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Angus Woods claimed : “This was never going to be the case and the IFA Livestock Committee and most informed IFA officers knew this,” External link

agriland Friday, February 7, 2020 12:58:00 PM EAT

Angus Woods concluded ( about Jim Power ) : “However, the Power report is likely to be a distraction in this crusade,” External link

agriland Friday, February 7, 2020 12:58:00 PM EAT

Angus Woods concluded : “At this price level in our main export market – the UK – there is major scope for Irish factories to increase prices,” External link

agriland Tuesday, January 14, 2020 4:01:00 PM EAT

Angus Woods said : "Prices in our main export market in the UK have continued to rise over the holiday period with R3 steers making the equivalent of €4.20/kg incl vat for week ending 28 December. " External link

thecattlesite Wednesday, January 8, 2020 3:14:00 PM EAT

Angus Woods said : “If there is not a response from the [meat] processors, we will have to escalate our action” External link

irishmirror Friday, December 6, 2019 2:34:00 AM EAT

Angus Woods added : “They are hiding behind the factories and are trying to dodge their responsibility for low prices for prime meat and the unacceptable delays in increasing prices to farmers,” External link

agriland Thursday, December 5, 2019 5:11:00 PM EAT

Angus Woods commented : “Major retailers and players in the food services sector cannot be allowed to profit take on the back of farmers and need to urgently engage with their supplies and factories to correct prices and bring Irish cattle prices in line with the other markets,” External link

agriland Thursday, December 5, 2019 5:11:00 PM EAT

Angus Woods commented : “Farmers will not tolerate the Beef Market Taskforce turning into another talking shop. The taskforce must deliver real results on cattle price and market transparency to quell farmer anger,” External link

agriland Monday, December 2, 2019 3:46:00 PM EAT

Angus Woods warned : “With an overhang of stock numbers on farms, factories have the opportunity to exploit the pressure that farmers are under,” External link

agriland Monday, December 2, 2019 3:46:00 PM EAT

Angus Woods outlined : “There is an agreement there that if the chairperson is a finisher, the vice chair is a suckler farmer or vice versa” External link

agriland Friday, November 22, 2019 10:36:00 AM EAT

Angus Woods said : "Education should never be about ticking boxes, it should be about equipping people to do the best job at what they want to do in the future," External link

independent-ie Friday, November 1, 2019 10:17:00 AM EAT

Angus Woods said : "Export of cattle is not simple, anybody who thinks it is delusional," External link

independent-ie Thursday, October 31, 2019 10:35:00 AM EAT

Angus Woods said : "We need transparency, if we had cameras in National Council the ordinary member could go online and see exactly who is debating the issues, who is raising your issues - did they say what they said they were going to do?" "Cameras are a necessity, minutes should be made publicly available so you as a member can know exactly what's happening, because one of the problems we have at the moment is the messaging isn't getting back to the ordinary members" External link

independent-ie Thursday, October 31, 2019 10:35:00 AM EAT

Angus Woods said : “Farm organisations from Britain and Ireland are extremely concerned about the severe consequences of a no-deal Brexit and the possibility of a flood of sub-standard South American imports damaging the beef sector,” External link

agriland Friday, September 27, 2019 3:02:00 PM EAT

Angus Woods agreed : “we’re seeing a lot of fragmentation around people wanting to be sector specific” “That’s great, but real power comes with the unity part of it, rather than the sector specific part, and it’s about harnessing that and pulling it together,” External link

agriland Tuesday, September 24, 2019 6:29:00 PM EAT

Angus Woods commented : “The minister has several options open to him to allow livestock farmers draw down all the €100 million,” External link

agriland Friday, September 20, 2019 6:16:00 PM EAT

Angus Woods argued : “The 5% stocking rate reduction, and the exclusion of dairy farmers with beef enterprises; partnerships; and cattle slaughtered in Northern Ireland – all of these unnecessary restrictions could be removed,” External link

agriland Friday, September 20, 2019 6:16:00 PM EAT

Angus Woods said : "IFA has made it very clear to Minister Creed every single €uro of the €100m BEAM scheme must be drawn down and paid out to farmers. Considering the income crisis in beef, it would be a crime to allow any of this hard-won funding go back to Brussels or the exchequer," External link

thecattlesite Wednesday, September 18, 2019 3:43:00 PM EAT

Angus Woods said : “I have been here since 8am this morning and everyone that has come in here has been saying that these protests need to end, we have cattle to sell, we need to be able to sell the cattle,” External link

irishtimes Wednesday, September 18, 2019 5:46:00 AM EAT

Angus Woods said : “A lot of farmers feel they read something and they think this is awful. It is very difficult to get back and explain to them what actually is the situation,” External link

irishtimes Wednesday, September 18, 2019 5:46:00 AM EAT

Angus Woods said ( about Commission ) : “It is incredible that both the Department of Agriculture and the EU Commission have imposed unnecessary restrictions on the scheme, which are preventing farmers from applying,” External link

agriland Thursday, September 12, 2019 3:38:00 PM EAT

Angus Woods said : “the risks to the future of Irish farming and rural Ireland have never been so great” External link

agriland Wednesday, September 11, 2019 2:05:00 PM EAT

Angus Woods said : “It’s essential that all eligible farmers now get their applications in and that all of the money is drawn down and paid out to farmers without delay, as there is real financial need among livestock farmers because of the crisis in the sector,” External link

irishexaminer Tuesday, August 20, 2019 8:16:00 AM EAT

Angus Woods added : “This is a crisis about livestock prices and income for farmers. Given the financial pressures livestock farmers are under, and the dysfunction in beef markets in Ireland and across Europe, this €100 million fund is unlikely to be enough” External link

agriland Monday, August 19, 2019 2:40:00 PM EAT

Angus Woods said : “despite some of the restrictive conditions imposed by Minister Creed and the European Commission” External link

agriland Thursday, August 15, 2019 3:56:00 PM EAT

Angus Woods said : “The announcement of the deal has come about because of the Mercosur trade deal which was agreed a couple of months back,” “Ultimately, it’s going to end up with significantly more non-European beef on the European market place further depressing European beef prices,” External link

beat102103 Sunday, August 4, 2019 1:00:00 PM EAT

Angus Woods said : “The announcement of the deal has come about because of the Mercosur trade deal which was agreed a couple of months back,” “Ultimately, it’s going to end up with significantly more non-European beef on the European market place further depressing European beef prices,” External link

carlow-nationalist Sunday, August 4, 2019 10:41:00 AM EAT

Angus Woods said : “The announcement of the deal has come about because of the Mercosur trade deal which was agreed a couple of months back,” “Ultimately, it’s going to end up with significantly more non-European beef on the European market place further depressing European beef prices,” External link

waterford-news Sunday, August 4, 2019 10:12:00 AM EAT

Angus Woods said : “The announcement of the deal has come about because of the Mercosur trade deal which was agreed a couple of months back,” “Ultimately, it’s going to end up with significantly more non-European beef on the European market place further depressing European beef prices,” External link

westernpeople Sunday, August 4, 2019 10:01:00 AM EAT

Angus Woods said : "The announcement of the deal has come about because of the Mercosur trade deal which was agreed a couple of months back," "Ultimately, it's going to end up with significantly more non-European beef on the European market place further depressing European beef prices," External link

irishexaminer Sunday, August 4, 2019 9:48:00 AM EAT

Angus Woods said : "The EU has reallocated most of the non-hormone quota to the US and given the South American countries that had this quota an additional 99,000 tonnes of extra quota in the Mercosur deal," External link

RTERadio Friday, August 2, 2019 10:30:00 PM EAT

Angus Woods said ( about Michael Creed ) : "Minister Creed is on record as saying there is no Government agenda to cut the suckler herd. The Minister needs to make it clear that this report from the CCAC is not Government policy, and that he will not be supporting it. " External link

thecattlesite Tuesday, July 30, 2019 10:24:00 AM EAT

Angus Woods concluded : "Reducing the Irish suckler herd will result in an increase in global emissions through carbon leakage, as beef would be produced in countries with less sustainable systems," External link

thecattlesite Tuesday, July 30, 2019 10:24:00 AM EAT

Angus Woods said ( about Gerry Boyle ) : "Given that the vast majority of Teagasc clients are beef farmers, they are outraged that Gerry Boyle would promote such a position," External link

independent-ie Tuesday, July 30, 2019 9:10:00 AM EAT

Angus Woods said : “The Minister could have paid this funding on all prime cattle (young bulls, steers and heifers) as set out in IFA’s six principles and ensured the fund was fully spent. We would be concerned that the way the scheme is now structured will result in the fund being underspent,” External link

independent-ie Monday, July 29, 2019 4:13:00 PM EAT

Angus Woods argued ( about Michael Creed ) : “Minister Creed is on record as saying there is no Government agenda to cut the suckler herd. The Minister needs to make it clear that this report from the CCAC is not Government policy, and that he will not be supporting it,” External link

agriland Friday, July 26, 2019 3:07:00 PM EAT

Angus Woods said : “It is totally wrong and unfair of the CCAC to try and push all of the weight of climate change on top of the suckler cow herd. The council ignores the hard work of suckler farmers in addressing climate change,” External link

agriland Friday, July 26, 2019 3:07:00 PM EAT

Angus Woods added : “Contrary to the views of the CCAC, suckler and sheep farming are vital in terms of maintaining the environment, the biodiversity and preventing land abandonment,” External link

agriland Friday, July 26, 2019 3:07:00 PM EAT

Angus Woods added : “This drive to the bottom on price is inflicting severe financial hardship on farmers and sending the wrong signal to the marketplace, undermining the value of our product and our production standards,” “This week, the base price for steers is 360c/kg and 370c/kg for heifers. Some factories are attempting to quote lower prices, but are having to pay more than the quotes” External link

agriland Tuesday, July 16, 2019 3:13:00 PM EAT

Angus Woods added : “This drive to the bottom on price is inflicting severe financial hardship on farmers and sending the wrong signal to the market place, undermining the value of our product and our production standards,” “This week the base price for steers is €3.60 and €3.70 for heifers. Some factories are attempting to quote lower prices, but are having to pay more than the quotes” External link

agriland Monday, July 15, 2019 4:29:00 PM EAT

Angus Woods said ( about Commission ) : “Ireland cannot allow the European Commission inflict such damage on the EU beef market without consequences,” External link

agriland Friday, June 28, 2019 10:27:00 PM EAT

Angus Woods said : “Flexibility by the department regarding implementation and interpretation of the scheme at farm level is key to providing the maximum opportunity for farmers to meet the requirements” External link

agriland Tuesday, June 18, 2019 5:52:00 PM EAT

Angus Woods outlined : “We had to stick to the numbers and show the difference in price due to Brexit, we are acutely aware of the pressure on the suckler herd and we are absolutely opposed to any restructuring of the suckler herd in the scheme,” External link

farmersjournal Monday, June 17, 2019 7:43:00 AM EAT

Angus Woods said : “It was never a requirement to change or interfere with the accredited equations which determine conformation and fat score,” “The department have said that they want to change the equations for conformation and fat score because of the changing profile of the national herd. This is wrong and totally unacceptable” External link

leitrimobserver Friday, June 14, 2019 6:29:00 PM EAT

Angus Woods said : “The Department of Agriculture is acutely aware of this, but refuses to provide an appeals mechanism for reasonable recourse for affected farmers to have the correct price paid by the factories for their cattle,” External link

leitrimobserver Friday, June 14, 2019 6:29:00 PM EAT

Angus Woods said : "IFA has set out six principles as regards how the funding should be allocated. We are currently consulting with our members through regional meetings," External link

thecattlesite Monday, June 10, 2019 3:43:00 PM EAT

Angus Woods said : "The Department proposed changes to the machines, which will reduce conformation scores on cattle, will take money directly out of beef farmers pockets and is totally unacceptable," External link

thecattlesite Monday, June 10, 2019 3:43:00 PM EAT

Angus Woods said ( about Commission ) : "Beef farmers have suffered savage price losses due to Brexit uncertainty and it is a welcome development that the EU Commission has recognised this and responded to the IFA proposal. Beef farmers have major bills to pay to banks, feed merchants and others," External link

thecattlesite Friday, May 17, 2019 2:15:00 PM EAT

Angus Woods remarked ( about Commission ) : “Beef farmers have suffered savage price losses due to Brexit uncertainty and it is a welcome development that the EU Commission has recognised this and responded to the IFA proposal” External link

agriland Friday, May 17, 2019 12:53:00 PM EAT

Angus Woods said ( about Commission ) : “Beef farmers have suffered savage price losses due to Brexit uncertainty and it is a welcome development that the EU Commission has recognised this and responded to the IFA proposal. Beef farmers have major bills to pay to banks, feed merchants and others,” External link

irishexaminer Thursday, May 16, 2019 9:03:00 PM EAT

Angus Woods said : “While the finer details of the scheme had to be finalised, it is vital that every cent goes directly to farmers” External link

agriland Thursday, May 16, 2019 10:56:00 AM EAT

Angus Woods said : “It is hoped further shipments with the same people involved will take place again very soon. This importer already has licences to import live cattle,” External link

agriland Wednesday, May 15, 2019 6:00:00 PM EAT

Angus Woods said ( about Commission ) : "Beef farmers have major bills to pay to the feed merchants, banks and others. Incomes have been destroyed. These losses are real and have been acknowledged and accepted by the Department of Agriculture and the EU Commission who have analysed the data," External link

thecattlesite Wednesday, May 15, 2019 2:52:00 PM EAT

Angus Woods argued ( about Commission ) : “Minister Creed needs to make the beef issue and the Brexit losses his priority. We have met with the officials in the Department of Agriculture and the EU Commission, and they accept that Irish beef farmers have incurred significant Brexit losses,” External link

agriland Tuesday, April 30, 2019 9:37:00 PM EAT

Angus Woods said : “With numbers set to tighten over the coming weeks, the IFA and farmers are expecting prices to rise,” External link

agriland Tuesday, March 26, 2019 12:27:00 AM EAT

Angus Woods said : "the key is accuracy, and tolerance is too wide" External link

independent-ie Tuesday, March 19, 2019 5:32:00 PM EAT

Angus Woods said : "The idea that Irish farmers and businesses would be able to pay a tariff and compete with the likes of South American goods into the UK market just wouldn't work" External link

RTERadio Wednesday, March 13, 2019 6:22:00 PM EAT

Angus Woods said : "The idea that Irish farmers and businesses would be able to pay a tariff and compete with the likes of South American goods into the UK market just wouldn't work" External link

RTERadio Wednesday, March 13, 2019 3:59:00 PM EAT

Angus Woods said : "The idea that Irish farmers and businesses would be able to pay a tariff and compete with the likes of South American goods into the UK market just wouldn't work" External link

RTERadio Wednesday, March 13, 2019 1:13:00 PM EAT

Angus Woods said ( about Commission ) : "The message from the EU Commission in Brussels is that they are waiting for political instruction," External link

thecattlesite Tuesday, February 26, 2019 5:38:00 PM EAT

Angus Woods said : “At the meeting, the IFA raised the financial crisis facing cattle finishers in Ireland as a result of the Brexit uncertainty. We highlighted our dependence on the UK market and the damage already done,” External link

agriland Tuesday, February 26, 2019 4:02:00 PM EAT

Angus Woods said : “The key part that we’re doing first will be the whole CAP review; the historical aspect of CAP and how previous CAP payments have been involved in the beef sector,” External link

agriland Wednesday, February 13, 2019 10:43:00 PM EAT

Angus Woods said : "Factories are unwilling to offer contracts because of Brexit," "Farmers are only getting small numbers of cattle killed; they may have a load ready to go but can only kill three or four at a time" External link

independent-ie Wednesday, February 13, 2019 9:05:00 AM EAT

Angus Woods argued : “Suckler farmers are on their knees financially, and it is not acceptable that some farmers are still waiting on their BDGP payments, just because the department have not got around to carrying out the inspections,” External link

agriland Thursday, February 7, 2019 7:57:00 PM EAT

Angus Woods added : “We have taken the position that a financial aid package has been what is needed all along; for every 5c/kg drop, €20 is needed . We have been targeting this and it is good to hear that the minister is coming round to this way of thinking,” External link

agriland Tuesday, February 5, 2019 9:34:00 PM EAT

Angus Woods said : “Farmers with young bulls fit and ready for sale are finding it extremely difficult, if not impossible, to sell their stock. They are being pushed back and back by the factories and being offered discount prices of up to 40c/kg or up to €180/head on some stock” External link

agriland Monday, January 28, 2019 8:12:00 PM EAT

Angus Woods says : “She has great enthusiasm for the farm,” External link

irishtimes Wednesday, January 23, 2019 5:07:00 AM EAT

Angus Woods says : “We can’t afford to wait and see [what happens]; we have businesses to run,” External link

irishtimes Wednesday, January 23, 2019 5:07:00 AM EAT

Angus Woods claimed : "The suckler herd is intrinsic to all our marketing and promotion of Irish beef in premium markets," External link

independent-ie Friday, January 18, 2019 3:30:00 PM EAT

Angus Woods claimed : “We’re talking about targeted payments as opposed to coupled payments; there was a drive to push for coupled payments by various people in the media. We were always on targeted payments,” External link

agriland Wednesday, December 19, 2018 9:55:00 PM EAT



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Angus Woods claimed : “This was never going to be the case and the IFA Livestock Committee and most informed IFA officers knew this,” External link

agriland Friday, February 7, 2020 12:58:00 PM EAT

Angus Woods concluded ( about Jim Power ) : “However, the Power report is likely to be a distraction in this crusade,” External link

agriland Friday, February 7, 2020 12:58:00 PM EAT

Angus Woods concluded : “At this price level in our main export market – the UK – there is major scope for Irish factories to increase prices,” External link

agriland Tuesday, January 14, 2020 4:01:00 PM EAT

Angus Woods said : "Prices in our main export market in the UK have continued to rise over the holiday period with R3 steers making the equivalent of €4.20/kg incl vat for week ending 28 December. " External link

thecattlesite Wednesday, January 8, 2020 3:14:00 PM EAT

Angus Woods said : “If there is not a response from the [meat] processors, we will have to escalate our action” External link

irishmirror Friday, December 6, 2019 2:34:00 AM EAT

Angus Woods added : “They are hiding behind the factories and are trying to dodge their responsibility for low prices for prime meat and the unacceptable delays in increasing prices to farmers,” External link

agriland Thursday, December 5, 2019 5:11:00 PM EAT

Angus Woods commented : “Major retailers and players in the food services sector cannot be allowed to profit take on the back of farmers and need to urgently engage with their supplies and factories to correct prices and bring Irish cattle prices in line with the other markets,” External link

agriland Thursday, December 5, 2019 5:11:00 PM EAT

Angus Woods commented : “Farmers will not tolerate the Beef Market Taskforce turning into another talking shop. The taskforce must deliver real results on cattle price and market transparency to quell farmer anger,” External link

agriland Monday, December 2, 2019 3:46:00 PM EAT

Angus Woods warned : “With an overhang of stock numbers on farms, factories have the opportunity to exploit the pressure that farmers are under,” External link

agriland Monday, December 2, 2019 3:46:00 PM EAT

Angus Woods outlined : “There is an agreement there that if the chairperson is a finisher, the vice chair is a suckler farmer or vice versa” External link

agriland Friday, November 22, 2019 10:36:00 AM EAT

Angus Woods said : "Education should never be about ticking boxes, it should be about equipping people to do the best job at what they want to do in the future," External link

independent-ie Friday, November 1, 2019 10:17:00 AM EAT

Angus Woods said : "Export of cattle is not simple, anybody who thinks it is delusional," External link

independent-ie Thursday, October 31, 2019 10:35:00 AM EAT

Angus Woods said : "We need transparency, if we had cameras in National Council the ordinary member could go online and see exactly who is debating the issues, who is raising your issues - did they say what they said they were going to do?" "Cameras are a necessity, minutes should be made publicly available so you as a member can know exactly what's happening, because one of the problems we have at the moment is the messaging isn't getting back to the ordinary members" External link

independent-ie Thursday, October 31, 2019 10:35:00 AM EAT

Angus Woods said : “Farm organisations from Britain and Ireland are extremely concerned about the severe consequences of a no-deal Brexit and the possibility of a flood of sub-standard South American imports damaging the beef sector,” External link

agriland Friday, September 27, 2019 3:02:00 PM EAT

Angus Woods agreed : “we’re seeing a lot of fragmentation around people wanting to be sector specific” “That’s great, but real power comes with the unity part of it, rather than the sector specific part, and it’s about harnessing that and pulling it together,” External link

agriland Tuesday, September 24, 2019 6:29:00 PM EAT

Angus Woods commented : “The minister has several options open to him to allow livestock farmers draw down all the €100 million,” External link

agriland Friday, September 20, 2019 6:16:00 PM EAT

Angus Woods argued : “The 5% stocking rate reduction, and the exclusion of dairy farmers with beef enterprises; partnerships; and cattle slaughtered in Northern Ireland – all of these unnecessary restrictions could be removed,” External link

agriland Friday, September 20, 2019 6:16:00 PM EAT

Angus Woods said : "IFA has made it very clear to Minister Creed every single €uro of the €100m BEAM scheme must be drawn down and paid out to farmers. Considering the income crisis in beef, it would be a crime to allow any of this hard-won funding go back to Brussels or the exchequer," External link

thecattlesite Wednesday, September 18, 2019 3:43:00 PM EAT

Angus Woods said : “I have been here since 8am this morning and everyone that has come in here has been saying that these protests need to end, we have cattle to sell, we need to be able to sell the cattle,” External link

irishtimes Wednesday, September 18, 2019 5:46:00 AM EAT

Angus Woods said : “A lot of farmers feel they read something and they think this is awful. It is very difficult to get back and explain to them what actually is the situation,” External link

irishtimes Wednesday, September 18, 2019 5:46:00 AM EAT

Angus Woods said ( about Commission ) : “It is incredible that both the Department of Agriculture and the EU Commission have imposed unnecessary restrictions on the scheme, which are preventing farmers from applying,” External link

agriland Thursday, September 12, 2019 3:38:00 PM EAT

Angus Woods said : “the risks to the future of Irish farming and rural Ireland have never been so great” External link

agriland Wednesday, September 11, 2019 2:05:00 PM EAT

Angus Woods said : “It’s essential that all eligible farmers now get their applications in and that all of the money is drawn down and paid out to farmers without delay, as there is real financial need among livestock farmers because of the crisis in the sector,” External link

irishexaminer Tuesday, August 20, 2019 8:16:00 AM EAT

Angus Woods added : “This is a crisis about livestock prices and income for farmers. Given the financial pressures livestock farmers are under, and the dysfunction in beef markets in Ireland and across Europe, this €100 million fund is unlikely to be enough” External link

agriland Monday, August 19, 2019 2:40:00 PM EAT

Angus Woods said : “despite some of the restrictive conditions imposed by Minister Creed and the European Commission” External link

agriland Thursday, August 15, 2019 3:56:00 PM EAT

Angus Woods said : “The announcement of the deal has come about because of the Mercosur trade deal which was agreed a couple of months back,” “Ultimately, it’s going to end up with significantly more non-European beef on the European market place further depressing European beef prices,” External link

beat102103 Sunday, August 4, 2019 1:00:00 PM EAT

Angus Woods said : “The announcement of the deal has come about because of the Mercosur trade deal which was agreed a couple of months back,” “Ultimately, it’s going to end up with significantly more non-European beef on the European market place further depressing European beef prices,” External link

carlow-nationalist Sunday, August 4, 2019 10:41:00 AM EAT

Angus Woods said : “The announcement of the deal has come about because of the Mercosur trade deal which was agreed a couple of months back,” “Ultimately, it’s going to end up with significantly more non-European beef on the European market place further depressing European beef prices,” External link

waterford-news Sunday, August 4, 2019 10:12:00 AM EAT

Angus Woods said : “The announcement of the deal has come about because of the Mercosur trade deal which was agreed a couple of months back,” “Ultimately, it’s going to end up with significantly more non-European beef on the European market place further depressing European beef prices,” External link

westernpeople Sunday, August 4, 2019 10:01:00 AM EAT

Angus Woods said : "The announcement of the deal has come about because of the Mercosur trade deal which was agreed a couple of months back," "Ultimately, it's going to end up with significantly more non-European beef on the European market place further depressing European beef prices," External link

irishexaminer Sunday, August 4, 2019 9:48:00 AM EAT

Angus Woods said : "The EU has reallocated most of the non-hormone quota to the US and given the South American countries that had this quota an additional 99,000 tonnes of extra quota in the Mercosur deal," External link

RTERadio Friday, August 2, 2019 10:30:00 PM EAT

Angus Woods said ( about Michael Creed ) : "Minister Creed is on record as saying there is no Government agenda to cut the suckler herd. The Minister needs to make it clear that this report from the CCAC is not Government policy, and that he will not be supporting it. " External link

thecattlesite Tuesday, July 30, 2019 10:24:00 AM EAT

Angus Woods concluded : "Reducing the Irish suckler herd will result in an increase in global emissions through carbon leakage, as beef would be produced in countries with less sustainable systems," External link

thecattlesite Tuesday, July 30, 2019 10:24:00 AM EAT

Angus Woods said ( about Gerry Boyle ) : "Given that the vast majority of Teagasc clients are beef farmers, they are outraged that Gerry Boyle would promote such a position," External link

independent-ie Tuesday, July 30, 2019 9:10:00 AM EAT

Angus Woods said : “The Minister could have paid this funding on all prime cattle (young bulls, steers and heifers) as set out in IFA’s six principles and ensured the fund was fully spent. We would be concerned that the way the scheme is now structured will result in the fund being underspent,” External link

independent-ie Monday, July 29, 2019 4:13:00 PM EAT

Angus Woods argued ( about Michael Creed ) : “Minister Creed is on record as saying there is no Government agenda to cut the suckler herd. The Minister needs to make it clear that this report from the CCAC is not Government policy, and that he will not be supporting it,” External link

agriland Friday, July 26, 2019 3:07:00 PM EAT

Angus Woods said : “It is totally wrong and unfair of the CCAC to try and push all of the weight of climate change on top of the suckler cow herd. The council ignores the hard work of suckler farmers in addressing climate change,” External link

agriland Friday, July 26, 2019 3:07:00 PM EAT

Angus Woods added : “Contrary to the views of the CCAC, suckler and sheep farming are vital in terms of maintaining the environment, the biodiversity and preventing land abandonment,” External link

agriland Friday, July 26, 2019 3:07:00 PM EAT

Angus Woods added : “This drive to the bottom on price is inflicting severe financial hardship on farmers and sending the wrong signal to the marketplace, undermining the value of our product and our production standards,” “This week, the base price for steers is 360c/kg and 370c/kg for heifers. Some factories are attempting to quote lower prices, but are having to pay more than the quotes” External link

agriland Tuesday, July 16, 2019 3:13:00 PM EAT

Angus Woods added : “This drive to the bottom on price is inflicting severe financial hardship on farmers and sending the wrong signal to the market place, undermining the value of our product and our production standards,” “This week the base price for steers is €3.60 and €3.70 for heifers. Some factories are attempting to quote lower prices, but are having to pay more than the quotes” External link

agriland Monday, July 15, 2019 4:29:00 PM EAT

Angus Woods said ( about Commission ) : “Ireland cannot allow the European Commission inflict such damage on the EU beef market without consequences,” External link

agriland Friday, June 28, 2019 10:27:00 PM EAT

Angus Woods said : “Flexibility by the department regarding implementation and interpretation of the scheme at farm level is key to providing the maximum opportunity for farmers to meet the requirements” External link

agriland Tuesday, June 18, 2019 5:52:00 PM EAT

Angus Woods outlined : “We had to stick to the numbers and show the difference in price due to Brexit, we are acutely aware of the pressure on the suckler herd and we are absolutely opposed to any restructuring of the suckler herd in the scheme,” External link

farmersjournal Monday, June 17, 2019 7:43:00 AM EAT

Angus Woods said : “It was never a requirement to change or interfere with the accredited equations which determine conformation and fat score,” “The department have said that they want to change the equations for conformation and fat score because of the changing profile of the national herd. This is wrong and totally unacceptable” External link

leitrimobserver Friday, June 14, 2019 6:29:00 PM EAT

Angus Woods said : “The Department of Agriculture is acutely aware of this, but refuses to provide an appeals mechanism for reasonable recourse for affected farmers to have the correct price paid by the factories for their cattle,” External link

leitrimobserver Friday, June 14, 2019 6:29:00 PM EAT

Angus Woods said : "IFA has set out six principles as regards how the funding should be allocated. We are currently consulting with our members through regional meetings," External link

thecattlesite Monday, June 10, 2019 3:43:00 PM EAT

Angus Woods said : "The Department proposed changes to the machines, which will reduce conformation scores on cattle, will take money directly out of beef farmers pockets and is totally unacceptable," External link

thecattlesite Monday, June 10, 2019 3:43:00 PM EAT

Angus Woods said ( about Commission ) : "Beef farmers have suffered savage price losses due to Brexit uncertainty and it is a welcome development that the EU Commission has recognised this and responded to the IFA proposal. Beef farmers have major bills to pay to banks, feed merchants and others," External link

thecattlesite Friday, May 17, 2019 2:15:00 PM EAT

Angus Woods remarked ( about Commission ) : “Beef farmers have suffered savage price losses due to Brexit uncertainty and it is a welcome development that the EU Commission has recognised this and responded to the IFA proposal” External link

agriland Friday, May 17, 2019 12:53:00 PM EAT

Angus Woods said ( about Commission ) : “Beef farmers have suffered savage price losses due to Brexit uncertainty and it is a welcome development that the EU Commission has recognised this and responded to the IFA proposal. Beef farmers have major bills to pay to banks, feed merchants and others,” External link

irishexaminer Thursday, May 16, 2019 9:03:00 PM EAT

Angus Woods said : “While the finer details of the scheme had to be finalised, it is vital that every cent goes directly to farmers” External link

agriland Thursday, May 16, 2019 10:56:00 AM EAT

Angus Woods said : “It is hoped further shipments with the same people involved will take place again very soon. This importer already has licences to import live cattle,” External link

agriland Wednesday, May 15, 2019 6:00:00 PM EAT

Angus Woods said ( about Commission ) : "Beef farmers have major bills to pay to the feed merchants, banks and others. Incomes have been destroyed. These losses are real and have been acknowledged and accepted by the Department of Agriculture and the EU Commission who have analysed the data," External link

thecattlesite Wednesday, May 15, 2019 2:52:00 PM EAT

Angus Woods argued ( about Commission ) : “Minister Creed needs to make the beef issue and the Brexit losses his priority. We have met with the officials in the Department of Agriculture and the EU Commission, and they accept that Irish beef farmers have incurred significant Brexit losses,” External link

agriland Tuesday, April 30, 2019 9:37:00 PM EAT

Angus Woods said : “With numbers set to tighten over the coming weeks, the IFA and farmers are expecting prices to rise,” External link

agriland Tuesday, March 26, 2019 12:27:00 AM EAT

Angus Woods said : "the key is accuracy, and tolerance is too wide" External link

independent-ie Tuesday, March 19, 2019 5:32:00 PM EAT

Angus Woods said : "The idea that Irish farmers and businesses would be able to pay a tariff and compete with the likes of South American goods into the UK market just wouldn't work" External link

RTERadio Wednesday, March 13, 2019 6:22:00 PM EAT

Angus Woods said : "The idea that Irish farmers and businesses would be able to pay a tariff and compete with the likes of South American goods into the UK market just wouldn't work" External link

RTERadio Wednesday, March 13, 2019 3:59:00 PM EAT

Angus Woods said : "The idea that Irish farmers and businesses would be able to pay a tariff and compete with the likes of South American goods into the UK market just wouldn't work" External link

RTERadio Wednesday, March 13, 2019 1:13:00 PM EAT

Angus Woods said ( about Commission ) : "The message from the EU Commission in Brussels is that they are waiting for political instruction," External link

thecattlesite Tuesday, February 26, 2019 5:38:00 PM EAT

Angus Woods said : “At the meeting, the IFA raised the financial crisis facing cattle finishers in Ireland as a result of the Brexit uncertainty. We highlighted our dependence on the UK market and the damage already done,” External link

agriland Tuesday, February 26, 2019 4:02:00 PM EAT

Angus Woods said : “The key part that we’re doing first will be the whole CAP review; the historical aspect of CAP and how previous CAP payments have been involved in the beef sector,” External link

agriland Wednesday, February 13, 2019 10:43:00 PM EAT

Angus Woods said : "Factories are unwilling to offer contracts because of Brexit," "Farmers are only getting small numbers of cattle killed; they may have a load ready to go but can only kill three or four at a time" External link

independent-ie Wednesday, February 13, 2019 9:05:00 AM EAT

Angus Woods argued : “Suckler farmers are on their knees financially, and it is not acceptable that some farmers are still waiting on their BDGP payments, just because the department have not got around to carrying out the inspections,” External link

agriland Thursday, February 7, 2019 7:57:00 PM EAT

Angus Woods added : “We have taken the position that a financial aid package has been what is needed all along; for every 5c/kg drop, €20 is needed . We have been targeting this and it is good to hear that the minister is coming round to this way of thinking,” External link

agriland Tuesday, February 5, 2019 9:34:00 PM EAT

Angus Woods said : “Farmers with young bulls fit and ready for sale are finding it extremely difficult, if not impossible, to sell their stock. They are being pushed back and back by the factories and being offered discount prices of up to 40c/kg or up to €180/head on some stock” External link

agriland Monday, January 28, 2019 8:12:00 PM EAT

Angus Woods says : “She has great enthusiasm for the farm,” External link

irishtimes Wednesday, January 23, 2019 5:07:00 AM EAT

Angus Woods says : “We can’t afford to wait and see [what happens]; we have businesses to run,” External link

irishtimes Wednesday, January 23, 2019 5:07:00 AM EAT

Angus Woods claimed : "The suckler herd is intrinsic to all our marketing and promotion of Irish beef in premium markets," External link

independent-ie Friday, January 18, 2019 3:30:00 PM EAT

Angus Woods claimed : “We’re talking about targeted payments as opposed to coupled payments; there was a drive to push for coupled payments by various people in the media. We were always on targeted payments,” External link

agriland Wednesday, December 19, 2018 9:55:00 PM EAT



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chairman75.00%EN06/10/201710/06/2017
leader25.00%EN06/02/201702/06/2017
Names Lang Count
Angus WoodsEN100.00%


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