Ireland

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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.

Irish farmers accuse EU of naivety

Irish farmers accuse EU of naivety

By Aidan Fortune

The Irish Farmers' Association (IFA) has accused EU trade commissioner Cecilia Malmström of being naive to believe that the Brazilians are going to conform to the rules in any Mercosur trade agreement with the EU, especially with regard to meeting...

Irish consumers now care more about animal welfare and organic when buying meat

Organic meat higher priority for Irish consumers

By Aidan Fortune

Organic, free-range, high animal welfare standards and no hormones or antibiotics are proving to carry more weight with meat-eaters in Ireland, a study by the Agriculture and Food Development Authority, Teagasc, has found.