Co-Ops Need To Start Working On Price Increases – IFA

IFA National Dairy Chairman Tom Phelan said that co-ops owe it to their suppliers to reflect in their May milk price decisions the 4.8c/l increase in EU returns and the several points higher than expected 105.4 pts May PPI.   “The time for price cuts is now over. While cuts in supports by both Lakeland […]

Glanbia Milk Price Decision Extremely Disappointing – IFA

IFA National Dairy Chairman Tom Phelan today (Monday) said the decision by Glanbia to cut the February milk price by a massive 3c/l is extremely disappointing, as farmers have just gone through a long, cold and wet winter, only to experience an extremely late spring and the most severe snow storm in a generation right […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]