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Articles Tagged ‘Tom Phelan’

Co-ops must leverage improved returns


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.

EU price intervention to increase dairy market opportunities for farmers


The EU Agriculture Council’s decision to temporarily remove fixed-price intervention buying-in for skimmed milk powder (SMP) this year was described as intending to “stabilise dairy markets in 2018 and to avoid disruptions” by the  Bulgarian Council President, Rumen Porodzanov.

IFA calls for co-ops to hold the March milk price


The Irish Farmers' Association (IFA) is calling on co-ops to continue to offer goodwill to farmers who have been impacted by fodder shortage this spring. Already stressed-out farmers will interpret any March milk price cut as a further kick in the teeth, said IFA National Dairy Committee, chairman Tom Phelan.

Improvement in EU-milk market prices should be reflected in Ireland


IFA national dairy chairman Tom Phelan has said today (Thursday) that co-ops owe it to their suppliers to reflect in their May milk-price decisions the 4.8c/l increase in EU returns and the several points higher than expected 105.4 percentage points May Purchase Price Index (PPI).