Prioritising on-farm Health and Safety

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January is an ideal opportunity to take a step back, review your approach to health and safety and make sure you have appropriate policies and procedures in place to minimise risk. With the number of fatal accidents in the agricultural industry in 2017 totalling 27 according to figures from the Health and Safety Executive – equating to 7.73 deaths per … Read More

Red Tractor standards changes; what you need to know

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Red Tractor revises its standards every three years with the goal of matching production standards with what consumers expect from their food. On 1st October last year, Red Tractor implemented Version 4 of the Dairy standards. According to Red Tractor Technical Manager Jess Sloss, translating what shoppers want into practical, deliverable standards on a farm is a challenge, but one … Read More

LacPatrick Supplier Meetings

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The LacPatrick Farm Liaison Team will be holding milk supplier meetings which you are warmly invited. For your convenience the meeting will be held at four locations throughout the province. The purpose of this evening meeting is to give our milk suppliers and members the opportunity to meet with the LacPatrick team as we review 2017 and update you on … Read More

A Festive Message from Gabriel D’Arcy, LacPatrick CEO

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Dear members, As we bid 2017 farewell and approach Christmas it is fitting to review what has been achieved by your society in 2017 and preview the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead. The Governance review and implementation of the oversight committee’s recommendations has resulted in LacPatrick having the most representative Governance structure of any of our CoOperative peers. Our … Read More

Festive Winter Fair Success

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A big thank you to everyone who attended our annual Winter Fair which took place on Thursday 14th December. There was a great attendance of suppliers and festive refreshments were thoroughly enjoyed by all.

Prudent use of antibiotics – practical steps

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Hazel Sheridan, Medicines Division, Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Backweston, Co. Kildare. Antimicrobial resistance, or AMR, has been described by the World Health Organization as “a crisis that must be managed with the utmost urgency”. The key driver of resistance is the use of antibiotics in both human and animal populations. The use of antibiotics in both human … Read More

What can you do to help to eradicate BVD?

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Bovine Viral Diarrhoea (BVD) is one of the most important and economically significant infectious diseases affecting NI dairy cattle.The BVD Eradication Programme, a joint initiative between farmers, vets and government, has been compulsory for cattle herds in NI since 1st March 2016. Progress is being made, however the main limiting factor at present is the retention of BVD Persistently Infected … Read More

Moderator visits the Artigarvan site

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Photo: Sam Clyde, Rev , Mrs M Russell, Florence Noble, Rev Dr Noble and Eamonn O’Malley, General Manager Lacpatrick. During November the Rev. Dr. Noble McNeely and his wife Florence visited the Artigarvan site and received a tour of the new LacPatrick Lactex Dairy Technology Centre. They both spent the entire week in the northwest taking part in 24 engagements.

Teagasc Fodder Budgeting Advice

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By Domhnall J. Kennedy, B&T Dairy Advisor, Teagasc Ballyhaise Cavan The question I have asked many of my clients is: “Do you have enough fodder for this winter?” A lot of first cut silage was cut early this year and crops tended to be lighter. What I noticed is that the second cuts did not bulk up as well as … Read More

LacPatrick CEO presents to Teagasc Ballyhaise Students

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Pictured from (L to R) were: Professor Gerry Boyle, Teagasc Director; Oliver Tierney, Assistant Principal, Ballyhaise College; Philip Meehan, Teagasc Ballyhaise Student of the Year; Gabriel D’Arcy, CEO LacPatrick Dairies and John Kelly, Principal, Ballyhaise College. A glittering array of awards and certificates were presented to over 600 graduates of Teagasc Ballyhaise College, Co Cavan, by CEO of LacPatrick Dairies, … Read More