Irish Milk Prices Have A Way To Go To Catch Up With EU Competitors – IFA

As co-ops decide this week on their June milk price, IFA National Dairy Committee Chairman Sean O’Leary said they have some catching up to do to ensure Irish dairy farmers receive the full benefits from improving markets, and competitive milk prices relative to their European counterparts.   Bearing in mind the 6.15c/l gap between best […]

Co-ops Must Commit To At Least Holding Milk Prices To Year End – O’Leary

Commenting on the Dairygold decision to hold their May milk price, IFA National Dairy Committee Chairman Sean O’Leary today (Monday) said that milk prices paid by all co-ops have fallen well under production costs in recent months, so that most dairy farmers were now deep into the red.   He said to help support farmers’ […]

IFA Shouts Stop To Further Milk Price Cuts

At a meeting of the IFA National Dairy Committee this week, dairy farm leaders from all over the country called for an immediate stop to any further milk price cuts, in the face of severe cash flow challenges on farms. The Committee members will contact co-op board members accordingly in the coming days, as boards […]

Co-Ops Requested To Stop Milk Price Slide

IFA President Eddie Downey and Dairy Committee Chairman Sean O’Leary have written to the Chairmen of all dairy co-ops asking them to undertake a root-and-branch review of their business processes to identify savings and progress further cooperation and consolidation to drive efficiencies and help ensure farmers get the best possible milk price.   The IFA […]

Farmers Bitterly Disappointed by Co-Ops Which Did Not Increase August Milk Price

IFA National Dairy Committee Chairman Kevin Kiersey said suppliers of those co-ops which had decided against increasing their August milk prices were bitterly disappointed and felt let down at a time of massively increased costs.   Mr Kiersey said co-ops were being too cautious on prices at a time when the latest Fonterra auction results […]

Bryan Urges Co-Ops to Hold May Milk Price as Weather Sends Costs Rocketing

Speaking as the main co-ops have announced price cuts of up to 3 c/litre on April milk, IFA President John Bryan today (Wed) called on co-ops to support producers by holding May milk prices. He said, ”The disastrous weather in the month of May is costing dairy farmers dearly in lost production and increased costs. […]

State-Of-The-Art Incident Command Unit For Mid West Region

State-Of-The-Art Incident Command Unit For Mid West Region Co. Clare, Ireland — 27 Jan. 2012 — Clare County Fire and Rescue Service today (Friday, 27 January 2012) took delivery of a state-of-the-art Incident Command Unit that will be deployed to large fire incidents and other major emergencies throughout the Mid West Region. The 273,000 euro […]