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The country is in the midst of the Covid-19 (coronavirus) outbreak. How are farming and agricultural stakeholders responding to the crisis? On Monday, April 6, the Department of Health reported that 370 new cases of Covid-19 had been ...
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On Friday last, April 3, the news broke that beef-processing giant ABP has supplied 400t of Polish beef to Sainsbury and Asda in the UK. This development has been blasted by farm organisations here in Ireland, at a time ...
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Co-op board members have been called on to “do everything they can” to hold the March milk price at February levels by the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA). In an appeal to boards ...
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Dairy Industry Ireland (DII) has criticised the lack of progress being made in terms of market supports for the dairy sector from the EU in recent days. Commenting, DII director Conor Mulvihill said that supports such as ...
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Last updated on Monday, April 6 (marts) It has been announced that livestock marts across the country can reopen – albeit to offer restricted ‘essential services’ only, as outlined by the Department ...
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The Government has been urged to “look on farmers sympathetically” when they apply for Covid-19-related social welfare payments. Independent Kerry TD Danny Healy-Rae highlighted in the Dáil last week that he ...
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By Carol Nolan, independent TD (for Laois-Offaly) The Government’s ‘Just Transition’ strategy, with its clear priority on achieving the greatest levels of decarbonisation possible, is going to have a profound ...
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Roundwood Livestock Limited – which is based in Co. Wicklow – has secured a contract with the Algerian government to supply 12,000 live bulls and steers, it has been confirmed. The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed, welcomed the ...
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The European Commission will increase advances of direct payments and “simplify certain administrative requirements for farmers” as part of new measures to support EU food production, according to European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen. In a statement ...
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Farmers in parts of England say they have been asked to dump their milk as processors struggle to work through their supply. Taking to social media, one farmer based in Kent said she had to dump 11,500L from her bulk ...
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Animal feed sales have seen an increase of up to 15 and 20% on last year’s figures in recent weeks, particularly for the second half of the month of March, feed merchants and agribusinesses are reporting. AgriLand spoke to ...
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In lreland, farmers have 2.56 million breeding ewes. If you add in ewe lambs and fallen sheep, at a guess I would say we only have 3.2 million or so sheep to sell. If Bord Bia and ...
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MEPs are urging the European Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development to “act now” to protect agriculture from the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. Speaking to AgriLand, Irish MEP Mairead McGuinness stressed the importance of ...
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By Dr. Declan O Connor, Department of Mathematics, Cork Institute of Technology Irish milk deliveries to processors have increased by more than 40% since the removal of milk quotas in 2015. In order ...
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All Glanbia Ireland facilities continue to operate to their planned capacity levels for this time of year, the dairy giant has confirmed in an update on the coronavirus situation today, Monday, April 6. Current weekly milk supply is around 70 ...
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