Articles Tagged ‘Irish beef ’

'Beef Challenges 2017' to outline market prospects


IFA president Joe Healy has invited all livestock farmers to attend a major national livestock meeting entitled ‘Beef Challenges 2017’ on December 15 at 6pm in the Tullamore Court Hotel, Co Offaly.

Beef carcass weight and age have major impact on price return


Analysis of the 2015 slaughter data by the IFA shows that carcass weight and age are the major specifications factors impacting on price returns to farmers and knocking them out of receiving in-spec bonuses under the Quality Payment System (QPS)

Brexit concerns for Irish dairy and beef sector highlighted


If the UK voters decide to leave the EU in the upcoming referendum in June of this year, it could have a significant impact on Irish agri-food exports. This is according to a newly released report produced by economists from Teagasc, launched April 13 at a Teagasc and Agricultural Economics Society of Ireland (AESI) seminar in Backweston, County Kildare.

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.

Concerns expressed over Mercusor trade deal


Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Michael Creed has expressed concern about a Mercusor trade deal that could seriously disadvantage the Irish and European beef sector. Minister Creed was speaking at a meeting of the European Council of Agriculture and Fisheries Ministers meeting.

Enhanced access to Saudi Arabia for Irish beef


Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed has announced an agreement on enhanced access for Irish beef to Saudi Arabia, on the first day of the Irish agri-food Trade Mission to the Gulf region.

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.

Irish beef prospects for 2015



While the UK is likely to remain the main market for Irish beef exports for some time, new international destinations provide exciting possibilities for market diversification, as well as the prospect of opening niche markets for specific cuts and offals that are less favoured in Europe

Minister highlights commitment to sustainability in speeches in Washington

Minister Coveney addresses audiences in Washington.


Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney delivered speeches at both the World Bank and the School of Advanced International Studies, John Hopkins University, in Washington DC yesterday. The Minister was speaking as part of the trade mission to launch Irish beef in the US market.

Prestigious New York launch to increase Irish beef profile



Top international chefs providing demonstrations on dishes of Irish beef, key US buyers, and food writers attended a prestigious launch event in New York (last night) to officially mark the re-entry of Irish beef to the US market, after an absence of 15 years.

Reverse beef price cuts, IFA tells meat factories


Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) president Joe Healy has called on meat factories to "reverse the beef price cuts and restore some level of confidence to producers". Mr Healy said that, based on the market returns from the UK, factories could easily reverse some of the price cuts of recent weeks and increase returns to Irish farmers currently selling at a loss.