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Co-ops must leverage improved returns

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The Irish Farmers' Association (IFA) has called on co-op boards meeting within the next week to consider May milk prices, to leverage the improved market returns of the last number of weeks to ensure that the totality of the April payout is maintained for May milk supplies.

Minister Creed pays tribute to Joey Murrin

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Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed, has paid tribute to Joey Murrin, a major figure in the Irish fishing industry, who died at the weekend. Mr Murrin retired in 2000 as chief executive of the Killybegs Fishermen’s Organisation. He previously served as chairman of the Irish Fishermen's Organisation and as chairman and as a director of Bord Iascaigh Mhara.

Cattle prices increase again – IFA

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Irish Farmers' Association (IFA) national livestock chairman Angus Woods said cattle prices are continuing to drive forward, with higher base prices of €4.25/kg for steers and €4.35/kg for heifers being paid this week. He said demand remains very strong and, as supplies tighten, prices continue to increase.