Updated: 16/02/18 : 07:06:19
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IFA & Coillte meet on farm partnerships

The IFA National Farm Forestry Committee met with representatives from Coillte in the Irish Farm Centre this week to discuss issues that were affecting farmers with farm partnership agreements.IFA National Farm Forestry Chairman Pat Collins said it was a constructive meeting to address farmers’ concerns and to ensure better communication with their farmer partners. “There was genuine engagement from Coillte and a commitment to [...]  Read More...

Updated: 16/02/18 : 07:11:50
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More bite in cattle trade at factories

IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said there was more bite in cattle prices this week at the factories with a base price for steers of €3.95/kg more common and €4.05/kg for heifers. He said farmers with fit quality cattle were negotiating higher prices off the old base of €3.90 and €4.00/kg. Angus Woods said the weekly kill was less than 35,000 adult cattle and it was clear demand in the market place was picking up from the [...]  Read More...

Updated: 16/02/18 : 07:18:48
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Brexit report findings stark but not surprising

IFA President Joe Healy has said the findings of a report published today by Minister Heather Humphreys, examining the impact of Brexit on Ireland’s trade and economy, are very stark for farming and food in Ireland.The IFA President said, "We are not surprised to see that our sector faces such a catastrophic outcome in the event of a hard Brexit. The severe impact across the board is something IFA has raised at all political levels since [...]  Read More...

Updated: 16/02/18 : 06:57:22
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Increase in pig price fully justified - IFA

Chairman of IFA Pigs Committee Tom Hogan has said the pig price must rise over the coming days and weeks and this rise is fully justified. Tom Hogan called on processors to reflect the major improvements in pigmeat trade with increased producer prices this week. He said, “A number of factors provide justification for a significant price increase, including a stronger export trade, with Asian and the important Chinese market in [...]  Read More...

Updated: 16/02/18 : 07:00:48
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IFA demands sensible approach on clean sheep policy

IFA National Sheep Chairman Sean Dennehy met with Agriculture Minister Michael Creed this week and highlighted the “over the top” implementation of the Clean Sheep policy at factory level. Sean Dennehy said, “We made it very clear to the Minister that some Department officials have adopted an overzealous approach to the Clean Sheep Policy. This has dragged the policy into disrepute and has led to growing disruption of normal selling and [...]  Read More...