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# Dairy

Last month
November 2023
Lakeland Dairies announces it plans to close three facilities in Monaghan and Down
The company said redundancies will be “necessary” as part of the closures.
This year
Emissions-heavy feed imports soaring to fuel dairy boom
Noteworthy analysis shows 50 million tonnes imported in the last decade as our tillage industry falters from lack of State support.
Irish tillage being squeezed out in favour of renting land to dairy farmers
Analysis: The sight of a tiny calf crammed into a trailer on top of a pile of others is sickening
Caroline Rowley of Ethical Farming Ireland says the shocking RTÉ Investigates findings this week showed nothing new when it comes to the welfare of young calves.
FactCheck: The ‘15-minute city’ concept does not involve detaining or punishing people
Conspiracy theorists falsely claim 15-minute cities prohibit eating meat or traveling.
Last year
Over 100 dairy jobs face uncertainty as Ballinasloe milk plant set to close
The east-Galway dairy milk plant employs 110 people.
All time
Northern Irish products not being of EU origin could cause 'huge problems' for valuable Irish dairy sector
Lorcan McCabe, a Cavan dairy farmer, said this could “pose huge problems” for the dairy sector.
Yoghurt recall over possible presence of metal pieces extended to Lidl products
Several Müller yoghurt products were recalled yesterday.
Müller yoghurts recalled over possible presence of metal pieces
Several products from the company have been recalled.
Dairy industry in Northern Ireland could be 'wiped out' by no-deal Brexit
The tariff and administrative burden would create a crisis of epic proportions, said the Dairy Council Northern Ireland.
'A huge blow': Concern as 68 workers face redundancy at Monaghan dairy site
The redundancies at Lakeland Dairies were announced today.
'We need to defend ourselves': Dairy's in-your-face play to woo Irish millennials
The National Dairy Council has taken a ‘provocative’ approach to the rise of plant-based products.
Social welfare recipients to earn extra cash filling dairy farm worker shortage
A new pilot programme will see recipients able to apply for four weeks of training as dairy operatives.
Nine executives at dairy giant paid over €9 million
The payment was criticised by TD Martin Ferris.
Nothing is denting the world's appetite for Irish dairy
The sector was the biggest contributor to record food and drink exports in 2015.
Stop the world - fake milk is on the way
For a good reason though. Muufrii (pronounced ‘Moofree’) will provide all the goodness of real milk without any of that pesky cow nonsense.
9 signs that you are in a love affair with cheese
Emmental, Port Salut, Cashel Blue *faints*
Without milk quotas, what will happen to the price of a pint of milk?
It’s largely positive news for farmers.
The company behind Avonmore wants to take the Irish brand international
But most of Glanbia’s growth plans are in protein powders and sports supplements.
Don't eat eggs, dairy or gluten? You CAN have amazing pancakes today
We’ve got you covered.
Got milk? Ireland's cows will be giving us a LOT more of the white stuff
Fifty-two high-skill jobs are expected to be created over the five years.
The Chinese are lapping up Irish dairy - and that means big money for exporters
And why shouldn’t they like it? It’s grand, sure.
Coca Cola is selling fancy milk now
It’s “premium” brand milk. Y’know the one.
Irish dairy farmers are mad at Rosanna Davison for telling people to go vegan
They’re calling her a big old spoofer. A spoofer!
People who eat high-fat dairy foods less likely to develop type 2 diabetes
Researchers found there is no association between low-fat dairy products and the risk of T2D.
Economists are predicting that cheese mountains could become a reality
Not literally, of course. Russia sanctions means we could have an awful lot of leftover cheese, and meat too.
Guess how many of these were sold around the world last year?
It’s a lot of milking.
Coveney to dairy farmers: You're (still) producing too much milk
Ireland’s volume of milk supplies in January was above what is allowed under EU quotas.
Value of Irish food and drink exports nearly €10 billion in 2013
Exports for dairy products and ingredients brought in the most money, followed by beef exports.
Millennium milk bottles are coming back to Irish doorsteps
It’s been 25 years since their first appearance.
Column: Raising animals for food contributes to climate change
On World Vegetarian Day, Frank Armstrong asks why we refuse to see the relationship between farm animals and climate change.
This American supermarket has a 'hanging cheese' section
We want to go to there.
Slide in pharmaceutical sales drives a nine per cent drop in exports
There was a decline of €703 million in the year up to June – driven largely by the drop in pharma sales, as patents for major drugs expire.
No milk today: Drop in how much milk Irish people are drinking
But even with the decrease, Irish people are still drinking more than 9 litres of milk per month EACH.
Glanbia in €157 million investment for major new dairy facility
The company said the state-supported investment will create 1600 direct and indirect roles.
The top selling butter in Germany is... Kerrygold
The Irish Dairy Board’s report today also revealed that profits were up by 10.8% in 2012.
Exemption of cheese under new advertising rules welcomed
Following recommendations by the Department of Health, new rules curtailing the advertising of unhealthy foods to children will not include cheese products.
Glanbia retirees launch court action over alleged breach of contract
The group has launched a High Court action over an alleged breach of contract regarding pension payments.
Lucky cow gets a full spinal massage
Massages, concerts and water beds are the latest innovations to hit the dairy industry. For the cows… not the farmers.
NFL star gets career boost after losing four stone on vegan diet
Deuce Lutui from Tonga has changed to ‘a mostly animal-free’ eating regime and loving life at the Seattle Seahawks.
Committee criticisms proposed changes to cheese ads aimed at children
Andrew Doyle TD noted the concern among farmers and the agri-food sector over the “targeting of cheese” in proposed by the BAI.