It is with great honour that we announce that Darran McKenna has made the final shortlist for the 2018 National Dairy Council (NDC) and Kerrygold Milk Quality Awards. Making the final shortlist of nine puts Darran in the top bracket of quality milk producers in the country. The awards recognise standards of excellence in dairy farming, with dairy co-operatives throughout … Read More
The board of LacPatrick Dairies met today (17 September) to set a milk price for August. In the Republic of Ireland, suppliers will receive a price of 32c/l (including VAT) for manufacturing milk supplied in August. The price is held from July. In Northern Ireland, suppliers will receive a price of 27.5p/l for milk supplied in August. Again, this price … Read More
We have an update on the developments within LacPatrick which include exclusive amalgamation talks with Lakeland Dairies. As the show season ends we bring you information on a few of our suppliers who have brought home awards. Also, information from Cellcheck and the latest news from Red Tractor. Download the Lacpatrick Newsletter here.
The new Dairy Technology Centre at Artigarvan has completed its first peak season of milk processing. The €40m (£30m) investment saw a state-of-the-art 7t/hour processing centre built at the existing LacPatrick Dairies site in Co Tyrone. Over the peak months of summer milk production, as much as 1.7m litres of milk was processed in Artigarvan on a daily basis. High-quality … Read More
One of the most prestigious awards in the Irish dairy industry has come to Co Monaghan. A group of farmers, including LacPatrick suppliers, took home the 2018 Diageo Bailey’s Champion Cow at the Virginia Show in August for their cow Drumlin Atwood Megan. The five-year old cow held off competition from 24 others to take home the prestigious award and … Read More
Following discussions between LacPatrick Dairies and the Chief Executive Officer Gabriel D’Arcy, it has been agreed that Mr D’Arcy will depart LacPatrick. LacPatrick Dairies chairman Andrew McConkey said: “I would like to wish Gabriel, his wife and family all the very best for their future.” Gabriel D’Arcy said: “It has been an honour to serve LacPatrick and its shareholders. I … Read More
The board of LacPatrick Dairies has met today (20 August) to set a price for July milk. Suppliers in the Republic of Ireland will receive a base price of 32c/litre for milk supplied in July. This is an increase of 1c/l on last month. Suppliers in Northern Ireland will receive a base price of 27.5p/l for milk supplied in July. … Read More
The board of LacPatrick Dairies met today (18 July) and set a milk price for June supplies. Suppliers in Northern Ireland will receive a base price of 26.5p/litre for milk supplied in June. This is an increase of 0.5p/l on May supplies. Suppliers in the Republic of Ireland will receive a base price of 31c/l (VAT inclusive) for milk supplied … Read More
In this issue we have a report on the latest developments in LacPatrick as we now enter exclusive talks with Lakeland, also a report on the successful awards evening at Breffni / Oriel. There is also useful hints and tips on feeding out forage, and advice articles from CellCheck. Download the Lacpatrick Newsletter here.