Cork couple Kieran and Catherine O’Sullivan have won the prestigious Dairy Farmer of the Year award.

Cork couple Kieran and Catherine O’Sullivan have won the prestigious Dairy Farmer of the Year award. They received a prize of €5,000 and the National (...)

Rob Kearney, Zoe Kavanagh, chief executive of the  National Dairy Council, and Minister for Agriculture Simon  Coveney at the launc h of National Dairy Week.

Irish people should practise what they preach by consuming dairy products as we currently export 90 per cent of what we produce, Minister for Agricult(...)

NDC chief Zoe Kavanagh: “How do you make sure that we have mechanisms in place to ensure that we are operating to the highest standards rather than depending on the weakest link?”

Food scares, price volatility and the power of supermarket chains are among the key challenges facing the dairy industry after the milk quota regime i(...)

The NDC trade mark can only be applied to milk farmed and processed in the Republic, and it specifically excludes product from north of the Border, even though the council itself has conceded that it makes little or no difference where in Ireland it comes from.

Sinn Féin recently waded into the row over the National Dairy Council’s (NDC) trade mark, which some people argue is a blatant attempt to limit compet(...)

Aurivo’s prices are audited annually by KPMG and published as part of an industry-wide review. Green Pastures and Natural Dairies do not take part in this.

One of two dairy processors involved in a High Court action over milk supplies has hit back at claims it is using the milk quota system to force a com(...)

Until April 2015, the market in the Republic is tied to the quota system, which gives purchasers of raw milk, namely the diary co-ops, control over production in each region, which in effect means that they set prices paid to suppliers.  Photographer: Brendon O’Hagan/Bloomberg

Milk prices are currently breaking records. This week, the Republic’s biggest processor, Glanbia, announced that it will pay farmers 39 cent a litre, (...)

Only milk produced and processed in the Republic qualifies to carry the trade mark, which cuts out suppliers from the North, who say that it is effectively squeezing them out of the market in the South. Photograph: Brendon O’Hagan/Bloomberg

Milk processors in the North are threatening to take action in European courts to stop a National Dairy Council (NDC) campaign which they argue is ant(...)

Simon Coveney

The Irish presidency of the EU must reach agreement on about six controversial issues if it is to secure agreement on the Common Agricultural P(...)