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The cheap milk companies can’t wait for the end of the EU quota in 2015, but the expensive milk companies are not going down without a fight. Photograph: Getty Images

One of the great mysteries of suburban life and, for all I know, rural life, is the price of milk. How is it that you can walk into a convenience stor(...)

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, (...)

Any spare capacity that is not used reverts to the co-op, which can make it available to other producers, through the “flexi-milk” system

Two milk processors in the northwest are engaged in a bitter battle over the supply of milk in the region, with the disagreement heading for the High (...)

Among the most visible trends is the big brands’ market share being eroded by own-brand gains

The latest Checkout Top 100 Brands rankings may not appear to have changed all that much from previous years, but scratch beneath the surface and t(...)

Tom Joe McManus, Drumshanbo, collecting fodder brought in from Brighton, England, and distributed to farmers affected by the fodder shortage, at Kiltoghert Co-Op, Co Leitrim on Wednesday. Photograph: Eric Luke

Kiltoghert Co-op sells everything from weed killer to catering packs of tea bags but farmers weren’t queuing to stock their kitchen larders yes(...)

Over 220 acres of grass cuttings from the airfield at Dublin Airport is being made available to farmers according to the Dublin Airport Authority.

Farm leaders have called for a “major national effort” to help farmers affected by fodder shortages and ensure that they have enough hay and si(...)

The importation of truckloads of hay from the UK in recent days has helped to ease the fodder crisis on some farms but (...)

 Shannon Airport permitted contractors to harvest its landbank, which is expected to yield 1,000 bales for silage.  Photograph: Arthur Ellis/Press22

Farmers in Co Clare affected by the ongoing fodder shortage received a boost yesterday when Shannon Airport permitted contractors to harvest it(...)

MARK HILLIARD Donegal Creameries has announced a return to profitability in its first full year since the disposal of its liquid milk an(...)

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