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  • Suppliers losing patience as some Co-ops continue to lag on milk price - ICMSA call for 32 c/l "at least" : I C M S A : http://icmsa.ie
    a milk price of at least 32 cents per litre according to ICMSA Deputy President Pat McCormack There is a massive and growing cashflow problem on farms as a result of the terrible summer weather conditions increased costs in particular feed and fertiliser and the reductions in milk price since the start of 2012 There has been a continued improvement in dairy product prices particular ly since July and it is about time that Co op boards passed these improvements back in full to farmers observed Mr McCormack who is also Chairman of the Dairy Committee While we welcom e the decision of Glanbia to raise its September milk price by one cent per litre it is our firm view that there is more to be returned to farmers and we re particular ly determined that those Co ops who failed to increase the August milk price must take immediate action and raise the price for September Farmers will be watching the Connacht Gold Dairygold and Kerry situation s in this regard and are legitimately expecting a positive movement in milk price In relation to Kerry suppliers are expecting Kerry to deliver on its commitment in relation to paying the

    Original URL path: http://icmsa.ie/2012/09/suppliers-losing-patience-as-some-co-ops-continue-to-lag-on-milk-price-icmsa-call-for-32-cl-at-least/?upm_export=print (2016-01-06)
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  • ICMSA call on Glanbia to suspend Seasonality Penalties for 2012 : I C M S A : http://icmsa.ie
    this year according to Pat McCormack Deputy President and Chairperson of ICMSA s Dairy Committee He said that the atrocious weather conditions over the summer had thrown milk production patterns way off the norms and that the quality of much winter fodder is poor It was unfair and unworkable to suggest that farmers be forced to produce milk later this year simply to meet required percentages set down by Glanbia to avoid seasonality penalties ICMSA is being contacted by farmers from all over the Glanbia catchment area who very concerned that they could be facing fines running into thousand of euros unless they continue to milk later into the year beyond their normal drying off date They face the threat of having to produce milk unprofitably simply to avoid penalties Farmers simply have enough on their plate at present dealing with weather problems reduced product prices and escalating costs and Glanbia need to recognise the reality of 2012 and allow farmers to plan milk production for the rest of this year based on the realities on their farms rather than on arbitrary percentages said Mr McCormack For many farmers given the poor quality fodder and the high cost of concentrates

    Original URL path: http://icmsa.ie/2012/09/icmsa-call-on-glanbia-to-suspend-seasonality-penalties-for-2012/?upm_export=print (2016-01-06)
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  • Comer says ICMSA will give the Glanbia proposal 'the time and consideration required' : I C M S A : http://icmsa.ie
    the proposed Joint Venture ICMSA President John Comer said that the matter was complex and the implications for the farmers concerned were considerable He said that ICMSA would be giving the matter the time and concentration it required and would be consulting with their members supplying Glanbia As a first step he confirmed that ICMSA had met senior Glanbia management on Wednesday yesterday afternoon and discussed the matter with particular

    Original URL path: http://icmsa.ie/2012/08/comer-says-icmsa-will-give-the-glanbia-proposal-the-time-and-consideration-required/?upm_export=print (2016-01-06)
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  • ICMSA say beef price reductions an abuse of dominant position : I C M S A : http://icmsa.ie
    factories have being playing a game with farmers by reducing quotes and making it difficult for farmers to get cattle killed It is disgraceful that meats plants are simply taking advantage of the disastrous weather conditions over the last three months Farmers are under enough pressure with weather related problems without having to deal with unjustified price cuts and meat processors should be showing solidarity with farmers at this time rather than taking advantage of them said Mr Guinan The Beef and Cattle Committee Chairman pointed out that markets continue to perform well and he cited the evidence that beef prices are actually increasing in theUK our main market and across the EU Irelandis the only country that has experienced price reductions over the last few weeks so it is quite clear that meat plants are abusing their position It should also be pointed out that beef prices in the UK are now over 60 cents per kg higher than the Irish price which is equivalent to about 200 per head on the average steer With the costs facing farmers here inIrelandthis year due to the weather and also general input costs increases price gaps such as the above simply

    Original URL path: http://icmsa.ie/2012/08/icmsa-say-beef-price-reductions-an-abuse-of-dominant-position/?upm_export=print (2016-01-06)
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  • ICMSA cite 2009 weather related assistance and call for Government to ask for aid : I C M S A : http://icmsa.ie
    into August The resulting problems on farms are growing by the day and the losses at this stage are almost impossible to quantify and will certainly continue well into next year stated Mr Comer He went on to say that the losses are now running into hundreds of million euros and the problem is being exacerbated by the increase in concentrate feed costs and reduced output prices at the worst possible time for farmers It s quite clear that all farmers throughout the country are being affected to some degree but individual farmers all over the country are being particularly badly hit Many individuals have all or some of their first cut silage to complete and they re eating into existing fodder stocks at a rapid rate All these problems are building up and are leading to all kinds of stress for many farmers continued Mr Comer The Government has targeted the Agri Food sector as a growth industry under Food Harvest 2020 with the ambition to increase considerably net foreign earnings for the Irish economy The positive role of the Agri Food sector in 2011 is there for all to see but serious difficulties are now facing individual farmers and it is essential that the Government recognise this and take measures to support them during this difficult period Farmers will deliver for the country over time but the Government must play its role during difficult periods like that we are presently experiencing Given the extraordinary weather experienced since the end of May and the massive problems associated with it the Government should consider an application under the EU Solidarity Fund to provide assistance to those most in need and to avert or minimise the kinds of problems that could arise over the coming months When the flooding occurred in

    Original URL path: http://icmsa.ie/2012/08/icmsa-cite-2009-weather-related-assistance-and-call-for-government-to-ask-for-aid/?upm_export=print (2016-01-06)
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  • Call on Minister Quinn to include public sector pensions as 'wealth' in means test for third level grants : I C M S A : http://icmsa.ie
    the notion of a farm as a capital asset but that if today s newspaper reports that bank deposits and second homes are set to join farms and be considered as assets to be included in any means test then simple justice dictated that the kind of gold plated pensions only available to the public sector and politicians would be similarly classified as wealth Mr Comer said that Minister Quinn and those calling for such a broad based classification of wealth could not with any degree of consistency argue that a guaranteed pension provision of half a final salary together with a tax free cash lump sum equal to a multiple of final salary did not constitute wealth In those circumstances farmers other self employed groups and those working in the wider private sector who are putting income aside for their old age would be watching with great interest to see when Minister Quinn and the civil servants who comprise his Capital Assets Implementation Group would acknowledge that the wealth that will provide so generously for their own old age is essentially the same as the wealth they propose to incorporate into a means test Mr Comer said that this

    Original URL path: http://icmsa.ie/2012/08/call-on-minister-quinn-to-include-public-sector-pensions-as-wealth-in-means-test-for-third-level-grants/?upm_export=print (2016-01-06)
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  • ICMSA says global dairy markets recovering and milk price rise due : I C M S A : http://icmsa.ie
    Pat McCormack the deputy president of the specialist dairy farmers organisation noted that milk supply pressures are beginning to emerge globally particularly in the US and EU Mr McCormack said that the outlook for milk price is certainly more positive than two months ago and yesterday s increases in both the Global Dairy Trade Auction and the Dutch Dairy Quotations point to a quickly recovering market The ICMSA spokesman said that the 7 8 increase in the Global Dairy Trade auction reflects the pressure on global supplies while the Dutch dairy quotations are reflecting a stronger market for dairy products in the EU He said that the Dutch quotations have shown steady improvements since May particularly since the start of August to the point that the butter SMP combination is now 6 4 cents per litre higher than the mid May level But the improving prices go right across the product range Since 16 May 2012 the butter WMP SMP and whey prices have increased by 17 10 34 and 22 respectively noted Mr McCormack Dairy markets went through a difficult period in the first half of 2012 but now have turned a corner and it is absolutely essential that

    Original URL path: http://icmsa.ie/2012/08/icmsa-says-global-dairy-markets-recovering-and-milk-price-rise-due/?upm_export=print (2016-01-06)
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  • Comer says proposed Capital Assets Test panders to worst urban prejudices and myths about farmers and their finances : I C M S A : http://icmsa.ie
    a Capital Assets Test for Third Level Grants which he described as blatantly unfair and pandering to the very worst urban prejudices and myths about farmers and their finances Mr Comer said ICMSA would be contacting every TD again over the next few days and he was confident that a very solid number would agree that a move to any form of capital assets test on Third Level Grants would very specifically discriminate against the farming community Mr Comer pointed out that the nub of the matter was this misconception that a farm which is actually the tool by which a farmer earns his income is in any fashion a capital asset similar to government gilts or blue chip equities or other easily cash convertible assets This was a complete misunderstanding of the reality according to Mr Comer He said that the family farm is the method by which the individual earns his income and does not form part of the income itself He added that following this kind of crazy logic would leave you in a situation where Ronan Keating s voice would be treated as a capital asset or Brian O Driscoll s hands Any proposal that ignores

    Original URL path: http://icmsa.ie/2012/08/comer-says-proposed-capital-assets-test-panders-to-worst-urban-prejudices-and-myths-about-farmers-and-their-finances/?upm_export=print (2016-01-06)
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