Butter

The only way is up at Dale Farm

The only way is up at Dale Farm

Dale Farm remains committed to paying a leading milk price to its farmer-suppliers in both Northern Ireland and Great Britain,...

December 25, 2018

EU-Oceania butter price gap hits 10-year high

EU-Oceania butter price gap hits 10-year high

The gap between EU and Oceania butter prices has grown to its widest in more than a decade, according to...

September 20, 2018

Sugar Tax is a ‘good news’ story for the dairy sector

Sugar Tax is a ‘good news’ story for the dairy sector

The fact that milk-based drinks have been granted an exemption from the new Sugar Tax on nutritional grounds is a...

July 3, 2018

The humble potato needs an image change

The humble potato needs an image change

The recent confirmation that Kenya has accredited a number of British seed potato varieties is good news for a sector...

July 2, 2018

What effect have rising dairy prices had on sales?

What effect have rising dairy prices had on sales?

Dairy prices have been rising steadily over the past couple of years, increasing the value of retail sales, according to the...

June 25, 2018

Milk price increase for May supplies ‘imminent’

Milk price increase for May supplies ‘imminent’

“Strong global dairy commodity prices should see an imminent rise in base milk price,” Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU) Dairy Chairman...

June 8, 2017

Steady as she goes for EU milk prices

Steady as she goes for EU milk prices

European milk markets are expected to become more balanced in 2017, according to AHDB Dairy analysts. This will provide more...

February 5, 2017

White butter is taking off in the Middle East

White butter is taking off in the Middle East

Fonterra’s Research and Development Centre has developed a new white butter product to meet growing demand from manufacturers in the...

January 29, 2017

You play with the cards you’re dealt with – Ornua CEO on Donald Trump

You play with the cards you’re dealt with – Ornua CEO on Donald Trump

Whether you’re a poker player or a business person, you play with the cards you’re dealt with, the CEO of...

November 16, 2016

EU milk production falls for a second consecutive month

EU milk production falls for a second consecutive month

EU milk production for July 2016 fell 1.4% on the corresponding month last year, the latest figures from the EU...

September 22, 2016

Here’s how much milk powder is sitting in EU intervention stores

Here’s how much milk powder is sitting in EU intervention stores

There was a steep drop in offers of skimmed milk powder (SMP) into the public intervention measure for the week...

August 25, 2016

Slowdown in volumes of SMP being offered to intervention

Slowdown in volumes of SMP being offered to intervention

There has been a drop in the volumes of skimmed milk powder (SMP) Member States are offering to the public...

August 12, 2016

Offers of SMP to public intervention begin to stabilise

Offers of SMP to public intervention begin to stabilise

Quantities of skimmed milk powder (SMP) offered into the public intervention system have started to stabilise, the latest figures from...

August 4, 2016

No let up in offerings of SMP from Member States into intervention

No let up in offerings of SMP from Member States into intervention

Member States offered 6,613t of skimmed milk powder (SMP) to the public intervention system last week, the latest EU Milk Market...

July 25, 2016

Over half of EU intervention scheme volumes have been filled

Over half of EU intervention scheme volumes have been filled

Over half of the EU public intervention scheme volumes have been filled by Member States in the past eight weeks, the...

March 3, 2016

New rules on what’s butter and what’s not butter

New rules on what’s butter and what’s not butter

The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) has published a guidance note on the use of the term butter in...

January 21, 2016

Kerrygold butter to be hit by new 33% US tariff

Kerrygold butter to be hit by new 33% US tariff

The US has this week increased the tariff on imported butter to the tune of an extra $.51c/kg. The move increases...

October 9, 2015

Eating butter is ok, but too much margarine could kill you!

Eating butter is ok, but too much margarine could kill you!

Eating butter is not associated with an increased risk of death and disease, however eating margarine is associated with a greater...

August 16, 2015