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Low Cost Loans available for farmers in early 2017

Facebook Twitter Gmail WhatsApp ViberLOW COST LOANS A POSITIVE FOR FARMING EARLY IN 2017 – JOE HEALY IFA President Joe Healy has welcomed today’s launch of the Agriculture Cashflow Support Loan Scheme by Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed. Joe Healy said, “IFA campaigned strongly throughout 2016 for lower cost credit to be made available to the farming sector, particularly where ...

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FARM ASSIST TO AUTOMATICALLY APPLY IN MARCH

Facebook Twitter Gmail WhatsApp ViberIFA Rural Development Chairman Joe Brady has welcomed the announcement by Minister for Social Protection Leo Varadkar, that the Farm Assist income and child disregards reintroduced in last October’s Budget, will automatically apply to all recipients of the scheme from the 8th March next. Joe Brady said the reversal of previous Budgets decision on the disregards ...

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5 WAYS BELOW COST SELLING HITS VEGETABLE PRODUCERS

Facebook Twitter Gmail WhatsApp ViberWhile promotions have always been a part of retail sales, the practice of below cost sales has brought a new and potentially terminal threat to the Irish fruit and vegetable sector. Vegetable growers cannot continue in an environment where their produce is constantly being used by retailers as ‘loss leaders’ and being offered to consumers for ...

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Factories hitting sheep farmers with lower prices

Facebook Twitter Gmail WhatsApp ViberSHEEP FARMERS FRUSTRATED WITH FACTORIES ON PRICE, WEIGHTS AND CLIPPING CHARGES – IFA IFA National Sheep Committee Chairman John Lynskey said sheep farmers are getting very frustrated with the meat factories over their imposition of unfair clipping charges and their attempts to impose restrictive carcase weights. In addition, he said all sorts of moves are being ...

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BEEF TRADE STEADY WITH FINISHERS NEGOTIATING DEALS

Facebook Twitter Gmail WhatsApp ViberBEEF TRADE STEADY WITH FINISHERS NEGOTIATING DEALS – IFA IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said the cattle trade is steady, with supply/demand finely balanced and finishers digging in hard and negotiating deals above the base price of €3.80 for steers and €3.90 for heifers. Angus Woods said some cattle are moving today above these prices ...

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Bird Flu found in Tipperary

Facebook Twitter Gmail WhatsApp ViberThe Department of Agricultutr has confirmed the second case of avian flu in Ireland in 2017. The H5N8 strain of avian influenza or bird flu was confirmed in the last week in a swan in Borrisokane, Co Tipperary. It’s the third case detected in wild birds in Ireland since the current outbreak of H5N8 began in ...

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IFA Slams Sheep Factories for imposing new charges

Facebook Twitter Gmail WhatsApp ViberIFA OUTLINES STRONG OBJECTION TO UNFAIR FACTORY CLIPPING CHARGES ON LAMBS IFA National Sheep Committee Chairman John Lynskey said the move by the two major lamb factory groups to impose clipping charges across the board on all lambs under the cover of the clean livestock policy is totally wrong. He said factories are taking advantage of ...

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US Vulture Funds snapping up Irish Farms

Facebook Twitter Gmail WhatsApp ViberRural Ireland must not become a carcass for US Vulture Funds Independent TD Mattie McGrath has expressed his deep concern at reports that US based Cerberus Capital Management is set to ramp up repossessions of several hundred farms in rural Ireland. Deputy McGrath was speaking after the Irish Independent Farming Section broke the news that that ...

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Beef Trade Finely Balanced As Farmers Demand Price Increase

Facebook Twitter Gmail WhatsApp ViberIFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said the beef trade is finely balanced. He said the full sale and clear out of the chills during the holiday period has left a strong demand for in-spec stock. In addition he said the strong demand for cows indicates in-spec prime cattle are scarce and factories need the numbers ...

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All GLAS Payments must now be made

Facebook Twitter Gmail WhatsApp ViberIFA Rural Development Chairman, Joe Brady has called on Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed to ensure that all 10,000 farmers awaiting GLAS payments receive those payments immediately. Joe Brady said many of these farmers have incurred significant costs in compliance with the scheme through a combination of planner fees and actions to comply. Farmers are significantly ...

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