Eastern European farmers take to Brussels in protest over imports
Rachel Donovan
Farmers are protesting around excessive imports of agricultural and food products from Ukraine.
17 May 2023 News
Silage wrap trading at €110-€118/roll, including 50% levy increase
Depending on the brand, silage wrap prices are trading at around €110-€118/roll, which is similar to this time last year. However, the plastic levy has increased by €2.36/roll (including VAT).
3 May 2023 Pigs
IFA finds 39% of pigmeat sold in food service is non-Irish
The food service sector has come under fire from the IFA after a DNA survey of pigmeat products sold revealed almost 40% of the sector's pork is non-Irish.
Grain growers question next steps on prohibited material in feed
The Irish Grain Growers Group has questioned what happens next in relation to feed which was found to contain packaging and muscle fibres.
30 April 2023 News
Feed businesses have responsibility to ensure feed is safe - Department
Packaging and muscle fibres were found in surplus food imported into the country for use as animal feed.
27 April 2023 News
Predictions for national grain yield
Farmers need to be really careful managing costs from here on as margins tighten.
26 April 2023 Viewpoints
EU agri food trade balance narrows in 2022
Jump in import and exports of EU agrifood in 2022 driven more by rising prices than dramatic changes in volumes.
19 April 2023 News
Turkish beef price hits €7.50/kg as demand for Irish weanlings rockets
Adam Woods has the latest on the weanling trade and what’s driving prices.
19 April 2023 Markets
Ukrainian grain blocked by EU neighbours
Farmer protests lead to governments taking unilateral action to ban Ukrainian grain imports in violation of EU policy.
19 April 2023 News
Fertiliser market frozen by wet weather
The stand-off over old fertiliser stock continues as wet weather slows sales.
22 March 2023 News
Fertiliser prices in freefall
The IFA's importation of fertiliser over €100/t below merchant and co-op prices has exposed a fragile market as prices fall daily.
15 March 2023 News
Stand-off in fertiliser trade as imports hit
Farmers, merchants and fertiliser importers are currently in a three-way stand-off, as weather and prices combine to see little fertiliser moving, write PatO’Toole and Kieran Mailey.
15 March 2023 News