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'Optimising rumen function key part of feeding strategy'

 

Northern Ireland dairy farmer Andrew Reid says that optimising rumen fermentation efficiency is an integral part of a feeding strategy that has seen annual yields hit 10,000 litres/cow, with butterfats at 4.11 per cent, on a system using grass as the primary forage.

'Stop cutting milk prices' says IFA deputy president

IFA deputy president Tim O’Leary said that it was time the industry focused on putting an immediate end to 16 months of continuous milk price cuts.

 

Speaking at the Virginia Show, IFA deputy president Tim O'Leary said that it was time the industry focused on putting an immediate end to 16 months of continuous milk price cuts. He said these cuts have robbed farmers of almost all their margin and landed the majority of them into loss-making situations. 

€2.5bn turnover for Ornua in 2015

Ornua turnover increases to €2.5bn in 2015

Ornua has published its full-year results for 2015, which shows a 9 per cent increase in turnover at €2.5 billion for the year. Its annual members' bonus increased by 17 per cent to €14 million, while an additional cash bonus of €15 also announced. This was declared from the gain on the disposal of a majority stake in Ornua’s US distribution business, DPI Specialty Foods, in late 2015. This brings the total bonus for the period to €29 million.

A balanced approach to life and farming

 

As the winner of the 2017 FBD Young Farmer of the Year Award, PJ O’Keeffe represents a new generation with a balanced approach to life and farming. Tomas Turley, on the other hand, has just retired from Teagasc after completing a 34-year career in the advisory services. Both men spoke to Matt O’Keeffe and shared some thoughts on the state of Irish agriculture.

A game-changing CAP

 

The proposals for restructuring the next Common Agricultural Policy and how it interacts with farmers are game-changing, as EU Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development, Phil Hogan, explained to Matt O’Keeffe.

Action needed for dairy and pigmeat market confidence

 

Swift action is needed to restore market confidence in the dairy and pigmeat sector, according to Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney. He was speaking after meetings with Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development, Phil Hogan and the French Minister for Agriculture, Stephane Le Foll yesterday.

Aid package for Irish farmers

Minister for Agriculture Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney, welcomes measures put together by the EU Commission to address difficulties in the dairy and pigmeat sectors.

 

The Minister for Agriculture Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney, welcomed the package of measures put together by the EU Commission to address difficulties in the dairy and pigmeat sectors.

Alltech hosts unique dairy event between Ireland and China

 

Prestigious members of the Chinese dairy industry met with leading figures in Irish agriculture this week at Alltech's European headquarters in Dunboyne, Co Meath. The meeting was designed to encourage closer collaboration between China and Ireland, particularly with regard to their dairy industries.

Bord Bia honours ‘green heroes’ at Sustainable Farming Awards

 

Ireland’s most sustainable, efficient and environmentally friendly family farms were honoured at Bord Bia’s Origin Green Sustainable Producer Awards which took place Friday, October 21. Over 230 farmers and senior representatives from farming organisations and the agri-food industry gathered in Portlaoise for the celebratory event.

Bord Bia salutes success of Irish cheesemakers

 

Bord Bia, the Irish food board, has saluted the success of The Little Milk Company and Cashel Farmhouse Cheese in taking top honours at France’s premier cheese and dairy products event, the 'Salon du Fromage' in Paris.

Brexit concerns for Irish dairy and beef sector highlighted

 

If the UK voters decide to leave the EU in the upcoming referendum in June of this year, it could have a significant impact on Irish agri-food exports. This is according to a newly released report produced by economists from Teagasc, launched April 13 at a Teagasc and Agricultural Economics Society of Ireland (AESI) seminar in Backweston, County Kildare.

Call for Dairy Forum to prioritise cashflow issues

 

Irish Farmers' Association (IFA) national chairman, Jer Bergin, has said he would lead the IFA dairy delegation, with national dairy chair Sean O’Leary, when the Dairy Forum meets for the second time next week on March 9.

Challenges still faced by dairy sector despite positive income outlook

 

Responding to the Teagasc Situation and Outlook 2017 forecast that dairy farm incomes would increase significantly this year, IFA national dairy chairman, Sean O’Leary, said that while the improvement is welcome, it was also badly needed, coming as it does in the wake of a difficult prolonged period of major cash-flow challenges.