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Dawn Meats ordered to pay farmer ex-worker over €12,550
Noel Bardon
The Workplace Relations Commission found that the former worker was unfairly dismissed from his role.
1 April 2022 News
Only factories and farmers can truly fix that relationship
Whether it is an ombudsman or office for fairness and transparency, the farmer-factory relationship cannot be legislated for.
23 March 2022 News
Almost 900 less visas issued for agri workers in 2021
There was 50% less work permits issued to meat factories in 2021 v 2020.
Co-ops and processors on EPA priority site list
The agriculture and food "sectors must improve if Ireland is to support its green image of sustainable food and drink production", according to the EPA.
4 March 2022 News
Factories that paid the best and worst prices
There is a €200/head price difference between the top- and bottom-paying factory in a single grade, writes Phelim O’Neill.
26 January 2022 News
Second-generation grading machines now in place
Updated versions of carcase grading machines are now in place in 22 Irish beef factories.
13 January 2022 News
Irish factories would benefit from transparency, as well as farmers
The level of information on beef beyond the farm gate has meant that US beef factories can credibly push back against the charges made by the Biden administration.
8 January 2022 News
Biden blasts US meat factories
President Biden and Agriculture Secretary Vilsack attack the UK meat processing industry for squeezing farmers and independent competition, exploiting workers and increasing consumer prices.
5 January 2022 News
US administration attacks meat factory profits
Meat factories in the US are accused by the Economic Advisory council of making excessive profits and causing a quarter of total food inflation
15 December 2021 News
Beef processors can, but won’t pay more - ICSA
The ICSA has warned that Irish beef processors have to start treating winter finishers fairly on price.
9 December 2021 News
Sheep management: liver fluke, drafting lambs and important webinars
Farmers in the west and northwest should be vigilant of a high threat of liver fluke following the release of the Department of Agriculture's Liver Fluke Forecast.
24 November 2021 Management
Crunch time on labour front for meat sector
Meat Industry Ireland estimates that factories need 2,000 extra workers, while SIPTU says pay and conditions are the problem. Declan O’Brien reports.
28 October 2021 News