Milk Processors

CSO: Domestic milk intake drops by 1% in April

CSO: Domestic milk intake drops by 1% in April

The Central Statistics Office (CSO) has revealed that domestic milk intake fell by 1% in April compared to the same...

June 1, 2022

ICMSA: Fixed milk-price suppliers suffering ‘crushing losses’

ICMSA: Fixed milk-price suppliers suffering ‘crushing losses’

The Irish Creamery Milk Suppliers’ Association (ICMSA) has claimed that farmers who are “locked into” fixed milk-price (FMP) contracts are...

May 19, 2022

ICMSA: Lakeland sets benchmark with April base milk price

ICMSA: Lakeland sets benchmark with April base milk price

The Irish Creamery Milk Suppliers’ Association (ICMSA) has welcomed the decision by Lakeland Dairies to increase its April base milk...

May 11, 2022

Domestic milk intake experiences an 8.3% increase

Domestic milk intake experiences an 8.3% increase

Domestic milk intake by creameries and pasteurisers remains steady with a further 6.1% increase for May’s supply, based on the...

July 1, 2021

‘Most base milk prices for March should be above 34c/L’

‘Most base milk prices for March should be above 34c/L’

Milk processors and co-ops should ensure that base milk prices for March supplies should be above 34c/L including VAT, according...

April 9, 2021

Irish domestic milk intake up 2.9% in June…with consumption also on the rise

Irish domestic milk intake up 2.9% in June…with consumption also on the rise

Domestic milk intake by Irish creameries and pasteurisers increased by 2.9% in June 2020 compared to the same month last...

July 30, 2020

How much milk was supplied from Irish farms last year…and how was it used?

How much milk was supplied from Irish farms last year…and how was it used?

Domestic Irish milk supply increased by 5% – amounting to a rise of 401 million litres last year – in...

July 2, 2020

Covid-19: Dairy processing continuing unscathed for now

Covid-19: Dairy processing continuing unscathed for now

The dairy processing sector is continuing production reasonably well at present, with no major disruptions from Covid-19 to date, senior...

May 7, 2020

ICMSA on Covid-19: Irish dairy should ‘keep calm and plan for every eventuality’

ICMSA on Covid-19: Irish dairy should ‘keep calm and plan for every eventuality’

It is important that people remain calm and plan for every eventuality in the face of the uncertainty facing the...

March 27, 2020

Dairy industry braces itself for ‘probability’ of supply-chain disturbance

Dairy industry braces itself for ‘probability’ of supply-chain disturbance

Additional reporting by Claire Mc Cormack The Irish dairy industry is bracing itself for the “probability” of processing lines going...

March 27, 2020

Government urged to allow ‘maximum flexibility’ for milk processing

Government urged to allow ‘maximum flexibility’ for milk processing

The Irish Cooperative Organisation Society (ICOS) has welcomed the protocols and measures enacted by its members to prevent the spread...

March 13, 2020

What prices did Northern Irish processors pay for November milk?

What prices did Northern Irish processors pay for November milk?

The main Northern Irish milk processors announced their prices for November supplies in the past couple of weeks; below is...

January 2, 2020

Northern Irish milk prices: A round-up for October as winter bonuses kick in

Northern Irish milk prices: A round-up for October as winter bonuses kick in

The main Northern Irish milk processors have all announced their prices for October supplies in recent days; below is a...

November 19, 2019

Post-Brexit: Whither or wither? Dairy UK man to join Winter Fair discussion

Post-Brexit: Whither or wither? Dairy UK man to join Winter Fair discussion

As uncertainty within the dairy sector – locally, nationally and internationally – is at its worst in living memory, this...

November 28, 2017

New entrants win big at first LacPatrick Milk Quality Awards

New entrants win big at first LacPatrick Milk Quality Awards

New dairy entrants John and David Hunter became the big winners in the inaugural LacPatrick Milk Quality awards. The Hunters...

November 26, 2017

LacPatrick’s €33 million plant to future-proof Irish milk sales

LacPatrick’s €33 million plant to future-proof Irish milk sales

Ambitious expansion plans will allow one of the north’s biggest milk processors to allay Brexit fears and drive export sales,...

September 12, 2017