Tag: Irish dairy farming

Post Dairy Crisis Europe Weighing in on Proposed “Milk Package”

By Ryan Dennis On March 15th, 2011, a member of the European Parliament introduced his report of the European Commission’s “Milk Package” meant to address problems associated with the cause of low farmgate prices.  The Milk Package, by emphasising contractual relationships, aims to even the lack of countervailing power experienced by dairy producers in the Read More

“Expansion” is the 2011 Buzz Word for Irish Farmers

By Ryan Dennis As Europe continues to shift from the concept of “Multi-functionality”-based payments towards a deregulated free market system, Irish dairy farmers are weighing their potential to increased their herd size- a move they may be forced to make to remain in business. As the milk quotas gradually ease, some are meeting the new Read More

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