Angus Woods

Jim Power report ‘was still not ready for publication’ in January – Woods

Jim Power report ‘was still not ready for publication’ in January – Woods

The long-awaited report into the beef sector that was commissioned by the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) to be done by economist...

February 7, 2020

Retailers ‘hiding behind factories’ – Woods

Retailers ‘hiding behind factories’ – Woods

An Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) presidential candidate has claimed that food retailers and the food services sector are “hiding behind...

December 5, 2019

Woods calls for ‘all schemes’ to take account of weather

Woods calls for ‘all schemes’ to take account of weather

One of the candidates in this month’s forthcoming presidential election for the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) has called for the...

November 11, 2019

Protests ‘risk damaging farmer livelihoods’ – Woods

Protests ‘risk damaging farmer livelihoods’ – Woods

Calls are mounting for meat plant protesters around the country to step away from protests, with the national livestock chairperson...

September 18, 2019

Woods launches campaign to become IFA’s 16th president

Woods launches campaign to become IFA’s 16th president

Wicklow livestock farmer and the Irish Farmers’ Association’s (IFA’s) national livestock committee chairman, Angus Woods, launched his campaign to become...

September 11, 2019

Rainfall leading to difficult harvest and high losses – Woods

Rainfall leading to difficult harvest and high losses – Woods

It has been highlighted that the heavy rainfall in recent weeks has “taken a high toll” on the harvest with...

August 22, 2019

‘Significant funding still needed after beef talks progress’

‘Significant funding still needed after beef talks progress’

Further funding is required to manage the fallout in the beef sector from Brexit, as well as the current pricing...

August 21, 2019

Beef talks must ‘shift focus to price and income for farmers’

Beef talks must ‘shift focus to price and income for farmers’

The ongoing beef talks must shift focus to price and income for livestock farmers, according to the Irish Farmers’ Association’s...

August 20, 2019

€100 million fund ‘unlikely to be enough’ – Woods

€100 million fund ‘unlikely to be enough’ – Woods

Farmers are being urged to apply for the €100 million Beef Exceptional Aid Measure (BEAM) scheme by Irish Farmers’ Association...

August 19, 2019

‘Essential that all eligible farmers apply for BEAM’ – IFA

‘Essential that all eligible farmers apply for BEAM’ – IFA

The Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) is calling on all eligible farmers to apply for the €100 million Beef Exceptional Aid...

August 15, 2019

Climate Council’s suckler reduction proposal ‘lazy and flawed’ – IFA

Climate Council’s suckler reduction proposal ‘lazy and flawed’ – IFA

The recommendations from the Climate Change Advisory Council (CCAC) to cut the size of the national suckler herd has been...

July 26, 2019

Livestock chair Woods declares intentions for IFA top job

Livestock chair Woods declares intentions for IFA top job

Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) National Livestock Committee chairman Angus Woods has declared his intentions to run for the role of...

July 19, 2019

South American trade deal described as ‘hypocrisy’

South American trade deal described as ‘hypocrisy’

 The president of an Irish farm lobby group has accused the European Commission of “hypocrisy” for doing a trade deal...

June 25, 2019

Healy: ‘Brexit losses for beef farmers stand at €100 million’

Healy: ‘Brexit losses for beef farmers stand at €100 million’

Beef farmers have lost over €100 million since last autumn as a result of Brexit, according to the president of...

April 9, 2019

IFA to initiate ‘intensive lobby on beef crisis’

IFA to initiate ‘intensive lobby on beef crisis’

An “intensive lobby” of all TDs and Senators will be held by the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) in Dublin next...

February 6, 2019

Food Wise 2025 ‘must combat low incomes on cattle farms’

Food Wise 2025 ‘must combat low incomes on cattle farms’

Tackling the low incomes on cattle farms must become the key livestock policy focus for Food Wise 2025, according to...

November 14, 2018

Beef trade: The stagnation continues

Beef trade: The stagnation continues

The factory/farmer stalemate has continued and farmers selling cattle this week will find that processors have opted to keep quotes...

April 9, 2018

Beef processors decide to ‘steady the ship’ after a month of price drops

Beef processors decide to ‘steady the ship’ after a month of price drops

Beef factories have opted to keep quotes at last week’s levels. Procurement managers had worked to drop base quotes by...

February 5, 2018