Top five tips for avoiding heat stress  

Patrick DonohoeGeneral News, Producer news

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

LacPatrick sets May milk price

Patrick DonohoeGeneral News, Producer news

The board of LacPatrick Dairies met on 19 June and set a price for May milk. Suppliers in Northern Ireland will receive a base price of 26p/litre for milk supplied in May. Suppliers in the Republic of Ireland will receive a base price of 30.25c/l for milk supplied in May.

Welcome to the Lacpatrick Newsletter June 2018

support@redbackcreations.comGeneral News

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

MilkFlex scheme open to LacPatrick suppliers

Patrick DonohoeGeneral News, Producer news

LacPatrick is rolling out the low-interest rate loan scheme MilkFlex to our suppliers. MilkFlex was launched by Glanbia in 2016 and is now available to all co-ops in the Republic of Ireland. An information meeting for LacPatrick suppliers will take place on Tuesday 5 June at 11am in the Four Seasons Hotel, Monaghan. This is the perfect opportunity to learn … Read More

LacPatrick sets milk price for April

Patrick DonohoeGeneral News, Producer news

The board of LacPatrick Dairies has today (22 May) set a price for April milk. The co-op will pay suppliers in the Republic of Ireland (ROI) a price of 32c/l (including VAT) for milk supplied in April. This price is made up of a base price of 30.25c/l (held from last month) with a top-up of 1.75c/l paid on all … Read More

Welcome to the Lacpatrick Newsletter May 2018

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In this issue we have an update on recent developments on new options for the co-op and a Q&A section to help keep you all updated. AFBI have an interesting article and are holding a Dairy Innovation 2018 Open Day which will be at Hillsborough, on the 6th June this year with the theme Profiting from AFBI Research. THere is … Read More

LacPatrick wins at major business awards

Patrick DonohoeGeneral News, Producer news

LacPatrick Dairies was one of the big winners at the 2018 Made in Northern Ireland awards. LacPatrick took home the prestigious award in the export category for the performance of the co-op’s Artigarvan, Co Tyrone site. LacPatrick held off competition from companies in the pharmaceutical, beverage and information technology sectors. High-quality powders are produced at Artigarvan which are then exported … Read More

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

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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