Expansion

Carbery Group announces October milk price as new mozzarella plant opens

Carbery Group announces October milk price as new mozzarella plant opens

Carbery Group has become the latest processor to reveal its milk price for the month of October. In a brief...

November 19, 2020

Aldi announces €7 million deal with north-west entity

Aldi announces €7 million deal with north-west entity

Aldi has agreed a one-year contract extension with the Co. Donegal-based fruit juice producer group Mulrines. According to a statement...

March 4, 2019

Teagasc never advocated an unsustainable expansion strategy – Boyle

Teagasc never advocated an unsustainable expansion strategy – Boyle

Teagasc never advocated an “unsustainable expansion strategy”, the authority’s director Prof. Gerry Boyle told the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) today (Thursday,...

October 4, 2018

Expansion: Aurivo announces €48 million investment plan

Expansion: Aurivo announces €48 million investment plan

North-west based co-operative and agri business Aurivo has announced a €48 million investment plan for the business for the next...

July 19, 2018

King of the hill: ‘Dairy is the only sustainable sector’

King of the hill: ‘Dairy is the only sustainable sector’

Thursday, May 18, 2017, will go down as the greatest moment of Henry Corbally’s business career. As he walked up...

July 11, 2018

Roscommon organic enterprise in expansion mode

Roscommon organic enterprise in expansion mode

The Roscommon couple behind the Drumanilra organic enterprise is in expansion mode. Liam and Justina Gavin relocated to Boyle from...

March 18, 2018

‘There will be no bailout if milk price drops’ – Hogan

‘There will be no bailout if milk price drops’ – Hogan

Milk prices will drop unless farmers heed the warnings regarding oversupply in the European milk market, European Commissioner for Agriculture...

March 8, 2018

‘You’ve only one family to feed; how many cows do you need to milk?’

‘You’ve only one family to feed; how many cows do you need to milk?’

The abolition of milk quotas across Europe in 2015 has opened up the door for many Irish farmers to increase cow...

November 23, 2017

Protecting milk quality during dairy expansion

Protecting milk quality during dairy expansion

Thomas Dwan and his parents, Eddie and Ann, were the winners of the NDC & Kerrygold Quality Milk Awards in...

July 17, 2017

New entrant dairy farmer triples size of herd in 3 years

New entrant dairy farmer triples size of herd in 3 years

Padraig Keane milks 126 cows with his father John in Kilcormac, Co. Offaly. Having started out with a six-unit temporary parlour, milking...

July 14, 2017

Can raising cow numbers hurt farm profitability?

Can raising cow numbers hurt farm profitability?

Increasing cow numbers beyond what your farm can carry will severely impact profitability, contrary to the belief that expansion will...

July 14, 2017

Turning grass into cash on a fragmented west of Ireland dairy farm

Turning grass into cash on a fragmented west of Ireland dairy farm

Sean O’Donnell milks 120 cross-bred cows in Co. Mayo with two straight forward mantras of turning grass into cash and...

January 18, 2017

‘43% of farmers plan to expand their farms over the next one to three years’

‘43% of farmers plan to expand their farms over the next one to three years’

Some 43% of farmers plan to expand their farms over the next one to three years, a Bank of Ireland...

September 15, 2016

Managing risk on a 1,300 head US dairy farm – ‘It’s just another tool in the tool box’

Managing risk on a 1,300 head US dairy farm – ‘It’s just another tool in the tool box’

Risk management is just another tool in any dairy farmers tool box, according to US dairy farmer Joe Thome. Thome...

May 5, 2016

‘Budgets should be the cornerstone of every dairy business’

‘Budgets should be the cornerstone of every dairy business’

Budgets should be the cornerstone of any dairy farming business, according to Mathew Venables. Speaking at this year’s Positive Farmers...

January 14, 2016