In this issue, we have an update on LacPatrick’s new council members. There is useful information and advice following Teagasc Moorepark Open Day 2017. We have some great pictures from the Breffni Oriel Stock Judging Final. We have some helpful advice articles from Cellcheck Farmer Workshops. We also have updates on a new appointment at…

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In the last edition of the newsletter, it was outlined that the next stage in LacPatrick’s governance review would focus on the reform of its council and board structures. Following a recent election process, LacPatrick is now pleased to announce the names of the 60 members of its new council. The society has undertaken a…

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Winter Premium Update The LacPatrick milk pricing schedule has been designed to reflect the needs of our customers. As customers’ needs change, our milk pricing schedule must respond accordingly. An example of this is our winter premium payments. Due to the demand for fresh product over the winter period, we have been incentivising winter milk…

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A National Dairy Open Day took place on Tuesday, 4th July 2017 in Teagasc, Moorepark, Fermoy, Co. Cork. The event focused on the resilient technologies that will allow dairy farmers and the dairy industry to flourish in both good times and the more challenging times. Resilient dairy farming businesses that adopt these recommended technologies will…

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Guest Contributor: Katie Nanne – Veterinary Practitioner, Clare Sun, green lush fields and summer mastitis… July, August and September are the months of the year we tend to enjoy the most – spring is over and summer has started. However, we are not the only ones enjoying the warmer months, the larvae of the Sheep…

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Less Mastitis = More Profit….for all! One of the key CellCheck messages presented at the Teagasc Moorepark Open Day, was the the increased profitability that improving mastitis control and milk quality brings. Recent Teagasc analysis of the national bulk tank somatic cell count (SCC) database shows the magnitude of this financial return for the whole…

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Delivery of second phase of CellCheck Farmer Workshops Scheduling of all the CellCheck Farmer Workshops under the KT programme was completed last month, and delivery of this second phase of workshops also commenced. Approximately 140 workshops will be delivered to discussion groups around the country before the end of the year, so plenty of activity…

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Majella McCafferty has joined LacPatrick as a Farm Advisor for its ROI suppliers. Originally from Kiltyclogher, Co Leitrim, Majella has a BSc in Veterinary Nursing and a BSc (Honours) in Sustainable Agriculture. Majella has extensive practical and technical experience working with dairy farmers in all areas of farming and advisory and is looking forward to…

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