Winter milk: is it for money or madness?
Aidan Brennan
Aidan Brennan takes a look at the liquid milk market and wonders if those producing milk over Christmas are getting adequately rewarded for it.
16 November 2022 News
Winter milk bonuses should double this year, claim farm bodies
While dairy processors are paying bonuses of 3c/l to 9c/l for winter milk and liquid milk contracts, both the ICMSA and IFA claimed that prices of 13-15c/l are required.
16 November 2022 Northern Ireland
Winter bonus payments lift October milk prices
Milk processors have held base prices for October, but winter bonus payments effectively raise farmgate returns.
Managing production costs the theme of Winter Milk Week 2022
The week will consist of on-farm walks in counties Wexford, Cork, Meath, Monaghan and Roscommon.
16 November 2022 News
Bull selection in autumn herds
With the breeding season just around the corner for autumn calving herds, here iss some advice for farmers picking AI bulls.
19 October 2022 Liquid Milk
Good outlook for producing milk this winter
Despite the challenges facing the sector, the short-term outlook for producing winter milk is positive, writes Aidan Brennan.
19 October 2022 Liquid Milk
What is the future of liquid milk?
Aidan Brennan takes a look at some of the key issues in the liquid milk market today and what the future is likely to bring.
19 October 2022 Liquid Milk
Improving feed efficiency this winter
Significant feed cost increases this winter is likely to place the even more emphasis on feed efficiency, writes James Dunne, Teagasc winter milk specialist.
19 October 2022 Liquid Milk
Farmer Writes: ‘imprisoned by the weather’
Waterford farmer Kieran Sullivan describes how he has been lucky so far to avoid the worst effects of the dry weather on his grass growth.
31 August 2022 Viewpoints
Increase prices or be left without winter milk - ICMSA
The ICMSA has warned processors that winter milk producers will switch to 100% spring block calving if milk prices do not keep pace with rising input costs.
24 August 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