September 2014 Newsletter

Milk Price

The milk price for the month of August has been reduced by 2.0 cents per litre. This is due to the continuing weaker prices for dairy products on the world market.

This brings the price to 33.14 cents per litre (150.654 cents per gallon) at 3.60 % butterfat and 3.30 % protein, including a bonus of 0.50 cents per litre for a Somatic Cell Count of less than 200,000 and…

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Water Conservation & the Greener Dairy Farms Project

Public water charges of €240 per household were recently announced, making water a hot topic of conversation for the last few weeks. On most farms however, this will not be an issue since the majority of farms have their own domestic well. But what happens when the well runs low or dry? In the past few weeks, many areas have experienced water shortages and with the expansion of the national dairy…

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