02 / 01 / 2019
“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.
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.
|FACTORY BASE QUOTES C/KG|
|Dunbia||375||385||260 - 320|
|Kepak Athleague||375||385||260 - 320|
|Moyvalley Meats||375||385||260 - 320|
|Euro Farm Foods||375||385||260 - 320|
|Slaney Foods||375||385||260 - 320|
|Kepak Kilbeggan||375||385||260 - 320|
|Liffey Meats||375||385||260 - 320|
|Kildare Chilling||375||385||260 - 320|
|Dawn Ballyhaunis||375||385||260 - 320|
|Foyle Meats *+10c 320-380kgs||380*||385*||-|
|Ashbourne Meats||375||385||260 - 320|
|Meadowmeats Rathdowney||375||385||260 - 320|
|Charleville Foods||375||385||260 - 300|
|Kepak Watergrasshill||375||385||260 - 300|
|ABP Bandon||375||385||260 - 300|
|ABP Cahir||375||385||260 - 300|
|ABP Waterford||375||385||260 - 300|
|Dawn Grannagh||375||385||260 - 300|
|ABP Nenagh||375||385||260 - 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.
|Sheep Factory Quotes c/kg including VAT|
|Factory||January 22nd||Ewes||Spring Lamb|
21 / 01 / 2019
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.