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POTATO MARKET

Despite the expected lull in potato sales for early January, demand is surprisingly strong. Many of the peeling companies in particular, on both sides...

EXPORT FIGURES SHOW THE PRICE PRESSURE THAT FARMERS ARE UNDER

Reacting to today’s export figures from Bord Bia, IFA President Joe Healy said the small decline in value underlines the price pressure on farmers. Joe...

IFA TO ROLL OUT PEER-TO-PEER FARM SAFETY LEARNING INITIATIVE IN 2019

Commenting on the figures released today by the Health & Safety Authority, IFA’s Health & Safety Executive William Shortall said 2019 would see the...

LIVE EXPORTS NEED TO DOUBLE FOR 2019 – IFA

IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said at current cattle price levels winter finishers are shipping major losses, which is not sustainable. He said...

IFA MUNSTER CAP/ANC JANUARY MEETINGS

The medium-term outlook for agriculture is very uncertain, not least as a result of policy and trade issues stemming from Brexit. 2019 is a...

VETERINARY IRELAND MUST GET BACK AROUND THE TABLE WITH THE DEPT...

IFA has called on Veterinary Ireland to cease their disruption of meat factories and to re-enter talks with the Department of Agriculture. The problem is...

SPRUCE BARK BEETLE STRATEGIC PLAN NEEDED IN RESPONSE TO POTENTIAL RISK...

IFA Farm Forestry Chairman, Vincent Nally said that he is concerned following the discovery of the eight toothed spruce bark beetle (Ips typographus) in...

FARMERS NEED URGENT COMMITMENT ON BREXIT SUPPORT – HEALY

  IFA President Joe Healy said the Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed must bring forward more detail in relation to his reported comments about EU...

FACTORY CATTLE PRICES UPDATE 2nd JANUARY

Check out the prices reported as quoted or paid to IFA members around the country this week. Steer base €3.75/kg. Heifers €3.85/kg. Some...

REGIONAL OPEN FARMER MEETINGS ON CAP CAMPAIGN

The medium-term outlook for agriculture is very uncertain, not least as a result of policy and trade issues stemming from Brexit. 2019 is a...