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.

Dairy Trends: GDT increases by 4.6%
Aidan Brennan
There was positive news at the Global Dairy Trade auction this week, with prices rising by 4.6%.
13 September 2023 Markets
Camera at the Mart: Dairymount clearance success in Corrin
Shanon Kinahan reports from the Dairymount Herd clearance sale, which was held in Corrin Mart last Friday.
13 September 2023 Markets
Dairy Trends: prices stable, just like EU milk supply
Aidan Brennan says that milk supply in Europe is relatively stable, as good weather and good bank balances keeps the milk flowing.
World News: profits up at Ornua’s UK business
Ornua retains leading position in branded and non-branded butter and cheese in the UK market place.
6 September 2023 News
Dairy Trends: positive GDT but spot markets fall
There was good news at the Global Dairy Trade auction this week, as prices for whole milk powder increased by 5.3%.
6 September 2023 Markets
Managing the milk price downturn
A base milk price at or near 30 cent/litre means all milk suppliers are losing 10 c/litre on every litre produced.
30 August 2023 Viewpoints
Dairy Trends: prices increase on spot market
Spot market prices increased this week in Europe, but all eyes will be on the GDT auction next week.
30 August 2023 Markets
Poor July reinforces summer milk price slide
A price cost squeeze at farm level means 2023 milk producer margins are going to be wafer thin as global markets continue to slide.
30 August 2023 Markets
Dairy Trends: another negative week for dairy trade
There were further price drops for the main dairy commodities this week, writes Aidan Brennan.
23 August 2023 Markets
Fonterra lowers milk price forecast again
The New Zealand co-op lowered its milk price forecast for the 2023/2024 season for the second time in two weeks.
18 August 2023 News
Dairy Trends: markets react to Fonterra price drop
The Global Dairy Trade auction fell again this week by a staggering 7.4%, while the European spot market was trading steady.
16 August 2023 Markets
Mart integrity central to future trading
Marts have grown their throughput, with traders valuing the transparent auction system more than ever, but marts have to ensure high standards are maintained to future-proof their businesses.
16 August 2023 Marts