IFA Dairy Committee Chairman Tom Phelan said that co-ops have the opportunity to pass back more of the continued improving market value which has followed the end of lockdown and the increase in food services and international trade over the last three to four months.
IFA President Tim Cullinan has welcomed the announcement from Minister Dara Calleary on the details of the Beef Finisher payment scheme. €50m had been announced in June in recognition of the difficulties that beef finishers had endured because of Brexit and COVID-19 disruption.
Chair of IFA’s Farm Business Committee Rose Mary McDonagh today welcomed the opening of applications for the Future Growth Loan Scheme (FGLS). An additional €500m has been made available under the scheme. “This announcement is welcomed by the farming sector, with 40% of the additional funds ring-fenced for agriculture.” The FGLS benefits from a […]
IFA National Sheep Chairman Sean Dennehy said a lot of lambs were sold over the last few weeks, with 74,535 sold in the past week alone. He said the lamb kill is running 14% ahead of last year or up 75,000. “This should mean supplies will be tighter in the coming weeks, and […]
IFA National Livestock Chairman Brendan Golden said the cattle trade is continuing to strengthen with finished cattle in the marts making up to 30c/kg above the factory price. This is being driven by procurement managers and agents. “This is a clear reflection that factories can afford to pay more.” He said the steer base price […]
Responding to the publication of the CSO Crime and Victimisation Report 2019, IFA Deputy President Brian Rushe said it highlighted the resources needed to tackle rural crime. The figures reported in the CSO report are in line with other national reports. “Illegal hunting and lurching is a major concern to farmers with trespass, criminal damage, […]
Launching IFA’s pre-Budget 2021 submission, IFA President Tim Cullinan said that farm schemes, Brexit supports and a carbon tax exemption for agri-diesel were the critical elements of IFA’s pre-Budget submission. “We have targets for all of the agri-schemes including; seeking payment of €300 per suckler cow, €30 per ewe and €300m for ANCs,” he said. […]