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Articles Tagged ‘dairy farming’

Challenging and changing times in New Zealand


Olin Greenan tells Matt O’Keeffe about recent developments in the farming environment in New Zealand – and about an exciting new venture that will see the Greenans relocate to a 220-hectare farm in the Waikato region on the North Island.

Ornua monthly milk levy update


The Ornua Board has decided that no immediate reintroduction of the monthly Ornua milk levy will take place.
The milk levy was suspended on May 1, 2016. It was agreed at that time that the Ornua Board would reconsider the suspension of the milk levy when the Ornua Purchase Price Index (PPI) returned to 103 (30.5 cent per litre [cpl] including VAT) for three consecutive months.

Sustainable milking systems


Prof Edmond Harty is CEO of Dairymaster. He tells Matt O’Keeffe about the Dairymaster business, its development of new dairy technologies and its focus on improving the sustainability of dairy farming.

Teagasc report shows land-price increase in Munster


The Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland (SCSI)/Teagasc Agri Land Market Review and Outlook 2018 found that prices in Munster have increased, on average, by 11 per cent, but declined elsewhere, with the biggest falls occurring in Connaught/Ulster.