Dairy

EU farmgate milk prices – July averages

EU farmgate milk prices – July averages

According to DairyCo, the July EU weighted average milk price stood at €37.23/100kg (30.40ppl), down €0.39/100kg (1.0%) on the previous...

September 14, 2014

Total milking time should be less than 1.5 hours according to Teagasc

Total milking time should be less than 1.5 hours according to Teagasc

Before the cows are brought in for milking, the parlour should be prepared for milking. Getting your milking routine right can be...

September 14, 2014

Milk, Fertiliser & Feed Price Index – Feed Prices Trends Positive, Milk Prices continue to slide

Milk, Fertiliser & Feed Price Index – Feed Prices Trends Positive, Milk Prices continue to slide

Together with our usual run down of International Milk Prices, this month we are also comparing Feed and Fertiliser price...

September 13, 2014

Good milking is all about preparation

Good milking is all about preparation

Getting your milking routine right can be good for you, your cows and your dairy business, according to Teagasc. A proper milking routine...

September 13, 2014

Netherlands dairy herd up 6% in 2 years

Netherlands dairy herd up 6% in 2 years

The May 2014 census results for the Netherlands indicate that total cattle numbers were up 2%, compared with a year...

September 13, 2014

Ireland may well exceed its Harvest 2020 dairy production target

Ireland may well exceed its Harvest 2020 dairy production target

According to Teagasc Director Professor Gerry Boyle, the biggest challenge facing his organisation over the coming years will be that...

September 12, 2014

Calls for Hogan to urgently address milk quotas

Calls for Hogan to urgently address milk quotas

Calls have already been made on the new EU Agriculture Commissioner Designate, Phil Hogan to urgently address milk quotas upon assuming...

September 12, 2014

IFA hits out at Dairy Board’s poor milk price prediction

IFA hits out at Dairy Board’s poor milk price prediction

Reacting to a prediction of poor year-end farm-gate milk price of less that 30cpl by the Irish Dairy Board (IDB),...

September 11, 2014

Only 1 in 10 soil samples have the optimum nutrient balance

Only 1 in 10 soil samples have the optimum nutrient balance

Teagasc’s soils database shows that only one in 10 grassland soil samples analysed from 2007 to 2013 have the optimum...

September 11, 2014

Milk powder processing absorbs increased EU milk supplies

Milk powder processing absorbs increased EU milk supplies

With the global milk supply still strong and remaining the dominant feature in world commodity markets, milk powder production has...

September 11, 2014

Glanbia milk price move leaves farmers unaffected – in the short term

Glanbia milk price move leaves farmers unaffected – in the short term

IFA National Dairy Committee Chairman Sean O’Leary said that the 2c/l milk price cut announced by Glanbia in recent days,...

September 11, 2014

It’s time for a bit of stability within the milk sector

It’s time for a bit of stability within the milk sector

Earlier this year a number of Ireland’s leading dairy co-ops – North and South – threw out the possibility of...

September 10, 2014

Glanbia use stability fund to offset 2cpl August milk price cut

Glanbia use stability fund to offset 2cpl August milk price cut

Due to market conditions, Glanbia Ireland Ingredients Limited has reduced its August manufacturing milk price by 2cpl to 33.0 cpl incl...

September 10, 2014

Irish agriculture cannot be dominated by dairy in the future

Irish agriculture cannot be dominated by dairy in the future

The diversity of the finalists of the Macra/FBD Young Farmer of the Year competition is testament to the fact that...

September 10, 2014

Dairy Board index falls 3% in August

Dairy Board index falls 3% in August

The Irish Dairy Board’s (IDB) Production Price Index (PPI) for August was down over 3% on the July return and...

September 9, 2014

Kiwi tankers collecting milk every 9 seconds

Kiwi tankers collecting milk every 9 seconds

The start of spring this week in New Zealand marks the start of the peak milk season which will see, at its...

September 9, 2014

‘Use profits wisely’ dairy farmers are told

‘Use profits wisely’ dairy farmers are told

The Teagasc Mid-Year Outlook for Agriculture suggests that good milk prices, reduced costs and favourable weather conditions are likely to lead to increased...

September 8, 2014

Teagasc to provide free liver fluke testing

Teagasc to provide free liver fluke testing

Teagasc is undertaking a research project to establish levels of liver fluke on Irish farms and will provide free liver fluke testing...

September 8, 2014