Dairy Farming

From grass to glass: Selling bottled milk from a vending machine…on the farm

From grass to glass: Selling bottled milk from a vending machine…on the farm

William and Alison Chestnutt have seen a “phenomenal demand” for their milk, as they launched a milk vending machine on...

July 31, 2020

80% of cow health problems linked to dry cow management

80% of cow health problems linked to dry cow management

Dairy farmers are being reminded of the important role of dry cow management, in particular nutrition, when looking to secure...

August 26, 2018

Analysis: Experts predict the dairy industry is set to suffer more in the short term

Analysis: Experts predict the dairy industry is set to suffer more in the short term

The underlying sentiment at a major dairy conference in London this week was not positive. Working under the banner of...

May 21, 2016

Dutch dairy farmers will have to cull cows to meet phosphates limits

Dutch dairy farmers will have to cull cows to meet phosphates limits

New EU environmental rules could see dairy farmers in Holland have to reduce the numbers of cows on their farms...

April 24, 2016

UK Supermarket makes 100 day dairy grazing pledge

UK Supermarket makes 100 day dairy grazing pledge

Milk suppliers to one of the UK’s largest supermarket chains must now have their cows at grass for at least...

February 5, 2016

Shocking video footage puts spotlight on New Zealand’s dairy industry

Shocking video footage puts spotlight on New Zealand’s dairy industry

An investigation by New Zealand animal rights group SAFE has put the country’s dairy industry under the spotlight. SAFE is...

November 29, 2015

Only 22 and plans to be milking 275 cows in Co. Galway

Only 22 and plans to be milking 275 cows in Co. Galway

At only 22 years of age and less than two years into his dairy farming career Aurivo supplier, Kevin Moran...

November 23, 2015

New Zealand central bank warns of dairy farmer debt

New Zealand central bank warns of dairy farmer debt

New Zealand’s Central Bank has warned of excessive debt building up on dairy farms as farmers struggle with low prices....

November 12, 2015

Figures show fall off in dairy calvings so far this autumn

Figures show fall off in dairy calvings so far this autumn

Dairy calf registrations since September are down 15%, according to latest stats from the ICBF. Since the week ending September...

October 22, 2015

What does pasture really cost you as a farmer?

What does pasture really cost you as a farmer?

It has been suggested recently that as a feed, pasture is more expensive than supplements, but DairyNZ developer Sean McCarthy disagrees...

September 30, 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

No government dig out for struggling Kiwi dairy farmers

No government dig out for struggling Kiwi dairy farmers

Dairy farmers in New Zealand will not be offered special financial support from the New Zealand government, despite facing significant...

August 13, 2015

Northern Ireland summit to address ‘serious difficulties’ facing dairy farmers

Northern Ireland summit to address ‘serious difficulties’ facing dairy farmers

The Ulster Farmers Union is holding a summit for dairy farmers and the dairy industry on Thursday 27 August at...

August 13, 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

More countries sell dairy product into intervention

More countries sell dairy product into intervention

Poland and Belgium last week moved to follow Lithuania’s lead in selling dairy product into intervention. It now means that...

July 29, 2015

Agriculture ministers to meet in September on EU dairy ‘crisis’

Agriculture ministers to meet in September on EU dairy ‘crisis’

Following the growing concern about the economic situation in the dairy and in the livestock sectors in certain Member States...

July 27, 2015

Glanbia has key questions to answer regarding its new share offer

Glanbia has key questions to answer regarding its new share offer

Glanbia is fast gathering a significant rump of highly disgruntled farmer suppliers within its ranks, all of whom are totally...

July 24, 2015

US farmers dump over 13m litres of milk they can’t find buyers for

US farmers dump over 13m litres of milk they can’t find buyers for

US domestic milk output is set to be the highest ever this year and US farmers are dumping their milk...

July 16, 2015