beef imports

Livestock slaughterings increase by 0.5% according to CSO

Livestock slaughterings increase by 0.5% according to CSO

Livestock slaughterings in Ireland increased by 0.5% to 1.157 million tonnes in 2019, according to the latest data from the...

October 15, 2020

MEP outlines concerns: Agri concessions ‘top of agenda’ for NZ negotiators

MEP outlines concerns: Agri concessions ‘top of agenda’ for NZ negotiators

MEP for the Midlands-North West Chris MacManus asked the European Commission as to whether it is planning to allow increased...

July 10, 2020

Creed not going to jump on ‘populist’ beef import ‘bandwagon’

Creed not going to jump on ‘populist’ beef import ‘bandwagon’

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Michael Creed has warned that, as a country with a beef sector primarily...

May 6, 2020

Call made for ‘immediate suspension’ of beef imports into EU

Call made for ‘immediate suspension’ of beef imports into EU

The Covid-19 pandemic represents a shock to the beef market “of a magnitude that requires immediate response by the European...

March 25, 2020

€3 million of Polish beef imported to Ireland in 2019

€3 million of Polish beef imported to Ireland in 2019

According to figures from the Central Statistic Office (CSO), from January to September 2019, a total of 777t of fresh/chilled...

November 29, 2019

EU-US deal ‘another example of beef farmers being sacrificed’

EU-US deal ‘another example of beef farmers being sacrificed’

Beef imports are seriously undermining EU and Irish beef prices – and the new EU-US “sweetheart deal” on beef imports will...

August 4, 2019

EU and US sign agreement on imports of hormone-free beef

EU and US sign agreement on imports of hormone-free beef

The EU and US have signed an agreement reviewing the functioning of an existing quota to import hormone-free beef into...

August 4, 2019

Mercosur produce must comply 100% with EU standards – Commission

Mercosur produce must comply 100% with EU standards – Commission

The EU is a global standards setter and will insist that all beef and other food products imported into Ireland...

July 5, 2019

Commissioner announces beef import quota under Mercosur deal

Commissioner announces beef import quota under Mercosur deal

An increase in the volumes of beef imports at preferential rates has been agreed between the EU and Mercosur, European...

June 28, 2019

Brexit: More important for UK to get special food deal with Spain than Ireland

Brexit: More important for UK to get special food deal with Spain than Ireland

The UK would be better off securing a special trade deal on food with Spain than with Ireland, according to...

July 18, 2017

China and Chile ban Brazilian beef imports for now, following producer scandal

China and Chile ban Brazilian beef imports for now, following producer scandal

China has reportedly taken the decision to temporarily ban all beef imports from Brazil following the recent scandal. The Brazilian...

March 20, 2017

‘Beef imported from Africa unlikely to meet Northern Irish farm standards’

‘Beef imported from Africa unlikely to meet Northern Irish farm standards’

There is a worrying level of beef being imported from Botswana in Africa, which is unlikely to meet Northern Irish...

October 12, 2016

Weak US Dollar results in US beef imports dropping 10% year-on-year

Weak US Dollar results in US beef imports dropping 10% year-on-year

A weak US Dollar in May has resulted in a weakening of US beef imports for the month, with the...

July 25, 2016

Poland exported 20% of all EU beef shipments between January and March

Poland exported 20% of all EU beef shipments between January and March

Poland was the largest exporter of beef from the European Union between January and March of this year, according to...

June 15, 2016

Beef imports may be off the cards for Mercosur deal

Beef imports may be off the cards for Mercosur deal

Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers’ Association (ICSA) president Patrick Kent has intimated that the EU may have decided to remove...

May 5, 2016

Chinese beef imports jump 60% on 2014 levels – Rabobank

Chinese beef imports jump 60% on 2014 levels – Rabobank

China’s official beef imports surged by 60% year-on-year in 2015, according to Rabobank’s Beef Quarterly report. Despite a slowing economy, official beef...

April 4, 2016

US beef imports reach highest levels in 11 years – Over 1m tonne imported in 2015

US beef imports reach highest levels in 11 years – Over 1m tonne imported in 2015

New figures show that the US imported more beef last year than any of the previous 11 years, up 50%...

April 3, 2016

76% of the UK’s beef imports are from Ireland

76% of the UK’s beef imports are from Ireland

Some 76% of beef imports to the UK in the first eight months of the year came from the Republic...

November 9, 2015