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A weekly selection of global news stories that affect demand, supply and prices.
By Lorcan Allen on 05 April 2018
Ireland’s arable land values are the fifth highest in the European Union in 2016, while pasture land ranks sixth, writes Anthony Jordan.
By Anthony Jordan on 04 April 2018
Despite new phosphate regulations introduced earlier this year, Dutch milk production remains robust.
By Lorcan Allen on 14 December 2017
Sentiment in dairy markets has turned negative in recent weeks as supply begins to recover in some major producing regions.
By Lorcan Allen on 23 October 2017
Graph: Ireland has fastest-growing dairy herd in EU
Ireland is the only member state with significantly more dairy cows now than this time last year, according to the European Commission's latest short-term agricultural outlook.
By Thomas Hubert on 08 October 2017
EU cow slaughterings slow down in April
Following a surge in March, the number of cows slaughtered in major European dairy producing countries fell back in April as milk prices improved.
By Thomas Hubert on 04 July 2017
Despite retailer dominance, new EU members and the EU-wide recession, Irish consumers are still paying 120% the EU average for food. Economist Ciaran Fitzgerald explains.
By Contributor on 22 June 2017
"All we are doing is trailing behind our peers – Pippa Hackett PhD BSc, Green Party spokesperson for agriculture.
By Letters to the Editor on 06 April 2017
"Brexit fallout: animal disease risks" - Brendan Dunleavy, Killeshandra, Co Cavan
By Letters to the Editor on 16 March 2017
Italian milk collections increase by 2.5% in 2016
Milk production in Italy in the final quarter of 2016 was up 0.05% on the previous year's levels.
By Peter McCann on 06 February 2017
UK dairy farmers are continuing to cut milk production in the face of a very difficult year for producers.
By Lorcan Allen on 16 January 2017
The EU’s milk reduction payment, along with the top-up available from the French government, is certainly helping cut milk supply from France’s dairy farms
By Lorcan Allen on 15 January 2017
UK October milk collections fall
The latest figures show that UK October milk collections were down 6% on last year.
By Odile Evans on 06 December 2016
Cow cull eases in New Zealand
Data released from the Department of Agriculture showed Irish cow slaughters had also eased back.
By Amy McShane on 27 July 2016
Agriculture had fastest growing workforce over the last five years
The sector also provided the largest number of jobs.
By Amy McShane on 21 July 2016
With large legacy debts to be serviced and refinanced, this is a risky strategy and the reverse of common sense.
By Colm McCarthy on 22 June 2016
Figures from the EU Milk Market Observatory and Eurostat show that the countries who have increased milk production the most are among the least reliant on EU storage supports.
By Lorcan Allen on 23 June 2016
Irish Farmers Journal breakfast news: Friday 17 June
Good morning. In the news today: more milk price cuts for May, a farm death in Co Meath, price of food in Ireland, reduced Visa charges at marts and embracing technology to help with a vital farm job.
By Amy Nora Fitzgibbon on 17 June 2016
Ireland has the fourth most expensive food in EU
Meat and dairy prices in Ireland were also significantly higher than the EU average.
By Amy McShane on 16 June 2016
Ireland among the most rural countries in Europe
Ireland has one of the highest shares of people living in rural areas of almost any other EU country, according to Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.
By Áine Hennessy on 31 May 2016
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