FARMING NEWS

Profitability critical to farm strategy, says IFA

Any new strategy for the agri-food sector will only be credible if the focus is firmly on delivering farm profitability, IFA president Eddie Downey has stated.

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Byrne named FSAI chief

Pamela Byrne has been appointed chief executive of the Food Safety Authority of Ireland, effective from the retirement of Alan Reilly next March.

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Comer re-elected to ICMSA hot seat

The president of the Irish Creamery Milk Suppliers Association, John Comer, was re-elected for a further three-year term in Limerick yesterday.

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Families face intense pressure on incomes

Farm families are under intense income pressure from a combination of product price volatility, escalating input costs and reducing EU direct supports which have to be addressed if the farm family model of EU farming is to be maintained.

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Dairy slump could take out millions of euros

A dramatic decline in the profitability of what is, by a long way, the most profitable farm enterprise, is obviously a concern, particularly as the dairy enterprise had been hampered for decades by EU quotas, but is now set to expand.

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Let’s resolve to rule out farming accidents

Before I run out of year, there is a warning I have to deliver, which I should have written three months ago and more.

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Help at hand for farmers seeking to expand

Farmers considering expansion, changing enterprise, or stepping back from farming, have a new expert and confidential service to help them.

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Greening devil is in the detail

As greening is a new scheme, much of the details are being teased out by the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM) in conjunction with the EU, Teagasc, farm organisations, etc.

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Good ol’ Santa rolls into town

We took the children to see old Santa a few evenings back, and as usual, the big man worked wonders.

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Carbery plant set for over 1m cheese packs per day

Carbery Group’s cheese plant at Ballineen in West Cork will have a daily throughput equivalent to over one million retail packs, following the recent installation of eight new cheese making vats.

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