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New higher cert milking machine programme unveiled

New higher cert milking machine programme unveiled

A new part-time traineeship programme has been launched for workers in the milking machine service, testing and installation sector. The...

April 6, 2021

4 Irish co-ops shortlisted for European Awards for Cooperative Innovation

4 Irish co-ops shortlisted for European Awards for Cooperative Innovation

Four Irish cooperatives are among 18 finalists shortlisted from a competitive field of leading cooperatives from across the European Union,...

March 4, 2021

Co-ops: ‘Up to 14-day delay in UK trade anticipated’ unless EU and UK engage further

Co-ops: ‘Up to 14-day delay in UK trade anticipated’ unless EU and UK engage further

Co-ops have called for the EU to simplify and streamline trade with the UK – and for mixed milk origin...

February 19, 2021

Co-ops answer farmer’s call and raise €190,000 for Yemen

Co-ops answer farmer’s call and raise €190,000 for Yemen

Irish dairy cooperatives and their farm families throughout Ireland answered a call from Co. Longford dairy farmer Mike Magan to...

February 5, 2021

Agri-food sector ‘faces minimum 8% increase in Brexit-related costs’

Agri-food sector ‘faces minimum 8% increase in Brexit-related costs’

The agri-food industry is the sector most exposed and impacted by the change in our new relationship with the UK...

January 13, 2021

ICOS ‘urge farmers to minimise contact with others’

ICOS ‘urge farmers to minimise contact with others’

The Irish Cooperative Organisation Society (ICOS) has urged farmers nationwide to minimise all contacts with others in line with guidance from...

January 3, 2021

ICOS ‘hopeful’ that limited ringside activity will be permitted in January

ICOS ‘hopeful’ that limited ringside activity will be permitted in January

Mart representative organisations are in talks with the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine – but representatives are hopeful...

December 22, 2020

ICOS forecasts €300m annual tariff bill for Irish cheese and butter

ICOS forecasts €300m annual tariff bill for Irish cheese and butter

The Irish Cooperative Organisation Society (ICOS) has said it estimates that the tariff bill for Irish cheese and butter alone, as...

December 11, 2020

Minding your head on the farm: Mental health workshop to be run for farmers

Minding your head on the farm: Mental health workshop to be run for farmers

An online workshop aimed at advising on the potential mental health risks facing farmers as lone workers is being run...

December 2, 2020

Minister’s mart grants news welcomed by ICOS

Minister’s mart grants news welcomed by ICOS

A new grants scheme in the pipeline which will support marts following on from the ongoing pandemic crisis has been...

November 26, 2020

Marts after Level 5: What’s the plan for next week?

Marts after Level 5: What’s the plan for next week?

Marts are preparing to allow buyers to return to the ringsides next week, in anticipation of an easing of restrictions...

November 24, 2020

Over 75% of marts have online bidding in place – ICOS

Over 75% of marts have online bidding in place – ICOS

The Irish Cooperative Organisation Society (ICOS) has requested the government to bring about “as speedy a return as possible” of...

October 28, 2020

LSL server crashed ‘because of unprecedented traffic’ – ICOS

LSL server crashed ‘because of unprecedented traffic’ – ICOS

Farmers should be reassured that their local mart is open for business next week, according to the Irish Cooperative Organisation...

October 25, 2020

CAP decision to ‘enhance protection of EU dairy terms’ welcomed

CAP decision to ‘enhance protection of EU dairy terms’ welcomed

The European Parliament’s vote on the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) and decision to “enhance the protection of EU dairy terms”...

October 23, 2020

ICOS welcomes EU agriculture ministers agreement on CAP

ICOS welcomes EU agriculture ministers agreement on CAP

The overnight agreement among European agriculture minsters on the next Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) has been provoking reaction from a...

October 21, 2020

ICOS outlines mart guidance for Level 5 restrictions

ICOS outlines mart guidance for Level 5 restrictions

A list of guidance and directions for mart managers and customers has been issued by the Irish Cooperative Organisation Society...

October 20, 2020

Mart guidelines being issued for Level 4 restrictions

Mart guidelines being issued for Level 4 restrictions

The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine is issuing mart guidelines in relation to the operation of livestock marts...

October 15, 2020

Marts and attendees warned to stick to Covid-19 procedures

Marts and attendees warned to stick to Covid-19 procedures

Marts and mart-goers have been warned to stick to the standard operating procedures (SOPs) approved by the Department of Agriculture,...

September 29, 2020