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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How Fonterra plans to dominate the Chinese dairy market with 15,000 cows

How Fonterra plans to dominate the Chinese dairy market with 15,000 cows

Fonterra announced its interim results for 2015, it predicted a possible upturn in dairy prices towards the end of 2016....

MEPs reiterate call for mandatory country of origin labelling of meat and milk

MEPs reiterate call for mandatory country of origin labelling of meat and milk

Food safety MEPs reiterated their support for introducing mandatory country of origin labelling of meat and milk, in a non-binding...

Fonterra predicts a lift in dairy prices later this year

Fonterra predicts a lift in dairy prices later this year

Fonterra has said that it expects dairy prices to pick up at the end of the year as it posted...

US cuts its dairy export growth projections by half, blames aggressive EU production

US cuts its dairy export growth projections by half, blames aggressive EU production

The US has cut its export growth projections for its dairy industry by 50%, from 6.5% to 3.7% according to...

Dairy farmers and the market should be the only things controlling milk supply

Dairy farmers and the market should be the only things controlling milk supply

The dairy aid package, announced yesterday by the European Commission, should be welcomed by the industry and dairy farmers. It...

European sales drive Aryzta’s growth

European sales drive Aryzta’s growth

Aryzta has announced a 5.5% increase in revenue in its half year results, which it published today. The Swiss based...

Dairygold protester ends sit in, now faces High Court

Dairygold protester ends sit in, now faces High Court

Ned McCarthy, the dairy farmer who staged a sit-in last week, left Dairygold’s Mitchelstown office over the weekend. McCarthy was...

Dairy farmer stages sit-in protest in Dairygold boardroom

Dairy farmer stages sit-in protest in Dairygold boardroom

A Cork dairy farmer, and former supplier of Dairygold Ned McCarthy, is staging a sit-in in the co-op’s boardroom and is...

Fonterra cuts its forecast milk price to less than 18c/L

Fonterra cuts its forecast milk price to less than 18c/L

Fonterra has reduced its forecast Farmgate Milk Price for the 2015/16 season from $4.15 per kgMS to $3.90 (€2.39) per...

‘Rebel’ suppliers to receive their marching orders from Dairygold

‘Rebel’ suppliers to receive their marching orders from Dairygold

Former Dairygold suppliers, many of whom switched allegiance and went to Arrabawn last year, began meeting with their former co-op...

Glanbia’s top brass received €1.5m in cash incentives in 2015

Glanbia’s top brass received €1.5m in cash incentives in 2015

Glanbia increased its pay to its top employees in 2015, including cash incentives totalling €1.515m to its top four earners....

Glanbia launches fixed milk price scheme at 29c/L

Glanbia launches fixed milk price scheme at 29c/L

Glanbia Ingredients Ireland (GII) has launched a new Fixed Milk Price Scheme with a base price of 29c/L (including VAT)...

Intervention price must increase – Dairy UK

Intervention price must increase – Dairy UK

The Chairman of Dairy UK has written to the UK Farming Minister George Eustice, to raise concerns about the rapidly...

New Zealand wades in to blame European farming supports for poor dairy prices

New Zealand wades in to blame European farming supports for poor dairy prices

New Zealand has waded into the war of words over who or what is to blame for low dairy prices....

Kerry and Glanbia share prices up on the back of results

Kerry and Glanbia share prices up on the back of results

Kerry Group’s share price has increased by over 10% in the past 12 months, with shares currently worth €75 –...

First year figures from Belview – how did it do?

First year figures from Belview – how did it do?

Belview, the €184m plant designed and built to supply product for export, processed 300m litres of milk last year, well...

Australia blames European dairy farmers for current poor prices

Australia blames European dairy farmers for current poor prices

Ongoing milk production in Europe is to blame for keeping global milk prices depressed, according to Dairy Australia. Dairy Australia,...

The future of Northern Ireland’s pig industry is in doubt – UFU

The future of Northern Ireland’s pig industry is in doubt – UFU

The future of Northern Ireland’s pig industry is in doubt, with many farmers operating at a loss in the face...