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Northern Ireland
Three months of NI milk price rises
Kieran Mailey
All processors of Northern Ireland milk have increased base prices for January supplies
16 February 2024 News
Tirlán increases January milk price as markets improve
Geopolitical concerns and economic weakness in some markets continue to affect demand and will need to be monitored closely, Tirlán chair John Murphy said.
14 February 2024 News
Teagasc sounds alarm bells on milk production costs
Teagasc described the jump in costs as “sobering” and cautioned that a concerted effort will be needed to address the issue in 2024.
Half of all cost on NI dairy farms is feed
In 2023, concentrates made up 40% of costs on benchmarked dairy farms in Northern Ireland, with forage costs accounting for a further 9%.
14 February 2024 Northern Ireland
Policy incoherence 'hitting' milk output
Milk intakes by Irish dairies fell by a massive 365.5m litres or 4.1% in 2023 relative to 2022.
14 February 2024 News
Dairy markets justify milk price rise - IFA
Most farmers need a base price in excess of 40c/l to sustain their businesses going forward, IFA dairy chair Stephen Arthur has said.
9 February 2024 News
Dairy Trends: GDT records a 4.2% rise, cementing confidence
The most recent Global Dairy Trade auction recorded a 4.2% price rise, cementing confidence in the recovery.
7 February 2024 Markets
Mega trends in dairying worldwide
It’s simply frightening to learn about the 10,000 cow units that are now being established in China, writes Professor Gerry Boyle.
10 January 2024 Viewpoints
High output herds could cut carbon emissions – UCD
New research from UCD shows that high output herds could play a role in meeting climate target while still maintaining milk supply for dairy processing.
10 January 2024 News
Moving parts in the milk world
While the price of fertiliser is well down on this time last year, the cost of milk production is still high.
3 January 2024 Viewpoints
Interest in switch to milk slows in 2023
Fewer farms have converted to milk production this year with a 20% drop on 2022 levels.
27 December 2023 Northern Ireland
Choosing the right system for profit and lifestyle
GD Young will speak at the Irish Grassland Association dairy conference on his experiences of running a high-input and grass-based system.
6 December 2023 Grass & feeding