Dairy

2,000 attend IHFA open day in Clonakilty

2,000 attend IHFA open day in Clonakilty

The IHFA National Open Day 2013 was held on the Kil­gar­riffe herd of Richard, Mar­ion and Mervyn Helen and fam­ily...

July 16, 2013

Lakeland farmers are cream of the crop

Lakeland farmers are cream of the crop

At the recent Lakeland Dairies Milk Quality Awards, dairy farmers from both sides of the border won top honours for...

July 16, 2013

Dairy Farmers warned of boom and bust

Dairy Farmers warned of boom and bust

With the abolition of the milk quota looming, Ireland’s dairy industry is set for some major changes. John Cawley, owner...

July 15, 2013

Making the most of your Grass Supplies

Making the most of your Grass Supplies

Irish weather conditions over the past 14 months have been challenging, and the recent warm spell has made grass management especially difficult....

July 12, 2013

KPMG/ Irish Farmers Journal milk price audit

KPMG/ Irish Farmers Journal milk price audit

Commenting on the 2012 KPMG/ Irish Farmers Journal milk price audit, IFA President John Bryan today welcomed the continued participation...

July 11, 2013

DARD proposes voluntary Bovine Testing

DARD proposes voluntary Bovine Testing

Northern Ireland’s Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (DARD) has launched a consultation on a proposal to introduce compulsory testing...

July 9, 2013

Date set for Dairy Ireland Annual Conference

Date set for Dairy Ireland Annual Conference

The Dairy Ireland Annual Conference will take place in the Firgrove Hotel, Mitchelstown, Cork on Thursday, July 25th. The theme...

July 9, 2013

High hopes for farmers to milk it post-quota

High hopes for farmers to milk it post-quota

Most Irish dairy farmers are optimistic about the future, with more than half planning to increase production between 2015 and...

July 5, 2013

‘Your farm, your plan’, new dairy booklet from Teagasc

‘Your farm, your plan’, new dairy booklet from Teagasc

Being clear on the future make-up of your farm business and what you want your farm business to deliver for...

July 5, 2013

Dairy by the book – Teagasc

Dairy by the book – Teagasc

Knowledge and clarity is key for dairy farmers as the end of milk quotas 2015 approaches, according to Teagasc head...

July 4, 2013

Grass, efficiency, planning key for dairy expansion, Moorepark

Grass, efficiency, planning key for dairy expansion, Moorepark

An Open Day at the Teagasc Animal and Grassland, Research and Innovation Centre, Moorepark has attracted more than 10,000 dairy...

July 3, 2013

Dairy Industry post-quota

Dairy Industry post-quota

A major Teagasc Open Day for the Irish dairy industry will take place in Teagasc Moorepark, Fermoy, County Cork today. The...

July 3, 2013

What is an active farmer? ICMSA

What is an active farmer? ICMSA

The President of Irish Creamery Milk Suppliers Association (ICMSA) John Comer said the outline Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) agreement communicated...

July 2, 2013

Challenges ahead, ICOS on CAP

Challenges ahead, ICOS on CAP

The President of the Irish co-operative movement ICOS (Irish Co-operative Organisation Society Ltd) Bertie O’Leary said there were positives and...

June 27, 2013

The Irish Holstein Friesian Association National Open Day

The Irish Holstein Friesian Association National Open Day

The Irish Holstein Friesian Association (IHFA) National Open Day 2013 will be held on the Kilgarriffe herd of Richard, Marion...

June 25, 2013

EU milk monopoly concerns post quotas

EU milk monopoly concerns post quotas

An EU regional committee has raised serious concerns about the liberalisation of the milk market, in particular monopoly behaviour by...

June 21, 2013

Italian farmers to pay €1.4bn milk quota fines

Italian farmers to pay €1.4bn milk quota fines

The European Commission this afternoon officially requested Italy to recover surplus levies due from Italian milk producers. It called on...

June 20, 2013

IFA miffed over dairy board appointment

IFA miffed over dairy board appointment

Why were none of the three farmer candidates for the Irish Dairy Board (IDB) not worthy of selection as chairman?...

June 13, 2013