Articles Tagged ‘milk prices’

Co-ops must leverage improved returns


The Irish Farmers' Association (IFA) has called on co-op boards meeting within the next week to consider May milk prices, to leverage the improved market returns of the last number of weeks to ensure that the totality of the April payout is maintained for May milk supplies.

Co-ops must step up on milk prices, says IFA


Major price cuts by co-ops in the last two months, added to very poor weather, depressing volumes and constituents, and increasing feed costs, have eroded margins massively and caused major hardship and frustration for dairy farmers, according to the Irish Farmers' Association (IFA). Co-ops must continue to support farmers with the strongest possible milk price for April, according to IFA national dairy committee chairman, Tom Phelan. 

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.