Dairy Day: are there too many co-ops... or not enough?
The issue of processor concentration came up again at this week's Dairy Day, with diverging views on the optimal number of co-ops and its effect on farmers.
Surge in demand for dairy worker permits
Almost all permits available for dairy farm assistants from outside Europe have been issued by the Department of Business.
Just under 2,000t of SMP remains in EU intervention stocks
As intervention stocks are nearly cleared, the latest SMP sale saw just 33t sold at a price of €1,660/t.
Milk Quality Ireland to address the challenges of dairy
The transition to selective dry cow therapy will be an important issue for Milk Quality Ireland.