09 / 05 / 2019
Speaking ahead of the Irish Farmers Journal Beef Summit in Galway this evening, IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods called on the Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed to come clean and tell beef farmers how much he is seeking from Government and the EU to compensate beef farmers for the Brexit beef price cuts they have incurred since last autumn.
Prices reported as quoted or paid to IFA Members
- Prices rise a further 5-10c/kg.
- Very strong factory demand.
- Steer base €3.85/3.90kg.
- Heifers €3.95/4.00kg.
- Young Bulls O/R/U €3.40-3.60/3.60-3.80/3.80-4.00/kg.
- Cows €2.90/3.50/kg.
- In-spec bonus 12c/kg above base price.
|FACTORY BASE QUOTES C/KG|
|Dunbia||385/390||395/400||290 – 350|
|Kepak Athleague||385/390||395/400||290 – 350|
|Moyvalley Meats||385/390||395/400||290 – 350|
|Euro Farm Foods||385/390||395/400||290 – 350|
|Slaney Foods||385/390||395/400||290 – 350|
|Kepak Kilbeggan||385/390||395/400||290 – 350|
|Liffey Meats||385/390||395/400||290 – 350|
|Kildare Chilling||385/390||395/400||290 – 350|
|Dawn Ballyhaunis||385/390||395/400||290 – 350|
|Foyle Meats *+15c 300-380kgs||385*||390*||–|
|Ashbourne Meats||385/390||395/400||290 – 350|
|Meadowmeats Rathdowney||385/390||395/400||290 – 350|
|Charleville Foods||380/385||390/395||280 – 340|
|Kepak Watergrasshill||380/385||390/395||280 – 340|
|ABP Bandon||380/385||390/395||280 – 340|
|ABP Cahir||380/385||390/395||280 – 340|
|ABP Waterford||380/385||390/395||280 – 340|
|Dawn Grannagh||380/385||390/395||280 – 340|
|ABP Nenagh||380/385||390/395||280 – 340|
|Farmers should insist on payment on the day for their cattle|
08 / 05 / 2019
IFA President Joe Healy said the Government’s decision to proceed with the National Broadband Plan was an important development for rural Ireland.
Mr Healy said, “Broadband is an essential tool for the business of farming, accessing health and education, bridging the digital divide and the development of vibrant communities. Farm families and rural businesses require access to a fibre broadband service that makes their lives better and lowers the cost of doing business”.
Joe Healy said, “There is only one chance to get this right and given the scale of investment by taxpayers, the focus MUST be laser like to ensure value for money”.
“I believe the roll out plans should have a parallel process for starting at the most rural edges of the network to ensure that those most underserved receive it quickly. The overall completion timeframe which has already been extended to seven years must be delivered on.
Another good week for Irish pig farmers with an increase of 4c/kg across the board from all factories for this week’s pigs. This leaves pig farmers receiving a price of €1.68-€1.70/kg, but with intense competition from all processors and agents to maintain numbers, some farmers have received up to 4cent above quotes.
07 / 05 / 2019
IFA National Dairy Chairman Tom Phelan said that the brutality shown towards calves in Cherbourg by an individual was despicable. It was as upsetting for farmers as for everybody else.
He said, “Live exports are extremely important for Irish agriculture. They are highly regulated by the Department of Agriculture to ensure animal comfort, which is exactly as it should be. While this incident occurred in Cherbourg, France they were Irish calves. Irish farmers are outraged to see any animal being treated so badly”.
“We understand that the individual in question has been arrested. He should be subject to the full rigours of the law because his actions were wrong and totally unacceptable,” he said.