Liquid Milk

Donegal dairy farmer settles payment dispute with co-op

Donegal dairy farmer settles payment dispute with co-op

Following mediation, a Donegal dairy farmer recently settled a dispute over alleged breach of contract and payment issues with his...

December 22, 2020

Matching autumn-calving percentage to meet liquid milk contracts

Matching autumn-calving percentage to meet liquid milk contracts

The most suitable winter milk structure to fulfill liquid milk contracts is to have two compact calving blocks lasting between...

December 17, 2020

Arrabawn resumes production in Kilconnell liquid milk plant

Arrabawn resumes production in Kilconnell liquid milk plant

Arrabawn has resumed production at its Kilconnell plant in Co. Galway after receiving the green light from the Department of...

October 22, 2020

Arrabawn to lose major liquid milk contract

Arrabawn to lose major liquid milk contract

Arrabawn is set to lose a liquid milk contract with one of its major customers, AgriLand understands. Industry sources have...

October 9, 2020

‘Even playing field’: New IFA liquid milk chairman sets sights on tougher regulations

‘Even playing field’: New IFA liquid milk chairman sets sights on tougher regulations

Newly-elected Irish Farmers’ Association’s (IFA’s) National Liquid Milk Committee chairman Keith O’Boyle has set his sights on tougher regulations “to...

July 27, 2020

How robust are your feeding and management plans for winter?

How robust are your feeding and management plans for winter?

Feeding and management in liquid milk herds will be the focus of an information event set to be held in...

November 28, 2018

‘We’ve nearly been hit with everything and retailers dropping milk price is the last kick’

‘We’ve nearly been hit with everything and retailers dropping milk price is the last kick’

Retailers have come under increased pressure for the “unsustainable discounting” of fresh milk. Dairy farmers have reacted angrily to moves...

July 19, 2018

‘Christmas’ for liquid milk sales but collections face disruptions

‘Christmas’ for liquid milk sales but collections face disruptions

Ireland is currently in the grip of Storm Emma and creameries have indicated that milk collections may face some disruptions...

February 28, 2018

Are we waving goodbye to liquid milk?

Are we waving goodbye to liquid milk?

Liquid milk producers are approaching a crossroads; many are weighing up the ‘pros and cons’ of milking through the winter....

November 20, 2017

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

Liquid Milk scheme should be brought to an end: It serves no real purpose

Liquid Milk scheme should be brought to an end: It serves no real purpose

Ireland’s Liquid Milk scheme should be scrapped with immediate effect. It’s an aberration and a throwback to the days when...

August 27, 2017

Northern Ireland’s Dale Farm sees profits soar 16%

Northern Ireland’s Dale Farm sees profits soar 16%

One of Northern Ireland’s largest agri-food companies, Dale Farm Cooperative, has seen its pre-tax profit increase by 16% to £7.9...

July 31, 2017

What is the future for Ireland’s ‘liquid’ milk sector?

What is the future for Ireland’s ‘liquid’ milk sector?

The last time I checked the world had entered the 21st century; so here’s a pertinent question? Why does the...

April 4, 2017

New liquid milk strategy set to be unveiled by the IFA

New liquid milk strategy set to be unveiled by the IFA

The IFA is set to launch a new liquid milk strategy next week to “cement the future production of locally-produced fresh...

March 22, 2017

Further fall in liquid milk producer numbers looks likely

Further fall in liquid milk producer numbers looks likely

A fall in the number of winter liquid milk producers looks likely, as dairy calvings have dropped during the months...

December 5, 2016

Liquid milk producers begin to focus on fertility

Liquid milk producers begin to focus on fertility

Dairy farmers producing milk for the liquid milk market are beginning to realise the value of compact calving and shortened...

November 13, 2016

Why should liquid milk producers be treated as a protected species?

Why should liquid milk producers be treated as a protected species?

Why should liquid milk producers be treated as a specialist stakeholder group within the dairy industry? Surely this approach to...

November 5, 2016

Calls for national ‘milkwise’ strategy to help liquid milk sector

Calls for national ‘milkwise’ strategy to help liquid milk sector

A ‘milkwise’ strategy needs to be put in place to help the liquid milk sector, according to the Irish Farmers’ Association National...

November 4, 2016