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ICSA DEMANDS THAT BEEF VISION GROUP FOCUSES ON IMPORTANCE OF FARMERS’ INCOME

ICSA Beef chair Edmund Graham has said ICSA will not agree to any measures in the Beef Vision group discussions unless the process is focused on the importance of the farmer and the reality that unless the farmer can make an income, climate change actions are a...

MEAT PROCESSORS SLAMMED FOR CUTTING PRICES AS COSTS RISE

ICSA Beef chair Edmund Graham has slammed meat factories for daring to slash prices while input costs are hammering primary producers. “The Agricultural Price Indices released by the Central Statistics Office (CSO) this week show just how much our costs have increased...

ICSA CRITICAL OF MOOTED CUTS TO INHERITANCE TAX THRESHOLDS

ICSA president Dermot Kelleher has described proposals to cut the Capital Acquisitions threshold from its current rate of €335,000, as well as cutting Agricultural Relief from 90% to 80%, as abhorrent. “Our farming tradition is based on passing down farming...

NO AGREEMENTS REACHED AT FOOD VISION BEEF AND SHEEP MEETING

ICSA Beef chair Edmund Graham has said no agreements were reached, nor were any recommendations made at the Food Vision Beef and Sheep meeting held in Backweston last week. “I was present at that meeting, and I can state categorically that nothing has been agreed...

NO AGREEMENT ON WHO WILL PAY FOR ADDITIONAL TB TESTING – ICSA

ICSA Animal Health and Welfare Chair Hugh Farrell has said there is currently no agreement on who will pay for any additional mandatory TB testing introduced. “Despite media reports today stating the opposite, I wish to stress that no agreement on this issue has been...

CAP SUPPORTS NO LONGER FIT FOR PURPOSE IN CONTEXT OF RISING COSTS AND CLIMATE AMBITION

ICSA president Dermot Kelleher has said Ireland’s CAP programme signed off today by the EU is already no longer fit for purpose in the context of rapidly escalating costs. “As things stand this CAP programme is no longer fit to deal with food security, nor is it fit...

ICSA CALLS ON GOVERNMENT TO CLARIFY WHERE IT STANDS ON MERCOSUR DEAL

ICSA Beef chair Edmund Graham has called on the Taoiseach to clarify just exactly where the government stands on the Mercosur deal which could provide favourable access to almost 100,000 tons of South American beef to the EU at a time when farmers here are being...

FARMERS SHOULD NOT SELL AT LOW PRICES BECAUSE CATTLE ARE SCARCE

ICSA Beef chair Edmund Graham has urged farmers to demand more for beef cattle as supplies are scarce. “Factories have been conditioning farmers to accept lower prices, but the reality is that supplies are tight, and factories are actively seeking cattle. There is no...

MINISTER MUST COME CLEAN ON FINANCING OF ADDITIONAL TB TESTING REQUIREMENTS

ICSA Animal Health and Welfare chair Hugh Farrell has called on Minister McConalogue and his department officials to explain how they are going to finance additional TB testing demands facing farmers. “At the TB Forum ICSA has always been insistent that farmers pay...

PROCESSORS FLEECING SHEEP FARMERS OF €1 MILLION PER WEEK

ICSA Sheep chair Sean McNamara has slammed meat factories for taking over €4 million out of sheep farmers pockets over the last number of weeks. “Lamb prices have been pulled sharply again and again in recent weeks; we’re now back €1/kg compared to where we were in...
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