In advance of the publication of the report from the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Climate Action this week, IFA President Joe Healy said that the Committee should include, as a key recommendation, the full implementation of the Teagasc climate roadmap for the sector.
IFA National Dairy Chairman Tom Phelan said farmers were very disappointed that their first big milk cheque of the year had been reduced by price cuts when markets would have justified stability. The prices cut by co-ops have fallen below the Ornua PPI equivalent, at a time when eight consecutive GDT auctions, including this week’s, […]
IFA Renewables Energy Chairman Tom Short has welcomed the announcement by the Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed that the Department will allocate €10m to fund energy efficiencies and renewable energy technologies under TAMS. However, he said that Government’s piecemeal approach will not deliver on Ireland’s renewable energy targets.
IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said farmers selling cattle at the current unviable prices are shipping major financial losses and facing financial ruin. He called on the Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed to insist that the Brexit compensation package currently being negotiated with the EU to be applied retrospectively.
IFA National Sheep Chairman Sean Dennehy said the lamb trade remains solid with prices expected to increase over the coming weeks as we enter a period with additional demand for Easter and Ramadan and tighter supplies. He said, “Factories are paying €5.40 to €5.50/kg for quality lambs, with feeders holding out for €5.60/k. Ewes are […]
IFA President Joe Healy was on the ground in Cherbourg, Normandy, France, this week visiting the Pignet Lairage, where an additional 600 calves could be delivered within days with some co-operation from the Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed and the French authorities. He said Minister Creed must request the French authorities to approve an extension […]