Ornua figures support call for milk-price lift, says IFA

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Ornua figures support call for milk-price lift says IFA

IFA National Dairy Committee chairman Sean O’Leary has said that an announced 3 points jump in the Ornua purchase price index (PPI) to 114.3 points, equivalent to 34.7c/L including VAT, shows that Irish trading contracts are catching up with the stronger September butterfat and cheese in EU Milk Market Observatory (MMO) and spot-price reports. 

Smart farming exceeds savings target by 74%

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The publication of the first Smart Farming progress report shows a significant overshoot of targets for improving farm returns and enhancing the environment, marking a very successful 12 months for the programme, according to the Irish Farmers' Association (IFA) which is leading this voluntary initiative in conjunction with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).