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Tuesday 3 October 2023 Dublin: 15°C

# Beef

This year
Two-thirds of suckler farmers open to cutting herd numbers, survey finds
The Irish Farmers Journal has found many would be interested in a Government-funded scheme for a reduction.
All time
US Captain Stricker: Koepka-DeChambeau feud a 'non-issue'
The Ryder Cup skipper also played down the significance Koepka’s pre-tournament comments.
One year on, China still has a ban on Irish beef - but for Irish farmers, a bigger problem may be coming down the tracks
Beef farmers are not unduly worried about the China ban right now – but it could be a different story if the UK does a trade deal with Australia.
Brazil rejects concerns that EU-Mercosur trade deal could increase Amazon deforestation
Brazil argued that a French report raising these concerns “showed the true protectionist interests of those who commissioned it”.
Ireland suspends beef exports to China after atypical BSE case confirmed
There are no public health risks associated with this case.
'Substantial progress' made at meeting of beef taskforce but farmers say questions remain
Agriculture Minister Michael Creed said discussions were well underway among the various stakeholders.
President-elect of Irish Farmers’ Association vows to tackle beef crisis
Tim Cullinan was this evening elected president of the IFA.
Warning issued over theft of container with consignment of beef from Northern Ireland firm
The FSAI said it is liaising with gardaí and other agencies over the meat theft.
IFA staging latest blockade outside Musgrave distribution centre in Kildare
Musgrave supplies Supervalu and Centra stores.
IFA staging blockade outside Tesco distribution centre in Dublin
The latest blockade is part of the ongoing farmer campaign for an increase in beef prices.
Stolen refrigerated container containing 50 beef carcasses recovered in Louth
The container itself was taken on Friday afternoon.
Taoiseach 'sympathises' with farmers as blockade of major Aldi distribution centre continues
Members of the Irish Farmers’ Association are staging a protest outside an Aldi distribution centre.
Beef Market Taskforce set to hold first meeting
The Taskforce was agreed to by beef farmers and organisations in October after weeks of protests.
Explainer: Why are farmers protesting outside Leinster House this week?
A deal was brokered and a task force established – so why are there still protests?
Leo Varadkar on beef protests: 'We need to see the task force do its job'
Farmers began protesting outside the Dept. of Agriculture claiming the meat industry has not held up its end of the bargain
New beef task force will meet for the first time today
It’s one of a number of measures agreed to last month in order to end a dispute between farmers and processors.
Agriculture minister appoints chair of new beef task force
The task force was agreed to by farmers and industry representatives following talks with the minister last month.
Farmers end blockades at several beef processing sites
Protests are still taking place outside certain factories.
Farmers continue to protest at meat factories despite voting to stand down blockades
Farmers are continuing to protest despite votes to stand down the blockades.
Beef options will be taken off some menus at restaurants from next week due to 'zero supply'
The Restaurants Association of Ireland has called on farmers to stop the blockades at beef factories.
'I am deeply concerned': Varadkar calls for an end to protests and blockades over beef dispute
The dispute has seen unofficial pickets by farmers at processing facilities around the country in recent weeks.
Farmers continue protests despite deal reached with minister and meat processors at the weekend
Farmers insist the base line price of beef needs to be increased before they will agree.
Aldi says beef dispute causing availability issues with produce
The issue comes amid stalled talks between the Department of Agriculture and farming organisations.
Meat Industry Ireland says 3,000 workers have been laid off because of 'illegal blockades'
The beef dispute is showing no signs of conclusion.
Dawn Meats proceedings seeking to have several protesters imprisoned for alleged injunction breach is struck out
The proceedings could have resulted in the imprisonment of some of those who have been protesting outside the plants.
'Common sense has broken out': High Court grants permanent order against blockade at meat factories
Consent orders were made against named protesters blockading plants owned by Dawn Meats, ABP and Slaney Meats.
Meat processing industry says operations at 12 plants brought to a halt by blockades
The owners of a number of plants have secured injunctions to stop protesters blockading their factories.
Meat plants 'will seek to jail protesters' as farmers denounce 'heavy-handed legal tactics'
There have been reports of scuffles at protests outside plants today.
Meat plant owners granted injunctions against protesters outside their factories
Dawn Meats and Anglo Beef Processors took the High Court action today.
More pickets at beef plants as talks labelled 'a waste of time' unless prices are on the table
The unofficial protests are ongoing amid unrest among farmers.
Emergency Brexit fund is accepting applications from Irish farmers from today
Farmers have decried the declining prices being offered for their produce due to the dramatic drop in the value of sterling.
Beef protests suspended as farmers to enter talks with meat industry, Department says
Farmers around the country have been holding protests in recent weeks.
Beef farmers withdraw from one protest location over small number of demonstrators not abiding by rules
Farmers around the country have been holding protests in recent weeks.
Green Party says we need to reduce the number of cows, farmers call that an 'attack'
A new global report has warned that the world cannot sustain our demand for food.
Minister 'reaches out' to Beef Plan Movement to enter talks
Farmers around the country have been holding protests over the past 10 days.
Explainer: Why have beef farmers across the country been protesting in recent weeks?
The Irish Farmers’ Association has said the Irish and European beef sectors are “in crisis”.
Healy Rae tells ministers to get out of their 'ivory towers' and talk to Irish farming families about EU trade deal
The biggest ever trade agreement between the EU and South American countries was announced last week.
Taylor Swift attacks 'manipulative bully' who's bought her master tapes but Justin Bieber comes out to defend him
Swift and Scooter Braun have history but the latter now owns her back catalogue.
Why a new trade deal between EU and South American countries has gone down badly in Ireland
The so-called Mercosur deal has been met with celebrations and opposition on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean.
Minister 'very concerned' about impact of EU trade deal on Irish beef farmers
The Agriculture Minister said the deal has come at a time when the beef sector in Europe is “facing significant uncertainty” because of Brexit.