Rearing beef is now a loss-making business in itself for most farmers, with EU supports needed to move family income from farming into positive territory and off-farm earnings needed to keep afloat.

The beef protests have led to controversy over the share of the final market price which goes to the farmer. But the roots of farmer unhappiness – and(...)

 Alan McGlynn, Michael Dunphy,  Rose Crockett, Paul Doherty, and John O’Connell of  Cork-based Slí Eile, winners of the  Business in the Community Award at this year’s Bord Bia National Organic Awards

Irish foods from lamb to tomatoes, blue cheese to fortified apple wine, today won organic awards, with bidegradable packaging, and community awareness(...)

The initial research activities of MTI are divided across six different themes or pillars which include meat tenderness, freshness and shelf life, quality grading and classification, health properties, and the benefits of the Irish grass-based production system. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

A new €8.1 million initiative will create a one-stop shop for meat processing research and technology in Ireland. Launched last month, Meat Technology(...)

 Aidan Cotter  to head up ABP’s Slaney venture

Former Bord Bia boss Aidan Cotter has been appointed to head up the joint venture between Larry Goodman’s ABP and Fane Valley group, which took contro(...)

“This report is very clear on the competition concerns in the beef sector, the income pressures that exist for livestock producers and the impact that any weakening of competition would have on their livelihoods,” said IFA president Joe Healy. Photograph: Paul McErlane/Bloomberg

The Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) has published a report raising further concerns about the part-takeover of Slaney Meats by Larry Goodman’s ABP G(...)

ABP’s plan to take a 50 per cent stake in Slaney Foods has been referred to the European Commission’s competition authority. Larry Goodman’s company (...)

 Larry Goodman of ABP Group: company intends to acquire a 50 per cent stake in Slaney Foods not yet lodged a formal submission. Photograph:  Matt Kavanagh

Larry Goodman’s ABP Group has been in contact with the Irish and European competition authorities over its intention to acquire a 50 per cent stake i(...)

Mairéad McGuinness MEP: had claimed that ABP had not “at this stage” notified the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission of the proposed deal to buy half of Slaney Foods. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Larry Goodman’s ABP Foods says it fully intends to notify the competition authority of its plan to acquire a 50 per cent stake in Slaney Foods. This (...)

Larry Goodman’s ABP Foods is to acquire a 50 per cent stake in Slaney Foods, the parent company of Slaney Meats and Irish Country Meats, for an undisc(...)

Bord Bia and six of the State’s biggest meat exporters are exhibiting their culinary wares at a major food trade fair in Lyon, the gastro capital of F(...)

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