IFA National Dairy Committee Chairman Sean O’Leary has welcomed the decision by Drinagh Co-op, which have been consistently among the top payers in a particularly difficult year, to not only hold their May milk price in the face of a 0.5c/l Carbery cut, but to commit to this price to year end. This is the type of signal which, as markets have begun to recover, dairy farmers need to restore
At The West Cork Hotel recently TV chef Donal Skehan presented the Health & Well-being evening in association with SPAR in support of COPE Foundation & ‘A Taste of West Cork’.
DRINAGH Co-Op’s SPAR Skibbereen has beaten off competition from retailers nationwide to take home a Top of the Tree (TOTT) award for outstanding service and in-store offerings. The store owners were recently presented with the award at a special ceremony hosted by BWG Foods (owners and operators of the SPAR brand in Ireland).
MINISTER for Agriculture Simon Coveney has announced that he has extended the duration of the Imported Fodder Transport Scheme for one week. The scheme will now run until Friday 10th May. The Minister also today confirmed that maize silage is eligible under the scheme. He said his Department has been working with the industry on this and said that large quantities of maize silage up to 6,000 tons are
THERE were long queues of Farmers at Drinagh Co-op’s main site recently as a new consignment of Hay arrived by truck from the UK. The load was sourced by Drinagh Co-op in the UK to assist farmers in some way with the current fodder crisis. Long queues snaked out of the yard as farmer’s desperate to provide feed for their starving cattle sought to get whatever help they
Julie O’Sullivan, Drinagh Co-op branch manager, Castletownbere, pesenting the keys for a Honda Quad Bike to Ian Murphy, winner of the Animec Super Draw watched by his wife Collette and children Fionn, Sinead and Julie-Ann.
Pictured at a Teagasc/Drinagh Co-op Joint Programme Farm Walk on the farm of Aidan McCarthy at Airhill, Schull is farmer Aidan McCarthy speaking with Mount Gabriel as a backdrop. Pic: Denis Boyle