Dedicated Dairy Farming News

114,000 fewer cattle on farms on 1 April
Darren Carty
Significant reductions in suckler cow and dairy female numbers.
Farm-to-farm movements down over 40,000 head in 2024
26 May 2024 News
Farm-to-farm movements down over 40,000 head in 2024
Farm-to-farm movements reduced by over 28,000 head in Munster, while, in contrast, mart throughput has remained largely steady.
Dairy cull cow kill up 23,500 head in 2024
24 May 2024 News
Dairy cull cow kill up 23,500 head in 2024
There were almost 115,000 dairy cull cows drafted for slaughter in the first four months of 2024, while the beef cull cow kill of over 42,000 head was steady with 2023 levels.
105 dairy farmers defy Bord Bia calf slaughter rules
There has been a 40% reduction in the number of calves slaughtered this year compared to 2023, with close to 19,000 culled so far this year.
22 May 2024 News
NI milk league: Tirlán paying over 40p/l for high solids milk
Tirlán continues to pay a leading price on higher solids milk in Northern Ireland.
22 May 2024 Northern Ireland
ICMSA to take part in protest in Brussels next week
The EU and member states finally act on the historic threat to farmer incomes and the ability of the EU to feed itself going forward, ICMSA president Denis Drennan said.
22 May 2024 News
GDT rises to highest level in 19 months
The previous GDT auction held on 7 May also witnessed an increase in the price index.
21 May 2024 News
Carbery lifts April milk price
Four other co-ops have already announced that milk prices for April will remain unchanged on the prices paid for March.
21 May 2024 News
Dairygold cuts staff working hours due to milk supply drop
Dairygold said it has no choice but to "take measures to mitigate the impact of reduced milk volumes on the business".
19 May 2024 News
Tributes paid to Kerrygold creator Anthony O’Reilly
Tony O'Reilly, one of Ireland's leading businessmen and the creator of the world famous Kerrygold brand, has died.
19 May 2024 News
Tirlán holds milk price for April
Tirlán follows Lakeland, Kerry and Dairygold in holding milk price for April supplies.
17 May 2024 News
Dairygold holds April milk price
Dairygold follows both Lakeland Dairies and Kerry Group in holding its milk price for the month of April.
17 May 2024 News