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Action sought on 30-month cattle prices



Following the news that Ireland has been recognised by the World Animal Health Organisation (OIE) as a country with a negligible risk of BSE, ICSA beef chairman Edmond Phelan has called for an immediate meeting of the beef forum to discuss the issue of the price of cattle over 30 months of age.

Beef cartels need to be challenged not strengthened - Carthy


Sinn Féin MEP Matt Carthy, responding to this week’s publication of a report commissioned by the IFA on the proposed ABP-Slaney merger, has said that the 'unfair market practices' within the beef processing sector need to be challenged rather than strengthened. The proposed merger would be a step in the wrong direction, he said.

Bord Bia EU beef promotion in Tokyo


Bord Bia and the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM) are engaging with 50 major Japanese beef buyers in Tokyo, building on last week's trade agreement between the EU and Japan.

Bord Bia honours ‘green heroes’ at Sustainable Farming Awards


Ireland’s most sustainable, efficient and environmentally friendly family farms were honoured at Bord Bia’s Origin Green Sustainable Producer Awards which took place Friday, October 21. Over 230 farmers and senior representatives from farming organisations and the agri-food industry gathered in Portlaoise for the celebratory event.

Bord Bia launch new Sustainable Beef and Lamb Assurance Scheme


Bord Bia have launched the new Sustainable Beef and Lamb Assurance Scheme (SBLAS) which sets out the agreed standards for the production and certification of Irish beef and lamb. The new scheme was designed in collaboration with the sector stakeholders to meet the demands of global food buyers for verifiable proof of Ireland’s sustainability claims. The scheme is accredited to the International Standard for Product Certification ISO 17065 by the Irish National Accreditation Board (INAB), who approved the scheme in recent days.

Bord Bia whets Spanish importers' appetites for Irish beef


Irish live cattle exports were on the menu in Madrid yesterday (Monday, February 8) as Bord Bia continued its promotion of such exports at a dinner for Spanish importers hosted by the Irish Ambassador to Spain, David Cooney. The menu featured beef from Irish born cattle that have been finished in Spain.

Cattle prices increase again – IFA


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.

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.

China lifts ban on Irish beef

Chinese market


Following the recent launch of Irish beef in the US for the first time in more than 15 years, China has also lifted its ban on Irish beef.

Chinese market opens to Irish beef


Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed, has announced the opening of the Chinese beef market to exports from Ireland.

DAFM issues BDGP deadlines reminder


The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM) intends to commence payments under the Beef Data and Genomics Programme (BDGP) in December to herds that have met their 2016 requirements.

Disappointment as beef exports to US reach 31 tonnes

 IFA president Eddie Downey said beef market access to the US and China must deliver increased exports.


Reacting to the latest CSO figures, which show that Ireland has exported only 31 tonnes of beef to the US since the ban was lifted in January, IFA president Eddie Downey said beef market access to the US and China must deliver increased exports.

Factories attempting to 'talk down' beef prices – IFA


Factories are attempting to erode confidence in the beef trade by threatening price and weight cuts to try and force out scarce supplies of cattle, according to Irish Farmers' Association (IFA) national livestock chairman, Henry Burns.

Five schools to rear calves for Leaving Cert project


The Irish Angus Producer Group, along with its processor partners, ABP Ireland and Kepak Group, has announced the details of five schools that have been selected to compete in the national Certified Irish Angus Beef Schools Competition, which will run from September 2017 to March 2019.