21 / 03 / 2019
IFA National Hill Committee Chairman Flor McCarthy has encouraged farmers to apply for the National Walks Scheme, which will double the number of national walks and benefit up to 2,000 farmers.
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, show global dairy price improvements.
20 / 03 / 2019
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.
Prices reported as quoted or paid to IFA Members
- Steer base €3.75/kg.
- Heifers €3.85/kg.
- Young Bulls O/R/U €3.30-3.50/3.50-3.60/3.60-3.80/kg.
- Cows €2.70/3.40/kg.
- In-spec bonus 12c/kg above base price.
|FACTORY BASE QUOTES C/KG|
|Dunbia||375||385||270 – 340|
|Kepak Athleague||375||385||270 – 340|
|Moyvalley Meats||375||385||270 – 340|
|Euro Farm Foods||375||385||270 – 340|
|Slaney Foods||375||385||270 – 340|
|Kepak Kilbeggan||375||385||270 – 340|
|Liffey Meats||375||385||270 – 340|
|Kildare Chilling||375||385||270 – 340|
|Dawn Ballyhaunis||375||385||270 – 340|
|Foyle Meats *+10c 320-380kgs – +5c China app.||375*||380*||–|
|Ashbourne Meats||375||385||270 – 340|
|Meadowmeats Rathdowney||375||385||270 – 340|
|Charleville Foods||375||385||260 – 310|
|Kepak Watergrasshill||375||385||260 – 310|
|ABP Bandon||375||385||260 – 310|
|ABP Cahir||375||385||260 – 310|
|ABP Waterford||375||385||260 – 310|
|Dawn Grannagh||375||385||260 – 310|
|ABP Nenagh||375||385||260 – 310|
|Farmers should insist on payment on the day for their cattle|