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Dairy
Ornua aiming for €2bn Kerrygold brand by 2025
Rachel Donovan
Ornua purchased 390,000t of Irish dairy products in 2021, CEO John Jordan told the EDF congress.
29 June 2022 News
Kerry co-op AGM sees proposals defeated
The co-op AGM was the first since COVID-19, but the big issue for the co-op, whether to purchase some of all of Kerry Group’s Irish dairy business, barely featured.
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.
Oversowing clover in Carrigmore
We caught up with Footprint Farmer Martin Crowe to see how he’s cutting his nitrogen use this year.
29 June 2022 Footprint Farmers
Can clover grow in Cavan?
Aidan Brennan takes a look at the new clover trial in Ballyhaise and sees the progress made in getting clover established.
29 June 2022 Grass & feeding
Dairy business keeps a focus on the cow
David Wright reports from the first farm visit on Monday as part of the British Grassland Society summer tour 2022.
29 June 2022 Northern Ireland
Dairy Management: grass growth and fertiliser use
After heavy rain across the country, Aidan Brennan takes a look at the impact on grass growth and suggests nitrogen is not lacking at present.
29 June 2022 Management
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
Grass+ Dairy: rain has come but growth is slow
Most of the country has got heavy rain over the last week but grass growth rates continue to lag, write Aidan Brennan and Martin Merrick.
29 June 2022 Grass & feeding
Watch: should I switch to milking cows?
With three sons keen to farm, John Egerton has questioned whether he should swap sucklers for dairy cows.
29 June 2022 Farmer Writes
Food safety concern with no import checks
The Food Standards Agency said it is “vital” that an inspection process is in place to prevent “unsafe food” from entering the UK.
29 June 2022 Northern Ireland
NI winners at Lakeland Dairies awards
Lakeland Dairies has announced the names of the prize-winning farmers from this year’s milk quality awards.
29 June 2022 Northern Ireland