Sean O’Leary

‘Welcome Glanbia bonus proves market returns justify higher prices’

‘Welcome Glanbia bonus proves market returns justify higher prices’

Glanbia’s announcement of a 1c/L bonus on January-to-June milk supplies, in addition to a 1c/L price boost for August, has...

September 13, 2017

‘Europe’s milk purchasers increase price: Irish must follow suit’

‘Europe’s milk purchasers increase price: Irish must follow suit’

All of Europe’s milk purchasers have announced price increases for August and September milk, reflecting fast-rising butterfat returns. This price...

September 7, 2017

‘Justifiable milk price increase must be passed back to farmers’

‘Justifiable milk price increase must be passed back to farmers’

Yesterday’s GDT (Global Dairy Trade) auction has again demonstrated the continuing strength of butterfat prices, with the butter price up...

September 6, 2017

‘Global trends justify further milk price gains’

‘Global trends justify further milk price gains’

Arla Foods has increased its September milk price by a further 1c/kg to 38.3c/kg (around 34.6c/l at 3.3%/3.6%) on the...

August 29, 2017

‘Glanbia 5-year scheme’s feed link concerning for farmers’

‘Glanbia 5-year scheme’s feed link concerning for farmers’

While the 5-year fixed milk price contract announced this week by Glanbia is another important effort to help farmers manage...

August 17, 2017

‘All co-ops should increase the July milk price’

‘All co-ops should increase the July milk price’

Co-ops are being urged to follow the lead set by Glanbia and Lakeland Dairies and up their July milk prices by...

August 14, 2017

Scope to add ‘another cent onto the July milk price’

Scope to add ‘another cent onto the July milk price’

There is scope for co-ops to put another cent onto the milk price for July supplies, according to the Irish Farmers’ Association’s...

August 10, 2017

Course teaching jobseekers how to milk cows to begin in September

Course teaching jobseekers how to milk cows to begin in September

A course which aims to train jobseekers and people in receipt of Farm Assist payments to become dairy operatives is to...

August 3, 2017

‘Optimal milk prices during peak months crucial when market conditions allow’

‘Optimal milk prices during peak months crucial when market conditions allow’

It is crucial that farmers are allowed to optimise their milk price over peak production months, when the market returns...

June 21, 2017

‘Farmers have been worst hit’ – milk price boost urged

‘Farmers have been worst hit’ – milk price boost urged

National Farm Survey results showing a 17% drop in dairy farmers’ incomes in 2016 confirmed the fact that farmers have taken...

June 7, 2017

Ornua’s PPI increases by 1.8% in May, its first increase in 2017

Ornua’s PPI increases by 1.8% in May, its first increase in 2017

Ornua’s Puchase Price Index (PPI) increased by 1.8%, to 106.8%, for the month of May; this represented its first increase...

June 7, 2017

IFA calls for a 2c/L milk price increase on World Milk Day

IFA calls for a 2c/L milk price increase on World Milk Day

On World Milk Day, the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) believes that there is scope for a milk price increase, of up...

June 1, 2017

EU dairy sector must retain €30m left unspent under milk reduction scheme – IFA

EU dairy sector must retain €30m left unspent under milk reduction scheme – IFA

The IFA is calling on the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed to obtain a ‘retention’ for the...

April 6, 2017

‘A 1c/L January milk price rise would be fully justified’

‘A 1c/L January milk price rise would be fully justified’

Milk price increases continue to be justified, according to the IFA’s Sean O’Leary, and co-ops must deliver fully back to...

February 8, 2017

‘Cashflow overhang on dairy farms must not be underestimated’

‘Cashflow overhang on dairy farms must not be underestimated’

Despite the increased confidence among dairy farmers on the back of improving prices, IFA National Dairy Chairman Sean O’Leary said...

December 22, 2016

‘Scope to increase September milk price by at least 2c/L’

‘Scope to increase September milk price by at least 2c/L’

There is scope to increase the September milk price by at least 2c/L and Co-op boards have been urged to...

October 6, 2016

‘Majority of dairy farms will find themselves in the red this month’

‘Majority of dairy farms will find themselves in the red this month’

More than two months since the EU Council of Agriculture Ministers voted for the provision of short-term loans to cater...

May 24, 2016

‘Minister must step in and address financial issues around TB programme’

‘Minister must step in and address financial issues around TB programme’

The Minister for Agriculture, Simon Coveney, is being called on to reassess his most recent offer on the TB compensation...

January 10, 2016