Farmers turn out in force for supplier meetings

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Over two weeks at the end of January and into February, LacPatrick hosted supplier meetings across the region in order to update suppliers on various aspect of the business. The meetings took place in Armagh on 23 January, in Monaghan on 24 January, in Coleraine on 31 January and, finally, in Omagh on 1 February. Each of the meetings was … Read More

Artigarvan update

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The £30m (€42m) Dairy Technology Centre in Artigarvan is now running for the new season. All of the heavy lifting at the Artigarvan site has now been completed in terms of investment and commissioning. There are some minor ancillary works being carried on the effluent system in anticipation of the peak milk season. These works are expected to be finished … Read More

Getting the best from farm staff

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Whether its family farms or larger units with growing teams, staff management is often highlighted as one of the biggest challenges facing farmers. Farmers are often the first to say that they are stockmen, not people managers. But as units get bigger and the labour market becomes more competitive, producers can no longer afford to ignore this employer duty. Brexit … Read More

Social Media Presence

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In recent weeks we have become active on social media platforms. We are using Facebook and Twitter as a way of instantly communicating with our suppliers on important information like milk prices, farm events, promotions as well as multimedia content relating to the co-op. They are an excellent tool for communicating effectively with you, the LacPatrick suppliers, and we would … Read More

Breffni Oriel table quiz

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The annual Breffni Oriel Holstein Friesian Breeders’ Club table quiz took place on Friday 2 February in the Cavan rugby club. Quizmaster on the night was David Boyd and the winning team was the McCollum family from Cavan town with Louis Atcheson and family finishing second. The winners of the juvenile section of the quiz were the Greenan family. LacPatrick … Read More

Thank you to the family of the late Desmond Goligher from Artigarvan

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Thank you to the family of the late Desmond Goligher from Artigarvan, Strabane who kindly donated proceeds of £325 from a cake sale organised by LacPatrick Dairies (NI) Ltd, Artigarvan where Desmond was employed. Pictured presenting the cheque to Ward 6 Childrens Ward are Fiona Mullen HR Administrator in LacPatrick Dairies (Artigarvan) and Yvonne Milligan representing the family of Desmond … Read More

LacPatrick Agri Store Donation to “Peter Mc Verry Trust:

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The annual Christmas Charity Raffle organised by the Agri Store staff donated all presents from their suppliers to the “Peter Mc Verry Trust”. As we know this is a very deserving cause which helps the homeless in Dublin. Four large boxes of jacket’s, fleece’s hats, gloves and scarves plus two large boxes of non-perusab were delivered to Dublin free of … Read More

Welcome to the Lacpatrick Newsletter January 2018

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In this issue we invite you to join our farm liaison team at your local supplier meeting. Meetings will be taking place across the province in January and February and we hope you can attend. Paul Crosson discusses the rise in antibiotic resistance and the impact it has on dairy farms. Ciarán Aylward (Ornua) reviews the market outlook for 2018 … Read More

Winter Fair 2017

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LacPatrick would like to thank all the suppliers whom we met at the annual Royal Ulster Winter Fair. Pictured are some of the suppliers we met at the event. A huge congratulations to the winner of the LacPatrick Winter Fair hamper Samuel Dickson, pictured here (left) with Andrew McConkey, LacPatrick Chairman (right). Winter Fair Photos

CAFRE Dairy Open Days

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The 200 cow CAFRE Dairy Herd is used in the education and training of full and part-time students in practical dairy herd husbandry and management skills. The key areas include milking routine, feeding, cow health and analysing herd physical and financial performance. The Dairy Herd is also used to demonstrate best management practice to dairy farmers, through a series of … Read More