Dairy

Former Dairygold CEO claims company was set to lose €25m when he took control

Former Dairygold CEO claims company was set to lose €25m when he took control

Former Dairygold CEO Jerry Henchy has told the High Court in Dublin that he joined the company at a time...

July 24, 2013

Concentrate feeding for cows

Concentrate feeding for cows

A View from Northern Ireland: A number of Armagh dairy farmers are monitoring their cow’s margin over concentrate (MOC) performance....

July 22, 2013

Vet highlights ketosis in dairy herds

Vet highlights ketosis in dairy herds

Ontario-based veterinarian Wayne Shewfelt has highlighted the importance for farmers and practising vets to recognise the very negative impact of...

July 20, 2013

Fonterra auction recovery

Fonterra auction recovery

Commenting on the results of yesterday’s Fonterra (GDT) auction, which saw the price of the main dairy products for trade...

July 17, 2013

Top awards at IHFA Open Day

Top awards at IHFA Open Day

Irish Holstein Friesian Association (IHFA) National Open Day 2013 National Herds Com­pe­ti­tion 2013 Results: spon­sored by Green­vale Ani­mal Feeds Over 70 sec­tion: 1st...

July 17, 2013

2,000 attend IHFA open day in Clonakilty

2,000 attend IHFA open day in Clonakilty

The IHFA National Open Day 2013 was held on the Kil­gar­riffe herd of Richard, Mar­ion and Mervyn Helen and fam­ily...

July 16, 2013

Lakeland farmers are cream of the crop

Lakeland farmers are cream of the crop

At the recent Lakeland Dairies Milk Quality Awards, dairy farmers from both sides of the border won top honours for...

July 16, 2013

Dairy Farmers warned of boom and bust

Dairy Farmers warned of boom and bust

With the abolition of the milk quota looming, Ireland’s dairy industry is set for some major changes. John Cawley, owner...

July 15, 2013

Making the most of your Grass Supplies

Making the most of your Grass Supplies

Irish weather conditions over the past 14 months have been challenging, and the recent warm spell has made grass management especially difficult....

July 12, 2013

DARD proposes voluntary Bovine Testing

DARD proposes voluntary Bovine Testing

Northern Ireland’s Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (DARD) has launched a consultation on a proposal to introduce compulsory testing...

July 9, 2013

Date set for Dairy Ireland Annual Conference

Date set for Dairy Ireland Annual Conference

The Dairy Ireland Annual Conference will take place in the Firgrove Hotel, Mitchelstown, Cork on Thursday, July 25th. The theme...

July 9, 2013

High hopes for farmers to milk it post-quota

High hopes for farmers to milk it post-quota

Most Irish dairy farmers are optimistic about the future, with more than half planning to increase production between 2015 and...

July 5, 2013

Grass, efficiency, planning key for dairy expansion, Moorepark

Grass, efficiency, planning key for dairy expansion, Moorepark

An Open Day at the Teagasc Animal and Grassland, Research and Innovation Centre, Moorepark has attracted more than 10,000 dairy...

July 3, 2013

Dairy Industry post-quota

Dairy Industry post-quota

A major Teagasc Open Day for the Irish dairy industry will take place in Teagasc Moorepark, Fermoy, County Cork today. The...

July 3, 2013

What is an active farmer? ICMSA

What is an active farmer? ICMSA

The President of Irish Creamery Milk Suppliers Association (ICMSA) John Comer said the outline Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) agreement communicated...

July 2, 2013

Outlook for dairy post-quota

Outlook for dairy post-quota

The signs are healthy for Irish dairy post-quota. This is according to a recent dairy industry news conference in London. In...

June 26, 2013

EU milk monopoly concerns post quotas

EU milk monopoly concerns post quotas

An EU regional committee has raised serious concerns about the liberalisation of the milk market, in particular monopoly behaviour by...

June 21, 2013

Italian farmers to pay €1.4bn milk quota fines

Italian farmers to pay €1.4bn milk quota fines

The European Commission this afternoon officially requested Italy to recover surplus levies due from Italian milk producers. It called on...

June 20, 2013