‘Breeding and feeding decisions for Winter 2016’ When: Wednesday 2nd November – 11.00am Where: Dermot Sherry, Drumhillock, Monaghan Winter milk farms are facing into the highest cost period of the annual production cycle. Feed costs and winter breeding decisions present significant challenges in particular. Teagasc, in collaboration with LacPatrick, has arranged this workshop to help milk producers manage these issues. … Read More
The Taste of Monaghan Food event took place 7th – 9th October 2016. Its purpose was to celebrate quality food, dining, produce and local culture of Monaghan Town. LacPatrick was represented at the show with an eye catching stand focusing on the yoghurt range made in the town. Pictured at the stand are LacPatrick employees Dorothy Dale and Josephine McCormack.
Lac Patrick were well represented at the National Ploughing Competition, held recently in Screggan, Tullamore, Co Offaly. Pictured are Commercial Manager Tommy O’Donaghue, Dorothy Dale and Breda Curley who manned the stand in the Aldi marquee. LacPatrick was also represented in the Lidl Marquee by Michelle Finnegan and Josephine McCormack.
Johne’s disease is spread through infected dung. Cattle become infected from birth and remain susceptible until around 6 months of age. As animals mature they become less susceptible to infection, but this is not absolute and older cattle can still acquire infection if they are kept in a highly contaminated environment. The first twelve months of life is the critical … Read More
Domhnall J. Kennedy, Agricultural Development Officer, Teagasc, Ballyhaise There has been much talk recently of the Carbon Navigator, with many farmers not having a real understanding of what it’s all about and its relevance to their dairy enterprises. The national rural development plan (2014-2020) has been designed to enhance the competitiveness of the Agri-food sector; achieve more sustainable management of … Read More
Dairy farmers are very familiar with TBC and SCC levels in their milk supply. They know that if they exceed certain limits they will be penalised. It is an accepted fact that elevated levels of both causes difficulty in the manufacture of product. However, in recent years, Thermoduric bacteria has come under the spotlight. What are Thermoduric Bacteria? Thermoduric bacteria … Read More
In this issue, we’re delighted to announce details of our Fixed Milk Price Scheme. We have the usual advice articles, with useful pieces on Thermoduric bacteria and Johne’s Disease prevention. There are also some great pictures of the Artigarvan project, which is nearing completion. Click to download the October Newsletter Save
LacPatrick is pleased to announce the introduction of the inaugural LP FIXED MILK PRICE SCHEME. The scheme will provide an option for producers to LacPatrick , both in ROI and NI , to ‘fix’ a price for a portion of their milk supplied in 2017, thus providing for greater certainty and stability in their dairy enterprises. This is the first … Read More