Articles Tagged ‘Angus Woods’

Beef price increases as market demand returns


IFA national livestock chairman Angus Woods said the beef trade is driving on, with factories paying more to get cattle to meet strong Christmas demand. He said factories are paying up to €3.90 base on steers and €4.00/kg base on heifers is much more common.

Bord Bia agrees to new farmer-friendly audits


IFA national livestock chairman Angus Woods said the IFA has put forward proposals to Bord Bia for a new protocol on farm audits under the Sustainable Beef and Lamb Quality Assurance Scheme (SBLQAS).

Cattle supplies tighter and prices stronger - IFA


The Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) has said cattle supplies are tighter this week and prices are stronger, with agents reporting it much harder to get stock and having to pay 5c/kg more. IFA national livestock chairman Angus Woods said that the change in the weather, along with the calving and lambing season, has resulted in an extremely busy time for farmers.

Cattle trade remains strong – IFA


Irish Farmers' Association (IFA) national livestock chairman Angus Woods has said the cattle trade remains reasonably strong with the base price for steers at €4.15/kg and some top prices of €4.20 paid.

IFA launches economist's report on proposed ABP/Slaney deal


President of the Irish Farmers' Association (IFA) Joe Healy said an independent report commissioned by the IFA on the proposed ABP/Slaney meats deal raises “serious competition issues for farmers” which must be addressed by the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed, and the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC).

IFA meets Meat Industry Ireland on beef prices


The Irish Farmers' Association (IFA) has reported that president Joe Healy and national livestock chairman Angus Woods met with the chairman and senior officials from Meat Industry Ireland (MII), representing the meat factories in Portlaoise this week, to discuss factory price cuts.

IFA pushes case in Brussels for ban on Brazilian meat imports


IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods has met with Irish MEPs, senior officials in the EU Commission in DG Sante (Directorate General for Health and Food Safety), DG Agriculture, Commissioner Hogan’s cabinet and Committee of Professional Agricultural Organisations (COPA), to reiterate the IFA call for a ban on Brazilian meat imports.

More resources required for live-export trade

More resources are essential to assist the live-export trade on market access, said Irish Farmers' Association (IFA) National Livestock chairman, Angus Woods. 

“No effort can be spared to get the vitally important live-export trade to Turkey moving as soon as possible," he said, adding that the IFA is continuing to work with exporters and the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine to progress matters.

Second meeting for IFA and EU chief negotiator on Brexit


IFA president Joe Healy is meeting the EU’s chief negotiator on Brexit, Michel Barnier, in Dublin this morning (Thursday, May 11) at an event hosted by the EU Commission. This will be the second time Joe Healy has met Michel Barnier, following a meeting in Brussels last month.

Strong demand for manufacturing beef – IFA


The beef trade has strengthened this week, according to Irish Farmers' Association (IFA) national livestock chairman, Angus Woods, with some factories increasing quotes by 5c/kg.

Woods says cattle prices need to rise immediately


Speaking at the Irish Farmers' Association (IFA) AGM in Dublin this week, IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said cattle prices need to rise in order that winter finishers can avoid further losses and secure a margin on some cattle sold out of the sheds this spring. He said some finishers are securing a base of €4.05/kg on steers and €4.15/kg base on heifers.