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 Minister for Agriculture  Simon Coveney: The IFA wants the Government to make a submission to the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission through the Minister   on the importance of guaranteeing competition in processing and rendering. Photograph:  Gary O’Neill

The Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) has urged Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney to address the lack of competition in the beef sector, which it(...)

Irish beef exports to the US are currently limited to high-values steak cuts such as fillet, sirloin and rib-eye. Photograph:  Ilvy Njiokiktjien/AFP/Getty Images

Beef exports to the US have picked up significantly in recent weeks, according to the Department of Agriculture. As of the first week of November, app(...)

The State’s beef exports to the US were worth just €194,000 for the first six months of 2015. File photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Irish beef exports to the US were worth just €194,000 for the first six months of 2015, well short of the Government’s €100 million target by the end (...)

Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney launching Irish beef in New York: “It is a good start today.”

Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney expects other Irish meat producers to follow Larry Goodman’s ABP quickly into the US after the lifting of a 17(...)

Simon Coveney, Minister for Agriculture: “This visit to the US represents a huge opportunity to promote Irish beef in one of the most valuable markets in the world.” Photograph: Inpho/Dan Sheridan

Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney has begun a major trade mission to the US to mark the lifting of the US embargo on Irish beef. Beef from(...)