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COMMERCIAL BEEF VALUE MUST BE DISPLAYED ON MART BOARDS

ICSA Beef chair Edmund Graham has called on Minister McConalogue to ensure that the Commercial Beef Value of all calves is displayed on mart boards as had been promised. “Back in December 2021 when the CBV was launched by ICBF, assurances were given that this...

ICSA CONCERNS AROUND SALE OF KILDARE CHILLING TO DAWN MEATS RELAYED TO EU COMMISSIONER FOR COMPETITION

ICSA president Dermot Kelleher has written to the EU Commissioner for Competition Margrethe Vestager to outline his concerns over the mooted sale of Kildare Chilling to Dawn Meats. “There is precious little competition in the meat processing sector here and the loss...

ALL APPLICANTS TO ORGANICS SCHEME SET TO BE ACCEPTED

ICSA Organics chair Fergal Byrne has welcomed the news that all farmers who applied for the Organics Scheme under the last call for applications will be admitted to the scheme. “ICSA understands that some 2,134 applications were submitted by the 9 December 2022...

INTRODUCTION OF NEW TB RULES MUST BE DEFERRED

ICSA Animal Health and Welfare chair Hugh Farrell has called on Minister McConalogue to defer the introduction of new TB cattle testing rules until there is agreement on financing the testing and until there is a plan to properly inform buyers of the status of animals...

SHEEP VISION GROUP MUST MEET AS CRISIS IN THE SECTOR DEEPENS

ICSA Sheep chair Sean McNamara has said he is appalled by the lack of urgency at government level around dealing with the worsening crisis in the sheep sector. “A Sheep Vision group was established last year but this group has still never met. This is disgraceful...

ICSA NOT ACCEPTING PRE / POST MOVEMENT TESTING UNLESS DEPARTMENT PAYS

-FARMERS ENTITLED TO SELL IN MARTS WITHOUT TEST ICSA Animal Health and Welfare chair Hugh Farrell has made it clear that pre/ post movement testing rules for breeding stock has not been agreed to by farm organisations in the absence of full payment for this by the...

LANDOWNERS SHOULD BLOCK GO VEGAN ADVERTS

ICSA president Dermot Kelleher has called on all landowners to block any more adverts from Go Vegan World on billboards on their land. “Farmers are really annoyed at the diesel-powered Dublin buses advertising campaign against Irish farming, being run by the Go Vegan...

SHEEP FARMERS URGED TO STAND FIRM AND DEMAND BETTER PRICES

ICSA Sheep chair Sean McNamara has advised farmers they now have a chance to get tougher in demanding higher sheep prices. “Factories are struggling to get lambs and prices are edging upwards.”   “Last week I and other ICSA sheep farmers held back our lambs in a...

Cattle and Sheep Prices 17 January 2023

Cattle Prices Steers €5.20-€5.25/kg Heifers €5.25-€5.30/kg Bulls (under 16 mts) €5.10-€5.15/kg (under 24 mts) €5.30/kg(U) €5.20/kg(R) €5.10/kg(O) Cows €4.80/kg (R) €4.50-€4.60/kg (O) More available - Bargain hard Sheep Prices Spring Lamb €6.30-€6.50/kg up to 22.5kg...

TRESPASSING, LIVESTOCK THEFT, AND DOG CONTROLS HIGHLIGHTED AS ICSA MEETS WITH ASSISTANT GARDA COMMISSIONER

A delegation from ICSA has today (19 Jan) held discussions with Assistant Garda Commissioner Paula Hilman (Roads Policing & Community Engagement), and Chief Superintendent Padraig Jones on a range of serious issues affecting rural Ireland. Speaking following...
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