IFA Presses Minister Ring For Increase In Number Of Walks In Scheme

IFA President Joe Healy has impressed on Minister for Rural and Community Affairs Michael Ring the need to increase the number of walks covered by the Walks Scheme from 40 to 80, and to increase the funding from €2m to €4m.   At a meeting last week, the IFA President reminded the Minister that this […]

IFA Writes To Co-ops To Keep Supporting April Milk Price

IFA National Dairy Chairman Tom Phelan wrote to all co-ops Chairmen and CEOs on behalf of the Committee, which met on Monday.   The letter, which the Committee requested be read at the next board meeting, expressed appreciation of the support provided thus far by most co-ops, but stressed that the crisis is not over yet, […]

Taoiseach Has To Make CAP Budget His ‘Red Line’ Issue – IFA

Reacting to the EU Commission’s proposals on the next EU Budget, IFA President Joe Healy said Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has a big political challenge on his hands, and an increased CAP Budget for Irish farmers has to be a red line issue for him in the negotiations. He says this morning’s proposal from Commissioner Oettinger […]

Cattle Price On The Increase

IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said the cattle trade is stronger again with prices moving ahead by 5c to 10c/kg, depending on location and also on the category of livestock.   He said the base price for steers has now moved up to €4.05/4.10/kg and for heifers to €4.15/4.20/kg. He said the higher prices […]

IFA Says Government Must Be Resolute On Cap Budget

With draft details emerging as to the shape of the next CAP, IFA President Joe Healy said the Irish Government and Commissioner Hogan must be resolute and “fight like hell” to secure an increase in  the CAP Budget as part of the MFF negotiations on the EU Budget in Brussels next week.   He said […]

IFA Ramps Up Campaign Against Forced Farm Sales By Vulture Funds

The Irish Farmers Association has announced a significant escalation in its campaign against vulture funds trying to force farm families to sell their farms to settle debts.   At a briefing in Dublin today (Wed), IFA President Joe Healy said IFA would oppose any forced sale of farms by vulture funds where the farmer is […]

Commissioner Hogan Must Fight To Secure CAP Budget Increase – Healy

Addressing a crowd of over 700 farmers in Kilkenny this evening, IFA President Joe Healy said there must be an increase in the next CAP Budget to improve farm incomes, to reflect inflation and to fill the hole left by Brexit.   The IFA President issued a strong message to the Agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan: […]

Dairy Farmers Will Continue To Need Co-Op Support – IFA

IFA National Dairy Committee Chairman Tom Phelan has said farmers appreciate the efforts made by the majority of co-ops this month to hold the March pay-out, though co-ops in many cases made significant cuts to the base price.   He said that poor production conditions continue, with fodder remaining scarce, and grazing still patchy as […]

Farmers Should Appeal Penalties For Burnt Land – IFA

IFA Hill Committee Chairman Flor McCarthy has said farmers who have had penalties imposed on land burnt in 2017 should appeal to the Agricultural Appeals Office.   He said IFA is insisting that no farmer should be penalised unless the Department of Agriculture can categorically prove that the farmer in question is responsible for the […]

Beef Prices Stronger – IFA

IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said the beef trade is stronger this week with cattle prices continuing to rise and some factories paying top base prices of €4.10/kg for steers and €4.20/kg for heifers.   Angus Woods said cattle prices are continuing to rise, up 5c/kg in the last week. He said some factories […]

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