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Ornua PPI ‘shows increased milk price is possible’

Ornua PPI ‘shows increased milk price is possible’

Reacting to the latest Ornua PPI (Purchase Price Index), the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) Dairy Committee chairman Stephen Arthur said...

April 9, 2021

‘Farmers understand withdrawal periods’: IFA hits back at vet med claims

‘Farmers understand withdrawal periods’: IFA hits back at vet med claims

Irish farmers’ use of veterinary medicines are of the highest standards and they have an understanding of ‘withdrawal periods’ –...

April 9, 2021

Beef prices ‘continue to edge upwards – but not closing gap’

Beef prices ‘continue to edge upwards – but not closing gap’

Beef prices are continuing to “edge upwards”, but are not closing the gap with the Prime Export Benchmark price, according...

April 8, 2021

Farmers ‘want adequate safeguards’ in any Kerry joint venture

Farmers ‘want adequate safeguards’ in any Kerry joint venture

Dairy farmers will want “adequate safeguards to make sure all their milk will be collected, processed and well paid for”...

April 8, 2021

Ballot papers issued in IFA committees election

Ballot papers issued in IFA committees election

The election of chairperson of the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) National Dairy Committee and the role of vice-chair of the...

April 7, 2021

Glanbia’s capacity issue ‘must be dealt with voluntarily’

Glanbia’s capacity issue ‘must be dealt with voluntarily’

Glanbia’s processing capacity issue, brought on by a legal challenge to a cheese manufacturing plant facility on the Kilkenny-Waterford border,...

April 2, 2021

EU anti-dumping tariff move ‘driving up fertiliser prices’

EU anti-dumping tariff move ‘driving up fertiliser prices’

The European Commission’s decision in December to prolong anti-dumping tariffs on ammonium nitrate from Russia for another five years “has...

April 1, 2021

New rural policy ‘raises valid aspirations’

New rural policy ‘raises valid aspirations’

Farm organisations are continuing to react to the government’s new five-year Rural Development Policy, which was announced yesterday (Monday, March...

March 30, 2021

‘No excuses’ for factories ‘failing to return value of market’ in beef prices

‘No excuses’ for factories ‘failing to return value of market’ in beef prices

There are “no excuses left” for factories “failing to return the value of the market in beef prices”, the Irish...

March 29, 2021

Smart Farming identifies 9% GHG reduction potential…and savings of €5,600

Smart Farming identifies 9% GHG reduction potential…and savings of €5,600

Farmers that participated in the Smart Farming initiative last year identified “average cost savings of €5,600 and average greenhouse gas...

March 29, 2021

Connemara woman runs for Galway IFA vice-chair

Connemara woman runs for Galway IFA vice-chair

She may be in the red zone of Rome at present but Connemara woman Eimear Wallace (25) has her home...

March 29, 2021

UK beef prices could well take off over the next few years

UK beef prices could well take off over the next few years

If I was a betting man, which I am not, I would take a serious punt on UK beef prices...

March 25, 2021

Lidl argues that its milk is sourced in Ireland at opening of High Court proceedings

Lidl argues that its milk is sourced in Ireland at opening of High Court proceedings

By Aodhan O’Faolain Lidl Ireland has told the High Court that allegations made by the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA), that...

March 24, 2021

Government urged to prioritise putting Irish beef ‘back on the menu’ in China

Government urged to prioritise putting Irish beef ‘back on the menu’ in China

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Charlie McConalogue and the government have been called on to “now redouble their...

March 24, 2021

Dairy farmers threaten to leave IFA over controversial milk advert

Dairy farmers threaten to leave IFA over controversial milk advert

Dozens of farmers whose milk supplies supermarkets Aldi and Lidl, have threatened to leave the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) over...

March 24, 2021

Legislative changes sought for debt secured by farmland

Legislative changes sought for debt secured by farmland

Debt secured by farmland should be considered relevant debt under personal insolvency legislation – which is vital in “rebalancing the...

March 24, 2021

Spring lamb prices on the rise with ‘quotes up to €7.80/kg offered’

Spring lamb prices on the rise with ‘quotes up to €7.80/kg offered’

Easter and spring lamb production should get a premium price as demand for hoggets and lambs will strengthen over the...

March 23, 2021

Calls for veterinary medicine rules to be aligned north and south

Calls for veterinary medicine rules to be aligned north and south

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Charlie McConalogue has been called on to ensure that rules on the prescription...

March 23, 2021