Fundraising for Cancer Support Units


€13,000 raised for Charity Well done to Everyone who took part in recent fundraising efforts for  Cancer Support  Units – an impressive €13,000 was presented to the charity in December.

LacPatrick’s new Board new in place


[Lto R] Chairman Andrew McConkey, Vice Chairman Keith Agnew and Robert Skelton The newly elected Council of LacPatrick met together for the first time on 22nd August to elect a new Board to take effect from 18th September and to draw lots for initial Council terms. Each Council electoral area, under the rules, provides seats on the new Board with … Read More

Cattle health – Mycoplasma Bovis

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Mycoplasma Bovis (M Bovis) was first diagnosed 20 years ago. A recent report from University College Dublin highlighted the importance of this disease for dairy herds. In recent years, the Herd Health Group in University College Dublin has observed an increase in the number of herd health investigations attributed to M Bovis. What are Mycoplasmas? Mycoplasmas are a group of … Read More

LacPatrick announces the 60 members of its new Council


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 governance review and a major … Read More

Lacpatrick looks to the future with progressive governance structures


Pictured: Michael Collins (CFO) A comprehensive review of LacPatrick’s Council and Board structures was passed by a 91% vote held by the shareholders at a Special General Meeting held last night (June 13) in Armagh City Hotel. Hugo Maguire, Chairman of LacPatrick said, “We held the SGM today in accordance with our Governance to achieve a membership vote on how … Read More

Holstein open day raises £30,000 for neonatal unit


The Smyth family Mervyn, May, Gareth and Judith from Hillcrest Farm in Cloughmills hosted Holstein NI’s Family Open Day in aid of the Neonatal Unit at the Royal Victoria Hospital. Holstein NI’s family open day, sponsored by LacPatrick and Ecosyl from Volac, was a great success. Hosted by the Smyth family’s Ballyweaney Herd at Cloughmills, the event attracted more than … Read More

Lacpatrick Great British Bake Sale


LacPatrick Dairies, Monaghan held a very successful Great Irish Bake Sale for Temple Street Hospital, Dublin in early April. A BIG thank you to all who organised the sale, the great bakers, contributors, sponsors and everyone who bought and donated to this worthy cause. €1580.00 was raised, which will go towards buying essential equipment for Theatres, Wards and the Intensive … Read More

LacPatrick attends North Coast careers convention

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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 up the cohort of exhibitors. … Read More

Welcome To Lacpatrick News – Dairy Council Update


During the past year the Dairy Council has continued the implementation   of its strategy to widen its support for milk and dairy products through the ongoing implementation of programmes to support exports of Northern  Ireland dairy products outside the EU, and to encourage consumption of    cheese in Northern Ireland. These activities are in addition to ongoing work in schools, in … Read More