Forestry Market Reports II

Market Reports
Forestry Market Reports II

The medium-term outlook for agriculture is very uncertain, not least as a result of policy and trade issues stemming from Brexit. 2019 is a critical year, given the decisions that will be made on CAP post-2020.  The outcome of the CAP process will decide the Budget for Ireland and the level of support for Irish farmers for the next seven years. Direct payments are critical for farmers’ incomes and we expect the Government to fight for an increase in the CAP Budget ” –  IFA President Joe Healy

The IFA is holding a number of open farmer meetings around the country on

  • The state of play with the CAP negotiations
  • The IFA’s campaign to protect farmers’ direct payments
  • The key dates in 2019 that members need to be aware of, and
  • What the recent ANC review means for farmers and how they can appeal the outcome if they were excluded.


IFA National Rural Development Chairman Joe Brady has advised farmers who have not lodged their ANC appeal to do so without delay.

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Check out the prices reported as quoted or paid to IFA members around the country this week.

  • Steer base €3.75/kg.
  • Heifers €3.85/kg.
  • Young Bulls O/R/U €3.40 – 3.80/kg.
  • Cows €2.60/3.35/kg.
  • In-spec bonus 12c/kg above base price.
Dunbia375385260 - 320
Kepak Athleague375385260 - 320
Moyvalley Meats375385260 - 320
Euro Farm Foods375385260 - 320
ABP Clones375385-
Slaney Foods375385260 - 320
Kepak Kilbeggan375385260 - 320
Liffey Meats375385260 - 320
Kildare Chilling375385260 - 320
Dawn Ballyhaunis375385260 - 320
Foyle Meats *+10c 320-380kgs380*385*-
Ashbourne Meats375385260 - 320
Meadowmeats Rathdowney375385260 - 320
Charleville Foods375385260 - 300
Kepak Watergrasshill375385260 - 300
ABP Bandon375385260 - 300
ABP Cahir375385260 - 300
ABP Waterford375385260 - 300
Dawn Grannagh375385260 - 300
ABP Nenagh375385260 - 300

There is a slight lull in the market this week as buyers have restocked post-Christmas, and sales have yet to resume to normal patterns. However, due to lower stock levels any grower who wants to move product has no problem doing so.

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Sheep Factory Quotes c/kg including VAT
Factory January 22nd Ewes Spring Lamb
Dawn Ballyhaunis Tuesday 270 500+10QA
ICM Camolin Tuesday 270 500+10QA
ICM Navan Tuesday 270 500+10QA
Kepak Athleague Tuesday 270 495+15QA
Kildare Chilling Tuesday 270+10QA 515+10QA
Moyvalley Meats Tuesday

IFA National Hill Committee Chairman Flor McCarthy has welcomed the announcement by the Minister for Rural Affairs Michael Ring that he will bring in legislation that will indemnify landowners in the event of hillwalkers having an accident and making a claim.

Flor McCarthy said this issue has always been of great concern to landowners, particularly the cost involved in defending any case that could arise.

“The Minister has pledged to have this in place in 2019 & we would be hopeful that his bill gets cross-party support.”

The Hill Committee Chairman also welcomed the plan to double the number of farmers in the Walks Scheme.

He said the scheme has proved very attractive in creating walkways around the country and the additional €2m in funding will add to the network, and will bring another two thousand farmers into the scheme.

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