Dairy Council for Northern Ireland

NI farmers have cut carbon intensity of milk by one third – CAFRE webinar

NI farmers have cut carbon intensity of milk by one third – CAFRE webinar

Milk producers in Northern Ireland are already well down the road of responding to the challenge of climate change, according...

November 12, 2021

Dairy Council elects new chair and vice-chair

Dairy Council elects new chair and vice-chair

Dairy Council for Northern Ireland has elected a new chairman and vice-chair to its board. Banbridge dairy farmer, Norman Thompson,...

October 7, 2021

Going, going, Scone! Dairy Council NI’s best scone competition receives almost 15,000 votes

Going, going, Scone! Dairy Council NI’s best scone competition receives almost 15,000 votes

A competition run by the Dairy Council for Northern Ireland (NI) to find the region’s best scone has received almost...

September 19, 2021

Dairy Council NI launches new 3-year Sustainable Dairy Programme

Dairy Council NI launches new 3-year Sustainable Dairy Programme

The Dairy Council for Northern Ireland is it to take part in a new three-year sustainable dairy programme. The programme,...

July 8, 2021

Farm groups commission Climate Change Bill impact assessment report

Farm groups commission Climate Change Bill impact assessment report

Northern Ireland’s agricultural industry has commissioned an impact assessment report to evaluate how ambitions for Northern Ireland to achieve net-zero...

July 5, 2021

Milk is still flowing south

Milk is still flowing south

According to Dairy Council for Northern Ireland chief executive Mike Johnston, milk produced in Northern Ireland continues to ‘flow’ cross...

February 1, 2021

Northern Ireland dairy industry achieves 34% reduction in carbon emissions

Northern Ireland dairy industry achieves 34% reduction in carbon emissions

Northern Ireland dairy has achieved a 34% reduction in carbon emissions since 1990, despite growing by two-thirds over the same...

January 22, 2021

Time running out to grant special status for cross-border dairy companies

Time running out to grant special status for cross-border dairy companies

With just eight weeks to go until the end of the Brexit transition period and no ‘Plan B’ in place, time...

November 6, 2020

Dairy Council NI warns of ‘certain doomsday scenario’ in no-deal Brexit

Dairy Council NI warns of ‘certain doomsday scenario’ in no-deal Brexit

In the event of a no-deal Brexit, Northern Ireland’s (NI’s) dairy industry is “facing a major crisis”, according to the...

October 7, 2019

New figures show NI dairy has slashed emissions as production surges

New figures show NI dairy has slashed emissions as production surges

Northern Ireland dairy has seen a 50% increase in production since 1990. However, over the same period, the industry has...

December 14, 2018

‘Resource usage will double by 2050’: Sustainability key for European dairy

‘Resource usage will double by 2050’: Sustainability key for European dairy

Dairy sector leaders from across Europe and Northern Ireland gathered today (Thursday, September 27) to discuss the future sustainability of...

September 27, 2018

New Dairy Council Chairman and Vice Chair elected

New Dairy Council Chairman and Vice Chair elected

Mark Blelock, a dairy farmer from Co. Antrim, has been appointed Chairman of the Dairy Council for Northern Ireland at...

June 23, 2017