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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Healy Welcomes EU Commission Move To Review Fertiliser Anit-Dumping Measures

IFA President Joe Healy has welcomed the publication by the EU Commission of a “Notice of initiation of a partial interim review of the anti-dumping measures applicable to imports of ammonium nitrate originating in Russia”. Mr Healy said, “IFA spearheaded an international campaign over the last two years highlighting the dysfunctionality of the EU’s fertiliser […]

IFA Launches ‘Secure Summer’ Campaign To Tackle Rural Crime

Launching a new campaign to increase security awareness among farmers, IFA National Treasurer Jer Bergin stressed the importance of being safety conscious and marking and securing property to reduce the chance of a theft occurring.   Jer Bergin said, “Marking your property, photographing it, and making an inventory will, firstly, go a long way towards […]

Farmers Resisting Beef Price Pressure – IFA

IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said farmers are strongly resisting unnecessary pressure from the factories this week on cattle prices.   He said the base price for steers is generally €4.00/kg with some deals at €4.05/kg and some factories trying to offer less. On heifers, he said the general base price is €4.10/kg but […]

IFA Calls On Factories To Stabilise Lamb Prices

IFA National Sheep Chairman John Lynskey has said the lamb factories need to stabilise prices and avoid any further undermining of the trade. He said the price cuts of the last 10 days have gone way too far and are inflicting unnecessary income pressure on sheep farms.   John Lynskey said in the last week […]

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