Dairy Farming

‘Cost of production is the No.1 factor driving dairy farmers profits’

‘Cost of production is the No.1 factor driving dairy farmers profits’

The cost of production is the number 1 factor driving profit for dairy farmers according to New Zealand-based consultant John...

January 10, 2015

Commissioner Hogan promises to explore new dairy markets

Commissioner Hogan promises to explore new dairy markets

Commissioner Hogan has said he will explore new markets for European dairy products in 2015. Speaking at the IFA 60th...

January 7, 2015

‘China holds the key to future tenor of international dairy markets’

‘China holds the key to future tenor of international dairy markets’

China re-entering the world dairy market with a degree of serious intent will be the sign that international milk prices...

January 5, 2015

Coveney must act now to support dairy sector

Coveney must act now to support dairy sector

Lakeland Dairies’ CEO Michael Hanley is, quite rightly, calling for dairy intervention prices to be increased with immediate effect. But,...

January 4, 2015

Efficiency vital to deal with price volatility – Keenan boss

Efficiency vital to deal with price volatility – Keenan boss

Efficiency in a broad sense will be a vital force for farmers to deal with price volatility, according to Keenan...

January 2, 2015

Reflections on a challenging year for farmers

Reflections on a challenging year for farmers

Despite the excellent weather and growing conditions most farmers will be asking themselves the question: where did it all go...

December 30, 2014

Know your dairy products: Milk Powder

Know your dairy products: Milk Powder

The growth of milk powder exports has help fuel the exponential expansion of dairy trade globally in recent years. New...

December 27, 2014

2015 – more cows or less cows?

2015 – more cows or less cows?

With the removal of milk quotas only a few months away, many Irish dairy farmers are set to calve and...

December 17, 2014

Clean sweep for southern dairy breeders at Winter Fair

Clean sweep for southern dairy breeders at Winter Fair

All of the main competition prizes at the recent Royal Ulster Winter Dairy Fair headed south on the back of...

December 15, 2014

Dairygold announces measures to support its milk suppliers

Dairygold announces measures to support its milk suppliers

Dairygold has announced that its Board has approved changes to the Society’s Member Funding mechanisms designed to assist its milk...

December 11, 2014

In-calf heifers selling from €1,000 on Donedeal with many heading North

In-calf heifers selling from €1,000 on Donedeal with many heading North

Significant numbers of farmers currently selling dairy breeding stock from the Republic of Ireland on Donedeal with prices ranging from...

December 11, 2014

Fonterra revises its 2014/’15 forecast milk price down $NZ 60c/kg

Fonterra revises its 2014/’15 forecast milk price down $NZ 60c/kg

Fonterra has reduced its forecast farmgate milk price for the 2014/’15 season from $5.30/kg MS to $4.70/kg MS (€37c/kg) When...

December 10, 2014

Positive outlook for dairy farming in Europe, new report says

Positive outlook for dairy farming in Europe, new report says

The medium-term outlook for dairy farming in Europe is good, according to a new report by the European Commission. The...

December 8, 2014