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The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, and Donegal T.D., Charlie McConalogue, will continue his Common Agriculture Policy (CAP) consultation tour in Donegal on Friday. The Minister will speak at Raphoe Mart at 2pm and Carndonagh Mart at 7pm. The Minister plans to visit every county to meet with…

It’s been revealed that there was at least one instance of UK beef being labelled as of Irish origin. The IFA Vice Chair of the National Sheep Committee, Kevin Comiskey says even just once instance is not acceptable. Following a Freedom of Information request, Cavan/Monaghan TD, Matt Carthy is calling…

There is more positive news on beef prices this week. IFA Livestock Chairman Brendan Golden claims that prices on offer to farmers have risen a further 5c/kg this week. Steers are making €4.15/kg to €4.25/kg; heifers €4.20 to €4.30/kg; cows are starting at €3.40/kg for P grades with flat prices…

IFA members were among those that launched a new campaign this week calling for coupled payments for suckler cow and ewe farmers. The campaign was launched earlier this week outside the headquarters of the IFA in Dublin as officials were engaged in lobbying politicians ahead of the vote on the…

Various Irish farming organisation are expressing concern this evening with the proposed trade deal between the UK and Australia. It’s been claimed that the deal sets a perilous precedent and is very concerning for Irish beef farmers. The IFA President Tim Cullinan says: “Apart from the extra checks that will…

The IFA will hold a nationwide rally on Friday next to highlight the importance of commercial farming to the rural economy. It will be the first large scale demonstration by IFA since the pandemic. Farmers will gather in county towns across the country to warn against the dangers in the…