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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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Cows in field

NEWS: GOVERNMENT MUST FACE UP TO FODDER FACTS

2019-06-10

Pat McCormack, President, ICMSA I write this the day after attending Virginia Show (congratulations to all involved) and Minister Creed’s announcement of a fodder subsidy scheme of some €4.25 million, a move which will not – on its own – be anywhere near sufficient to deal with a challenge that…

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