Ewe in field
Exploiting milk production from grass is giving Irish dairy farmers Barry and Lorraine Cahalan a cost of production advantage over the housed sheep systems more common in the UK. The couple, who milk 200 Frieslands in Terryglass, County Tipperary, are paid €1.40/litre (£1.25/litre) for milk surplus to their requirements for their own cheese-making business. But cost of production is kept at 80 cents/litre (71p/litre) by producing as much milk as they can from pasture. See also: How to get good returns […]