Updated: 05/04/17 : 12:16:11
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IFA LAUNCHES FRAMEWORK FOR NEGOTIATIONS WITH VULTURE FUNDS

IFA President Joe Healy today (Wed) announced the key principles the Association will apply [...]  Read More...

Updated: 05/04/17 : 12:19:44
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CO-OPS CAN STILL DELIVER 33C/L BEFORE PEAK AS GDT UP 1.6% – O’LEARY

Speaking after last week’s meeting of the IFA National Dairy Committee, Chairman Sean O’Leary said the Committee were clear that co-ops still need to focus on increasing milk prices before peak, in order to deliver the 33c/l average some industry leaders have predicted for 2017, and the Committee would lobby co-op board [...]  Read More...

Updated: 06/04/17 : 13:33:06
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CATTLE PRISES RISING TO MEET STRONG MARKET DEMAND - IFA

IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods has said cattle prices are rising strongly with the base for steers at €4.00/kg and €4.10/kg for heifers, and top base prices of €4.15/€4.18 paid in deals with additional benefits on transport and clipping. He said young bulls are making €4.05 flat for Us and [...]  Read More...

Updated: 28/03/17 : 14:45:01
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Fianna Fáil must review hedge cutting proposal - IFA

IFA’s Environment Chairman Thomas Cooney and Rural Development Chairman Joe Brady met with Fianna Fáil’s Heritage spokesperson Niamh Smyth today and emphasised the need to review the party’s proposal to limit the hedge-cutting pilot project to roadside hedges.Thomas Cooney said, “Government is proposing a two-year pilot project, to inform future policy decisions around hedge-cutting and gorse burning. However, it is being portrayed as a [...]  Read More...

Updated: 28/03/17 : 14:40:38
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Scarcity of lambs sees prices rise

IFA National Sheep Chairman John Lynskey has said lambs are very scarce this week and factories are finding it very difficult to get adequate numbers.  He said factories are having to increase prices from their quotes of [...]  Read More...