Dairy

National dairy conference huge success

National dairy conference huge success

The annual Teagasc National Dairy Conference took place in Limerick in November. This year’s event had a very exciting line...

December 27, 2013

Transparency key for EU dairy post-quota

Transparency key for EU dairy post-quota

The View from Europe: Transparency is vital in the EU dairy sector beyond 2015 so that changing trends can be...

December 18, 2013

Communication key to sustainable dairy assurance scheme

Communication key to sustainable dairy assurance scheme

The Irish dairy sector across the board has welcomed Bord Bia‘s Sustainable Dairy Assurance Scheme (SDAS), which was launched this...

December 13, 2013

World dairy markets on the up as superlevy anger grows

World dairy markets on the up as superlevy anger grows

According to the ICMSA, two major market indicators have showed further positive moves over recent days, clearly highlighting the ongoing...

December 9, 2013

Dairy industry must address the challenge of adding value

Dairy industry must address the challenge of adding value

Despite the fact farmer milk prices have risen considerably over recent months, international dairy consultant Bruce Woodacre has told AgriLand...

December 5, 2013

Allister upbeat regarding prospects for dairy

Allister upbeat regarding prospects for dairy

The View from Northern Ireland: Jim Allister, the leader of the Traditional Unionist Voice Party in Northern Ireland, and former MEP,...

December 2, 2013

Scotland has the dairy ‘wow’ factor

Scotland has the dairy ‘wow’ factor

Tinahely Dairy Discussion group recently visited dairy farms in Scotland with hugely contrasting feed philosophies. AgriLand caught up with Paul Keogh, dairy...

November 26, 2013

Co-op mergers key for dairy expansion – minister

Co-op mergers key for dairy expansion – minister

Partnership and preparation is key for Ireland’s dairy expansion. This is according to Agriculture Minister Simon Coveney who spoke at...

November 21, 2013

Does size really matter in the food supply chain?

Does size really matter in the food supply chain?

COMMENT: What have the world’s largest food retailer, the UK’s top five food retailers, the top 20 global dairy companies and...

November 19, 2013

Dairy quality assurance scheme, how it will work

Dairy quality assurance scheme, how it will work

AgriLand caught up with Bord Bia to discuss its new National Sustainable Dairy and Quality Assurance Scheme, which is set...

November 19, 2013

Ireland .9% over quota as minister reminds of super levy risk

Ireland .9% over quota as minister reminds of super levy risk

The total volume of milk supplies up to the end of October 2013, taking into account the relevant butterfat adjustment, leave...

November 15, 2013

Tremendous turnout for national dairy think-in

Tremendous turnout for national dairy think-in

Approximately 300 delegates are attending today’s Teagasc National Dairy Conference in  Cavan. This follows on from the 500 plus turnout,...

November 13, 2013

Collaborative farming initiatives post 2015, cow leasing, contract rearing, share farming

Collaborative farming initiatives post 2015, cow leasing, contract rearing, share farming

The View from Teagasc: The major challenge in Irish farming is to mobilise scarce land resources into productive and profitable...

November 12, 2013

An outline of sexed semen trials on diary cows

An outline of sexed semen trials on diary cows

The View from Teagasc: Sexed semen is used on dairy cows to increase the number of dairy heifer calves born, and results...

November 9, 2013

Transition dairy cow feeding research

Transition dairy cow feeding research

A farmers’ booklet on transition cow feeding, reporting the results of one part of a major Research Challenge Fund study,...

November 6, 2013

Is processing inefficiency eroding dairy co-op shareholder value?

Is processing inefficiency eroding dairy co-op shareholder value?

COMMENT: In its latest newsletter the dairy farmer group, Dairy Ireland continues with its analysis and explanation of the A +...

November 5, 2013

In-parlour feeding system innovations

In-parlour feeding system innovations

Dairy farmers planning to renovate an existing milking parlour or resume in-parlour feeding are often restricted in their choice of...

November 4, 2013

Independent dairy advice key, ACA President

Independent dairy advice key, ACA President

The biggest challenges facing young farmers are lack of profitability in beef, sheep and tillage enterprises; difficulty in entering dairy...

October 26, 2013