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

LacPatrick sets milk price for December

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The board of LacPatrick Dairies has agreed to hold the price for milk supplied in December both in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. The board of LacPatrick Dairies met on Monday 22 January and held the price at 29.45p/litre in Northern Ireland and 35.75c/l (including VAT) for suppliers in the Republic of Ireland. The prices include a 0.2p/l … Read More

LacPatrick helps suppliers short of fodder

Patrick DonohoePress releases

LacPatrick Dairies has moved to help its farmers who are dealing with the ongoing fodder shortage. LacPatrick has secured a significant volume of quality maize silage for its suppliers in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland The maize silage is 71% dry matter digestibility (DMD) with a crude protein of 9%. LacPatrick has negotiated the price to below the … 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

Antibiotic usage on dairy farms

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by Paul Crosson Supply Strategy & Development Manager Why is there such a focus on antibiotic usage at present? Antibiotic resistance is the ability of bacteria to become resistant to medicines and is now one of the most pressing issues facing the global health profession. In addition to bacteria, other disease-causing organisms, such as fungi and viruses, are developing resistance … 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

Cellcheck Tip Of The Month

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Is your milking machine good to go?! A new year, a new lactation…..is your milking machine good to go? Did you have it serviced during the dry period? If not, how can you be sure that you are heading into a new season with a perfectly functioning milking machine? To ensure it runs smoothly, most people will service their tractors … Read More

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

Market Outlook for 2018

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Contributor: Ciarán Aylward, Economist, Ornua. Farm-gate milk prices have recovered strongly after they hit a trough in mid-2016. European milk prices have increased by over 45% on average since then and this has been reflected in Irish milk prices which have grown by over 50% over the same period (from 23 cpl to 35 cpl). Combined with an increase in … Read More