Following a meeting between IFA and senior management in Irish Country Meats in Camolin, Co Wexford, IFA National Sheep Chairman Sean Dennehy said, “We left the management in ICM in no doubt about the anger among sheep farmers over the way factories have savaged lamb prices and destroyed farm incomes over the last two […]
IFA President Joe Healy said the EU Commission’s announcement on greater price transparency as part of bringing greater fairness to the food chain is another important step in the campaign to give farmers a bigger share of the final consumer price.
IFA President Joe Healy said it is essential that the €100m Brexit beef package is targeted to the farmers who need it most. It must be paid without delay and there must be no strings attached. “This fund was secured after a lot of hard work and lobbying by IFA. It’s for farmers – […]
IFA National Sheep Chairman Sean Dennehy has accused the factories of completely undermining the lamb price with total disregard for sheep farm incomes. He said “The price-cutting tactics of the factories in the last two weeks have plunged the sheep sector into an income crisis”.
IFA President Joe Healy said the clarification by Minister Creed that the 30-month age restriction for export to Japan has been removed is a welcome step towards reducing processor specification requirements.
IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods and IFA Brussels Director Liam MacHale met with senior officials from Commissioner Hogan’s Cabinet in Brussels today to discuss the details of the €100m Brexit beef package announced by Commissioner Phil Hogan for Irish beef farmers.
IFA President Joe Healy said confirmation that the EU Commission has agreed a Brexit beef package of €50m for Irish beef farmers means the Irish Government is expected to provide matching funding of €50m, bringing the total package to €100m.
Referring to the launch of Tillage Industry Ireland, IFA Grain Chairman Mark Browne said, “The sector is in serious decline and a co-ordinated approach is required by all stakeholders in order to stabilise the sector,” he said. According to CSO figures, the area planted to the main cereal crops since 2008 has reduced by 67,500ha, […]
Commenting on today’s (Tuesday) decision by Lakeland and Glanbia to hold their milk prices for the milk produced by farmers in April, IFA National Dairy Chairman Tom Phelan said it was important that, for the next few months, co-ops would adopt a more positive mindset on milk prices to reflect improved markets and help with […]