Dedicated Dairy Farming News

No change to Kerry’s May milk price
Noel Bardon
Buyers of butter are only sourcing essential supplies due to strong prices, the co-op stated.
12 June 2024 Nitrates
Further nitrates changes ‘in the pipeline’
The measures proposed under the interim review of the Nitrates Action Programme include reduced excretion rates for calves and lower feed protein allowances.
12 June 2024 News
Grass growth back 11% and falling
Average grass growth rates are back by 0.6t DM/ha compared to the five-year average according to PastureBase data.
Teagasc’s campaign urges quicker adoption of water quality measures
A seven-year campaign launched by Teagasc, in collaboration with sector stakeholders, aims to improve water quality and help secure practices such as the retention of the nitrates derogation.
12 June 2024 Nitrates
Lakeland holds milk price for May
This is the second month Lakeland has held its base price, with the same decision being taken for April supplies.
12 June 2024 News
Pork and dairy in China's firing line
There are mounting fears that China will hit back at European agri-produce if the EU imposes increased import duties on Chinese manufactured electric cars.
5 June 2024 News
Ireland on brink of losing 'billions' if derogation is lost
If the derogation is not retained it will be an Ireland inc. issue, the Oireachtas Committee on Agriculture heard.
5 June 2024 News
Dairy markets harden amid poor supply outlook
There is now an acceptance among international dairy buyers that milk supplies are not bulletproof and will not rebound in the medium term.
5 June 2024 News
Irish butter wars taking place on US shop shelves
Kerrygold butter has a new competitor under the Irish grass fed category in the United States.
5 June 2024 News
Increase in dairy dispersal sales
A number of mart managers in the south have noted an increase in the number of dairy dispersal sales.
5 June 2024 News
Cantwell's Court dairy farm in Kilkenny sold
The sale means the dairy division of Roebuck will now focus on milling, importation of food and ingredients and product sourcing only.
4 June 2024 News
United effort required for water quality
A united effort from farmer, the dairy industry and politicians is more evident than before when it comes to the future of the nitrates derogation, according to a senior Department inspector.
1 June 2024 News