07 / 06 / 2019
IFA President Joe Healy has called on consumers and retailers to support the Irish strawberry sector – a vital indigenous industry worth €47m at farm gate, with 57 growers producing over 8,000 tonnes annually.
07 / 06 / 2019
IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said the proposal from the Department of Agriculture to change the equations in the classification machines at meat plants, which determine the conformation and fat score of cattle, rewards factories over farmers and is totally unacceptable.
06 / 06 / 2019
IFA President Joe Healy said the refusal of the Advertising Standards Authority for Ireland (ASAI) to adjudicate on IFA’s complaint about adverts taken out by the Go Vegan movement means that such adverts are completely unregulated.
Prices reported as quoted or paid to IFA Members
- Steer base €3.90/3.95/kg.
- Heifers €4.00/4.05/kg.
- Young Bulls O/R/U €3.50-3.60/3.70-3.80/3.80-3.90/kg.
- Cows €3.10/3.60/kg.
- In-spec bonus 12c/kg above base price.
|FACTORY BASE QUOTES C/KG|
|Dunbia||390||400||310 – 360|
|Kepak Athleague||390||400||310 – 360|
|Moyvalley Meats||390||400||310 – 360|
|Euro Farm Foods||390||400||310 – 360|
|Slaney Foods||390||400||310 – 360|
|Kepak Kilbeggan||390||400||310 – 360|
|Liffey Meats||390||400||310 – 360|
|Kildare Chilling||390||400||310 – 360|
|Dawn Ballyhaunis||390||400||310 – 360|
|Ashbourne Meats||390||400||310 – 360|
|Meadowmeats Rathdowney||390||400||310 – 360|
|Foyle Meats *+15c 300-380kgs||385*||390*||310 – 360|
|Charleville Foods||390||400||310 – 360|
|Kepak Watergrasshill||390||400||310 – 360|
|ABP Bandon||390||400||310 – 360|
|ABP Cahir||390||400||310 – 360|
|ABP Waterford||390||400||310 – 360|
|Dawn Grannagh||390||400||310 – 360|
|ABP Nenagh||390||400||310 – 360|
|Farmers should insist on payment on the day for their cattle|
Once again cooler weather for this time of year has led to increased potato consumption over the last week. Prices in the peeling market, particularly for Rooster, are holding strong. The old crop appears to be in balance with current demand. Anything that is available to sell finds a market. Recent stock survey shows that stock levels are quite low and are at a similar level to mid-July last year.