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The beef industry is in crisis – so say farmers who complain that the price being paid to them by meat factories has plummeted, leaving many of them struggling to make a living. The meat processors deny any agenda on their part, saying this is simply a case of over-supply and under demand for Irish beef as consumption across Europe falls. Keelin was joined in studio by IFA President, Eddie Downey and by Ciaran Fitzgerald, Chairman of Meat Industry Ireland.http://www.rte.ie/radio1/today-with-sean-o-rourke/programmes/2014/0623/625844-today-with-sean-o-rourke-monday-23-june-2014/?clipid=1609737
Last night Eddie Downey was elected as the new President of the Irish Farmers Association. It’s a job he’ll hold for four years. He’ll have a lot of issues to grapple with over that period but it looks like a vegetable price war will be top of his agenda in the early days at least. Yesterday it emerged that Lidl and Aldi are selling fruit and vegetables at dramatically reduced prices in the run up to Christmas which is putting pressure on many growers, small green grocers and other supermarkets. Eddie Downey joined Sean this morning.http://www.rte.ie/radio1/today-with-sean-o-rourke/programmes/2013/1218/493585-today-with-sean-o-rourke-wednesday-18-december-2013/?clipid=1380183
Wake up on Saturday with Damien O'Reilly - a breath of life from all over Ireland that shows just how much rural and urban folk have in common.http://www.rte.ie/radio1/countrywide/programmes/2013/0420/383481-countrywide-saturday-20-april-2013/
Did you know that there are 6.6 million cattle and 4.8 million sheep in Ireland. Beef and sheep holdings account for two out of every three farms in the country. This prompted the IFA to commission Alan Renwick Professor of Agriculture and Food economics in UCD to put together a report on the importance of beef and sheep farming to the Irish economy. What he found is that they employ 100,000 full time jobs, they operate in areas where no other farming type would be viable. Overall it’s a five billion euro sector with a strong multiplier effect. This means ...http://www.rte.ie/radio1/countrywide/programmes/2013/0420/383481-countrywide-saturday-20-april-2013/?clipid=1057912
There's division among farmers over stance on CAP reform. The EU Commission wants to spread the payments more evenly among all farmers. Not everyone agrees with this. Frances Shanahan meets some farmers who are against the proposed CAP reforms . John Bryan President of the IFA was in studiohttp://www.rte.ie/radio1/countrywide/programmes/2013/0316/376967-countrywide-saturday-march-16-2013/?clipid=1032078
Wake up on Saturday with Damien O'Reilly - a breath of life from all over Ireland that shows just how much rural and urban folk have in common.http://www.rte.ie/radio1/countrywide/programmes/2013/0316/376967-countrywide-saturday-march-16-2013/
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