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  • Proposals on TB Compensation would inflict a further blow on already unfortunate farmers | I C M S A
    desk without any view of the animal in question He said i t is essential that each animal removed under the TB programme continues to be valued by an independent valuer in the farmers yard to ensure that the farmer get a fair value for his her animal based on a full assessment of the animal and not merely a desk exercise as proposed by the Department In relation to the reactor collection service and statutory levies Mr McCormack said the cost of this service must continue to be borne by the Department Under the TB programme the farmer has no option and the animal must be removed from the holding a t a considerable loss in many cases to the farmer in question To impose additional costs on the unfortunate farmer is simply grossly unfair noted Mr McCormack Mr McCormack concluded by observing that the Departmental proposal to remove the requirement to place the TB test date on the cattle passport is a very retrograde step and should not happen The Department constantly preach to farmers to purchase stock from reputable sources and this proposal runs totally counter to this advice by removing a valuable source of information for people purchasing stock It is essential that the TB test date remains on the card Farmer goodwill is absolutely essential to the TB programme and if the Minister wishes to retain the goodwill of farmers he will not be proceeding with the current proposals stated Mr McCormack Ends 10 December 2012 Pat McCormack 087 7608958 Deputy President ICMSA Or Cathal MacCarthy 087 6168758 ICMSA Press Office ICMSA Summary of Budget 2013 ICMSA President says McEntee death a cause of profound sadness Search the site ICMSA President John Comer Newsletter ICMSA Winter 2015 Newsletter ICMSA Autumn Newsletter 2015 ICMSA Newsletter Spring

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  • "MISSION STATEMENT" ICMSA FAMILY FARM ORGANISATION FOCUSING ON SOLUTIONS" | I C M S A
    Newsletter Spring 2015 ICMSA Winter 2014 Newsletter ICMSA Autumn 2014 Newsletter ICMSA Spring 2014 Newsletter ICMSA Autumn 2013 Newsletter ICMSA Summer Newsletter 2013 ICMSA Newsletter Spring 2013 Presidents Speech AGM Read more Login Events Calendar January 2016 Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26

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  • Ireland represented as dairy farmers face off with police outside EU Council Building | I C M S A
    introduction of an agency at EU level that will regulate and monitor the margins taken at every step in the chain from farm to consumer and which will intervene and support milk price when it falls below the costs of production The ICMSA is the Irish constituent of the European Milk Board and its President John Comer was present as the farmers faced off with police in what was described as a volatile atmosphere He said that there was an overwhelming need for a proper oversight and regulation of the margins being taken by the components in the supply chain and a reform of the present system that saw the dairy farmers on whom the whole gigantic dairy sector rested getting the smallest margin while huge multinationals controlled the prices to the disadvantage of producers and consumers alike Irish farmers and farmers right across the EU are absolutely sick and tired of a system that insists on regulating the farmers down to an almost minute level while certain processors and retailers some with turnovers the size of small states seem to escape any level of meaningful oversight completely It s utterly wrong and unfair to both consumers and producers alike Ends 26 November 2012 John Comer 087 2057846 President ICMSA or Cathal MacCarthy 087 6168758 ICMSA Press Office ICMSA Annual General Meeting to take place at Limerick Racecourse on Friday 30 November MISSION STATEMENT ICMSA FAMILY FARM ORGANISATION FOCUSING ON SOLUTIONS Search the site ICMSA President John Comer Newsletter ICMSA Winter 2015 Newsletter ICMSA Autumn Newsletter 2015 ICMSA Newsletter Spring 2015 ICMSA Winter 2014 Newsletter ICMSA Autumn 2014 Newsletter ICMSA Spring 2014 Newsletter ICMSA Autumn 2013 Newsletter ICMSA Summer Newsletter 2013 ICMSA Newsletter Spring 2013 Presidents Speech AGM Read more Login Events Calendar January 2016 Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri

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  • ICMSA Annual General Meeting to take place at Limerick Racecourse on Friday 30 November | I C M S A
    Coveney and Kevin Lane of IDB who ll be speaking on Irish Dairy Board Looking To The Future Notices were sent out on Wednesday 14 November and confirmation of intention to attend is required by John Feely House As decision time on CAP looms and mere days before the Budget a large crowd is expected and the Q and A promises to be both robust and informative in the best traditions of ICMSA Ends 14 November Queries to Cathal MacCarthy 087 6168758 ICMSA Press Office ICMSA acknowledges and welcomes Glanbia JV Vote Ireland represented as dairy farmers face off with police outside EU Council Building Search the site ICMSA President John Comer Newsletter ICMSA Winter 2015 Newsletter ICMSA Autumn Newsletter 2015 ICMSA Newsletter Spring 2015 ICMSA Winter 2014 Newsletter ICMSA Autumn 2014 Newsletter ICMSA Spring 2014 Newsletter ICMSA Autumn 2013 Newsletter ICMSA Summer Newsletter 2013 ICMSA Newsletter Spring 2013 Presidents Speech AGM Read more Login Events Calendar January 2016 Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 All Press Releases

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  • ICMSA 'acknowledges and welcomes' Glanbia JV Vote | I C M S A
    to deliver in full on the commitments they had made to their farmer suppliers in terms of milk price and maximising the returns that would be delivered to the farmers Mr Comer said that the assurances of the boards had been accepted in good faith and it was now a question of the boards delivering and being seen to deliver on the solemn assurances offered and accepted Ends November 14 John Comer 087 2057846 President ICMSA or Cathal MacCarthy 087 6168758 ICMSA Press Office ICMSA say fall in Quota Exchange prices reflects cashflow pressures on farmers and approach of Quota Abolition ICMSA Annual General Meeting to take place at Limerick Racecourse on Friday 30 November Search the site ICMSA President John Comer Newsletter ICMSA Winter 2015 Newsletter ICMSA Autumn Newsletter 2015 ICMSA Newsletter Spring 2015 ICMSA Winter 2014 Newsletter ICMSA Autumn 2014 Newsletter ICMSA Spring 2014 Newsletter ICMSA Autumn 2013 Newsletter ICMSA Summer Newsletter 2013 ICMSA Newsletter Spring 2013 Presidents Speech AGM Read more Login Events Calendar January 2016 Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24

    Original URL path: http://icmsa.ie/2012/11/icmsa-acknowledges-and-welcomes-glanbia-jv-vote/ (2016-01-06)
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  • ICMSA say fall in Quota Exchange prices reflects cashflow pressures on farmers and approach of Quota Abolition | I C M S A
    dairy farmers at this time and secondly the fact the farmers purchasing quota are only doing so to cover the milk quota years of 2013 2014 and 2014 15 There has been a dramatic reduction in the price being paid for quota with for example Dairygold falling from 50 cents per litre to 20 cents and Glanbia falling from 41 cents per litre to 18 cents per litre on this occasion The financial and cashflow pressures on farmers at this time are probably the major factor leading to the reduction in quota price But it s also worth noting that with dairy farmers incomes expected to fall by at least 30 percent this year due to reduced milk prices and in the context of higher input costs and atrocious weather conditions farmers simply cannot afford to pay any more for milk quota observed Mr McCormack In addition with quota abolition now just two years away farmers are also making a judgement call on the value of purchasing milk quota to cover just two milk quota years That reality and the current income pressures are clearly being reflected in the prices being paid concluded Mr McCormack Ends 14 November 2012 Pat McCormack 087 7608958 Deputy President ICMSA and Chairman of the Dairy Committee Or Cathal MacCarthy 087 6168758 ICMSA Press Office ICMSA recommends acceptance of Glanbia JV proposal ICMSA acknowledges and welcomes Glanbia JV Vote Search the site ICMSA President John Comer Newsletter ICMSA Winter 2015 Newsletter ICMSA Autumn Newsletter 2015 ICMSA Newsletter Spring 2015 ICMSA Winter 2014 Newsletter ICMSA Autumn 2014 Newsletter ICMSA Spring 2014 Newsletter ICMSA Autumn 2013 Newsletter ICMSA Summer Newsletter 2013 ICMSA Newsletter Spring 2013 Presidents Speech AGM Read more Login Events Calendar January 2016 Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun 1 2 3 4 5

    Original URL path: http://icmsa.ie/2012/11/icmsa-say-fall-in-quota-exchange-prices-reflects-cashflow-pressures-on-farmers-and-approach-of-quota-abolition/ (2016-01-06)
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  • ICMSA recommends acceptance of Glanbia JV proposal | I C M S A
    op to buy out the remaining share if it so wishes in the future said Mr Comer Mr Comer noted that there are various views amongst ICMSA members on this issue and key concerns include the 60 increase in production to meet the plants requirements the delivery of a strong milk price and concerns regarding the pensions and debt issues He noted that ICMSA has received assurances on these matters but that Glanbia needs to further reassure farmers on these issues In relation to the pensions issue Mr Comer observed that Glanbia has given ICMSA written assurances in relation to the JV obligations on the pensions issues going forward The key concern for our members is the payment of a milk price that allows them to develop in a sustainable fashion It is clear that there will be volatility in dairy markets in the future and based on our deliberations we believe that the JV will be in a better position to deliver a milk price but like all businesses this will be dependent on the management and board to deliver for farmers particularly during periods of market downturn Quite clearly it is essential that the new entity is more aware of and sensitive to the pressures on dairy farmers and having discussed the matter minutely we believe that it will be better than the current PLC structure in this regard said Mr Comer ICMSA would encourage all its members supplying Glanbia to objectively assess the proposals and make their decision on this basis and from an milk suppliers perspective ICMSA believes that supporting the proposal is the best course of action concluded Mr Comer Ends 5 November 2012 John Comer 087 2057846 President ICMSA Or Cathal MacCarthy 087 6168758 ICMSA Press Office ICMSA presents pre Budget Submission to Ministers

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  • ICMSA presents pre-Budget Submission to Ministers Noonan and Howlin | I C M S A
    to sell land elsewhere without incurring a Capital Gains Tax liability Mr Comer said that ICMSA is aware of a number of cases where very sensible proposals could not proceed because of this problem and it is very clear that the exchequer would benefit in the long term from such a transaction due to the increased production on the consolidated holding The Stamp duty and Capital Acquisitions Tax rules also need to be structured to allow the transfer of holdings to the next generation and for the development of viable holdings In relation to farm schemes the Disadvantaged Areas Scheme REPS AEOS Suckler Cow Welfare Scheme and TAMS are all hugely important schemes for farmers Following the cuts in the 2012 Budget which are hitting extremely hard at farm level this year it is crucial that the funding of these schemes is maintained for 2013 given their importance to the maintenance of farming throughout the country In relation to TAMS the funding of these schemes should be frontloaded to allow farmers to proceed with investment work as soon as possible and this would also benefit the many rural business that have an involvement in grant schemes Mr Comer also said that the rules in relation income averaging need to be amended to take account of farmers who are themselves or their spouse involved in a trade or profession outside of farming and the Family Farm Organisation believes that a simple amendment would resolve this matter and allow farm families to plan for the ever growing volatility in the sector Finally ICMSA set out its position regarding property taxes and their impact on farm dwellings and the problem of escalating energy Quite clearly in order for the Irish economy to recover the productive sector including the Agri Food sector needs to

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