Silence on dairy exit scheme 'playing with families' futures'
Rachel Donovan
Those considering the dairy exit scheme are being left "completely in the dark" as regards when, how or what might be involved, ICMSA president Pat McCormack has said.
25 January 2023 News
ICMSA backs call for sustainability credentials in food trade deals
Countries exporting agri-food produce into the EU should have a commitment to sustainability that can be measured and verified, says the ICMSA.
19 January 2023 News
Co-ops using sustainability schemes to control farmer data and margins - ICMSA
The ICMSA has highlighted that some dairy farmers are being locked into anti-competitive input pricing and are having their data harvested under co-op sustainability schemes.
Farm organisations want support for sucklers, not an exit scheme
The IFA, ICSA and INHFA have welcomed the scrapping of suckler cull schemes. However, the ICMSA has said the withdrawal of the schemes is premature.
18 January 2023 News
'No notice’ inspections should be confined to history - ICMSA
ICMSA has set out its priorities for the new farmers charter.
18 January 2023 News
Uncertain year ahead for farming
It could be fraught in 2023, with price concerns and a raft of new schemes facing farmers in the months ahead.
4 January 2023 Dealer
Factories must 'step up' or throughput will fall drastically - ICMSA
Farmers will finish cattle on grass later in spring if factories don't recognise that €6/kg is needed to breakeven.
4 January 2023 News
Farm leaders call on Government to show them the money for climate action
The leaders of the farm organisations have called on Government to show them the funding mechanisms for the measures in the 2023 Climate Action Plan.
28 December 2022 Climate and environment
ICMSA takes aim at lack of dairy ideas in updated climate plan
The dairy group has accused Government of failing to focus on the bigger picture, rather than drawing attention to smaller sectors within farming, like organics.
21 December 2022 Climate and environment
120-cow cap on milking parlour TAMS grants
A 120-cow cap is likely to be imposed under the new TAMS regime for milking parlours and milking equipment.
14 December 2022 News
Cow banding rules to bring 'utter chaos' within weeks – ICMSA
Many farmers have still to understand the real impact that new cow banding rules will have on their farm, the ICMSA has claimed.
14 December 2022 News
Gardaí commit to local meetings to crack down on rural crime
The Irish Creamery Milk Suppliers Association (AGM) hosted a presentation on rural crime by Assistant Garda Commissioner Paula Hillman.
7 December 2022 News