In this issue, we have an update on the formal handover of the LP Dairy Technology Centre in Artigarvan from GEA. We have some important events to add to your calendar. We have some helpful advice articles from Cellcheck on AMR and the rise of summer SCC. Lastly, we take a closer look at some…

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After just over 20 years with both former Ballyrashane Creamery and LacPatrick Dairies, Nigel Kemps retired from the business on the 31st of July, 2017. Nigel began his career with Ballyrashane Creamery in 1997 as Deputy Manager of Operations. He progressed to General Site Manager and more recently played a key role in the merger…

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Pictured is Dean O’Neill, LacPatrick Farm Quality Advisor, presenting an award to a young handler. On Monday, the 7th of August, the Castleblayney Show attracted an attendance of approximately 10,000 visitors from the local, national and international areas. Agriculture is the shows main focus but this has broadened over the past years and the recent…

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Majella McCafferty has joined LacPatrick as a Farm Advisor for its ROI suppliers. Originally from Kiltyclogher, Co Leitrim, Majella has a BSc in Veterinary Nursing and a BSc (Honours) in Sustainable Agriculture. Majella has extensive practical and technical experience working with dairy farmers in all areas of farming and advisory and is looking forward to…

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In this issue, Brian Walsh, LacPatrick Sales, updates you on butter production within the Group, with welcome news from Dunnes Stores on a new butter contract. There is information on the Small Dairy Farmers’ Scheme for our NI suppliers. We have some great pictures from the Balmoral and details on Ballymoney show at the show…

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Celine McAnenly joined LacPatrick in November 2015 as Site Manager Monaghan. She also has responsibility for Group Procurement and Logistics. She is a finance professional with over 20 years’ experience in construction, food and engineering. Here she provides an insight into the activities at the Monaghan site. “Firstly some interesting statistics.  The site operates 18…

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Dean O’Neill is a graduate of Dundalk Institute of Technology and Ballyhaise Agricultural College with an honours degree in Sustainable Agricultural Science. During his studies, he spent eight weeks on work placement in Town of Monaghan Co-op. Dean then joined the company on a permanent basis in May 2016 where he was Milk Intake Supervisor…

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Huge congratulations to all the Shalvey family (Patrick, Geraldine, Enda, Colm and Aoife) on the huge success of hosting RTE’s ‘Big Week on the Farm’. The Shalveys supply LacPatrick through their local Maudabawn Co-op. The week-long coverage showcased to the nation all that is good about family farming in the region, with the local farming…

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Special Admission Tickets are now available costing £10.00 or 12.00 Euro Entrance costs to show grounds, (without tickets):- Adults – £18.00 12 – 18 age group – £12.00 Senior Citizen – £14.00 Child 5 – 11 years – £3.00 Children under 5 years old are free when accompanied by an adult To order your special…

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In this issue, we get an introduction to Celine McAnenly, Business Improvement Director, based at our Monaghan site, in which she gives an insight into the various activities at the site, and improvements and efficiencies made. We have information on a couple of upcoming events, including this year’s Balmoral how and how you can get…

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