Gerald Quain

‘General global uncertainty’ hitting milk prices – ICMSA

‘General global uncertainty’ hitting milk prices – ICMSA

What has been described as “a general economic growth uncertainty and a perception about long-term consumer trends is feeding back...

June 25, 2019

‘The obvious way for processors to support dairy farmers is to increase the price’

‘The obvious way for processors to support dairy farmers is to increase the price’

Gerald Quain, chairperson of the Irish Creamery Milk Suppliers’ Association’s (ICMSA’s) dairy committee, said the obvious way for processors to...

September 18, 2018

Dairy farmers ‘left scratching their heads’ with milk price disparity

Dairy farmers ‘left scratching their heads’ with milk price disparity

Earlier today, Glanbia announced its milk price for the month of May; the processor held its base price, but reduced...

June 12, 2018

‘Relative stability in the market should convince processors to hold milk prices’

‘Relative stability in the market should convince processors to hold milk prices’

Processors have been called upon to hold milk prices for the last month of 2017, due to the “relative stability...

January 8, 2018

Dairy focus: Making the transition to spring milk in Co. Limerick

Dairy focus: Making the transition to spring milk in Co. Limerick

Farming in Creggane, Charleville, Co. Limerick, the Quain family has been milking cows on the Cork/Limerick border for generations. Falling...

November 13, 2017

Milk price boosts welcome: Glanbia bonus ‘particularly impressive’

Milk price boosts welcome: Glanbia bonus ‘particularly impressive’

Reacting to Glanbia Ireland’s decision to increase its milk price and add a 1c/L bonus, the Chairperson of the ICMSA’s...

September 12, 2017

‘Hugely concerning’ – Irish butter €880/t behind Dutch price

‘Hugely concerning’ – Irish butter €880/t behind Dutch price

The “hugely concerning” price gap that has opened up between Irish dairy prices and those of counterparts on the continent...

September 5, 2017

‘Inexplicable gap’ between Irish milk price and EU average

‘Inexplicable gap’ between Irish milk price and EU average

Dairy farmers are fully justified in their demand for a further increase in the July milk price, the Chairperson of...

August 8, 2017

Milk price increase to 33c/L ‘effectively a month late’

Milk price increase to 33c/L ‘effectively a month late’

The decision by some processors to up their June milk prices to 33c/L has been described as “effectively a month...

July 17, 2017

Ornua’s PPI for June expected to make a ‘significant jump’

Ornua’s PPI for June expected to make a ‘significant jump’

Ornua’s Purchase Price Index (PPI) for June should make a “significant jump“, according to the Irish Creamery Milk Suppliers Association...

June 28, 2017

The ‘absolute minimum acceptable’ November milk price is 30c/L

The ‘absolute minimum acceptable’ November milk price is 30c/L

Based on market returns, the absolute minimum acceptable November milk price is 30c/L, according to ICMSA Dairy Chairperson, Gerald Quain. Quain...

December 7, 2016

Lakelands acquisition ‘prudent’ in face of looming Brexit

Lakelands acquisition ‘prudent’ in face of looming Brexit

Lakeland Dairies acquisition of Country Down-based Fane Valley Dairies was a prudent move in light of a potential Brexit in...

May 7, 2016

EU must pull ‘handbrake’ on plunging milk price

EU must pull ‘handbrake’ on plunging milk price

The new chair of ICMSA Dairy Committee has called for a stabilizing mechanism to be introduced for the post-quota EU...

February 9, 2016