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‘My goal is to be milking 1,000 cows by the age of 40’

Luke Kenny, Wilkinstown, Navan, Co. Meath is a progressive dairy farmer with ambitious expansion plans. The 24-year-old runs Balmain Farm Ltd, a 306-cow dairy herd...

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...

VIDEO: Milking 420 cows with 6 robots in Meath

Lely customers, Robert and Henry Mulligan, from Co. Meath, are running one of the largest grass-based robotic milking farms in Ireland. They are milking 420,...

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...

‘The devil will be in the detail’ of €45m Covid beef scheme – farm leader

ICSA president, Edmond Phelan, has reacted to today’s budget, which he said provokes “some questions”. He outlined that there is "clarity" around the continuation of...

‘When I drive into a yard or field to go baling, I’m met with blank stares or twenty questions’

“I went to an all-girls secondary school where agriculture as a subject was not taught and not encouraged as a career path,” explained Chloe...

‘My love for livestock started when I had to calf a cow when himself was at silage’

Rachel Connolly may be a social care graduate, but she now has her sights set on full-time dairy farming. The 23-year-old, who resides in Mitchelstown,...

‘When I was at school, it was seen as a bit weird for a girl to be interested in farming’

Pursuing a career in the agricultural sector was a natural progression for Chloe McFarland. The 23-year-old hails from a mixed beef and sheep farm, consisting...

Fairfield Farm: 56-cow farmer guaranteed ‘fair price’ for milk by selling direct

In November 2013, Nicky Doyle began selling pasteurised non-homogenised whole cows’ milk from Fairfield Farm directly to consumers. He embarked on this journey to “guarantee...

Joe Melody: Farming a 180-cow dairy herd and 20 pedigree sucklers

Joe Melody (31), runs a fourth-generation dairy and suckler enterprise in Co. Clare with his parents, JJ, and Ann, owning 360-acres plus leased land....
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