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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Pictured: L to R – GEA Acceptance Certificate hand-over with Peter V. Nielsen, GEA (left) and Eamonn O’ Malley, LacPatrick.Since LacPatrick announced the £30m investment in its new LP Dairy Technology Centre it has been a whirlwind two years with a hugely successful outcome. Early this month, GEA, one of the largest suppliers of process…

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LacPatrick has secured in excess of £1m of sales of its LP spray dried whole milk and skimmed milk powder in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), following participation at Gulfood in February 2017. Welcoming the deals, Steve Harper, Invest NI’s Executive Director of International Business said: “LacPatrick has used Invest NI support to make impressive…

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  Event Time: Wednesday 30 August 2017 @ 11am Venue: on the farm of James McMahon, Faltagh, Swanscross, Co.Monaghan Speakers will include Moorepark/Johnstown Castle researchers : Pat Tuohy Owen Fenton James O’Loughlin David Wall Demonstrations based on site investigation, drainage design & costing

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GUEST CONTIBUTOR Hazel Sheridan, Medicines Division, Department of Food and the Marine, Backweston, Co.Kildare What is AMR? Antimicrobial resistance, or AMR, is a term used to describe a situation where a medicine that used to work, no longer works. The most common form of AMR is resistance by bacteria to antibiotics. However, there are other…

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Don’t ignore a summer SCC rise! Is your bulk tank somatic cell count (SCC) starting to creep up slightly? If so, don’t ignore it! It is likely to be because the number of infected quarters in your herd is starting to increase a little, which in turn can lead to more infected quarters, and so…

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AFBI Dairy Farm Walks 12- 14 September 2017 The Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute (AFBI) will host a series of three farm walks from the 12th to 14th September in Banbridge, Enniskillen and Newtownstewart. These ‘must attend’ events will demonstrate how adopting the latest research results can improve the profitability of your farm. Registration Everyone who…

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The international dairy co-operative, LacPatrick, has secured over £1m of sales of its dried whole milk and skimmed milk powder in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), following participation at Gulfood in February 2017. Welcoming the deals, Steve Harper, Invest Northern Ireland’s Executive Director of International Business said: “LacPatrick has used Invest NI support to make…

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Winter Premium Update The LacPatrick milk pricing schedule has been designed to reflect the needs of our customers. As customers’ needs change, our milk pricing schedule must respond accordingly. An example of this is our winter premium payments. Due to the demand for fresh product over the winter period, we have been incentivising winter milk…

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