Dedicated Dairy Farming News

Milk supplies back 2.4% for month of May
Amy Forde
Milk supply for the period January to May 2022 is also back slightly on the same time last year.
2 July 2022 News
Dairygold doubles in milk solids in last decade
Dairygold’s total milk supply last year was 1.49bn litres, newly appointed CEO Conor Galvin said.
2 July 2022 News
Live exports surpass the 200,000 head mark
Live exports are running 13.5% higher and there have been big changes, including exports to the Netherlands doubling in number while exports to Northern Ireland have almost halved.
Remaining TAMS tranche dates for 2022 released
There will be two more tranches under the current TAMS programme, following the closure of the current tranche on Friday 1 July.
1 July 2022 News
Dutch government moves to ‘buy out’ farmers
Farmers in the Netherlands will be asked to sell up, relocate or change enterprises in the Dutch Government’s bid to meet its climate goals. Barry Murphy reports.
1 July 2022 News
Farm orgs slam An Taisce's challenge to nitrates derogation
In an application made to the High Court in May, An Taisce is seeking to overturn Ireland's nitrates derogation.
1 July 2022 News
Four heifer calves killed by dogs in Kilkenny
Four high-EBI heifer calves, bought by a new entrant to breed out of in 2024, were killed on a farm in Kilkenny on Monday.
30 June 2022 News
Ornua aiming for €2bn Kerrygold brand by 2025
Ornua purchased 390,000t of Irish dairy products in 2021, CEO John Jordan told the EDF congress.
29 June 2022 News
Grain prices see €60/t drop in recent weeks
A range of factors have combined to force a significant reduction in grain futures prices in recent weeks.
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
ICMSA would have rejected proposed nitrates condition
ICMSA would have “pointed out to the minister that such a cut will, at a stroke, render a huge swathe of family dairy farms uneconomic and unviable".
29 June 2022 News
An Taisce challenges nitrates derogation
An Taisce is seeking to quash Ireland's Nitrates Action Programme and the nitrates derogation.
29 June 2022 News