Co-ops Must Be Ready To Invest In Farmers’ Economic Sustainablility When Setting March Milk Prices – IFA

“The milk price decisions some co-ops took for February milk have shown just how out of touch they are with the massive challenges to their economic sustainability suppliers have been experiencing for the last number of months,” IFA National Dairy Committee Chairman Tom Phelan has said. He said it is at least as important for […]

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 […]

IFA Meets Commissioner Hogan’s Cabinet On Dairy Intervention And Use Of Superlevy Funds To Support Dairy Farmers

IFA President Eddie Downey and National Dairy Chairman Sean O’Leary were in Brussels this week to meet with members of Agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan’s cabinet to discuss the IFA’s case for an increase in the dairy intervention safety net level, and the use of superlevy funds to support dairy farmers.  They urged Minister for Agriculture […]

Two Tipperary Farms In National Finals Of Dairying Sam Maguire

Fourteen dairy farms – including two from Co. Tipperary – have been short-listed as national finalists for the 2013 National Dairy Council & Kerrygold Quality Milk Awards.   The competition, which sets out to highlight and reward Irish dairy farming excellence, has been described as ‘The Sam Maguire of Farming’.   The results will be announced […]

Two County Tipperary Dairy Farms Nominated for National Competition

Two dairy farms from County Tipperary have been nominated for the 2013 National Dairy Council & Kerrygold Quality Milk Awards.   The competition, which sets out to identify and reward our top dairy farmers, has been described as the ‘Sam Maguire of Farming’.   The organisers explain that the nominated dairy farms can already be considered the […]

Search Starts for Top Dairy Farmer – NDC & Kerrygold Quality Milk Awards Launched for 2013

The search for this year’s top dairy farmer has started with the launch of the 2013 NDC & Kerrygold Quality Milk Awards.  The national competition invites dairy co-operatives throughout the Republic of Ireland to nominate their top dairy farmers for the title.   The current champions are David & Kathleen Cassidy who run a family […]