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ICMSA AGM WINNER OF THE Mullinahone prize

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Winners of the Campion Insurance Hamper at the ICMSA AGM Joan & Michael Riordan

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ICMSA 2019 Annual General Meeting


ICMSA 2019 Annual General Meeting South Court Hotel, Raheen , Limerick. Friday, 29 November 2019, 10.30am.   Discussion: Calf Welfare – Protecting our social licence and creating value. Joe Burke,Bord Bia LauraBoyle, Teagasc Martin Ryan, Head of Glanbia Beef Conor Geraghty, Veterinary Ireland Is the era of cheap food over? …

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ICMSA say ‘drill-down’ into EPA Report shows progress made


The GHG inventories issued by EPA highlight a rise in emissions for the agriculture but they also show obvious changes that are occurring at farm level.   “The devil – and the progress made- is in the detail and it’s necessary to ‘drill-down’ to see the areas where progress is…

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ICMSA say Brexit agreement must result in “energy, determination and positivity” being brought back to our farming and food


The President of ICMSA, Mr. Pat McCormack, has said that the Brexit Agreement reached between the EU and UK has to be welcomed and the challenge now must to get this deal approved by the House of Commons and allow a new atmosphere of certainty and positivity to replace the…

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ICMSA Propose Scheme for Sustainable Beef Production


Commenting on the possibility of Government support for farmers rearing animals from the dairy herd for beef, the President of ICMSA said that his organisation would welcome this support: “Over 50% of all the beef in the country originates in the dairy herd and it is a sector that requires…

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ICMSA say farmers will be “profoundly disappointed” with Budget 2020


The President of ICMSA, Mr. Pat McCormack said that Budget 2020 would come as a profound disappointment to farmers in general and stated that there was no sense of urgency being communicated around the threat facing Irish farming at this time. He said that the Government has simply washed its…

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ICMSA President says we need threatened US tariffs “like a hole-in-the-head”


Commenting following the announcement that the US is set to impose tariffs on a range of Irish food products including butter, cheese, dairy-based liqueurs and pork, the President of ICMSA, Pat McCormack, said that the imposition of tariffs at any time would be a matter of regret requiring a degree…

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ICMSA Local Meetings 7th to 10th October 2019


  ICMSA Bantry Area AGM Venue:   The Maritime Hotel, Bantry.  Date & Time:   Monday 7 October 2019 at 8.30pm The Meeting will be addressed by Paul Smyth ICMSA Policy Officer Queries: Barry O’Keeffe Area Development Officer 087-1622049. ________________________________ ICMSA Ballyjamesduff Area AGM Venue:  The Crover House Hotel, Lough…

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Milk Price Movements Need To Reflect Marketplace – ICMSA.


The rally evident in the latest spot prices have been cited by ICMSA Dairy Committee Chairperson, Mr. Gerald Quain as further evidence of what he called the price “sleight-of-hand” that was employed by the processors and Co-ops in setting their price for August milk.   Mr. Quain said that it was…

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