IFA President Says Glnbia Commitment To Farmer Support Welcome

IFA President Joe Healy today (Wednesday) welcomed the commitment made by Glanbia to supporting farmer members in its proposal to bring Consumer Products and Agribusiness into a 60-40 joint venture encompassing GII.   On the creation of a €40m Member Support Fund, Mr Healy said, while such a fund would hopefully not be required for […]

Farmers Worried About Sustainability Of The GII Model – Joe Healy

Speaking ahead of a meeting this afternoon with Glanbia at which he will lead an IFA Dairy Committee and County Chairmen delegation, newly-elected IFA President Joe Healy said Glanbia suppliers were genuinely questioning the level of base milk price being paid by GII, which has been consistently lower than other milk purchasers.   “Farmers are […]

March Milk Price Cut By Glanbia Shortchanges Farmers – O’Leary

Commenting today (Thursday) on the price cuts implemented by Lakeland and Glanbia GII on March milk, IFA National Dairy Chairman Sean O’Leary said the the 1c/l Lakeland cut was undoubtedly disappointing.   However, the Glanbia cut left GII paying a price, at 22c/l including VAT before co-op and exceptional Ornua bonus top ups, 1.7c/l out […]

Glanbia Milkflex Loan Initiative Raises Bar For Banks In Farm Finance Sector

IFA National Chairman Jer Berginsaid the Glanbia MilkFlex Fund loan initiative, a European pilot scheme, was a welcome innovation marking a new departure in farm finance which would raise the bar for the farm finance offerings which will now be expected from all financial institutions. “The Glanbia Milk Flex Fund will be available to Glanbia […]

Co. Tipperary Farmers invited to compete for €10,000 Prize Fund in 2014 Diageo Baileys Champion Dairy Cow Competition

Entries are now open for Co Tipperary Holstein Friesian breeders to compete in this year’s Diageo Baileys Champion Dairy Cow Competition. The competition was officially launched by Minister Tom Hayes T.D., at the Baileys Irish Cream factory in Dublin recently. It is expected to attract top Holstein Friesian breeders from across the island of Ireland who will […]

CountryLife Dove Hill & Fethard A Blooming Success!

The management and staff at local garden centre CountryLife Dove Hill are celebrating after receiving a four-star accreditation at the National Amenity Horticulture Quality Awards which took place in Dublin last weekend. The Bord Bia-organised initiative recognises and awards the top horticulture businesses in the country and their dedication to achieving the highest standards of […]

CountryLife Garden Centre, Dove Hill – One of Ireland’s Top 100 Stores

CountryLife Garden & Pet Centre, Dove Hill, Carrick on Suir has been selected as one of Ireland’s Top 100 stores in the Retail Excellence Ireland Store of the Year Competition.   The Retail Excellence Ireland awards seek to drive excellence by recognising the best in Irish retailing. The Retail Excellence Ireland Awards are the largest, […]

Glanbia urged to rollover 0.95c/l + vat in jan 2012 milk price

IFA National Dairy Chairman Kevin Kiersey today said farmers should be aware that, while dairy markets returns have come down from their 2011 peak, the outlook for 2012 remains reasonably good. Just as Dairygold said they would hold their price until March at least, Mr Kiersey urged the Glanbia board members to rollover the 0.95c/l […]