply and are proposing contracts to guarantee enough quantities.
IFA President Joe Healy said urgent changes are needed to the details of the €100m scheme proposed by Minister Creed yesterday. IFA set out six principles for the distribution of the fund and the scheme should fully reflect these. IFA put these principles clearly to Minister Creed at the consultation meeting yesterday.