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The impact of the wet September on cows and pasture is becoming noticeable.
The impact of the wet September on cows and pasture is becoming noticeable.
"The cows got used to it a lot quicker than I did - it was simply amazing how easily they...
Lakeland Dairies has increased its payout for September milk.
Record high butter prices are set to peak in the coming months, according to Ornua CEO Kevin Lane.
Donal Hurley (50) runs a small dairy farm where he lives with his four children in Bandon, Co Cork.
Farmers at Kerry Co-op have moved to appoint a company secretary as they work to solve the long-running row with the multi-billion-euro Kerry Group over the milk price paid to dairy producers.
The EU’s giant stocks of skimmed milk powder (SMP) may end up as animal feed as the Commission continues to explore all options for its disposal, Commissioner Phil Hogan said yesterday.
A recent case in the Labour Court saw a farm labourer awarded almost €5,000 after he made a host of complaints against a dairy farmer for...
Increased butter production has delivered close to €100m in additional revenue for Irish dairies so far this year.
A sharp increase in the volume of feed heading North has been reported over the last fortnight as farmers in Fermanagh, Tyrone and parts of Derry and Armagh struggle with housed stock and poor...
Since the end of the quota regime, Cork dairy farmers have travelled the length and breadth of the country looking to buy farms to convert to...
The payment of an additional TB compensatory premium for cows in their 2nd, 3rd or 4th lactation has been proposed by ICOS as these animals have an inherently higher value, but are rarely ever...
UK Dairy farmers have warned of an "almost catastrophic failure" within the sector if it loses access to European Union workers after Brexit.
Global dairy prices slumped at an auction early on Wednesday, posting their biggest loss in more than six months.
A strong demand from China for infant nutritional formula contributed to pre-tax profits at a Limerick-based firm more than doubling to $336m (€285m) last year.
The winner of a top Irish dairy award said the win is like his “All-Ireland”.
The country’s top prize for best quality milk has been awarded to John and Maria Walsh, from Co Tipperary who supply their milk to Dairygold Co-...
There must be an opportunity to address the lack of sexed semen in use, said chief operations officer at ABP Finbarr McDonnell.
A host of key agri-businesses have been named on a list of the countries worst polluters.
New Zealand said on Monday a fourth dairy farm has been hit by a bacterial cattle disease that can seriously affect animal health but was becoming confident that the outbreak has been contained.
Farmers signing up to Glanbia’s new fixed milk and feed price scheme will be allowed opt out of the feed purchases after two years without penalty.
Glanbia warned the industry must be certain that the move towards GM-free dairy is a long-term trend rather than a fad as it involves significant cost.
The dairy industry is currently experiencing a robust period of market stability and enhanced demand for milk products.
Running an elite pedigree cow enterprise beside one of the biggest conurbations in Dublin requires a brave heart, but for Cyril Dowling the motorways, factories and multiplying housing estates...
The wonderful grass growth enjoyed during 2017 is slowly but surely losing its gloss on many farms across the western and northern half of the country.
The late Brian Lenihan was a man of many talents but few would have imagined that the former Minister for Finance was instrumental in establishing Gabriel Faherty's goat farm on Inis Mór, the...
Dairygold CEO Jim Woulfe has spoken of the need for a long pre-Brexit transitional period insisting that "knee-jerk" reactions are a non runner when you are working with perishable products.
Irish dairy farmer Rodney Elliott was milking 140 cows in Fermanagh before he moved in 2006 to South Dakota.
An announcement by the Nestle corporation that it intends working to a profit margin of 17.5 to 18.5pc by 2020 has drawn criticism from the President of ICMSA.
Dairy farmer Joseph Dunphy, who runs a Frieisian-Jersey crossbred herd of 270 cows in Easkey, Co Sligo with his father Joseph, said they had been...
An increasing number of drystock farmers are looking to the expanding dairy herd as a source of potential regular income.
Hard-pressed agricultural contractors and farmers have called for a two-week extension to the slurry-spreading deadline as the continuing heavy rain plays havoc with farm work.
A dairy farmer saved her herd of 70 cows from an abattoir and raised thousands of euro to send them to an animal sanctuary.
It’s getting dark slightly earlier and there’s a need for a fleece in the evenings. Autumn is only just around the corner and soon we’ll have to plan the run up to the housing period again.
New Zealand dairy group Fonterra reported an 11pc fall in full-year profit on Monday after bad weather hampered milk production, but gave an upbeat outlook for the coming year.
Most people would agree that the situation of the dairy industry is a vast improvement on where we were last year.
Making the switch can appear daunting and full of risk, but you can hedge your bets and still cash in, writes Mike Brady
London is a far cry from the idyllic farm at Ballymacdoyle, Burnham on the shores of Dingle Bay, with views of Milltown across the water...
As you read this I can only hope that it's a lot drier weather than when I was writing these notes last week.
Exploiting US and Chinese markets is a key way for the Irish agriculture and food sector to remain Brexit proof, according to Minister Michael Creed.
I recently had reason to research farm produce prices in the early 1980s and relate them to today's prices in real terms.
As a player, Kilkenny’s Lester Ryan has earned a reputation for leaving little to chance, and when it comes to arranging cover on big Championship...
On Sunday morning milking parlours across Mayo will be a hive of activity as bleary-eyed farmers get an early start for what could be the most historic...
After a relatively dry first six months of the year, we have now had two months where rainfall has exceeded 100ml per month on our farm in Kerry.
The dairy sector will continue to grow over the next decade and has the most positive long-term prospects of all the Irish farming enterprises, Lakeland Dairies chief executive officer Michael...
Income volatility, Brexit and the fall in the value of sterling have been identified by ICOS and ICMSA as the most pressing issues which need to be addressed in the upcoming Budget.
The current price of butter is unsustainable but the worst may be behind us, LacPatrick boss Gabriel D'Arcy has said.
Such was the demand for milkers in Waterford on the weekend of the All-Ireland hurling final, even Farm Relief Services (FRS) couldn't supply...
Teagasc recently highlighted the results of its research examining which diet is best for late lactation dairy cows.
Glanbia Ireland will pay its milk suppliers 35 cent per litre (cpl) including VAT for August manufacturing milk supplies.
Badger culling will be rolled out in 11 new parts of England after ministers gave the green light to expanding a crackdown on the spread of tuberculosis in cattle.
Dairy group LacPatrick is ready to meet the challenges of a hard Brexit, according to its boss Gabriel D'Arcy. The dairy co-operative unveiled a new operation in Northern Ireland that will...
Most people involved in agriculture are early risers. As the sun comes up and we go about our day's work, the dawn chorus of many different birds fills our ears.
Doubling cow numbers and milk output in nine years without increasing land is no mean feat, but that is what Limerick farmer, Dermot O’Connor has...
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