Welcome to the Lacpatrick Newsletter February 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

Artigarvan update

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The £30m (€42m) Dairy Technology Centre in Artigarvan is now running for the new season. All of the heavy lifting at the Artigarvan site has now been completed in terms of investment and commissioning. There are some minor ancillary works being carried on the effluent system in anticipation of the peak milk season. These works are expected to be finished … Read More

Exceeding calving standards in Monaghan

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The LacPatrick Farm Advisory team held a hugely successful calf health and management event in Monaghan on Thursday 1 February. The event was hosted by LacPatrick supplier Dermot Sherry who is in the middle of calving. In the region of 100 farmers attended the event which included speakers from Corby Rock, Bonanza Calf Nutrition, Oriel veterinary clinic and Zoetis Ireland. … Read More

Antibiotic residues-make them a thing of the past!

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With the increase in milk price towards the end of last year, some farmers may have been tempted to continue producing milk for longer than usual, resulting in shorter dry periods for some cows. The key thing to bear in mind now, is that if these cows were treated with antibiotic dry cow therapy, then the minimum dry period must … Read More

House of Lords visit

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Members of the House of Lords select committee on the EU visited the LacPatrick Dairy Technology Centre in Artigarvan on 1 February. The group of Lords visited ROI and NI as part of a fact-finding mission for a report it is writing on Brexit. LacPatrick was the only dairy company the House of Lords visited during the trip. They used … 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

Welcome to the December Edition of LacPatrick News

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In this issue, our CEO, Gabriel D’Arcy reviews the year for LacPatrick including a CEF Award for the new LP Dairy Technology Centre at Artigarvan. We also report on our inaugural Milk Quality Awards and we list the overall category winners who enjoyed success at the event attended by over 200 people. We have some advice on animal health and … Read More

CellCheck Tip Of The Month – Dry Cow Therapy-Selective Or Blanket?

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  There is much discussion lately about the growing challenge of antimicrobial resistance (AMR), and how the use of antibiotics in both humans and animals can contribute to it. The use of antibiotics at the end of lactation is one area that is receiving increasing attention. There is much discussion about whether farmers should use a blanket or selective dry … Read More

Lead Brexit Negotiator For The European Parliament Visits The Farm Of A LacPatrick Supplier

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Picture caption: Guy Verhofstadt pictured visiting the farm of Sean Hughes on the border of Co. Armagh and Co. Monaghan During his two-day visit to Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, Guy Verhofstadt, the lead Brexit negotiator for the European parliament, stressed it was up to the UK to come up with a solution in order to prevent a … Read More