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  • ICOS DairyDigest – March 2014 | Posts | Irish Co-Operative Organisation Society
    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 Governance Board of Directors Sub Committees Locations Our People Facilitated by ICOS People profiles Our Members Introduction Dairy Livestock Food Fisheries Beverages Advisory Education Stores Trade Service Cultural Community Leisure Services we provide Starting a Co op Introduction

    Original URL path: http://www.icos.ie/2014/03/09/icos-dairydigest-march-2014/ (2016-02-10)
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  • Oireachtas Committee hears trenchant criticism of barriers created by Irish meat processors preventing live exports of cattle with Northern Ireland and Britain | Posts | Irish Co-Operative Organisation Society
    It is being done to subvert fair competition for livestock and ultimately control prices These bonus payments we are informed by the Meat Industry are a customer requirement led by the large British multiples arising from animal welfare concerns As outlined above one of the main criteria to enable a farmer to achieve this bonus is having only 4 movements or less in the animal s lifetime Due to the structure of the Irish beef sector the smaller farms in the West traditionally supply other farmers in the Midlands and East of Ireland and Northern Ireland farmers with younger store animals To facilitate this these animals require several movements on various farms before these cattle are finally finished on the last farm before slaughter ICOS believes that this measure along with the other measures introduced by the Meat Industry is a form of market manipulation that ensures that transparent price competition is stifled as much as possible The Meat Industry and UK multiples are fully aware that by manipulating the market in the manner described farmers are not getting a fair and true market value for their stock The UK market is the only European market where these effective barriers to free trade in livestock exist Ireland is exporting 200 000 tonnes of identical beef meat to Continental Europe without the restrictive stipulations that have been introduced for exports to the UK allegedly for quality and welfare reasons ICOS contends that the further interference to the trade that is now evident with the effective ban by meat plants in Northern Ireland on killing cattle from the Republic in Northern meat plants is anti competitive and in contravention of free trade principles within the EU The graph below clearly illustrates the effect of this market manipulation and its distortion on Irish beef prices ICOS has a first hand account of this from farmers in Northern Ireland We are aware of instances of Northern Ireland farmers with large numbers of Southern born cattle that are fit to slaughter who cannot get them killed in the Northern meat plants One such farmer has told ICOS that he is facing financial ruin as he has over 2000 southern born cattle in his feedlot For the last 30 years this farmer has purchased his cattle from marts all across the West of Ireland and always killed them in Northern meat plants He now has been effectively told he cannot get these animals slaughtered in the Northern meat plants unless he takes a 150 discount as they were born in the south of Ireland This farmer now cannot export these animals back to the southern meat plants as his herd has a movement restriction placed on his herd due to TB regulations closed slaughter only herd This policy if retained will leave this farmer and many others facing financial ruin Typically these Northern farmers purchased these cattle from the livestock marts in Balla Ballymote Mohill Roscommon Elphin Castlerea Ballinasloe Athenry Ballyjamesduff Ennis Birr Nenagh and Roscrea

    Original URL path: http://www.icos.ie/2014/03/04/oireachtas-committee-hears-trenchant-criticism-of-barriers-created-by-irish-meat-processors-preventing-live-exports-of-cattle-with-northern-ireland-and-britain/ (2016-02-10)
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  • ICOS SPELLMAN ELECTED PRESIDENT OF EUROPEAN MARTS BODY | Posts | Irish Co-Operative Organisation Society
    international policy makers and government authorities along with initiatives designed to promote the modernisation and development of the marts industry Ireland s livestock mart sector includes over 60 co operative mart centres across the country Over one million cattle are sold in Ireland every year in co operative livestock marts 90 of Irish beef is exported to more than 50 countries worldwide 70 of Irish sheep meat is exported The main export markets are the UK and France ICOS represents 130 co operative businesses and organisations in Ireland including the livestock marts and the dairy processing co operatives with some 150 000 individual members 12 000 employees in Ireland a further 24 000 abroad and combined turnover of 10 billion Irish agricultural exports contribute over 7 billion to the Irish economy each year and the sector accounts for 8 of national employment Ends 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

    Original URL path: http://www.icos.ie/2014/02/17/icos-spellman-elected-president-of-european-marts-body/ (2016-02-10)
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  • ICOS DairyDigest – February 2014 | Posts | Irish Co-Operative Organisation Society
    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 Governance Board of Directors Sub Committees Locations Our People Facilitated by ICOS People profiles Our Members Introduction Dairy Livestock Food Fisheries Beverages Advisory Education Stores Trade Service Cultural Community Leisure Services we provide Starting a Co op Introduction What is

    Original URL path: http://www.icos.ie/2014/02/07/icos-dairydigest-february-2014/ (2016-02-10)
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  • CAP – ICOS President Welcomes Focus on Supporting Innovation and Improving Competitiveness | Posts | Irish Co-Operative Organisation Society
    investment for dairy equipment and the prioritising of knowledge transfer measures and measures to encourage collaborative farming are to be welcomed he said He suggested that participation on the new Bord Bia Sustainable Dairy Assurance Scheme should be a qualifying and grant aided knowledge transfer measure He emphasised that the low level of land mobility remains a key barrier to on farm efficiency and profitability He welcomed the proposed support measure for partnerships or other collaborative arrangements The ICOS President also welcomed the focus on measures in the beef sector that would enhance quality and improve efficiency and profitability but noted that without measures to ensure greater transparency and competition both within the beef sector and between the beef and livestock sectors measures such as the new beef data and genomic scheme would not of themselves bring about the improvement s required 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 12 billion with some 150 000 individual members employing 12 000 people in Ireland and a further 24 000 people overseas Ends For further information contact Seamus O Donohoe CEO ICOS 087 2867349 seamus odonohoe icos ie Media Information Tim Kinsella MKC Communications 086 813 7512 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

    Original URL path: http://www.icos.ie/2014/01/15/cap-icos-president-welcomes-focus-on-supporting-innovation-and-improving-competitiveness/ (2016-02-10)
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  • ICOS Dairy Digest – January 2014 | Posts | Irish Co-Operative Organisation Society
    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 Governance Board of Directors Sub Committees Locations Our People Facilitated by ICOS People profiles Our Members Introduction Dairy Livestock Food Fisheries Beverages Advisory Education Stores Trade Service Cultural Community Leisure Services we provide Starting a Co op Introduction

    Original URL path: http://www.icos.ie/2014/01/09/icos-dairy-digest-january-2014/ (2016-02-10)
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  • Irish Co-op movement’s most prestigious honour awarded to Co-operator and Cooleeney cheesemaker Jim Maher | Posts | Irish Co-Operative Organisation Society
    where he continued to devote his energies to the growth and development of the society He played a crucial role in the process leading to the merger of Centenary with Thurles Co operative to form Centenary Thurles Co operative in 2005 and he was also subsequently unanimously re elected as the Chairman of the new combined entity In addition to his far sighted contribution to co operative progress Mr Maher is also a highly progressive dairy farmer and in 1986 together with his wife Breda they started their own farmhouse cheese business Cooleeney Cheese They built a specialist dairy business which today exports cheeses to over 15 countries provides full time employment to 12 people and buys high quality milk sourced from locally producing farmers At Mid Tipperary Co operative Livestock Society Mr Maher s contribution was equally impressive First elected to the Management Committee in 1991 he supported a strong period of growth and development for the Society including investment in the development of new facilities new information technology and the overall successful promotion of the mart business He was also instrumental in the introduction of new Rules for the Society in 1995 In the testimonials from both co operatives Centenary Thurles and Mid Tipperary Mr Maher s exceptional voluntary contribution to the co operative movement was highlighted and acknowledged particularly for the positive long term economic impact it has had for farmer shareholders and for the wider rural community Speaking at the Award ceremony Seamus O Donohoe CEO of the Irish Co operative Organisation Society ICOS said Jim Maher s exceptional personal contribution is recognised by this prestigious award named after Plunkett the founder of the Irish co operative movement He has given over 30 years of selfless voluntary commitment and service to the co operative movement in which he also found time over 25 years to build a successful artisan cheese company Cooleeney whose brand is synonymous with quality and sustainability Throughout his time he has also made a significant and strategic contribution to structural change in the industry and to the widespread benefit of suppliers shareholders and rural communities He is exemplary of the spirit that Ireland needs to create a better future and he is a worthy recipient of this prestigious award 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 12 billion with some 150 000 individual members employing 12 000 people in Ireland and a further 24 000 people overseas Ends Find ICOS on the web www icos ie and Twitter http twitter com ICOS BXL Media Information Tim Kinsella 086 813 7512 Editor s Note The Plunkett Award is the premier honorary award made by ICOS annually It is presented to one individual each year who is regarded as having made an outstanding life long contribution to the co operative movement in Ireland Archive Recent Posts

    Original URL path: http://www.icos.ie/2013/12/23/irish-co-op-movements-most-prestigious-honour-awarded-to-co-operator-and-cooleeney-cheesemaker-jim-maher/ (2016-02-10)
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  • Videos of the 37th ICOS National Conference | Posts | Irish Co-Operative Organisation Society
    Donohoe CEO ICOS Bart Van Belleghem M D EUCOLAIT Part 1 Bart Van Belleghem M D EUCOLAIT Part 2 Julie Sinnamon CEO Enterprise Ireland Part 1 Julie Sinnamon CEO Enterprise Ireland Part 2 Ake Hantoft Chairman Arla Foods Amba Matt Dempsey CEO Irish Farmers Journal Part 1 Matt Dempsey CEO Irish Farmers Journal Part 2 Simon Coveney T D Minister of Agriculture Food the Marine 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 Governance Board of Directors Sub Committees Locations Our People Facilitated by ICOS People profiles Our Members Introduction Dairy Livestock Food Fisheries Beverages Advisory Education Stores Trade Service Cultural Community Leisure Services we provide Starting a Co op Introduction What is a co op Co op principles Registering a co op Start a co

    Original URL path: http://www.icos.ie/2013/12/18/videos-of-the-37th-icos-national-conference/ (2016-02-10)
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