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.

Positive markets but steady milk price
Jack Kennedy
The mood music on the trade continues to be positive with Bernard Condon, Ornua suggesting at Dairy Day in Cork last week that a milk price in the early forties was possible for early 2024.
Dairy Trends: European prices continue to rise for dairy
29 November 2023 Markets
Dairy Trends: European prices continue to rise for dairy
Butter, cheese and whole milk powder are leading the way when it comes to rising demand for dairy, writes Aidan Brennan.
Camera at the Mart: bittersweet end of Cashel Blue dairy herd
29 November 2023 Markets
Camera at the Mart: bittersweet end of Cashel Blue dairy herd
Shanon Kinahan brings you the top prices from the Cashel Blue dispersal sale, which took place in Thurles Mart last Friday.
Dairy Industry to commission impact assessment
Now that the nitrates debate appears closed, Dairy Industry Ireland are commissioning an economic impact assessment.
29 November 2023 News
Want to add some cheese to your herd?
Shanon Kinahan has the details on the upcoming famous Cashel Blue dispersal sale.
22 November 2023 Pedigree
Dairy Trends: European prices still rising as GDT remains stable
European spot market prices for dairy continues to rise, but the GDT index remains stable.
22 November 2023 Markets
Dairy Trends: prices rising as supplies tighten
There were more price rises on the European spot market this week for all key commodities, but SMP prices dipped at the GDT pulse auction.
15 November 2023 Markets
Fonterra sets farm emissions target
Fonterra has set a 30% emissions reduction target for its farmer suppliers in addition to a 50% target for its own busienss activities.
15 November 2023 News
Food price index stabilises after sharp falls
After rising sharply in the second half of 2021 and first half of 2022, the FAO food price index has been falling until recently
10 November 2023 News
Dairy Trends: markets steady as GDT stays flat
Dairy markets were relatively flat this week, as the GDT recorded a 0.7% drop, although spot market prices for butter are soaring.
8 November 2023 Markets
BSE jinx stops exports to China
If there is a positive angle to this story, it is that, apart from China, the atypical BSE case has no impact whatsoever on Ireland’s beef export trade or BSE status.
8 November 2023 News
Over 180,000 cattle traded in marts in September
The level of throughput almost doubled when compared with August, while sales were almost 14,000 higher than in September 2022.
3 November 2023 Markets