Margaret Donnelly

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Margaret Donnelly

Margaret Donnelly - Author - Agriland.ie

Her first agricultural journalism role was working in the Farming Independent as a journalist, before she became Editor of Irish Farmers Monthly and Veterinary Journal Ireland. From a beef and tillage farm on the Offaly/Tipperary border, she has a Degree in Journalism from DIT and a Masters in Marketing from Smurfit Business School.

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What average price can dairy farmers expect over the next five years?

What average price can dairy farmers expect over the next five years?

Perhaps the most pertinent question for dairy farmers that was asked this week at an international dairy conference was what...

‘Russian ban on EU food to remain in place until at least 2018’

‘Russian ban on EU food to remain in place until at least 2018’

A leading Russian commentator on dairy markets has said that the Russian ban on EU foods is likely to remain...

Analysis: Experts predict the dairy industry is set to suffer more in the short term

Analysis: Experts predict the dairy industry is set to suffer more in the short term

The underlying sentiment at a major dairy conference in London this week was not positive. Working under the banner of...

EU to relook at intervention after record volumes of powder offered

EU to relook at intervention after record volumes of powder offered

The European Commission will look at skim milk powder intervention ceilings in the coming days, after 22,000t of skim milk...

Watch a farmer use a load of slurry to get rid of protesters in his field

Watch a farmer use a load of slurry to get rid of protesters in his field

A farmer in the UK used a tanker of slurry to let protesters know how he felt about them trespassing on...

‘Further correction is needed in global dairy markets…we have to be realistic’

‘Further correction is needed in global dairy markets…we have to be realistic’

Further correction in global dairy markets is still required, according to Dairygold CEO Jim Woulfe. “I still believe there is...

Dairygold warns 2016 will be ‘even more challenging’ as profits fall

Dairygold warns 2016 will be ‘even more challenging’ as profits fall

Dairygold has reported its 2015 results, which include an operating profit of €19.2m, down from €28.6m in 2014. The €9m drop...

Home market and ingredients division returns hit Glanbia as debt rises

Home market and ingredients division returns hit Glanbia as debt rises

The Glanbia Global Ingredients division recorded a revenue decline in the first three months of 2016 of 5.2%, while revenues...

Mercosur trade deal faces growing resistance in Europe

Mercosur trade deal faces growing resistance in Europe

A potential deal between Europe and the South American Mercosur bloc countries is facing increasing opposition in Europe. It is...

Damning report on Kingston herd says vet was ‘shocked’ at condition of animals

Damning report on Kingston herd says vet was ‘shocked’ at condition of animals

The Cork Co. Sheriff, who visited the Kingston Craden Hill farm in December, said the vet who visited with her...

Peter Kingston: ‘My father has the funds to buy the cows’ as sale falls through

Peter Kingston: ‘My father has the funds to buy the cows’ as sale falls through

An attempt to buy back approximately half the Kingston Craden Hill herd on Tuesday by Peter Kingston’s father has failed....

Chaos as half of sales at Kingston 950-cow herd auction fall through

Chaos as half of sales at Kingston 950-cow herd auction fall through

It has been announced that half of the cattle auctioned off at this week’s dispersal sale of the Peter Kingston...

Receivers appointed to diet-feeder maker Keenan, after investment falls through

Receivers appointed to diet-feeder maker Keenan, after investment falls through

Receivers have been appointed to the Borris-based Keenan System after reports of the company being in financial difficulty surfaced within...

Europe leads the world in dairy processing investments

Europe leads the world in dairy processing investments

Europe has led the world in investment in the dairy processing industry over the past three years. Since 2012 €4.4...

Record breaking Big Week on the Farm

Record breaking Big Week on the Farm

The first night of RTE’s Big Week on the Farm saw Donegal man Ivan Scott shear his way to a...

Farmland in Co Wexford makes almost €20,000/ac at auction

Farmland in Co Wexford makes almost €20,000/ac at auction

Farmland of 18.8 acres, made almost €20,000/acre at auction recent when it was sold at auction by Gorey-based auctioneer Denis...

‘Factory demands taking traditional beef breeds off commonages’

‘Factory demands taking traditional beef breeds off commonages’

Demands for a certain type of product has had a dramatic impact on the herd profiles of suckler operations in...

Kerry Group pays its top 4 executives €10.5m in 2015 (up €2m)

Kerry Group pays its top 4 executives €10.5m in 2015 (up €2m)

The top four executives in Kerry Group were paid a total of €10.5m in salaries, benefits, pensions and performance-related bonuses...