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Commenting on the cuts made by co-ops to February and/or March milk prices, IFA National Dairy Chairman Tom Phelan said that, with milk prices now at 1995 levels, co-ops had some serious questions to answer. “Bearing in mind that many industry spokespeople predicted only a couple of months ago that 2019 milk prices would be […]

IFA President Joe Healy said there was mounting farmer anger that Environment Minister Richard Bruton would support a call for teenagers to consume less meat and dairy products.   “This is not consistent with the dietary advice from the Department of Health. It is clear that many parents already find it challenging to ensure that […]

As the GDT records its 9th consecutive uplift (+0.8%), IFA National Dairy Committee Chairman Tom Phelan said the Committee would in the coming days be lobbying co-op board members to show them that they must hold the March milk price.  Markets justify it and farmers need it.  “There are at least 10 good reasons why […]

IFA President Joe Healy said the Glanbia/Kepak Twenty/20 Beef Club represents much-needed new thinking for the sector.  He said the model on dairy beef could deliver greater certainty on beef prices and better cashflow on farms.

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