Urgent need for no-deal Brexit action, warn agri-food groups

Sarah Collins February 17 2019 6:00 AM Irish Independent EU agri-food operators are clamouring for extra aid as the clock ticks down to cliff-edge Brexit. They have written to the EU's lead Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier, to push for special customs, product labelling, road haulage and market intervention measures that would kick in for 18-24 [...]

By | February 19th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Meat sector must diversify to avoid Brexit ‘catastrophe’

A no-deal Brexit would be “catastrophic” for Ireland’s €1.7billion  meat exports trade with Britain, Meat Industry Ireland (MII) has warned. It is calling on the Government to make diversification of the meat industry an urgent priority and to support investment in modernising cutting plants and product development for new markets. “The scale of the investment [...]

By | October 17th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Importation of pork products from Belgium ‘completely irresponsible’

The importation of pork products from Belgium at present has been described as “completely irresponsible” by the chair of the Irish Farmers’ Association’s (IFA’s) Pigs Committee, Thomas Hogan. He made the comment given the recent outbreak of African swine fever in the country. Carroll’s of Tullamore recently came in for some criticism on social media when [...]

By | October 16th, 2018|News|0 Comments

September beef kill highest in 15 years

The culling of cows to offset the impact of the summer drought has seen cattle intakes at beef plants hit a 15-year high for the month of September. Total September supplies to the factories exceeded 154,000 head - compared to 145,000 head in 2017. Last month's figure is the highest monthly kill in September since [...]

By | October 16th, 2018|News|0 Comments