IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said the Christmas beef trade is in peak demand this week and factories are very anxious for cattle. He said the difficult weather has disrupted some cattle deliveries today (Monday) and left some outlets short.
Speaking from the WTO Ministerial Conference, which is taking place in Buenos Aires, Argentina this week, IFA President Joe Healy said EU Agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan cannot agree to a bad Mercosur deal which will seriously damage the Irish beef sector, our largest farming enterprise.
Following a meeting between the IFA and the Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed, the Minister has set up a special Fodder Action Group to assess the situation and to determine what response is required.
IFA Renewables Chairman, James Murphy has welcomed Minister Naughten’s announcement on the National Support Scheme for Renewable Heat but has said that the priority for Government must be to get the scheme fully operational as soon as possible.