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100 days to Brexit – Varadkar urges businesses to ‘focus on readiness’ Kathleen O Kathleen O’Sullivan Sep 22, 2020, 2:58pm

With 100 days to go until the end of the Brexit transition period and the inevitable changes to come with it, Tánaiste Leo Varadkar is urging businesses to “focus on their readiness”.From January 1, 2021, the UK will no longer be in the single market or customs union which means trade will be starkly different [...]

By | September 22nd, 2020|News|0 Comments

Could drones play a part in sheep management? – Australian trial underway

The use of drones in modern day farming is becoming increasingly popular and a trial is now underway in Australia to assess whether the hovering of a drone can replace the attentive eye of a farmer. The ‘Drones for monitoring sheep welfare’ pilot project is being conducted by a Best Wool / Best Lamb group in [...]

By | September 22nd, 2020|News|0 Comments

Draft deal agreed for movement of Irish food products through UK

By Tony Connelly Europe Editor Irish and EU officials have reached a draft agreement to limit the impact of Brexit on the movement of Irish food products and live animals into the rest of the EU via the UK land bridge, RTÉ News has learned. As a result of the agreement, officials say Irish food exports [...]

By | July 3rd, 2020|News|0 Comments

Round five of EU-UK trade deal talks get underway

The fifth round of talk between the UK and the EU got underway yesterday, Monday, June 29, and is continuing for the remainder of the week – after four previous rounds of very little progress. The two parties have until the end of this year – December 31, 2020 – to get a trade deal [...]

By | June 30th, 2020|News|0 Comments

Beef kill year-to-date figures back on 2019 levels

Beef kill year-to-date figures back on 2019 levels Niall Claffey May 2, 2020, 3:00pm Source - Argiland As we enter into the last month of spring, AgriLand takes a look back at the beef kill to date. From the onset of the year, supplies were predicted to tighten into the summer months, with many hoping [...]

By | May 8th, 2020|News|0 Comments

Brexit Update: 20th March 2020 23 March 2020 Cian Hassett, Global Graduate London, Bord Bia - The Irish Food Board On Friday March 13th,the European Commission’s DG SANTE - DG for Health and Food Safety, organised an Advisory Group on the Food Chain and Animal and Plant Health in relation to the withdrawal of the [...]

By | March 23rd, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Ireland’s food, drink and horticulture industry as exports reach €13bn in 2019

Date: 08/01/2020 The publication today of Bord Bia’s Export Performance and Prospects report 2019/2020 by the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed, TD, reveals a stand out 2019 performance by Ireland’s food, drink and horticulture industry as exports reached €13bn in 2019 (2018: €12.1bn) for the first time.  This is the highest [...]

By | February 18th, 2020|News|0 Comments

Irish Meat Industry Well-Positioned to Respond to the Evolving Needs of Tomorrow’s Consumer

Date: 10/01/2020 Bord Bia’s Meat Marketing Seminar that took place on January 10th 2020 brought together over 150 representatives from the Irish meat industry at government, producer, and processor levels, to review the global meat industry in 2019 and look ahead to the opportunities and challenges of 2020 and beyond. It was a year of [...]

By | February 18th, 2020|News|0 Comments

MII welcomes EU investment in Irish agri processing sector

The announcement of EU state aid approval for an investment programme in primary processing of agricultural products in Ireland has been welcomed by Meat Industry Ireland (MII). The programme involves a €200 million investment for the processing and marketing of agricultural products in Ireland. Approved by the European Commission, the scheme will run until the [...]

By | February 18th, 2020|News|0 Comments

Bord Bia’s London Office Brexit Update: 11th – 17th May

17 May 2019 Alison Ryan, London Office, Bord Bia – Irish Food Board   Key events this week: Theresa May has said this week that there will be a fourth vote on the withdrawal agreement bill during the week commencing June 3. The bill is expected to be defeated again, as it still contains elements [...]

By | May 17th, 2019|News|0 Comments