Dairy Farmers

New survey reveals a third of dairy farmers have considered leaving due to staff shortages

New survey reveals a third of dairy farmers have considered leaving due to staff shortages

Dairy farmers are finding it increasingly difficult to recruit staff, with some producers potentially being forced to leave the industry...

March 25, 2021

‘Dairy farmers will not be affected by potential 35% tariffs on goods’ – Eustice

‘Dairy farmers will not be affected by potential 35% tariffs on goods’ – Eustice

Environment secretary George Eustice has said that British dairy farmers will not be affected by potential tariffs of up to...

November 17, 2020

Dairy farmers have ‘borne the brunt’ of contracts for ‘far too long’ – NFU

Dairy farmers have ‘borne the brunt’ of contracts for ‘far too long’ – NFU

The National Farmers’ Union (NFU) has said that flexible and innovative regulation of dairy contracts will help ensure the sector’s sustainability and...

September 15, 2020

Monday is D-Day for dairy farmers as EU reveals new support measures

Monday is D-Day for dairy farmers as EU reveals new support measures

Dairy farmers across Europe will find out on Monday the details of further EU supports in light of the ongoing...

July 15, 2016

Opinion: ‘The market not politicians will be the saviour of dairy farmers’

Opinion: ‘The market not politicians will be the saviour of dairy farmers’

Dairy farmers should take some respite in the fact that sentiment and commentary around on the dairy market took a notable...

June 28, 2016

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...

May 23, 2016

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...

March 15, 2016

Dairy farmers in the North start to receive EU aid payments

Dairy farmers in the North start to receive EU aid payments

Dairy farmers in Northern Ireland and the rest of the UK started to receive their EU aid payments, two weeks...

November 18, 2015

Dairy farmers can look forward to ‘volatility proof’ EU loans

Dairy farmers can look forward to ‘volatility proof’ EU loans

Dairy farmers can look forward to ‘volatility proof’ loans, according to the European Commissioner for Agriculture Phil Hogan. Speaking at...

November 4, 2015

US dairy farmers thank their lucky stars and strong domestic market

US dairy farmers thank their lucky stars and strong domestic market

US dairy farmers have been hit by global downward pressure on milk prices, but not to the same extent according...

October 31, 2015

Expanding dairy farmers have 2 options: get better or get bigger

Expanding dairy farmers have 2 options: get better or get bigger

Dairy farmers thinking of expanding have two options: get better or get bigger, according to Derry O’Donovan of the report ‘Opportunities...

October 24, 2015

Northern farming body Fair Price Farming unimpressed with dairy aid package

Northern farming body Fair Price Farming unimpressed with dairy aid package

Last week’s EU dairy aid package for agriculture is fundamentally weak but does contain a few positive themes of a...

September 21, 2015

What other EU governments are doing to help their farmers

What other EU governments are doing to help their farmers

Fed-up Irish dairy, grain and pig farmers took to the streets of Dublin recently to protest about the low prices...

September 3, 2015

No immediate end in sight to the dairy crisis – UFU President

No immediate end in sight to the dairy crisis – UFU President

There is no immediate end in sight to the dairy crisis and it is a “real and deep financial crisis” for...

August 27, 2015

‘Dairy farmers are in for a rough ride’

‘Dairy farmers are in for a rough ride’

Dairy farmers are in for a rough ride for the next couple of years, according to Cork farmer John Landers....

August 23, 2015

Kiwi dairy farmers told to cut ‘unprofitable production’

Kiwi dairy farmers told to cut ‘unprofitable production’

With the continued decline in milk price, DairyNZ Chief Executive Tim Mackle has called on dairy farmers to cut unprofitable...

July 31, 2015

Poll: Dairy farmers: What’s your cost of production?

Poll: Dairy farmers: What’s your cost of production?

Farmers are being advised to ensure their cost production is as low as possible as milk prices continue to fall....

July 30, 2015

Fonterra chief says milk prices to improve in second half of year

Fonterra chief says milk prices to improve in second half of year

Milk prices should improve in the second half of the year, according to Fonterra Chief Executive, Theo Spierings. He told the...

July 30, 2015