Michael Lyttle, General Manager Ballyrashane facility, reflects on his first few months in the company and gives an insight into the activities going on in Ballyrashane.  Michael has over 20 years’ operational management experience, most recently in the food and drinks sector, having worked in senior management roles for Moy Park and juice manufacturer, Mulrines. …

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LacPatrick welcomed visitors from Japan to the Artigarvan site in early March.  They toured the new site and also visited local suppliers Hall and Derrick Donnell’s farm. Thank you to the Donnell’s for their hospitality.  They are pictured during their visit to the site with the LacPatrick staff who hosted them for the day, and…

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Artigarvan’s New Dryer Process is edging closer to completion. The plant is currently being commissioned by a team of GEA engineers who are progressing well. Project planning is a key factor as contractors all work towards finishing on time. The success of the project is priority for all involved, with all parties working closely together…

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Agri-Aware’s Farm Walk and Talk 2017 for secondary schools took place in Ballyhaise Agricultural College in early March, where the students gained some real-life experience on working farms. They also had the chance to listen to talks from leading experts in the Irish agri-food industry. The primary objective of Agri-Aware’s Farm Walk and Talk is…

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Pictured are LacPatrick CEO Gabriel D’Arcy and Enda Gallen, International Sales Manager with a variety of guests who visited the show. From the 25th of February to the 2nd of March LacPatrick Dairies participated at the world’s largest Food and Ingredients exhibition, Gulfood Trade Show, in Dubai. For the second year in a row, LacPatrick…

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With large numbers of calves on the ground, shed space at a premium and farmers at their busiest, calf scour caused by Cryptosporidium parvum can become an issue. Cryptosporidium parvum is a microscopic parasite which causes scour by damaging the gut lining. The parasite is transmitted via the “faecal-oral route”; infected calves pass the parasite…

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Date: 22nd April from 11amOn the farm of Mervyn and Gareth Smyth, Hillcrest Farm, 10 Ballyportery Road, Cloughmills CoAntrim BT44 9BN Gareth and Judith Smyth of the Ballyweaney Herd are delighted to be hosting this year’s Holstein Northern Ireland Open Day. This will be the second Northern Ireland event and follows the success of last year’s…

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LacPatrick recently took part in a careers convention at the Lodge Hotel in Coleraine.  Organised by the Causeway Business Education Partnership (CBEP), the all-day event catered for students and school leavers from the local area. Representatives from the professions, industry skills sectors, colleges of further and higher education, universities, training organisations and local employers made…

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Michelle Shambley, (HR Officer), presenting the LacPatrick bursary to Stephanie Scroggie from Armagh.  Stephanie will be completing her placement year on our Monaghan site, beginning in June.

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In this issue, we get an introduction to Michael Lyttle, General Manager of the Ballyrashane facility, in which he gives an insight into the various activities at the site. You can also read about progress on the Artigarvan project which is nearing completion. LacPatrick has been supporting young people through involvement at various careers events,…

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