Milk

June High Court date for Lidl vs. IFA case after judgement reserved

June High Court date for Lidl vs. IFA case after judgement reserved

A High Court case taken by Lidl Ireland seeking an injunction against the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) and its president...

April 20, 2021

What to consider when upgrading your milking parlour

What to consider when upgrading your milking parlour

Francis Quigley, a Teagasc milking machine specialist, outlines what farmers should consider when upgrading a milking parlour. Francis stated: ”Farmers...

April 19, 2021

GAA stars announced as ambassadors for NDC milk campaign

GAA stars announced as ambassadors for NDC milk campaign

Three high-profile GAA players have joined up with a National Dairy Council (NDC) campaign to promote consumption of milk. The...

March 25, 2021

Retailers criticised for milk marketing strategies

Retailers criticised for milk marketing strategies

Retailers Aldi and Lidl have been criticised for what the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) has claimed is their “aggressive and...

March 14, 2021

New Zealand milk output to fall by 10%

New Zealand milk output to fall by 10%

New Zealand milk output will fall by 10% by 2030 as the country’s dairy industry confronts the combined challenge of...

March 1, 2021

Accelerated milk replacer rates will boost calves’ life-long milking ability

Accelerated milk replacer rates will boost calves’ life-long milking ability

According to College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprise (CAFRE) dairy advisor Gary Duffy, accelerated calf replacer feeding rates can...

February 15, 2021

Domestic milk intake increases 5.5% last month on December 2019

Domestic milk intake increases 5.5% last month on December 2019

Domestic milk intake by creameries and pasteurisers was 5.5% higher last month compared to December 2019, according to figures released...

January 29, 2021

Domestic milk intake by creameries up 8% – CSO

Domestic milk intake by creameries up 8% – CSO

Domestic milk intake by creameries and pasteurisers was estimated at 654.7 million litres for October 2020, according to the latest...

December 1, 2020

Destructive characterisation of agri-business becoming farcical

Destructive characterisation of agri-business becoming farcical

Is the often negative characterisation from some quarters of Irish agri-business activity in the context of climate action accurate, contentious…or...

November 10, 2020

From grass to glass: Selling bottled milk from a vending machine…on the farm

From grass to glass: Selling bottled milk from a vending machine…on the farm

William and Alison Chestnutt have seen a “phenomenal demand” for their milk, as they launched a milk vending machine on...

July 31, 2020

Opinion: Dairy chiefs and farm leaders at loggerheads on virus impact

Opinion: Dairy chiefs and farm leaders at loggerheads on virus impact

The dairy industry and the country’s dairy farmer representatives appear to be at loggerheads over the potential scale and impact...

April 16, 2020

Irish sports stars get on board for milk promotion campaign

Irish sports stars get on board for milk promotion campaign

Professional Rugby 7’s player Greg O’Shea, and Kellie Harrington, one of the country’s top boxers, have joined forces to promote...

February 5, 2020

Rugby star Kearney educating youngsters on importance of milk

Rugby star Kearney educating youngsters on importance of milk

A number of Irish athletes, including Ireland international rugby star Rob Kearney, have been educating young rugby players on the...

June 1, 2019

Doyle ‘hopeful’ that EU funds will see free milk provided to schools

Doyle ‘hopeful’ that EU funds will see free milk provided to schools

European Parliament candidate and Minister of State Andrew Doyle has said that he is “hopeful” EU funding will see free...

May 9, 2019

Domestic milk intake for October up 20% on last year

Domestic milk intake for October up 20% on last year

Ireland’s domestic milk intake for October 2018 was over 20% higher than the same month last year, according to new...

November 30, 2018

Northern farmers call for ‘transparent’ milk prices this winter

Northern farmers call for ‘transparent’ milk prices this winter

The Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU) has said that dairy processors “need to be transparent” about the calculation of milk prices,...

October 31, 2018

Farmers carry the burden of ‘destructive fresh milk price discounting’

Farmers carry the burden of ‘destructive fresh milk price discounting’

Unsustainable discounting of fresh milk by Iceland and Aldi in recent weeks is socially irresponsible and is putting a complete...

July 9, 2018

Move over dairy; Oatly! is in demand

Move over dairy; Oatly! is in demand

Tillage farmers who are constantly being told ‘there’s money in cows’ or ‘you may sow grass’ might be glad to...

June 11, 2018