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Many farmers throughout Carlow and Kilkenny and indeed throughout Ireland, will be glad to see the back of 2008, because it was a horrible year to be involved in farming.
Farmers are going under as a result of the price being paid for milk by local milk giant Glanbia according to local Thomastown Electoral Area candidate for Fine Gael, Joey O' Hanrahan.
More than 2,000 angry Glanbia milk suppliers attended protests in Kilkenny yesterday to demand the reversal of the company's March price cut, which reduced the milk price to 20 cent a litre, one of the lowest prices in the country.
Kilkenny farmer, Cathal Moran, is one of six farmers nationally to be commended by the judging panel in the National Dairy Council Quality Milk Awards.
Supermarket chains are “milking the consumer and creaming off the farmer” with farmers getting a price for their milk below the cost of production, while supermarket chains are “reaping huge profits”.
Glanbia is dropping the charges to Kilkenny retailers for it’s range of milk brands and are promising that they will come into effect immediately for Kilkenny retailers.
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A new Fine Gael bill due to be published this week is expected to tackle the practice of ‘hello money’ which has helped supermarket giants and meat factories cream a disportionate level of profits on milk, beef, and sheep meat.
A Westmeath dairy farm, Moon Shine Dairy Farm, has once again swept the boards in the 2009 National Organic Awards, picking up the top overall award for its new Moon Shine Milk product, a bottled non-homogenised farmhouse milk.
Bangor Erris Tidy Towns in conjunction with national recycling month is asking all householders to save two litre plastic milk containers. After rinsing the containers and placing in a refuse bag, householders are asked to bring the full bag to the Rural Social Scheme office.