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ICMSA predict factory’s Spring throughput to drop significantly as farmers opt to finish on grass

2022-11-29

The Chairperson of ICMSA’s Livestock Committee, Des Morrison, said that he expects farmer beef prices to move upwards substantially towards par with European Benchmark which we are currently lag significantly. Predicting that the high prices will continue into 2023, Mr Morrison said that many finishers are wary of soring input…

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ICMSA point to “Unbridgeable Credibility Gap” in Govt Agri-Climate Policy

2022-11-23

 The President of ICMSA has said that under the current circumstances, it is almost impossible for ICMSA to ‘sign-on’ to both the Dairy Vision Group and the Beef & Sheep Vision Group proposals.    Mr. Pat McCormack said that there was what he called “an unbridgeable credibility gap” between the detail…

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Increased TB Compensation Rates Need To Be Applied Immediately – ICMSA

2022-10-28

Speaking following the latest Financial TB Working Group Meeting, Mr. Des Morrison, Chairperson of the ICMSA Livestock Committee stated that the Income Supplement increases on the table from the Department of Agriculture Food and the Marine are welcome and will certainly improve the financial situation for those impacted by the…

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Suspend Nitrates Cow Banding For 2023.  –  ICMSA.

2022-10-27

The President of ICMSA, Mr. Pat McCormack has today called on the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage and the Minister for Agriculture, Food & Marine to suspend the Nitrates Cow Banding proposal for 2023 because it is quite clear that the system is not sufficiently prepared to implement…

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ICMSA Reminds Farmers Of Closing Date For Submission Of Weights Under Dairy Beef Calf Scheme.

2022-10-27

The deadline for submitting calf weights under the Dairy Beef Calf Scheme is fast approaching and the Chairperson of ICMSA’s Livestock Committee, Mr. Des Morrison advised farmers who have applied for this scheme to ensure that the calves are weighed and the weights submitted to ICBF by 5.30pm on Tuesday…

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Absence of Government Support A Major Stumbling Block – ICMSA.

2022-10-25

Commenting on the publication of the Dairy Vision Report on climate measures that can be taken in the agriculture sector, the President of ICMSA, Mr. Pat McCormack said, that Irish farmers are ready to play their part in climate action but be very clear, we will not be made fools…

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ICMSA will be at the National Dairy Show Space C6 – Fri 21st and Sat 22 October 2022

2022-10-20
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ICMSA say Food Vision premised on a “completely false either/or between commercial farming and sustainability”

2022-10-13

Speaking from the Food Vision 2030 event held in Dublin Castle today, the President of ICMSA, Pat McCormack, said that the event perfectly illustrated what he called the Government’s fundamental misapprehension of the role and structure of Ireland’s farming and agri-food sector. Noting the ‘vision’ set out in the Government’s…

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ICMSA Chairperson says Irish beef processors “hiding behind fall in Sterling” to cut farmer prices

2022-10-13

 Speaking after attending the most recent Bord Bia meeting, at which “frank and unvarnished opinions” were expressed on the issue of falling beef prices, ICMSA’s Livestock Chairperson, Des Morrison, said that his association did not accept that pressure on Sterling and the collapse of economic confidence in the UK was…

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Tanaiste told ACRES “Actively excludes the very farms needed for environmental policy to work”

2022-10-06

At a meeting with the Tanaiste today (Wednesday 5 Oct), ICMSA Deputy President, Denis Drennan, called for the Government’s policy on farming and agri-emissions to “reach out” to commercial family farms and cease what he called the useless and regressive ‘either/or’ approach between organic and commercial. Mr. Drennan explained that…

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