IFA Calls on Co-Ops To Co-ordinate Efforts To Help Farmers After Hurricane Ophelia

IFA National Dairy Chairman Sean O’Leary today (Wed) said it was crucial that co-ops would co-ordinate their efforts to support farmers in dealing with the consequences of hurricane Ophelia to optimise its efficiency.   Sean O’Leary said, “The most pressing problem on farms is where they are left without electricity after a power outage which […]

Lakeland Milk Price Disappointing – Co-Ops Must Provide More Significant Increases

Lakeland suppliers are very disappointed at the 1c/l increase for October milk decided by the Co-op last week, IFA National Dairy Committee Chairman Sean O’Leary has said.   He said the Lakeland price is over 1c/l short of the Ornua PPI for October and, in the context of that and the fact that EU average […]

Study Shows Consumers Understand Need To Better Remunerate Liquid Milk Producers – Finn

IFA National Liquid Milk Chairman John Finn has said the recent study by Mintel showing that more than three in five consumers on the island of Ireland believe farmers are not being fairly paid for their milk should encourage retailers and dairies to do what it takes to deliver the 40c/l annualised milk price liquid […]

Let’s Not Take Irish Fresh Milk For Granted

Speaking on FAO’s 15th World Milk Day, IFA National Liquid Milk Chairman John Finn said it was important to remember that while Ireland is on an expansion trajectory for its dairy output, fresh liquid milk produced by specialist producers year-round at a substantially higher cost must not be taken for granted.   “Irish specialist liquid milk producers […]

Even Without May Price Cuts, €7000 Comes Off A Commercial Farmer’s May Milk Margin

IFA National Dairy Committee Chairman Sean O’Leary said an IFA case study has shown that a producer who started out with 400,000l output in 2013 and increased his production in line with national output growth to date would, even assuming no further milk price cut, lose €7,181 from his May milk margin compared with May […]

IFA Members Urged To Support Local NDC Marked Milk

IFA National Liquid Milk Committee Chairman Teddy Cashman has urged IFA members and their families to support their local dairies when purchasing milk, and to choose NDC-marked milk at all times. “I am three quarters of the way through a series of meetings with all the main retailers, and I am exhorting them all to […]