coronavirus

Covid-19 response: Self-employed can avail of increased illness benefit

Covid-19 response: Self-employed can avail of increased illness benefit

Self-employed workers – including farmers – will be entitled to receive either illness benefit or non-means tested supplementary welfare allowance...

March 10, 2020

Covid-19: ‘Business as usual’ in marts for now

Covid-19: ‘Business as usual’ in marts for now

It remains “business as usual” for livestock marts around the country – though with a keen focus on Government guidance...

March 10, 2020

Coronavirus: UK announces new measures to help supermarkets maintain supplies

Coronavirus: UK announces new measures to help supermarkets maintain supplies

The UK government has announced a spate of new measures to maintain supply chains as coronavirus-driven panic-buying puts retailers under...

March 9, 2020

Covid-19: IFA meetings ‘to proceed as scheduled’ following stakeholder forum

Covid-19: IFA meetings ‘to proceed as scheduled’ following stakeholder forum

The Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) has announced that it will proceed with its meetings as scheduled, following meetings with Government...

March 9, 2020

‘Precautionary measures’: Glanbia puts in place milk collection protocol

‘Precautionary measures’: Glanbia puts in place milk collection protocol

Glanbia Ireland has put in place precautionary measures as part of the national effort to minimise the spread of coronavirus...

March 9, 2020

Coronavirus: Reports of human-to-animal transmission in Hong Kong

Coronavirus: Reports of human-to-animal transmission in Hong Kong

Hong Kong’s Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department has said that a pet dog belonging to an owner with novel coronavirus...

March 9, 2020

Coronavirus causes ‘logistical constraints’ in China

Coronavirus causes ‘logistical constraints’ in China

Global dairy markets remained very volatile over the last week with the impact of the coronavirus (Covid-19) on dairy commodity...

March 9, 2020

JCB ends ‘short-time working’ as component shipping improves

JCB ends ‘short-time working’ as component shipping improves

JCB has announced that it is ending its “short-time working” at its UK factories and reverting to a five-day working...

March 5, 2020

EU budget meetings to go ahead, but Covid-19 ‘closely monitored’

EU budget meetings to go ahead, but Covid-19 ‘closely monitored’

European Council meetings and summits, including those in relation to the EU budget, are set to go ahead as planned...

March 4, 2020

Coronavirus situation ‘should not be allowed’ to affect February milk price

Coronavirus situation ‘should not be allowed’ to affect February milk price

While appreciating the real impact of the coronavirus Covid 19, it is clear that international traders “would seek to overplay...

February 28, 2020

‘General apprehension’ over coronavirus affecting dairy markets – ICMSA

‘General apprehension’ over coronavirus affecting dairy markets – ICMSA

Following the fall in the latest Global Dairy Trade (GDT) auction on Tuesday, February 18 – in which the index...

February 25, 2020

Growing concerns over the impact of the coronavirus on dairy trade

Growing concerns over the impact of the coronavirus on dairy trade

Concerns are growing over the impact of COVID-19 (coronavirus) on dairy trade, as we move beyond New Zealand’s peak milk-producing...

February 25, 2020