All Co-Ops Must Increase July Milk Price – IFA

IFA Dairy Chairman Sean O’Leary has called on co-ops to follow the lead set by Lakeland and Glanbia and increase their July milk price by at least 1c/l.   He said there is scope and justification for the increase based on current market returns and the positive market outlook.   Sean O’Leary said IFA has […]

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 […]

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. […]

RABOBANK ‘GLOBAL DAIRY OUTLOOK’ FORECASTS WILL GIVE CO-OPS COMFORT IN HOLDING MILK PRICES – KIERSEY

RABOBANK ‘GLOBAL DAIRY OUTLOOK’ FORECASTS WILL GIVE CO-OPS COMFORT IN HOLDING MILK PRICES – KIERSEY IFA Chairman Kevin Kiersey said farmers would legitimately expect a cautiously optimistic approach by their co-ops on milk prices for 2012, in view of the increasing number of positive reports from respected industry analysts – this week’s Rabobank Global Dairy […]