Farming

Ireland/EU: IRISH MILK DELIVERIES UP 28% IN MARCH

Irish milk deliveries are estimated at 582.5m litres for March, according to latest figures from the CSO, 28.3% higher than in March last year. Comparing the March 2016 milk produce figures with those for March 2015 shows that total milk sold in Ireland for human...

Ireland: ORNUA SUSPEND MONTHLY FARMER LEVY

Ornua, the Irish Dairy Board, are suspending their monthly 0.14c/litre milk levy from May 1 “in recognition of the on-farm challenges currently experienced by Irish dairy farming families”. The milk levy contributes to the Kerrygold brand and the marketing development of Irish dairy products abroad. ...

Ireland: MILK IMPORTS FROM NORTHERN IRELAND SOAR

The volume of milk moving from Northern Ireland to the Republic of Ireland has increased 50% in the past 5yrs to well over 500m litres in 2015. This milk is for sale as liquid milk, mainly in Dublin, and for processing by Irish dairy co-ops....

GLANBIA LAUNCH NEW €35.6m MEMBER PRICE SUPPORT

The board of Glanbia Co-op announced on Wednesday 27th Jan the creation of a “2016 Member Support Package” worth at least €35.6m. This is in addition to the estimated €30m support paid to members for 2015. Chairman of Glanbia Co-op, Henry Corbally, said: “The current weak...

Ireland GLANBIA CUT SEPT MILK PRICE BY 1c

Glanbia have announced they will pay their member suppliers 25c/litre including VAT for September milk, which includes a Glanbia Co-op Society support payment of 1c/litre. The price is 1c less than the August price, with the GII base price now24c/litre (incl. VAT).  Kerry Group are holding...

Ireland MILK PRICES UNDER 26c/litre

The average farmgate milk price paid in Ireland in July was 25.68c/litre, the lowest monthly average since early 2010, down 30% from the all-time peak in April 2014 and down 12% so far this year, according to the IFJ. As usual the four West Cork...

Ireland MILK PRICES UNDER 27c

Irish farmgate milk prices averaged 26.7c/litre in June, according to the latest IFJ milk price league table, 25% less than in June 2014 and now the lowest since early 2010. The small Boherbue co-op, who supply the Kerry-based Cadbury chocolate factory, (27.6c) and Centenary (27.52c),...

Brussels update RECORD BUTTER VOLUMES MOVE INTO PSA

The EU offered 7,274t of butter into the emergency private storage aid scheme in the week starting August 10, with the Netherlands offering around half (3,541t), followed by Germany (1,281t). It was the highest weekly volume offered since the beginning of the year, according to...

Ireland JULY PRICES CUT BY 1c-2c

Farmgate prices in Ireland have been cut again, with Glanbia Ingredients Ireland cutting their manufacturing milk price for July by 1c/litre to 25c/litre, although Glanbia Co-op decided to support for their paid-up members by 1.5c, bringing their base price to 26.5c/litre. Kerry cut their July...

Milk price protests FARMER PROTESTS SPREAD ACROSS UK

Farmer protests are spreading as they continue to rebel against the price supermarkets pay for their milk. About 300 angry dairy farmers staged a protest at Northern Ireland’s Parliament Buildings, frustrated with poor milk prices. NI exports the bulk of its dairy products and producers...