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The Chairperson of ICMSA’s Dairy Committee, Mr. Gerald Quain, has welcome the decision of Lakeland Dairies to increase its milk price to 30 cents per litre which is in line with market returns. The reality is that dairy markets have recovered from the Covid-19 shock and the minimum milk price…Read More
Responding to the announcement today (Friday, 10 July) by the President of the European Council in relation to Covid-19 Recovery Fund, the President of ICMSA, Mr. Pat McCormack said ICMSA welcomed the inclusion of a proposed €5billion Brexit Reserve Fund which is absolutely essential in the context of the next…Read More
Speaking following a meeting with the new Minister for Agriculture, Food & Marine, Mr. Barry Cowen on the key priorities facing the agriculture sector, the President of ICMSA, Mr. Pat McCormack said, that ICMSA impressed on the Minister the need for sustainable farm incomes to be delivered and to be…Read More
Speaking following the latest auction in the Global Dairy Trade, Mr. Gerald Quain, ICMSA Dairy Committee Chairperson has said that the increase of 8.3% is very significant and vindicates ICMSA’s view that there is significant positive momentum in the dairy market at present. It also shows that price increases must…Read More
The Chairperson of ICMSA’s Livestock Committee has said that he had “no doubt” that factories should be paying more than they are at present for cattle: “The number of finished cattle will tighten going forward. As of 1 May 2020, the number of male cattle over 12 months of age is…Read More
The Chairperson of ICMSA’s Dairy Committee has stated that dairy markets have again moved forward during June with all the statistics pointing to improved returns from the marketplace and, on that basis, all Co-ops should be at least paying 30 cents per litre for milk supplied in June. Ger Quain…Read More
The President of ICMSA has said that the announcement by Tesco that the sales of steaks in their outlets had “rocketed” by 40% during the COVID lockdown was very interesting but not for the reason that Tesco imagined. Mr. Pat McCormack said that no single piece of data illustrated…Read More
Reacting to the announcement of Barry Cowen as Minister for Agriculture, Food & the Marine, the President of ICMSA said that farmers would be reassured by the appointment of someone widely recognised as having a knowledge of, and sympathy with, the farm families of Ireland. Pat McCormack said that it was…Read More
Speaking following the latest meeting of the Beef Taskforce, the President of ICMSA, Pat McCormack, said that on the basis of the presentation by an Bord Bia on the beef market outlook, the cattle number situation in the second half of 2020 is certainly grounds for optimism for beef producers. According…Read More
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