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How dairy farmers can earn an extra €250/cow

An extra profit of €250 or more per cow together, with benefits for water and air quality, is achievable on average Irish dairy farms...

Dairy farmers raise €190,000 for Yemen

Irish dairy co-operatives and their farm families throughout Ireland answered a clarion call by Co. Longford dairy farmer, Mike Magan, to help raise funds...

Benefits of feeding colostrum and transition milk

On dairy farms, heifer rearing is the second largest annual expense after concentrates, accounting for almost 20% of production costs/ That is according to Dr...

Keane Farm Life: ‘Pádraig loves grass, I love financials’

Maria & Padraig Keane are a young couple who have taken over the family farm at Ballywilliam, Kilcormac, Co. Offaly. Maria, an Askeaton, west Limerick...

New Nitrates Regulations 2021 – what you need to know

The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM) issued new nitrates regulations to farmers recently. The majority of these new rules came into effect...

Two sets of Fleckvieh triplet calves born on farms

Two sets of Fleckvieh triplet calves have been born on separate farms in Northern Ireland. David Johnston’s and Alan Boyles’ cows’ have defied the odds...

CIS: ‘Equivalent to only €1/calf born within the dairy herd’

CIS: ‘Equivalent to only €1/calf born within the dairy herd’

Does high input/high output make sense in Irish dairy?

An alternative to dairy farming methods in Ireland is not discussed often enough in my view. In this article, I will compare high input/high...

Teagasc to develop ‘integrated sustainable’ dairy-beef demonstration farm

Teagasc will work with dairy farmers to “accelerate” the green and digital transformation of dairy farming towards more sustainable systems. That is the commitment stated...

Dairy farming: Preparing for calving 2021 – peak calf numbers

As we move towards 2021, dairy farmers begin to turn their attention from drying off cows to calving them, writes Nicholas McKenna, dairy specialist...
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