Michael Hanley

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Cows being milked. Michael Hanley, Lakeland Dairies chief executive, says the EU failed to recognise the impact of geo-political issues.

The current slump in milk prices may last another nine months, the chief executive of Lakeland Dairies has warned. Michael Hanley said global market(...)

Fane Valley is the second-largest feed manufacturer in the North with an annual animal feed manufacturing capacity of 310,000 tonnes

Two of Ireland’s largest co-operatives could be laying the groundwork for a full merger after joining forces to establish two separate cross-Border j(...)

Lakeland Dairies expects annual production of milk powders to increase by nearly 50 per cent to 130,000 tonnes once new €36 million facility becomes operational. Picture: Getty Images.

Cavan-based Lakeland Dairies, the State’s second largest co-op, is targeting a 30-40 per cent increase in production by 2020.With the ending of milk q(...)

Lakeland Dairies

Lakeland Dairies is to begin a €36 million expansion of its milk powder processing operations at Bailieboro, Co Cavan. The investment, which comes ahe(...)

The milk quota regime ends on March 31st, meaning farmers can produce as much milk as they like. Ahead of this farmers have been increasing their milk supply. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

Dairy farmers could be facing a €100 million penalty for producing too much milk if current trends continue, according to estimates by ICOS, the repre(...)

Dom Moran, secretary general of the Department of Agriculture with Minister Simon Coveney and Gerry Boyle, director of Teagasc, at the National Dairy Conference.  Photograph: John T Ohle

The ending of the milk quota regime next March will be the most important and exciting development to hit rural Ireland in a generation, the Minister(...)

Dick Barry (second from right)  former Fine Gael TD and minister of state seen in  1974. Photograph: Paddy Whelan

Former Fine Gael TD and minister of state Dick Barry who died on Sunday at the age of 93 was yesterday praised for his willing(...)

Chief executive of Lakeland Dairies Michael Hanley said increased profits had been achieved while paying as high a price to milk producers as possible. Photograph: Marko Djurica/Reuters

Cavan-based Lakeland Dairies has reported an increase in operating profit of 16 per cent to €7.9m on revenues of €473 million for 2012. I(...)

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