The industry is in decline.
With the global economy slowing, it’s not just the dairy products that are in trouble.
The food industry is also in trouble, as global demand is shrinking.
We spoke to the head of a dairy industry group, Dr Alastair McIlroy, about what’s behind this decline.
We want to know what you think about our coverage.
The IrishTimes: What are the main reasons for the industry’s decline?
Dr McIloy: In the dairy business, it has two main drivers: the price of milk and the costs of production.
The cost of milk has been falling over the past decade.
The main driver of this is the rise in cost of technology.
We now produce at the same time as we did in the past and have lower efficiencies in terms of time and space available to work on our dairy farms.
In the past, it took a team of six to get a crop to market.
Now, it takes three people.
There’s also the increased competition from new products like goat milk, as well as products from other producers that have higher efficiencies and produce less milk.
The dairy industry is going through a major period of disruption, as new technology is introduced that is more efficient and cheaper.
It also involves the changing nature of farming, and the introduction of more animal products.
It’s also been driven by the growth in the number of people on dairy farms, as people are buying more milk.
In some cases, people are taking on extra roles such as nursing, so there is a shift from the traditional farm role.
The industry has also experienced a decline in the amount of land available for pasture.
The current supply and demand of pasture for livestock is at an all-time high.
The farmers can’t produce as much as they used to because of the increased demand for milk.
That means they are relying on cheaper products to get the job done.
In addition, the dairy sector has been experiencing a decline of demand in terms a quality of the milk, because people want more of it, and it’s becoming cheaper for them to do so.
A lot of the demand for the product is coming from the consumer, and they are buying it at a cheaper price than it used to be.
We’ve also seen a reduction in the quality of products.
In general, dairy farmers are using a lot more animal feed.
That is partly because the amount that is used for dairy production is decreasing.
But part of the problem is also the reduction in water use, as we have reduced the amount we use for irrigation and fertiliser, as compared to the past.
This has resulted in less quality and more water waste.
The problem is getting worse, and you can see that with the new technology of bio-diesel fertilisers that we’re using now.
What are some of the main issues facing the dairy producers?
The most significant problem facing the sector is the increasing costs of the equipment and facilities required to produce milk.
We’re working with our suppliers to find ways to cut costs and get to the point where we can produce milk at a reasonable price.
It will take a while for us to reach that point, but we’re going to try.
It may be a while before we can be producing at a level that’s competitive with the other producers in the industry.
Some of the problems that have arisen in the dairy trade in recent years are due to the increased supply of dairy products in the market.
We are having to invest in new equipment, and this means that the costs are increasing.
We don’t know when that will stop, but it will certainly be a long time before we are producing at the price we want to.
The other major issue is that the demand from the public is increasing, as consumers are looking for more protein and fat, and there’s an increasing number of products that require the use of dairy to make them.
So the demand is increasing and we have to adapt to meet it.
The biggest challenge we face is the high cost of the dairy product.
There are a lot of products out there that are produced using less efficient methods of producing milk.
Some are even being sold as protein supplements.
In many cases, they are the products of industrial-scale animal production that use the wrong types of equipment and the wrong techniques.
We have to try to reduce the cost of our products to make up for that, and that is why we’re working on products that can be used to replace older equipment and make up the difference.
What do you think is causing the industry to decline?
There’s a lot that goes into it.
It has changed dramatically in the last 20 years.
In 1998, the number one reason for the decline was the introduction by the US government of the so-called ‘factory farm’ policy.
This meant that all the farm workers had to work in the same place, which was not possible with the old