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Jack Kennedy
Jack Kennedy

Dairy Editor

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Jack Kennedy is the Dairy Editor with the Farmers Journal which he joined in October 2002. His main areas of responsibility relate to outlining the best existing and emerging technology inside the farm gate to dairy farmers. He previously worked as a researcher at Moorepark Grassland and Dairy Research Centre. He hails from a farming background in Cahir, Co Tipperary. He has a degree from the University College Dublin in Agriculture and a doctorate from Moorepark and UCD. His interests outside of farming are cycling and following all sports.

With quotas disappearing next year share milking will be possible but are farmers willing to make the move? One young West Cork farmer with a limited land base is looking for a new business.
By Jack Kennedy on 18 December 2014
Dutch co-op FrieslandCampina to reward their suppliers for becoming more environmentally friendly.
By Jack Kennedy on 18 December 2014
With output prices expected to fall, some readjustment on input prices is necessary for 2015 if dairy farms are to stay in business.
By Jack Kennedy on 18 December 2014
With fertilizer, feed and energy costs up 25-30% from 2010, something needs to change.
By Jack Kennedy on 18 December 2014
Dairy expansion looks set to take place in different parts of the world in the years ahead and some big volume producers could cause upsets to world market prices, writes Jack Kennedy.
By Jack Kennedy on 18 December 2014
Opportunities exist for dairy expansion in what is a fundamentally strong global market outlook but caution is still needed as things can go wrong along the way, writes Jack Kennedy.
By Jack Kennedy on 18 December 2014
Increased milk output will come about from a combination of increased milk yields and increased cow numbers, writes Jack Kennedy.
By Jack Kennedy on 18 December 2014
While recent milk price cuts are very much high on the agenda for dairy farmers, the mood was still relatively positive among the crowds that thronged through the trade stands.
By Jack Kennedy on 12 December 2014
All the complaining about milk price won’t change the price, so the English need to focus on getting the industry sorted out and the Irish need to be thankful for farmer ownership.
By Jack Kennedy on 11 December 2014
Every farmer North and South of the border needs to complete a business review to look at the cost and output structure of their farms before making any decisions.
By Jack Kennedy on 11 December 2014
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