Dairy

Kerry Group announces milk price lift for March

Kerry Group announces milk price lift for March

Kerry Group has become the latest processor to announce its milk price for March supplies – continuing the trend in...

April 14, 2021

Lakeland Dairies’ revenue increases by over 5.7% to €1.09 billion in 2020

Lakeland Dairies’ revenue increases by over 5.7% to €1.09 billion in 2020

Cross-border dairy co-operative Lakeland Dairies’ revenue increased by over 5.7% to hit €1.09 billion in 2020, up by €59.3 million...

April 14, 2021

What sets the top performers apart in Irish dairy farming?

What sets the top performers apart in Irish dairy farming?

The “top performers” among Irish dairy farmers – in other words farmers who are making the most profit from their...

April 14, 2021

Avoiding stress on replacement heifers at weaning

Avoiding stress on replacement heifers at weaning

Poor conception rates in replacement heifers are often due to heifers being underweight by the start of the breeding season....

April 14, 2021

Nitrates Derogation: Deadline for applications tomorrow

Nitrates Derogation: Deadline for applications tomorrow

The deadline to apply for the 2021 Nitrates Derogation is tomorrow (Wednesday, April 14). This follows an extension of two...

April 13, 2021

GHG emissions decrease in 2020 – though dairy sees increase

GHG emissions decrease in 2020 – though dairy sees increase

Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the Irish power generation and industrial sectors decreased in 2020, though an increase in emissions...

April 13, 2021

NDC: Social media a ‘vital channel’ for backing dairy

NDC: Social media a ‘vital channel’ for backing dairy

Social media is “definitely a place that accelerates the spread of bad news” – but is also a vital channel...

April 13, 2021

Lakeland increases milk price for March

Lakeland increases milk price for March

Lakeland Dairies has become the latest processor to reveal its milk price for March, announcing an increase. In the Republic...

April 13, 2021

New research on deer link ‘must inform TB strategy going forward’

New research on deer link ‘must inform TB strategy going forward’

New research confirming the link between Sika deer and the spread of bovine TB “must inform the TB eradication strategy...

April 13, 2021

Moving away from seasonal milk supply will cost farmers

Moving away from seasonal milk supply will cost farmers

A large number of dairy farmers in Ireland now operate a system of seasonal milk supply, otherwise known as a...

April 13, 2021

‘No one is talking to the consumer’: NDC outlines Irish dairy dilemma

‘No one is talking to the consumer’: NDC outlines Irish dairy dilemma

While the Irish dairy sector is good at communicating what it is doing at an environmental level, it is currently...

April 12, 2021

Agri-Food Strategy: Plans for all farms to be in QA schemes

Agri-Food Strategy: Plans for all farms to be in QA schemes

There are plans to have all farms and seafood operators in quality assurance (QA) schemes under the 2030 Agri-Food Strategy,...

April 12, 2021

Glanbia lifts milk price for March supplies

Glanbia lifts milk price for March supplies

Glanbia has become the first processor to reveal its milk price for March supplies, announcing a price increase earlier today...

April 12, 2021

Glanbia plc completes €50 million share buy-back scheme

Glanbia plc completes €50 million share buy-back scheme

Glanbia plc has completed a €50 million share buy-back scheme, the group has confirmed. Originally announced on November 9, 2020,...

April 12, 2021

Calls for voluntary removal of inconclusives with compensation

Calls for voluntary removal of inconclusives with compensation

The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine is being called on to allow farmers to voluntarily remove inconclusives with...

April 12, 2021

Changing the timing of lime application

Changing the timing of lime application

Lime is most definitely the forgotten fertiliser on Irish farms. Farmers are currently only spreading 50% of the national lime...

April 12, 2021

Ornua board appoints 2 non-executive directors

Ornua board appoints 2 non-executive directors

Ornua has announced the appointment of Anne McFarland and Anne O’Leary as independent non-executive directors. Both appointees are chartered accountants...

April 11, 2021

Grass advice: Time to think silage and apply Nitrogen

Grass advice: Time to think silage and apply Nitrogen

Actions and decisions made now will determine the quality and quantity of silage in next year’s pit and bales. As...

April 11, 2021