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Farmer Writes: waiting around for another Glanbia solution a lost cause
Bill O'Keeffe
Waiting around for another solution with the current Glanbia structure in place seems like a lost cause, writes Bill O'Keeffe.
17 November 2021 News
Farmers speak on Glanbia proposal
A number of Glanbia shareholders share their initial reaction to the proposal for the co-op to buy the plc's 40% stake in Glanbia Ireland.
17 November 2021 Farmer Writes
Farmer Writes: ambition can be a great thing when matched with ability
We have a lot of decisions to make off-farm over the coming weeks and months in the Glanbia catchment area, writes Bill O'Keeffe.
Glanbia shareholder expresses concern
‘Selling part of the co-op's 32% share in Glanbia plc looks financially unwise at the current share price.’ - James Kennedy, Thurles, Co Tipperary.
10 November 2021 Letters
Farmer Writes: a demoralising week to be a Glanbia supplier
There was no indication when milk supply agreements were signed in good faith, that processing capacity would become an issue over the next few years, writes Bill O'Keeffe.
24 March 2021 Farmer Writes
Glanbia comments: farmers give give their feedback
A selection of comments, texts, emails and messages received in response to our Glanbia webinar.
24 March 2021 Letters
Farmer Writes: milk suppliers have already paid for expansion
Milk has been farmed out to other processors with spare capacity across peak months at a significant cost, writes Bill O’Keeffe.
10 March 2021 Farmer Writes
Kuhn takes wraps off new telescopic hedge cutter
Kuhn has taken the wraps off the new Multi-Longer GII 7457 E-TPAL, which features a horizontal range of 7.4m and a max vertical height of 8.4m, making it Kuhn’s longest-reach hedge cutter to date.
23 December 2020 News
Farmer Writes: fairness of GII margins needs to be called into question
The strategy of GII to run the milk processing business with the fattest margin in the country will have to be called into question, writes Bill O'Keeffe.
21 October 2020 Farmer Writes
Farmer Writes: Glanbia after-tax margin dictating decisions for the year
The model of setting the after-tax margin at the start of the season and letting that dictate all decisions for the rest of the year needs a lot more investigation and discussion, writes Bill O'Keeffe
20 May 2020 Farmer Writes
Letter: suppliers cannot carry costs – give us a decent milk price
"Once again GII has failed to match other milk processors on price at the most critical time of the year" – Jim Scully, by email.
29 May 2019 Letters
The Big Dealer: Goodman’s mansion upgrades fall foul of council planners
Beef baron's new pool, lobbying Hogan, Lanigan's Ball at GII, suckler farmers' winning streak and more in The Big Dealer.
15 February 2019 Dealer