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Farmer Writes: time for cows to go back in-calf
Karen McCabe
Hopefully a fertility lick and hotter weather will cause some action, though I’d nearly put money on a few arriving into heat immediately if a bull arrived in the field next to them.
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.
Dairy commodities on an upward trend
Dairy commodities saw butter and powder prices increasing at the GDT and Dutch auctions.
Former CEO of Irish Sugar and Heinz Tony O'Reilly dies
Having established the Kerrygold brand while in Bord Bainne, O'Reilly headed Irish Sugar before rising through the Heinz Corporation to become its CEO.
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
Kerrygold battles heat up in North America
Will the new CEO of Ornua, Conor Galvin, formerly CEO of Dairygold, have the same appetite for competing brands when he sits in the Ornua hot seat?
1 May 2024 Viewpoints
Lakeland enters US butter market
Vital Farms, a US 'ethical food' company, has a supply agreement with Lakeland.
1 May 2024 News
Positivity mixed with unknowns needs leadership
The 2023 results do nothing to recognise what is happening at farm level as the rug is being pulled from under farmers.
24 April 2024 Viewpoints
Dairy Trends: no significant changes in dairy prices
There was no significant change in the overall dairy commodity market this week, with butter down and cheese up, writes Aidan Brennan.
24 April 2024 Markets
Dairy Trends: flat GDT and low demand
There was no major change in the GDT auction results, but European butter prices continue to edge up, writes Aidan Brennan.
17 April 2024 Markets
Small increase in GDT index
The trading event finished with the Global Dairy Trade (GDT) index up 0.1% on the previous auction a fortnight ago.
16 April 2024 News
Dairy Trends: prices swing upwards for butter and powder
Dairy prices took another positive turn this week, with strong gains for butter and whole milk powder, writes Aidan Brennan.
10 April 2024 Markets