Lamb Supplies Tighter – IFA

IFA National Sheep Committee Chairman John Lynskey said lambs are a bit tighter at the factories this week, and with sterling back at 88p/€, the influx and influence of Northern lamb imports will be less.   He said factories are looking for stock and paying from €4.70 to €4.80/kg with top-ups for groups and larger […]

Cattle Supplies Tighter As Beef Demand Remains Very Strong – IFA

IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said the beef trade is steady this week with the base price for steers at €3.80/kg and heifers making €3.90/kg. He said finished supplies are definitely tightening and demand remains very strong with some reports of top prices of €3.85 and €3.95/kg.   In our main export market, the […]

Make Savings Through Smart Farming At National Ploughing Championships

All farmers are invited to visit the Smart Farming Team at the IFA Stand during the National Ploughing Championships next week to find out how they could make savings of up to €5,000 thorough the cost savings programme. IFA Environment Chairman Thomas Cooney said the programme offers an important double dividend, with the potential to […]

Offaly Dealer Launches New Amazone Catros Compact Disc Harrow

Birr farm machinery dealer Tom Shaw – authorised representative for the Farmhand range of equipment – has announced the arrival into its showroom of the all-new Amazone Catros 3003 compact disc harrow.   Selling at a price EUR2,500 below the existing Catros 3001 – the new 3003 is designed for shallow and intensively mixing soil tillage and […]

IFA Meets Agricultural Development Board On Brexit Impact For Sheep

IFA National Sheep Chairman John Lynskey said the lamb trade has settled this week with supplies back following the Eid festival, and factories are paying €4.85 to €4.95/kg to get lambs.   He said top prices of up to €5.00/kg were paid. On weights, he said more farmers were securing weights to 22kgs and a […]

Another Big Lamb Sale This Week – IFA

IFA National Sheep Chairman John Lynskey said he expects another big kill of lambs at the factories again for the Eid Muslim festival on September 2nd.   John Lynskey said factories are buying strongly over the weekend and in the early part of the week paying €5.00/kg.  

UK Customs Proposals Very Negative For Irish Agriculture – IFA

IFA President Joe Healy has said the UK’s insistence on leaving the customs union and pursuing an independent trade policy amount to a hard Brexit and is potentially very negative for Irish agriculture and the value of our agri-food exports.   The IFA President was commenting on the UK Government’s Position Paper on Future Customs […]

Learn about Energy in Agriculture Opportunities in Gurteen College

IFA Renewables Chairman James Murphy is encouraging all farmers to attend Energy in Agriculture 2017, taking place on August 22nd in Gurteen College, Tipperary.   James Murphy said the free event, which is Department of Agriculture Knowledge Transfer approved, will equip farmers with new information and ideas about the opportunities and issues that exist in the renewable […]

All Co-Ops Must Increase July Milk Price – IFA

IFA Dairy Chairman Sean O’Leary has called on co-ops to follow the lead set by Lakeland and Glanbia and increase their July milk price by at least 1c/l.   He said there is scope and justification for the increase based on current market returns and the positive market outlook.   Sean O’Leary said IFA has […]

Co-Ops Must Set The Lead On Grain Prices – Dunne

IFA National Grain Committee Chairman Liam Dunne said farmer-owned co-ops must step up to the mark and lead the way in setting sustainable grain, oilseed and protein prices for growers this harvest.   Mr Dunne said, “We are now heading into the fifth season of low grain prices, which will result in another year of […]

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