Dairy Trends: dairy markets continue to strengthen as weather disrupts supplies
Aidan Brennan
The European spot market saw steady gains for most dairy commodities this week, writes Aidan Brennan
29 May 2024 Recipes
Cream of the crop: make 2024 the summer of Irish artisan cheese
This summer, let them eat cheese with these recipes from the Irish Country Living Food test kitchen. Photographer: Philip Doyle
22 May 2024 News
Lakeland and Tirlán have no plans to cut staff hours
Dairygold said it has no choice, but to "take measures to mitigate the impact of reduced milk volumes on the business".
Desperate Farmwife: Clarkson is not alone in ‘farming the unfarmed’
Jeremy Clarkson did not invent ‘farming the unfarmed’ – Irish women on farms have been masters at it for centuries, writes our Desperate Farmwife, as she looks forward to continuing the tradition.
22 May 2024 Features
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
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
Balladeer: the ‘Spanish lady’ became a euphemism for the woman of the night
The Spanish lady we frequently sing about was an avid traveller dressed in finery, writes Eoghan Corry.
8 May 2024 Living Life
Watch: milking up to 300 organic ewes at the foot of Mount Olympus in Greece
Michalis Avdanas and Catherina Kelliga milk 300 ewes in Elassóna, Greece. The farm started out with just 40 sheep and there are future plans to expand the flock to 500. Anne O’Donoghue reports.
8 May 2024 Feature
Dale Farm’s cheese investment is about adding value as well as capacity
The £70m (€81.5m) investment is one of the largest ever by an agri-food company in Northern Ireland.
8 May 2024 News
Dale Farm consolidating business around cheddar
A £70m investment will add an additional 20,000t of cheddar capacity at Dunmanbridge.
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
Cheddar investment in Northern Ireland
Dale Farm has moved to reward the farmer to further flatten the milk curve, and I presume to increase volumes processed on an annual basis.
8 May 2024 Viewpoints