IFA National Livestock Chairman Brendan Golden has called on the meat factories to reflect the favourable market conditions in the UK in higher prices for cattle. Prices in the UK continue to edge upwards and are now at the equivalent (vat incl) price of €4.47/kg for R4L steers. The IFA Livestock Chairman said demand for […]
IFA Livestock Chairman Brendan Golden has called on the Minister for Agriculture to provide farmers with a grace period to meet the female replacement 50% requirement for 4- or 5-star female animals on the holding by next Sat, Oct 31st to reflect the disruption caused by Covid-19 controls in the marts.
IFA President Tim Cullinan has said that the Government needs to review the Level 5 operating procedures in marts as a matter of urgency. “The system went down in several marts this morning which caused huge issues as the cattle were already in the marts waiting to be sold,” he said. “The reality is that […]
IFA Horticulture Chairman Paul Brophy has welcomed an increase in the investment aid scheme for the development of the commercial horticulture sector. “In previous years the scheme has been oversubscribed. Therefore, the increase in funding from €6m to €9m is welcome,” he said. The IFA Chairman was reacting to the launch of the 2021 Scheme […]
IFA Aquaculture Chairman, Michael Mulloy welcomed the announcement at today’s IFA Aquaculture AGM, by Minister Charlie McConalogue, of a Covid-19 financial support scheme for rope mussel and oyster farmers. Michael Mulloy said, “The impact of the Covid-19 crisis has been significant on the Irish Aquaculture sector. Shellfish have been particularly affected due to face market […]
IFA Aquaculture Chairman, Michael Mulloy has called on the Minister for Agriculture to pledge meaningful support for Irish aquaculture, in light of the impact of the Covid-19 crisis, the ongoing threat of ‘no deal’ Brexit and the urgent need for regulatory reform of the sector’s licensing system. Ahead of IFA Aquaculture’s AGM Michael Mulloy said,” […]