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Fleckvieh – dairy calves that would benefit the beef sector

The Irish dairy industry often faces criticism for ‘flooding’ the market with poorly conformed animals. Could converting to a dual breed, like Fleckvieh, be...

Fecarry Farm: ‘Dairy farming isn’t a job; it’s not even a good business’

Fecarry Farm is a third-generation dairy enterprise, encompassing approximately 200-acres of mainly rented land in south-west Tyrone. The Patterson’s farm is divided into two businesses...

VIDEO: 190-cow dairy farm in Scotland

Video of a 190-cow dairy farm in Scotland

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...

How dairy farmers can prepare for calving 2021

Niall Kerins, Teagasc dairy advisor, Listowel, Co. Kerry, outlines how dairy farmers can prepare for calving 2021. The New Year begins to unfold again and...

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...

New dairy entrants: 100-cow indoor robotic system with 2 Lely robots and 1 Lely Collector

The Byrne family, Kildavin, Co. Carlow are taking an innovative approach to dairying with their progressive indoor robotic system. In September 2019, Alfie, who farms...

Downsizing from 140 sucklers to establishing a 200-cow dairy herd

As part of this week's dairy segment, That's Farming speaks to Lloyd Hastings about his family dairy farm in Cavan.  19-year-old Lloyd Hastings divides his time...

‘Cow numbers aren’t everything in my eyes’ – 170-cow dairy farmer

As part of this our dairy farming in Ireland segment, That's Farming speaks to Thomas Murphy, who runs a 172-cow dairy herd in partnership...

‘There’s a future in contract rearing where beef farmers are rearing heifers off a dairy farm’

As part of this week’s dairy segment, Catherine Creighton speaks to Aidan Donnelly, a student at Mountbellew Agricultural College/GMIT, who is involved in the...
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