Minister Must Treat Fodder Crises As National Emergency – IFA

With a further Met Eireann yellow alert situation today, we are in now an emergency situation on fodder and Minister Creed has to implement further measures to support farmers immediately, IFA President Joe Healy has said.   He said the fodder import scheme announced by Minister Creed yesterday evening must be open to all co-ops, […]

Beef Prices Need To Rise For Winter Finishers

IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods has said cattle prices need to rise a lot more in order to leave a positive return for winter finishers. At current low prices, finishers are in loss-making territory.   Angus Woods said this week factories are paying a base price of €3.95 for steers and €4.05 for heifers. […]

Stay Safe With Livestock

The Farm Safety Week team is challenging farmers to think about improving livestock handling systems to make them safer and more efficient.   Many farmers never stop to consider why animals behave as they do and, more importantly, what this behaviour could mean to their personal safety. Animal-handling practices are often learned from watching others […]