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Milk Policy

ICMSA will attend reconvened beef talks but call for last week’s ‘spec proposal’ to be implemented immediately

2019-08-27

Citing the huge concern amongst farmers on the question of beef prices, the President of ICMSA has indicated that his association would be willing to be part of the reconvened beef talks. Mr. Pat McCormack said that against the looming threat of Brexit and very poor beef prices, farmer frustrations…

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ICMSA say results of talks will not lead to price rise “but some positive developments”

2019-08-22

Commenting on the conclusion of the beef crisis talks, the President of ICMSA, Pat McCormack, said that while he was very disappointed that there was no positive news in relation to the price of beef arising from the talks, he did welcome a number of technical changes that have the…

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ICMSA say difference between top and bottom 2019 milk prices already over €8000 “so far”

2019-08-22

Following the latest announcements of July milk prices, ICMSA’s Dairy Committee Chairperson, Ger Quain, has stated that he believes that there is now a two-tier milk price system at play in the Irish market. The prices announced for the month of July have made this very obvious as there is…

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Leading renewable energy show returns with dedicated farm diversification advice 

2019-08-20

Energy Now Expo Ireland is boosting its offering by including a Rural Business Expo, to showcase expert farm diversification advice. The pioneering event for farmers and landowners has announced that it’s rebranding as ‘Energy and Rural Business Show Ireland’. Run in association with Teagasc, and various farming organisations and taking…

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SBLAS

NEWS: “No-one asking the Minister to ‘set’ beef prices

2019-08-12

“No-one asking the Minister to ‘set’ beef prices – but he must review “utterly dysfunctional” beef trade

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Beef

NEWS: ICMSA reiterate that Eradication must be focus of TB Programme

2019-08-09

The Deputy President of ICMSA has reiterated his organisation’s determination to keep the focus on eradicating TB and he expressed concern about what he described as “repeated efforts” to move away from that primary focus.

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Taxes

NEWS: Mercosur

2019-08-09

– The goalposts weren’t ‘moved’, they’ve been burned One of the complaints that you’ll hear most commonly cited by farmers is that ‘the goalposts have been moved’. This refers to the practice of changing regulations, requirements, targets or stipulations of a policy or ambition after those have been set and…

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NEWS: ICMSA question idea that retailers make no profit on beef

2019-08-08

The Chairperson of ICMSA’s Livestock Committee has said that farmers would be “very sceptical indeed” of Professor Damien McLoughlin’s belief that retailers and processors were operating on wafer-thin margins or no margins at all where beef is being used to generate retail footfall.

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Tuberculosis

NEWS: ICMSA Welcome Agriculture Oireachtas Committee Report

2019-07-05

– “Must Not Gather Dust” Speaking following the publication of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Agriculture, Food & Marine report’s on “The future of the Beef Sector in the context of Food Wise 2025”, the President of ICMSA welcomed the report and said that it contained some useful recommendations that…

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NEWS: A MESSAGE TO THE PROCESSORS WHO UNDERPAY ON BASE PRICE AND THEN ‘TOP-UP’ WITH A BONUS

2019-06-10

– YOU’RE NOT FOOLING US! It is that time of the year when dairy farmers would be normally be expecting to be enjoying the fruits of their Summer and preparing for the Winter ahead. Bills incurred during the Spring will be paid back with the expectation that all fodder would…

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