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  • September | 2014 | Posts | Irish Co-Operative Organisation Society
    out of Russia will not be hanging around the marketplace The European Dairy trade however have concerns regarding the operation of the PSA scheme citing a worry that the stored product which can be put in store between now and the end of the year for between 90 and 210 days of between 60 and 210 days for cheese will be coming out of store in the spring or early summer just in time to meet next year s post quota supply surge They also suggest that the storage aid rates are not attractive particularly in the context of an expected surge in demand for storage facilities to cope with all the range of embargoed products The rates are as follows Butter fixed 18 93 t plus 28c a day SMP fixed 8 86 t plus 16c a day and Cheeses fixed 15 57 t plus 40c a day While the Russian ban is having catastrophic effects on dairy suppliers and processors in countries with a high level of exposure to the Russian market and the displaced product is having a knock on effect on other markets the key factor affecting current market weakness is the 4 5 5 increase in global milk supply this year against a demand growth of 2 5 resulting in a glut of product equivalent to over 15m tonnes of milk That s almost all of New Zealand s exports The only thing that can rectify that imbalance is price lower prices may encourage farmers to reduce supply but by how much with record low feed prices and those same low prices may promote consumption particularly in developing countries which were frozen out of the market by previously record high prices ICOS calls for Increased Intervention Prices Posted on 3 Sep 2014 Dramatic and bold action required by European Commission Current 20c per litre Intervention Price should rise to 26c per litre to counter recent collapse in dairy markets BRUSSELS Wednesday 3 rd September 2014 Speaking ahead of a meeting today with the European Commission T J Flanagan ICOS Dairy Executive said that the recent collapse in dairy markets where the Fonterra auction prices have almost halved since the Spring was such that a dramatic and bold move was needed by the Commission to halt the decline While he welcomed the recent moves on introducing Storage Aid for Butter SMP and some cheeses he said that the Commission s failure to at least consider targeted Export Refunds was disappointing What is needed he said is a strong statement that would boost sentiment in the markets He called on the Commission to change their minds on Export Refunds and to instigate the process of increasing Intervention prices from their current level equivalent to 20c per litre back up to the level they were at a decade ago around 26c Milk production costs have skyrocketed in the last ten years and the present 20c support level is plainly not adequate he said Flanagan further stated that the

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  • EU must take concerted & immediate action to assist farmers & food processors affected by the Russian Trade Crisis | Posts | Irish Co-Operative Organisation Society
    delivered milk ICOS has continually advocated for this ensuring that superlevy costs are minimised That the EU does not use the Crisis Reserve as this is EU agriculture s own money in direct payments and will be taken off farmers The EU must support the consequences of their own political decisions from elsewhere in the budget Current superlevy fines taken by the Commission for the 2013 14 quota year should be immediately ring fenced and used specifically to help the current dairy situation A careful economic analysis is required as to the merits of re introducing export refunds to see can they help alleviate the current situation and assist in the orderly disposal of mounting EU cheese stocks from the marketplace Ensure that there are no delays in the issuing of export certificates for dairy product Mr O Leary concluded by re iterating that the cost of funding the market consequences of the EU stance should come from outside the current CAP budget in view of the geo political nature of the stance taken by the EU on relations with the Ukraine ICOS the Irish Co operative Organisation Society represents co operatives and organisations in Ireland including the Irish dairy processing co operatives and livestock marts whose associated businesses have a combined turnover in the region of 14 billion with some 150 000 individual members employing 12 000 people in Ireland and a further 24 000 people overseas Ends Information Cian Connaughton 087 6480809 Archive Recent Posts ICOS Announces New CEO Designate ICOS EUROPEAN AFFAIRS EXECUTIVE BRUSSELS BASED Not Much Sign of Positivity for 2016 Agricultural Export Subsidies Scrapped at WTO Nairobi Deal EU Philippines Trade Deal An Opportunity for Irish Dairy Co ops Archives January 2016 December 2015 November 2015 October 2015 September 2015 August 2015 July 2015 June

    Original URL path: http://www.icos.ie/2014/08/25/eu-must-take-concerted-and-immediate-action-to-assist-farmers-and-food-processors-affected-by-the-russian-trade-crisis-icos/ (2016-02-10)
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  • Stock Buildup in China……And Now the Russian Ban! | Posts | Irish Co-Operative Organisation Society
    of stock overhanging the market there Optimists point to ongoing general demand strength across key markets coupled with the expectation that moderating prices will improve affordability and prompt buying in developing markets They also remind us that we are going through an unprecedented period of almost 5 supply growth and that it is improbable that supplies would continue to grow at such a pace The Russians will also need to keep sourcing supplies of cheese and butter elsewhere thereby eating into someone elses stocks Also our great rivals in exports the US are coming off a milk price base of 21 60 per 100lbs or around 37c per litre This means that they won t be in a position to quickly join the race to the bottom in export markets Meanwhile the current Eurex index values European at around 33c per litre The pessimists suggest that the reduced presence of Russia and China in the market will prompt all other buyers to hold back and watch prices drop still further The crucial issue will be the degree to which European and US supplies respond to weaker prices Irish and many European suppliers will also have superlevy concerns but cheap concentrates good weather and lots of quality forage may keep the milk flowing Archive Recent Posts ICOS Announces New CEO Designate ICOS EUROPEAN AFFAIRS EXECUTIVE BRUSSELS BASED Not Much Sign of Positivity for 2016 Agricultural Export Subsidies Scrapped at WTO Nairobi Deal EU Philippines Trade Deal An Opportunity for Irish Dairy Co ops Archives January 2016 December 2015 November 2015 October 2015 September 2015 August 2015 July 2015 June 2015 May 2015 April 2015 March 2015 February 2015 January 2015 December 2014 November 2014 October 2014 September 2014 August 2014 July 2014 June 2014 May 2014 April 2014 March 2014 February

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  • ICOS Present Dairy Angle to EU & US Negotiating Teams on Trade | Posts | Irish Co-Operative Organisation Society
    t on future growth in exports to the US This is especially of concern to Irish co operative dairy industry because our Kerry Kerrygold brand has been established as the number one imported butter on the US market and the IDB team have also been making huge strides with their cheddar brands ICOS also used the opportunity to voice strong concerns on the implementation of the Food Safety Modernization Act FSMA the Cooperatives Working Together CWT scheme undermining Irish product on other markets and the currently increasing American Dairy Import Licence Fee We also pointed out the dangers to our beef industry if Irish and European standards were sold out to achieve such as deal with a seismic knock on for both our suckler and dairy beef herds The 7th round of negotiations is pencilled in for October Please see attached short Power Point with key points ICOS Presentation Archive Recent Posts ICOS Announces New CEO Designate ICOS EUROPEAN AFFAIRS EXECUTIVE BRUSSELS BASED Not Much Sign of Positivity for 2016 Agricultural Export Subsidies Scrapped at WTO Nairobi Deal EU Philippines Trade Deal An Opportunity for Irish Dairy Co ops Archives January 2016 December 2015 November 2015 October 2015 September 2015 August 2015 July 2015 June 2015 May 2015 April 2015 March 2015 February 2015 January 2015 December 2014 November 2014 October 2014 September 2014 August 2014 July 2014 June 2014 May 2014 April 2014 March 2014 February 2014 January 2014 December 2013 November 2013 October 2013 September 2013 August 2013 July 2013 June 2013 May 2013 April 2013 March 2013 February 2013 January 2013 December 2012 November 2012 October 2012 June 2012 April 2012 January 2012 December 2011 November 2011 October 2011 August 2011 July 2011 June 2011 Publications Dairy Docs ICOS Press Releases Co op Development Docs Annual Reports

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  • Canada Trade Deal: Mixed News for Dairy & Irish Agri-Business | Posts | Irish Co-Operative Organisation Society
    have access to the market We also welcome the Canadian concession to eliminate tariffs completely for milk protein concentrate On beef the picture is not as bright with the EU conceding ground on beef quotas with an extra 31 000 tonnes of Canadian beef being allowed on the European market It is key that we continue to market our beef at a premium to this product on EU markets and drive to continue to find new markets to soften the blow of this extra supply to a key sector that is already in difficulty We do welcome though the fact that Canadian beef that does come in will have to be hormone free and adhere to EU standards Archive Recent Posts ICOS Announces New CEO Designate ICOS EUROPEAN AFFAIRS EXECUTIVE BRUSSELS BASED Not Much Sign of Positivity for 2016 Agricultural Export Subsidies Scrapped at WTO Nairobi Deal EU Philippines Trade Deal An Opportunity for Irish Dairy Co ops Archives January 2016 December 2015 November 2015 October 2015 September 2015 August 2015 July 2015 June 2015 May 2015 April 2015 March 2015 February 2015 January 2015 December 2014 November 2014 October 2014 September 2014 August 2014 July 2014 June 2014 May 2014 April 2014 March 2014 February 2014 January 2014 December 2013 November 2013 October 2013 September 2013 August 2013 July 2013 June 2013 May 2013 April 2013 March 2013 February 2013 January 2013 December 2012 November 2012 October 2012 June 2012 April 2012 January 2012 December 2011 November 2011 October 2011 August 2011 July 2011 June 2011 Publications Dairy Docs ICOS Press Releases Co op Development Docs Annual Reports Accounts EU Documents Presentations ICOS Submissions Home About ICOS Purpose Vision Who we are Who we represent Core values A proud tradition Sir Horace Plunkett ICOS and the co operative movement

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  • Biosecurity Signage for Your Farm | Posts | Irish Co-Operative Organisation Society
    in that facility your farm your herd and your livelihood In addition biosecurity signage warns the visitor of the potential disease risks they may be subjected to by entering your farm Biosecurity signs should be placed at the main farm entry point and at entrances to animal housing particularly quarantine and isolation units the calving unit and the calf house Biosecurity signage is a requirement of the Bord Bia Beef Quality Assurance Scheme and the Bord Bia Sustainable Dairy Assurance Scheme The key messages on good biosecurity signs are a clear warning that the visitor may be trespassing on your property that they are entering an animal disease risk area a farm management contact telephone number and instructions regarding protective clothing disinfection personal hygiene and farm safety Archive Recent Posts ICOS Announces New CEO Designate ICOS EUROPEAN AFFAIRS EXECUTIVE BRUSSELS BASED Not Much Sign of Positivity for 2016 Agricultural Export Subsidies Scrapped at WTO Nairobi Deal EU Philippines Trade Deal An Opportunity for Irish Dairy Co ops Archives January 2016 December 2015 November 2015 October 2015 September 2015 August 2015 July 2015 June 2015 May 2015 April 2015 March 2015 February 2015 January 2015 December 2014 November 2014 October 2014 September 2014 August 2014 July 2014 June 2014 May 2014 April 2014 March 2014 February 2014 January 2014 December 2013 November 2013 October 2013 September 2013 August 2013 July 2013 June 2013 May 2013 April 2013 March 2013 February 2013 January 2013 December 2012 November 2012 October 2012 June 2012 April 2012 January 2012 December 2011 November 2011 October 2011 August 2011 July 2011 June 2011 Publications Dairy Docs ICOS Press Releases Co op Development Docs Annual Reports Accounts EU Documents Presentations ICOS Submissions Home About ICOS Purpose Vision Who we are Who we represent Core values A proud tradition

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  • EU Milk Policy: Superlevy Update | Posts | Irish Co-Operative Organisation Society
    our traditional ally on the matter Denmark did not add their names to the request as they are focusing their attention to resist any attempts to introduce new market management measures ICOS would request the Minister to continue to follow developments carefully ICOS agrees with the Ministerial letter s contention that current commission policy on the matter is not in line with the objective of a soft landing and furthermore is diametrically opposed to the jointly agreed aim to safeguard jobs in rural areas strengthen the competitiveness of the European agricultural sector at international level In the latest meeting of the European Parliament agriculture committee many MEPs attacked the commission s position and intransigence on the issue As ever while ICOS continues to work on the matter we advise all of our members to plan on existing rules Archive Recent Posts ICOS Announces New CEO Designate ICOS EUROPEAN AFFAIRS EXECUTIVE BRUSSELS BASED Not Much Sign of Positivity for 2016 Agricultural Export Subsidies Scrapped at WTO Nairobi Deal EU Philippines Trade Deal An Opportunity for Irish Dairy Co ops Archives January 2016 December 2015 November 2015 October 2015 September 2015 August 2015 July 2015 June 2015 May 2015 April 2015 March 2015 February 2015 January 2015 December 2014 November 2014 October 2014 September 2014 August 2014 July 2014 June 2014 May 2014 April 2014 March 2014 February 2014 January 2014 December 2013 November 2013 October 2013 September 2013 August 2013 July 2013 June 2013 May 2013 April 2013 March 2013 February 2013 January 2013 December 2012 November 2012 October 2012 June 2012 April 2012 January 2012 December 2011 November 2011 October 2011 August 2011 July 2011 June 2011 Publications Dairy Docs ICOS Press Releases Co op Development Docs Annual Reports Accounts EU Documents Presentations ICOS Submissions Home About ICOS Purpose Vision

    Original URL path: http://www.icos.ie/2014/08/08/eu-milk-policy-superlevy-update/ (2016-02-10)
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  • Trade Updates | Posts | Irish Co-Operative Organisation Society
    beef industry It is known though that outgoing Commission President Barroso is anxious to close a deal with the group before his term ends in October World Trade Organisation India collapses latest deal World Trade Organisation WTO negotiators attempts to finalise the outline trade deal struck in Bali last Christmas collapsed last week after India insisted on agreeing a permanent deal on its subsidised food stockpiling as part of the pact The new Doha lite deal as it was dubbed was designed to assist the flow of goods across borders The main focus of the Bali deal was to streamline customs requirements at borders providing a particular boost for developing countries economies but EU farmers including Irish Dairy were also set to benefit from improved access to under filled tariff rate quotas TRQs for agricultural exports Some analysts view the current collapse as a spur for further bilateral trade deals like the ones mentioned elsewhere in this brief ICOS has been invited to Geneva by the WTO in early October to contribute to a stakeholder panel on Agri trade Archive Recent Posts ICOS Announces New CEO Designate ICOS EUROPEAN AFFAIRS EXECUTIVE BRUSSELS BASED Not Much Sign of Positivity for 2016 Agricultural Export Subsidies Scrapped at WTO Nairobi Deal EU Philippines Trade Deal An Opportunity for Irish Dairy Co ops Archives January 2016 December 2015 November 2015 October 2015 September 2015 August 2015 July 2015 June 2015 May 2015 April 2015 March 2015 February 2015 January 2015 December 2014 November 2014 October 2014 September 2014 August 2014 July 2014 June 2014 May 2014 April 2014 March 2014 February 2014 January 2014 December 2013 November 2013 October 2013 September 2013 August 2013 July 2013 June 2013 May 2013 April 2013 March 2013 February 2013 January 2013 December 2012 November 2012 October 2012

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