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Dairy farming news

The Irish Farmers Journal provides expert and dedicated coverage of dairy farming news. Browse this page to keep informed on Irish dairy farming along with international dairy farming news.
The third tender for skimmed milk powder (SMP) released from European intervention stocks concluded this week without any bids being accepted.
By Thomas Hubert on 19 January 2017
While most co-ops have again increased their milk price, there appears to be a slowdown in the recovery.
By Patrick Donohoe on 19 January 2017
Ordering on par with last year and so far most farmers have stuck with Mullinahone co-op.
By Paul Mooney on 19 January 2017
Aidan Brennan reports from the Irish Grassland Association conference in Kilkenny on Wednesday.
By Aidan Brennan on 19 January 2017
The IFA has called on the National Milk Agency (NMA) and the National Dairy Council (NDC) to maintaint farmers remuneration after some of the liquid milk supply shifted between co-ops in recent days.
By Advertisers' Announcements on 03 April 2016
Aurivo co-op has joined other processors in applying a 1c/l increase to its December milk price.
By Thomas Hubert on 18 January 2017
You're taking good care of your livestock, but are you looking after your own health? Remember to eat well and get the flu jab before the spring madness begins.
By Aidan Brennan on 20 January 2017
Tepid demand for milk powders continues to weigh on the performance of the New Zealand-based GDT index.
By Lorcan Allen on 19 January 2017
New Zealand-based breeding company LIC is committed to introducing new legal contracts this spring. Dairy farmers won’t be allowed to buy LIC straws unless they sign. Jack Kennedy reports.
By Jack Kennedy on 19 January 2017
Signs of iodine deficiency include thyroid enlargement, late-gestation abortions and stillborn or weak calves and lambs that are unwilling to suck.
By Contributor on 19 January 2017
Livestock Improvement Corporation (LIC) and Eurogene held a dairy farmer meeting in Ashbourne, Co Meath, on Tuesday night to discuss upcoming issues before breeding starts in late April.
By Jack Kennedy on 18 January 2017
With merchants' supplies running low, now is the time to purchase and spread urea.
By Aidan Brennan on 19 January 2017
The final figures for Dutch milk collections in 2016 show that cumulatively they came to 14.3m tonnes last year, an 8% increase on 2015.
By Odile Evans on 17 January 2017
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