Dairy Farmers

Arthur elected as new IFA dairy chairman

Arthur elected as new IFA dairy chairman

The Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) has elected Stephen Arthur as the new IFA National Dairy Committee, the association has confirmed....

April 16, 2021

Smarter milking: Improving efficiency and reducing injury

Smarter milking: Improving efficiency and reducing injury

Dairy farmers have been advised to “milk smarter” in order to reduce repetitive strain injuries and improve milking efficiency. Teagasc...

November 11, 2020

EU agri supports sought for sector ‘facing unprecedented circumstances’

EU agri supports sought for sector ‘facing unprecedented circumstances’

Several letters have been sent to the European Commission calling for specific measures to be put in place – and...

April 8, 2020

‘Not rocket science’: Protecting the farm family from Covid-19 in Kilkenny

‘Not rocket science’: Protecting the farm family from Covid-19 in Kilkenny

Enacting effective preventative measures to stop the spread of Covid-19 is not “rocket science” and only requires a few simple...

March 16, 2020

GDT welcomes US co-op giant to the fold

GDT welcomes US co-op giant to the fold

A US-based co-operative, Dairy Farmers of America (DFA), has entered the fold with Global Dairy Trade (GDT) and will trade...

March 26, 2019

Dairy income securing meeting to cover nitrates and costs

Dairy income securing meeting to cover nitrates and costs

An upcoming information meeting titled ‘Planning to secure your Income from Dairy Farming’ will take place next Monday, January 28,...

January 24, 2019

Expanding the family farm: An African take on dairying

Expanding the family farm: An African take on dairying

Eritrea – that little-known desertified country sitting in the Horn of Africa – remains mysterious to Westerners. However, its dairy...

July 13, 2017

Should the Revenue Commissioners be told: ‘see you in court!’

Should the Revenue Commissioners be told: ‘see you in court!’

The third line of the letter sent by the Revenue to 400 Kerry suppliers earlier this week makes for interesting...

November 26, 2016

Dairy farmers still plan to expand, despite downturn – new figures show

Dairy farmers still plan to expand, despite downturn – new figures show

Irish dairy farmers’ plans appear to be immune from current market conditions, a new survey carried out by the University...

August 10, 2016

Ireland gets €11m in new EU dairy package

Ireland gets €11m in new EU dairy package

The European Commission has unveiled €500 million aid package for the EU Agriculture sector with particular emphasis on the dairy...

July 18, 2016

Northern dairy farmers wanted for knowledge sharing scheme

Northern dairy farmers wanted for knowledge sharing scheme

AgriSearch, The Northern Ireland Agricultural Research and Development Council, is looking to recruit a small number of innovative dairy farmers...

July 15, 2016

Monday is D-Day for dairy farmers as EU reveals new support measures

Monday is D-Day for dairy farmers as EU reveals new support measures

Dairy farmers across Europe will find out on Monday the details of further EU supports in light of the ongoing...

July 15, 2016

Opinion: ‘The market not politicians will be the saviour of dairy farmers’

Opinion: ‘The market not politicians will be the saviour of dairy farmers’

Dairy farmers should take some respite in the fact that sentiment and commentary around on the dairy market took a notable...

June 28, 2016

‘We haven’t got our heads in the sand over dairy crisis’ – AIB

‘We haven’t got our heads in the sand over dairy crisis’ – AIB

The worst effects of the dairy downturn have yet to hit the sector, according to AIB’s Tadhg Buckley. AIB this...

May 30, 2016

What average price can dairy farmers expect over the next five years?

What average price can dairy farmers expect over the next five years?

Perhaps the most pertinent question for dairy farmers that was asked this week at an international dairy conference was what...

May 23, 2016

IFA calls for state-backed interest free loans of up to €15,000 for dairy farmers

IFA calls for state-backed interest free loans of up to €15,000 for dairy farmers

The IFA is now calling on the Government to explore the use of state-backed interest-free loans to aid dairy farmers through...

April 25, 2016

Dairy farmers and the market should be the only things controlling milk supply

Dairy farmers and the market should be the only things controlling milk supply

The dairy aid package, announced yesterday by the European Commission, should be welcomed by the industry and dairy farmers. It...

March 15, 2016

Why do dairy farmers deserve a Christmas bonus while others get nothing?

Why do dairy farmers deserve a Christmas bonus while others get nothing?

Whether the Minister for Agriculture likes it or not, the decision to give dairy and pig farmers a support payment...

December 11, 2015