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2020 ANC Payments

The rollout of ANC payments to 86,000 farmers commenced last week.
The payments currently issuing are an 85% advance payment and the balancing 15% will be paid out in December.
Farmers who do not currently meet the annual average stocking density of 0.15LU per forage hectare have until December 31st 2020, to do so.
Outstanding stocking evidence should be provided to the DAFM Portlaoise Office for early release of payments.
Pay runs will continue in the coming weeks ensuring payment of cleared cases are paid out ASAP.

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Following today’s Beef Taskforce meeting, IFA President Tim Cullinan acknowledged moves to address concerns raised by IFA.

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Prices reported as quoted or paid to IFA Members.

Strong factory demand this week.

  • Steer base €3.60 – 3.65/kg.
  • Heifer base €3.60 – 3.70/kg.
  • Young Bulls R/U €3.40- €3.70kg.
  • Cows €3.00/3.50/kg.
  • In-spec bonus 20c/kg for under 30 months and 8c/kg for 30 to 36 months.
  • 12c/kg bonus for under 30 month steers and heifers grading O- and those with a fat class of 4+ that meet all other in spec criteria.
FACTORY BASE QUOTES C/KG
Steers Heifers Cows
Dawn Slane 360 360/365 300 – 350
Kepak Athleague 360 360/365 300 – 340
Moyvalley Meats 360 360 290 – 330
Euro Farm Foods 360 360/365 300 – 350
ABP Clones 360 360/365
Liffey Meats 360 360/365 300 – 340
Slaney Foods 360 360/365 300 – 340
Kepak Kilbeggan 360 360/365 300 – 340
Dawn Ballyhaunis 360 360/365 300 – 340
Foyle Meats *including 10c 300-380kg 370* 375* 300 – 340
Ashbourne Meats 360 360/365 300 – 350
Meadowmeats Rathdowney 360 360/365 290 – 340
Charleville Foods 360 360/365 290 – 340
Kepak Watergrasshill 360 360/365 290 – 340
ABP Bandon 360 360/365 290 – 340
ABP Cahir 360 360/365 290 – 340
ABP Waterford 360 360/365 290 – 340
Dawn Grannagh 360 360/365 290 – 340
ABP Nenagh 360 360/365 290 – 340

Farmers should insist on payment on the day for their cattle.

2020 ANC Payments

The rollout of ANC payments to 86,000 farmers commenced this week.
The payments currently issuing are an 85% advance payment and the balancing 15% will be paid out in December.
Farmers who do not currently meet the annual average stocking density of 0.15LU per forage hectare have until December 31st, 2020 to do so.
Outstanding stocking evidence should be provided to the DAFM Portlaoise Office for early release of payments.
Pay runs will continue in the coming weeks ensuring payment of cleared cases are paid out ASAP.

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IFA President Tim Cullinan and Livestock Chairman Brendan Golden will meet the Department of Agriculture today to discuss the PGI application for ‘Irish Grass-fed beef’.

‘We wrote to Minister McConalogue last week seeking an assurance that he would engage with IFA and farmers before lodging any PGI application with the EU. The Minister gave us an assurance that the Department would engage with us and that process begins today,” he said.

“I believe the Minister recognises that any PGI must have the broad support of farmers,” he said.

“It is a great pity that what should be a positive development for the sector has become mired in controversy due to a lack of consultation on the original application,” he said.

“We have also been in contact with the Ulster Farmers Union who are concerned about the application proceeding without Northern Ireland farmers. It is important, particularly in the context of Brexit, that we don’t create any unintended barriers to the movement of animals across the border. The concerns of Northern Irish farmers must be a factor in the process,” he said.

“We look forward to constructive engagement with the Minister and the Department around these issues. The PGI must have farmer involvement, and it must give a financial return to farmers,” he said.

 

 


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