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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.

Dog-owners urged to be responsible following sheep attack

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Following an attack in Cork last week which resulted in the deaths of a ram and seven pedigree ewes, ICSA sheep chairman John Brooks has urged dog-owners to be responsible with their animals and ensure that that they are secure at all times.

Farming groups critical of Government inaction in Budget 2019


Farming organisations have been weighing in on Budget 2019 following its publication yesterday (Tuesday, October 9) by Minister for Finance & Public Expenditure and Reform, Paschal Donohoe. Unsurprisingly, reaction has been mixed and the Government have been criticised for inaction in a number of areas across the farming sector.

Farming organisations to appear before Agriculture Committee


Representatives from the Irish Farmers' Association, Irish Creamery Milk Supplier Association, the Irish Cattle & Sheep Farmers' Association and Macra na Feirme will appear before the Joint Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine today, (Tuesday, September 13).

ICSA calls for immediate convening of beef forum



Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers' Association (ICSA) beef chairman Edmond Phelan has called for an immediate convening of the beef forum to address what he says is “the shocking price differential between Irish and UK beef” and the fact that there has been no movement on the 30-month issue.

ICSA calls for national reserve allocation for 'forgotten farmers'

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Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers' Assocation (ICSA) president Patrick Kent has called on the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney, to re-visit the issue of young farmers who do not qualify for an allocation from the national reserve at present owing to their date of commencing farming.

ICSA lobbies for beef data and genomics programme changes


Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers' Association (ICSA) representatives have met with the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine to lobby for greater flexibility in the new Beef Data and Genomics Programme and to insist on the removal of potentially severe penalties for aspects of the requirements which are outside of farmers' control.