Update on LacPatrick by chairman Andrew McConkey

Patrick DonohoeGeneral News, Producer news

Dear LacPatrick supplier, I want to bring you up-to-speed on events since the board meeting on Tuesday 10  April last. As you are all now aware, the board of LacPatrick met then to set out a strategic vision for the co-op. This may or may not include partnerships, joint ventures, mergers and other opportunities.  The decision by the board of … Read More

Statement on behalf of LacPatrick Dairies chairman

Patrick DonohoeGeneral News, Producer news

A statement from LacPatrick Dairies chairman Andrew McConkey: “The board of LacPatrick Dairies met on Tuesday 17 April and has agreed on pursing a number of strategic options with a view to identifying the best way forward that is in the interest of its suppliers, shareholders, staff and customers. “This may or may not include partnerships, joint ventures, mergers and … Read More

Welcome to the Lacpatrick Newsletter April 2018

support@redbackcreations.comGeneral News

In this issue, we have the Chairman’s report on the market. Also a very interesting article on growing good silage by Grassland Agro, which is very topical for this month as we have a farm workshop on Hunter’s farm on the 18th April, subject Grassland and Soil nutrition. There is also useful information from Cellcheck and Red Tractor and a … Read More

LacPatrick Dairies sets March price

Patrick DonohoeGeneral News, Producer news

The board of LacPatrick Dairies has met today (13 April) to set a price for March milk. A price of 25p/litre (minus 2p/l on the February price) has been set for suppliers in Northern Ireland while suppliers in the Republic of Ireland will be paid 30.25c/l (minus 2.5c/l on the February price). The decision comes on the back of continued … Read More

Fodder available for LacPatrick suppliers

Patrick DonohoeGeneral News, Producer news

LacPatrick suppliers have answered the call to provide fellow farmers with fodder as stocks continue to deplete on some farms. Following a meeting of LacPatrick’s emergency fodder response team, a call was issued to all suppliers asking those with excess fodder to come forward so that they could be paired with farmers who are running short. As of Friday, some … Read More

LacPatrick running fodder services for suppliers

Patrick DonohoeGeneral News, Producer news

With the worsening fodder situation, LacPatrick Dairies has moved to help suppliers affected by the extended winter conditions.   Over the weekend, LacPatrick called a meeting of its emergency response team to put in place a robust plan to help suppliers in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.   The following actions have been put in place:   Silage … Read More

Fodder advice: five tips for dealing with shortages

Patrick DonohoeGeneral News, Producer news

With the extended winter showing no sign of letting up, the LacPatrick Farm Advisory team offers advice to farmers on how to deal with the current conditions 1.Look at what you have in the yard If you still have pit or silage bales left in the yard, you need to know how much you have so you can plan from … Read More

Top tips for disbudding calves

Patrick DonohoeGeneral News, Producer news

With the spring calving herds motoring on through calving, it is important to look at getting calves disbudded. Here the LacPatrick Farm Advisory team offers top tips on disbudding calves and why it is important to do. 1.Animal and economic welfare Removing the calves’ buds early in life will ensure a better standard of life for the animal, the rest … Read More

LacPatrick sets February milk price

Patrick DonohoeGeneral News, Producer news

The board of LacPatrick Dairies has met on Tuesday (20 March 2018) to set a price for February milk.   LacPatrick will pay a price of 35.75c/litre (including VAT) for suppliers in the Republic of Ireland while suppliers in Northern Ireland will receive a price of 27p/l.   The price for Republic of Ireland suppliers includes an unconditional ‘Early Calving … Read More

10 top tips for dealing with scour

Patrick DonohoeGeneral News, Producer news

The unpredictable weather has resulted in a spike in scour being reported on farms. Here, the LacPatrick Farm Advisory team offers advice to suppliers on how to prevent and deal with scour among calves. The heifer calves are your next generation milkers so keep this in mind when thinking about scour prevention / control / treatment. If you lose ground … Read More