Updated: 06/09/17 : 07:31:34
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IFA insist GLAS payments must be made on time

IFA Rural Development Chairman, Joe Brady has told the Department of Agriculture that farmers will not tolerate delays to their GLAS payments for 2017, and expect that the problems encountered in the 2016 payment year are not repeated.At a meeting with the Department of Agriculture this week, Joe Brady said farmers in GLAS have already incurred significant costs of compliance and have paid planning fees, and they need payments to be made [...]  Read More...

Updated: 29/08/17 : 15:15:10
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Another big lamb sale this week

IFA National Sheep Chairman John Lynskey said he expects another big kill of lambs at the factories again this week for the Eid Muslim festival on September 2nd. John Lynskey said factories are buying strongly over the weekend and in the early part of the week paying [...]  Read More...

Updated: 29/08/17 : 15:19:48
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Govt must provide support to cope with Sterling changes

Speaking at the Iverk Show in Kilkenny at the weekend, IFA President Joe Healy called on the Government to support farmers through the difficulties caused by Sterling fluctuation as a result of Brexit uncertainty. [...]  Read More...

Updated: 30/08/17 : 11:56:30
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Dunnes and Aldi undermining sustainability of fresh milk producers

“Specialist liquid milk producers, like all primary producers of fresh food, depend on being able to make a reasonable income from the retail chain. This is something that is being recognised in Europe, with draft legislation on equity in the food chain expected next year, and French retailers currently agreeing to pass back increased wholesale prices to farmers,” IFA President Joe Healy said today (Wednesday). Mr Healy was leading a [...]  Read More...

Updated: 30/08/17 : 12:00:47
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Further milk price increases well justified

Commenting on the fact that Arla Foods have increased their September milk price by a further 1c/kg to 38.3c/kg (around 34.6c/l at 3.3%/3.6%) on the back of an increasingly severe global shortage of butterfat, as well as strongly rising demand, IFA National Dairy Chairman Sean O’Leary said he would expect Irish co-ops to continue increasing milk prices for August and later supplies. “With butter prices continuing to rise, returns from EU [...]  Read More...