Updated: 12/04/16 : 12:07:18
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No Mercusor for beef deal acceptable insists MEP

The €28 billion trade surplus for chemicals and machinery between the EU and the Mercusor countries of Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay indicates why EU countries with strong involvement in these sectors are prepared to sacrifice EU beef producers to maintain their export supremacy on industrial goods.Warning about an impending offer by the EU to the Mercusor countries that could seriously undermine Ireland’s beef sector, Independent MEP [...]  Read More...

Updated: 28/04/16 : 11:21:28
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Lambing and Calving Season: Avoid infection

Contact with lambs and calves can lead to a number of serious infections at this time of year such as Cryptosporidiosis, Listeria etc.  If you are in contact with young animals please ensure that you wash you hands afterwards to prevent infection and also wash your hands if you come into contact with clothing that has become contaminated during contact with young animals.  Dr Anthony Breslin, Specialist in Communicable [...]  Read More...

Updated: 28/04/16 : 11:28:38
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Search for nation's top dairy farm underway

The competition to identify and reward the country’s top dairy farm has opened for 2016, with dairy co-ops throughout the country invited to nominate their top milk suppliers for the NDC & Kerrygold Quality Milk Awards, before the closing date of Friday 13th May, 2016.“Irish dairy produce has a superb reputation for quality in global markets,” said Jeanne Kelly, Kerrygold spokesperson.  “In Ireland, many of us take it for [...]  Read More...

Updated: 28/04/16 : 11:43:37
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IRISH SHELLFISH SECTOR DEMANDS SEA-CHANGE

Farmers of oysters, mussels and other shellfish will converge at an IFA conference in Athlone on May 19th to discuss issues affecting this rapidly developing export-driven food industry with a growing domestic market that employs hundreds of coastal inhabitants and generates economic development in peripheral areas. Irish Shellfish Association Chairman, Jerry Gallagher, said the new government has a lot to do to implement the national [...]  Read More...

Updated: 05/04/16 : 05:51:28
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Tide is turning on cattle prices

IFA National Livestock Chairman Henry Burns said the tide is turning on cattle prices with supplies tightening rapidly and factories increasing prices to get numbers. He said prices have moved on with some deals of €4.00 base on steers and €4.10 base on heifers paid for this week. Henry Burns said feeders needed to dig in hard and demand a strong price increase at this stage. In general, he said the base [...]  Read More...