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‘Beef sector should aim for success of Kerrygold brand in US ventures’

‘Beef sector should aim for success of Kerrygold brand in US ventures’

The beef sector should look to the success of the Kerrygold brand in its attempts to crack the US market,...

January 22, 2015

Don’t judge your co-op by its milk price – ICOS

Don’t judge your co-op by its milk price – ICOS

Co-ops should not be judged on their milk price according to Dairy Policy Executive with ICOS TJ Flanagan. He said in...

January 21, 2015

Spreading superlevy bill over a number of years gaining traction in Europe – ICOS

Spreading superlevy bill over a number of years gaining traction in Europe – ICOS

The idea of spreading the 2014/15 superlevy bill over a number of years, at an interest free rate, first mooted...

January 21, 2015

Jury out on significance of latest dairy market trends

Jury out on significance of latest dairy market trends

While there are some indications that the world’s dairy markets are starting to strengthen, this should not be taken as...

January 16, 2015

Bandon Co-op’s Gus O’Brien receives ICOS Plunkett award

Bandon Co-op’s Gus O’Brien receives ICOS Plunkett award

The outstanding lifelong contribution to the Irish co-operative movement by the former CEO of Bandon Co-operative, Gus O’Brien, has been...

December 18, 2014

Laois man Martin Keane elected President designate of ICOS

Laois man Martin Keane elected President designate of ICOS

Laois native Martin Keane has been elected President designate  of ICOS, the Irish Co-operative Organisation Society. ICOS has also confirmed that...

December 17, 2014

An Taisce calls for guarantee that rising emissions from farming will not cost taxpayer

An Taisce calls for guarantee that rising emissions from farming will not cost taxpayer

Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney and ICOS should guarantee that rising emissions from farming will not cost taxpayer according to An...

December 17, 2014

Fixation on ‘this month’s milk price’ may have to change – ICOS

Fixation on ‘this month’s milk price’ may have to change – ICOS

The dairy industry may need to change its fixation on this month’s milk price, according to the Irish Co-operative Society (ICOS)....

December 15, 2014

Latest IDB returns suggestive of high 20s milk price – ICOS

Latest IDB returns suggestive of high 20s milk price – ICOS

Latest market returns to the Irish Dairy Board is set to mean a milk price in the high 20s according...

December 15, 2014

ICOS responds to An Taisce concerns of dairy expansion

ICOS responds to An Taisce concerns of dairy expansion

Recent claims by An Taisce that dairy industry expansion in Ireland is ‘the pursuit of short-term profit at the cost...

December 14, 2014

ICOS says talk of dairy supply control is ‘crazy’

ICOS says talk of dairy supply control is ‘crazy’

Recent suggestions for the re-introduction of schemes to control dairy volumes have to be knocked on the head, according to the...

December 12, 2014

Dairy futures market holds potential but is still in its infancy – ICOS

Dairy futures market holds potential but is still in its infancy – ICOS

Despite dairy future markets holding some potential, ICOS says the concept is still in its infancy. ICOS noting a media...

November 28, 2014

Should Ireland be pushing for a trade deal between the EU and China?

Should Ireland be pushing for a trade deal between the EU and China?

In light of the recent Irish agri-trade mission to China, it is an opportune time to examine the state of...

November 25, 2014

ICOS holds ‘constructive’ meeting with processors on cattle residency

ICOS holds ‘constructive’ meeting with processors on cattle residency

ICOS has said that its recent meeting with Meat Industry Ireland, MII, was ‘constructive’ and a commitment was given by...

November 12, 2014

‘Ireland’s dairy marketing and processing needs further consolidation’

‘Ireland’s dairy marketing and processing needs further consolidation’

Ireland’s current set up of five international marketing platforms, 10 processing co-ops and 13 milk purchasing co-operatives is not serving...

October 29, 2014

ICOS advocates tax changes to support growth of agri-food industry

ICOS advocates tax changes to support growth of agri-food industry

There are a number of major challenges affecting the Irish agri-food sector’s ability to deliver on its potential and that...

October 10, 2014

Are you looking to work in the agrifood sector?

Are you looking to work in the agrifood sector?

‘Foot in The Door’ an Irish co-operative industry initiative targeting potential new employees for the agrifood sector is coming to...

October 8, 2014

Irish farmers spared the worst of dairy market weakness – ICOS

Irish farmers spared the worst of dairy market weakness – ICOS

Irish farmers have been spared the worst of the current dairy market instability due to the timing of the current...

October 7, 2014