Dedicated Dairy Farming News

Applications open for 2023 nitrates derogation
Barry Murphy
Minister McConalogue has called on dairy farmers who previously did not avail of the derogation to consult with their agricultural adviser on the new banding rates.
26 January 2023 News
Dairygold launches €10m sustainability bonus for suppliers
The Grassroots sustainability bonus will reward farmers for more sustainable farm practices.
25 January 2023 News
Bord Bia to ratchet up farm audits
Bord Bia has not commented on whether it expects QA bonuses to rise with the new audit regime.
Brexit reserve funding to kickstart genotyping of the herd
While starting off as a voluntary scheme, it is likely the scheme would evolve over time into a compulsory genotyping national programme.
25 January 2023 News
Calf-rearing costs up 44% since 2021
Rising input costs have added €50/head to the rearing cost of calves over the last two years.
25 January 2023 News
NI milk league: Lakeland and Tirlán dominate one million-litre leagues
While Lakeland Dairies paid the highest milk price for December, Tirlán leads the way in analysis of rolling 12-month prices.
25 January 2023 Northern Ireland
NI milk league: Lakeland stays on top for December
Lakeland Dairies holds its position on top of the NI milk league for December.
25 January 2023 Northern Ireland
Glyphosate detected in one-quarter of Irish people sampled
A study showed that almost 60% of people exhibited exposure to glyphosate, altough at levels that are a fraction of the EU's acceptable limit.
25 January 2023 News
Cost of posting BVD samples to rise
An Post has previously advised AHI that it will retain envelopes with BVD samples where the correct postage has not been paid.
25 January 2023 News
Kerrygold off then back on US shop shelves
Kerrygold was absent from supermarket shop shelves in New York and California due to a chemical in its butter tubs.
25 January 2023 News
Sweeping changes to Bord Bia audits on way
A new auditing system will be used on Bord Bia farm inspections from 2024 onwards. How could this change affect your farm?
25 January 2023 News
Minister sets 2022 as reference year for voluntary dairy cull scheme
He said that setting 2022 as the reference year would remove speculation around any potential scheme.
25 January 2023 News