IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods has acknowledged the comments by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar that Ireland will block a Mercosur deal because of the burning of the Amazon rainforests, but he criticised the silence of the EU Commission.
IFA Grain Committee Chairman, Mark Browne has said the decision by the Minister for Agriculture, Michael Creed not to grant a derogation for the use of the plant protection product ‘Redigo Deter’ is yet another severe blow for Irish tillage farmers. IFA had written to the Minister requesting a derogation for the product, due to […]
IFA Inputs Project Team Leader John Coughlan said compound feed prices are out of line with ingredient costs. He called on the industry to reduce ration prices immediately given the perilous state of the beef finishing sector. John Coughlan said, “Many compound feed mills are not reflecting the significant reduction in cereal prices, which unfortunately […]
Speaking from the Virginia Dairy Show in Cavan today, IFA National Dairy Committee Chairman Tom Phelan said farmers felt let down that their co-ops’ Brexit preparation strategy seemed to rely pretty heavily on cutting and further talking down milk prices, using farmers’ hard work in terms of increased butterfat and protein content and extra volumes […]
At the conclusion of the beef talks this morning, IFA President Joe Healy said despite movement on a number of issues, beef farmers will be disappointed that there is no increase on the main issue of beef prices. He said the fact that the talks took place on the precondition that price would not be […]
At the conclusion of day two of the beef talks, IFA President Joe Healy said that Agriculture Minister Michael Creed has agreed to get involved directly in the talks with a view to resolving the outstanding issues, especially around the 30-month age limit.
Speaking on his way into day two of the beef talks, IFA President Joe Healy said with Brexit just 73 days away, support is urgently required for beef farmers who are in the middle of an income crisis. Joe Healy said he would be seeking a strong commitment from the meeting that the Irish Government […]
IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods has strongly encouraged all eligible beef and suckler farmers to apply for the new €100m BEAM scheme (Beef Exceptional Aid Measure). The scheme will open next Monday, Aug 19th and close on Sunday, Sept 8th.