The Irish Farmers Journal is dedicated to providing up to the minute news on milk prices in Ireland and also on the global dairy market.

Dairy Trends: GDT holds steady but powders drop
Aidan Brennan
There is increased pressure on milk powders, as plenty of supply and low demand means prices are falling.
10 July 2024 Markets
Dairy Trends: no contagion effect from poor GDT
The effect of the big reduction in the last GDT auction seems to be confined to that auction, writes Aidan Brennan.
3 July 2024 Markets
Dairy Trends: GDT price crash shocks market
The Global Dairy Trade auction fell by a whopping 6.9% in a shock to the market, as all key commodities dropped in price.
Camera at the Mart: average of €1,600 at Clonganhue dairy dispersal sale
There was a solid trade for larger-framed pedigree cows, with 30 cows topping the €2,000 mark and another 42 cows selling between €1,700 and €2,000.
26 June 2024 Markets
Martbids breed analysis: similar prices paid for continental cattle
Top-quality Charolais, Limousin and Belgian Blue-sired heifers and bullocks are selling in excess of €3/kg, with a wide differential evident between beef-crosses and dairy-crosses.
26 June 2024 Markets
Dairy Trends: butter regains top spot as markets settle
Butter prices made up some of its lost ground from last week and milk supply falls in Germany and the US.
26 June 2024 Markets
Low solids take the shine off May milk payments
Poor fat and protein percentage, as a result of poor weather conditions, mean that most suppliers are getting close to base price for May, writes Aidan Brennan.
26 June 2024 Markets
Clouds gathering in Irish dairy sector
Irish dairy has been the success story of the Irish agri economy over the past decade, but that era looks like it is drawing to a close.
23 June 2024 News
Dairy Trends: GDT drops by 0.5% as market catches breath
There was a bit of a cooling off of butter prices in Europe this week, although it continued to increase at the GDT, writes Aidan Brennan.
19 June 2024 Markets
Dairy Trends: dairy markets continue to strengthen as weather disrupts supplies
The European spot market saw steady gains for most dairy commodities this week, writes Aidan Brennan
12 June 2024 Markets
Dairy Trends: dairy markets continue to drive up
Both the Global Dairy Trade and the European spot market prices for dairy increased this week, as the upward trend continues, writes Aidan Brennan.
5 June 2024 Markets
Camera at the Mart: large numbers falling off in Nenagh
Shanon Kinahan reports from the weekly dairy sale in Central Auctions Nenagh Mart.
5 June 2024 Markets