Farmer Writes: breeding season winding down
Bill O'Keeffe
We have a few bulls still running with cows and heifers but we probably won’t milk any of these cows next year, writes Bill O'Keeffe.
29 June 2022 News
Winter milk production costs to rise by 11c/l
Farmers producing milk all year round will be faced with higher costs this year, the National Milk Agency has warned.
29 June 2022 News
New dryer gets Tipperary back to profit
In first full year of trading with new drier in operation, Tipperary Co-op returns to profit.
Monaghan family wins Lakeland Dairies supreme milk quality awards
To win an award where you are recognised by your own co-op for having produced a top-quality product is a truly remarkable achievement, Minister McConalogue said.
24 June 2022 News
NI milk league: lower solids take edge off 1m litre price rises
Production peaks in May, but it means that milk solids are at their lowest for the year.
22 June 2022 Northern Ireland
NI Milk League: five months on top for Glanbia Ireland
Glanbia Ireland continues to dominate NI milk leagues, having finished on top for May.
22 June 2022 Northern Ireland
'Tinder for cows' used by more than 4,000 farmers
There are currently 4,000 farmers using the bovine dating app which delivers economic, social and environmental benefits.
2 June 2022 News
Almost half of farmers plan on reducing concentrates
Dairy farmers cited lower meal feeding rates as the primary factor in reducing milk output in 2022.
25 May 2022 News
Farmer Writes: A seemingly bright future for milk prices
Grass is taking off at last on Joe Collingborn's farm, despite his efforts to pull back a little on fertiliser applications this spring.
16 May 2022 Farmer Writes
Opinion: sensible decisions rendered seemingly reckless
The senseless invasion of Ukraine has made forward selling a loss-making operation for farmers, and there are no easy solutions.
14 May 2022 Opinion
Jack Kennedy responds to Lakeland Dairies chair Niall Matthews
“Knowing the time you as a co-op chair, and your fellow directors have to give up to represent fellow milk suppliers, I fully respect decisions at the board table” - Jack Kennedy, IFJ.
4 May 2022 Letters
Why the drop in milk output in 2022?
Aidan Brennan takes a look at some of the reasons why milk output in 2022 is running behind last year
4 May 2022 Markets