Farmers to challenge co-ops on milk price let down


Following the November meeting of the IFA National Dairy Committee, its chairman, Tom Phelan said members are angered by co-ops’ continued lagging behind European milk prices and dairy returns. Irish farmers are being let down by their co-ops when market returns, as evidenced by the Ornua PPI and other European indicators, fully justified prices at least 2c/L above Irish milk prices.

Farmers encouraged to vote for next IFA president


Voting to elect the 16th president of the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) will get underway in IFA branches across the country next Monday and will conclude on Friday, December 13. John Coughlan from the Buttevant branch in north Cork, Tim Cullinan from the Toomevara branch in north Tipperary and Angus Woods from the Barndarrig branch in Wicklow are all running for the position. IFA deputy president candidates are Thomas Cooney from the Laragh branch in Cavan and Brian Rushe from the Carbury/Cadamstown branch in Kildare.