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.
With temperatures set to exceed 30°C this week, the LacPatrick Farm Advisory team offers advice on how to handle stock at this time. 1. Observe stock It is an obvious thing to say but it is critical to keep a close on all cattle during this weather. Animals heavy breathing or breathing with an open mouth with strong saliva discharge … Read More
In this issue, we report on the Balmoral Show and the Ballymoney Show. LacPatrick scored three big wins at two award ceremonies during the month. LacPatrick took home the prestigious award in the Export Category at the 2018 Made in Northern Ireland awards. Two Lacpatrick suppliers were recognized at an awards ceremony which took place at this year’s Balmoral Show. Co.Antrim … Read More