Ireland

Scandi Standard has acquired a majority stake in poultry processor Rokkedahl Foods

Scandi Standard acquires majority stake in Rokkedahl Foods

By Aidan Fortune

European poultry manufacturer Scandi Standard has entered into an agreement to purchase 51% of shares in organic chicken producer Rokkedahl Foods through its Danish subsidiary Danpo for an undisclosed sum.

The call is in response to its latest report into the Irish suckler beef industry

IFA calls for suckler target payment

By Ashley Williams

The Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) has demanded the Irish agricultural board back its proposal for a targeted payment of €200 per suckler cow to support the “backbone” of the beef sector.

UK red meat exports saw a strong first six months of 2018

UK red meat exports on the rise

By Aidan Fortune

UK red meat exports shrugged off tight sheep meat supplies and a slowdown in China to record strong growth for the first six months of the year.

IFA said the report gives the European Commission a

IFA urges EU to withdraw Brazilian beef from Mercosur talks

By Ashley Williams

The Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) has called on the European Commission to pull the plug on Brazilian beef’s participation in the Mercosur agreement after “continually failing” to meet EU standards.

The new rule will become effective from the 1 October 2018

Irish mandatory electronic sheep tagging: the pros and cons

By Ashley Williams

Ireland’s Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine announced this week that electronic identification for Irish sheep would become mandatory, producing a divided opinion among the Republic’s farming sector.