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Few farmers in Carlow and Kilkenny, and indeed throughout Ireland, believe a number of Government members and TDs who have been saying that the recent CAP health check has been a good deal for the Irish farming community.
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.
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.
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 and The Agricultural Fund have come together with local Kilkenny farmers, the Phelan’s, in Clara and set up a company which is aiming to create a new low cost dairy farm.
Some 6,000 calves born on farms in Mayo die before they reach six weeks of age, according to official figures from the Department of Agriculture.
The Greenfield Dairy Project in Kilkenny is hosting an open day next week for local and national farmers.