Dairy

Another UK dairy processor cuts milk price

Another UK dairy processor cuts milk price

Müller Wiseman Dairies have announced a 1.9ppl price cut for the non-aligned farmers, effective from November 1. The cut has...

September 30, 2014

Proposed €8,000 grant cut in new Dairy Equipment Scheme ‘unacceptable’, says ICMSA

Proposed €8,000 grant cut in new Dairy Equipment Scheme ‘unacceptable’, says ICMSA

Speaking following a meeting with senior officials of the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Pat McCormack, Deputy President...

September 30, 2014

Domestic milk intake up 2.7% in August

Domestic milk intake up 2.7% in August

Domestic milk intake by creameries and pasteurisers was estimated at 609.0 million litres for August 2014. This was 2.7% above...

September 30, 2014

Teagasc Liquid Milk Conference

Teagasc Liquid Milk Conference

The Teagasc liquid milk conference will be taking place on Wednesday, October 1, in Co. Wexford. The morning seminar is...

September 30, 2014

‘Producing less milk won’t keep prices stronger’

‘Producing less milk won’t keep prices stronger’

The assumption that if Ireland produces less milk prices will stay stronger doesn’t stack up as we are operating in a...

September 29, 2014

Dairy cow numbers up 5% in 12 months

Dairy cow numbers up 5% in 12 months

With producers gearing up ahead of the removal of milk quotas in 2015, the number of dairy cows in the...

September 29, 2014

Closing grass paddocks early reduces grazing ability

Closing grass paddocks early reduces grazing ability

Peak autumn build up is approaching and pre-grazing covers are reaching 2,000kg/ha and above, as a result. Grass at these...

September 29, 2014

After 4 years in dairying, I’m happy with the decision, says new entrant

After 4 years in dairying, I’m happy with the decision, says new entrant

After four years in dairying, new entrant Jim Dunne, told farmers at the Glanbia stand at the National Ploughing Championships that...

September 28, 2014

Arla cuts milk price by 1.67ppl

Arla cuts milk price by 1.67ppl

The milk price paid to Arla Foods UK members will be cut by 1.67ppl, according to a statement released by...

September 26, 2014

‘People are spending too much money getting into cows’

‘People are spending too much money getting into cows’

People are spending too much money getting into cows and should keep their hands in their pockets, according to dairy...

September 26, 2014

Analysis: How will EU milk production respond to lower prices?

Analysis: How will EU milk production respond to lower prices?

EU milk supply has continued to grow in recent months and in the first six months of the year milk...

September 26, 2014

Kiwi farmers say the once promising 2015 milk season now looks only breakeven

Kiwi farmers say the once promising 2015 milk season now looks only breakeven

The 2014/15 season, which offered so much for New Zealand dairy farmers, has turned into a break even one for...

September 25, 2014

Ireland 6.44% over quota (€96 million superlevy)

Ireland 6.44% over quota (€96 million superlevy)

Latest figures for the estimated total volume of milk supplies up to the end of August 2014, taking into account...

September 25, 2014

The cow takes control with automatic milking

The cow takes control with automatic milking

With the 20,000th Lely Astronaut about to be sold worldwide, the use of robotic milking machines has grown significantly in...

September 25, 2014

Grass is still rocketing out of the ground

Grass is still rocketing out of the ground

According to AgriNet’s Barry Lynch grass growth rates are currently averaging 50kg of dry matter per hectare per day. He said...

September 25, 2014

‘Milk price would have to fall to 22c/L for me to be worse off than beef’

‘Milk price would have to fall to 22c/L for me to be worse off than beef’

“Milk prices would have to drop to 22c/L for me to be worse off than I was in beef, when...

September 25, 2014

VIDEO: Lely robotic milking draws the crowds at the Ploughing

VIDEO: Lely robotic milking draws the crowds at the Ploughing

The live, robotic milking demonstration from Lely has stolen the show for many visitors at the National Ploughing Championships today in...

September 24, 2014

Kiwi milk prices slashed as Fonterra profits plunge

Kiwi milk prices slashed as Fonterra profits plunge

Fonterra Co-operative today reduced its forecast farmgate milk price for the 2014/15 season from $6.00 to $5.30 per kgMS. New...

September 24, 2014