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IGFA Latest Updates

Clarification regarding the concentrate 15% crude protein limit

IGFA has been calling on DAFM to provide clarification regarding the concentrate 15% crude protein limit. 

DAFM has published a Technical Note here.

The Department has also provided this template that they will accept as a form of written confirmation from the feed supplier.

Nitrates Derogation 2024

The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Charlie McConalogue, T.D, announced on 12 March 2024, that the 2024 Nitrates Derogation application system is now available on-line. For full details of press release click here. As part of other adjustments, an “opt-in” measure  to feed a lower level of crude protein  has been introduced. Download DAFM FAQ here.

Weather conditions impacting farms

An online meeting of the National Fodder and Food Security Committee (NFFSC) took place on Friday 29 March with the aim of assessing the extent to which the ongoing and prolonged wet weather conditions are impacting on farms. It was attended by IGFA and a number of other stakeholders. 

The press release is available here and presentations here.

IGFA Feed Issues

The IGFA Feed Issues newsletter is sent to all members monthly along with the RASFF (Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed) for that period. 

This publication keeps our members up to date on the latest relevant news for our sector and covers issues related to trade, the environment and technical updates see here to for latest publication. 

European Partners

IGFA is member of the influential European Feed Manufacturers’ Federation (FEFAC). Founded in 1959 by five national compound feed associations from France, Belgium, Germany, Italy and the Netherlands, its membership is now made up of national associations from 22 EU Member States.