Butter

ICOS seeking ‘urgent changes’ to proposed dairy storage aid

ICOS seeking ‘urgent changes’ to proposed dairy storage aid

Urgent changes are needed to the proposed Aids to Private Storage (APS) scheme from the European Commission for dairy produce,...

April 23, 2020

Lowering price trend means butter is ‘finding its new normal’ – DII

Lowering price trend means butter is ‘finding its new normal’ – DII

The Irish Creamery Milk Suppliers’ Association (ICMSA) has cited the re-profiling of butter to “a healthy product” as one of...

April 22, 2019

How did the potato industry get it so wrong?

How did the potato industry get it so wrong?

The Guild of Agricultural Journalists recently hosted a very informative potato forum for members. First off, I was staggered to...

June 30, 2018

Here’s why the sugar tax is a good news story for the dairy sector

Here’s why the sugar tax is a good news story for the dairy sector

The fact that milk-based drinks have been granted an exemption from the new ‘sugar tax’ on nutritional grounds is a...

May 6, 2018

The humble potato needs an image makeover

The humble potato needs an image makeover

The recent confirmation that Ireland will host the 2021 World Potato Congress is good news for a sector that has...

April 14, 2018

Difficult year ahead for EU dairy prices – report

Difficult year ahead for EU dairy prices – report

Although there has been some recovery in EU dairy prices over the past year, the European Commission’s EU Agricultural Outlook...

December 21, 2017

Third annual Butter Museum Lecture takes centre stage in UCC tonight

Third annual Butter Museum Lecture takes centre stage in UCC tonight

The third annual Butter Museum Lecture will take place in University College Cork (UCC), tonight at 8:00pm. The unprecedented expansion...

October 26, 2017

‘A butter bubble is potentially around the corner’

‘A butter bubble is potentially around the corner’

Driven by consumer demand, European butter prices have surged to reach almost €6,500/t in recent days. Figures from the European...

September 26, 2017

Butter is back: Attitudes are changing, says Mayo producer

Butter is back: Attitudes are changing, says Mayo producer

With sales increasing every year since 2012, it’s very much a case of ‘back to butter’. One company well placed...

September 23, 2017

Could Europe be facing a shortage of milk, cream and butter this Christmas?

Could Europe be facing a shortage of milk, cream and butter this Christmas?

There is a danger that Europe could be facing a shortage of milk, cream and butter this Christmas, according to...

August 31, 2017

Milk price increase for May supplies ‘imminent’

Milk price increase for May supplies ‘imminent’

“Strong global dairy commodity prices should see an imminent rise in base milk price,” Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU) Dairy Chairman...

June 8, 2017

Butter is better than ever as prices hit a new record high

Butter is better than ever as prices hit a new record high

Butter prices across Europe have climbed to a record high, with wholesale averages reaching €439 per 100kg last week. The...

May 17, 2017

Strong global butter sales to be maintained throughout 2017

Strong global butter sales to be maintained throughout 2017

Rabobank is projecting global butter prices to remain firm throughout 2017. This is in contrast to the persistent low value...

April 10, 2017

Dairy markets to take a ‘wait and see’ approach prior to spring flush

Dairy markets to take a ‘wait and see’ approach prior to spring flush

Farm-gate milk prices may well remain stable over the coming months whilst the scale of the Northern Hemisphere’s spring milk...

April 10, 2017

Kerrygold butter pulled off the shelves in one US state

Kerrygold butter pulled off the shelves in one US state

Kerrygold butter has been pulled off the shelves in the US state of Wisconsin, due to a 1970 law which...

February 22, 2017

Steady as she goes for EU milk prices

Steady as she goes for EU milk prices

European milk markets are expected to become more balanced in 2017, according to AHDB Dairy analysts. This will provide more...

February 5, 2017

White butter is taking off in the Middle East

White butter is taking off in the Middle East

Fonterra’s Research and Development Centre has developed a new white butter product to meet growing demand from manufacturers in the...

January 29, 2017

Video: Kerrygold butter has hit TV screens in the United States

Video: Kerrygold butter has hit TV screens in the United States

Kerrygold’s brand status in the US took another leap forward this week, after its butter and cheese hit US television...

November 19, 2016