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.

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Clouds gathering in Irish dairy sector
Phelim O'Neill
Irish dairy has been the success story of the Irish agri economy over the past decade, but that era looks like it is drawing to a close.
Dairy Trends: GDT drops by 0.5% as market catches breath
19 June 2024 Markets
Dairy Trends: GDT drops by 0.5% as market catches breath
There was a bit of a cooling off of butter prices in Europe this week, although it continued to increase at the GDT, writes Aidan Brennan.
Dairy Trends: dairy markets continue to strengthen as weather disrupts supplies
12 June 2024 Markets
Dairy Trends: dairy markets continue to strengthen as weather disrupts supplies
The European spot market saw steady gains for most dairy commodities this week, writes Aidan Brennan
Dairy Trends: dairy markets continue to drive up
Both the Global Dairy Trade and the European spot market prices for dairy increased this week, as the upward trend continues, writes Aidan Brennan.
5 June 2024 Markets
Camera at the Mart: large numbers falling off in Nenagh
Shanon Kinahan reports from the weekly dairy sale in Central Auctions Nenagh Mart.
5 June 2024 Markets
Milk price supports get the chop in April
Most of the co-ops have reduced or removed the milk price supports for bad weather, early calving or high input costs, writes Aidan Brennan.
29 May 2024 Markets
Dairy Trends: butter and powder prices soar
The prices for all the key dairy commodities increased substantially this week on the back of renewed optimism in the markets.
29 May 2024 Markets
West Cork co-ops top the 2023 league
The final figures are in for the cumulative 2023 monthly milk league, showing Drinagh paid the most for milk and Lakeland paid the least for milk in 2023, writes Aidan Brennan.
22 May 2024 Markets
Dairy Trends: GDT and spot prices bounce
The Global Dairy Trade auction increased by 3.3% at this week's auction, while butter prices in Europe breached the €6,000/t mark for the first time since 2022.
22 May 2024 Markets
Dairy Trends: butter and WMP increase while skim and cheese fall
There is no clear direction in the dairy markets at present, with no big changes to either supply or demand, writes Aidan Brennan.
15 May 2024 Markets
Dairy Trends: GDT price increases by 1.8%
Spot market prices in Europe were stable this week, while the GDT price index increased by 1.8%, writes Aidan Brennan.
8 May 2024 Markets
New Zealand trade deal comes into effect
Increased access for New Zealand dairy, beef and sheepmeat to EU markets kicks in, but at much lower levels than in its deal with the UK.
3 May 2024 News