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Speaking from the Virginia Dairy Show in Cavan today, IFA National Dairy Committee Chairman Tom Phelan said farmers felt let down that their co-ops’ Brexit preparation strategy seemed to rely pretty heavily on cutting and further talking down milk prices, using farmers’ hard work in terms of increased butterfat and protein content and extra volumes […]

IFA National Dairy Chairman, Tom Phelan said the July PPI reduction of 0.7 points announced today by Ornua, which is equivalent to a milk price of 30.9c/l including VAT, still leaves room for the majority of co-ops to hold their July milk price, at the very worst. “Apart from the West Cork co-ops, all milk […]

The IFA National Council, made up of representatives from all sectors and counties, has unanimously reiterated their support for IFA’s six principles that all prime cattle should be included in the BEAM Scheme.

IFA National Dairy Committee Chairman Tom Phelan said: “As IFA President Joe Healy stated last week, it was wrong of Agriculture Minister Creed to exclude prime beef cattle from dairy farmers from the BEAM scheme and it should be changed immediately”.

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