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Galway dairy farmers aiming to achieve 500kgs of milk solids from 500kg cows

The removal of milk quotas fuelled the Keaveney family’s desire to expand their dairy farm. The enterprise, situated in Ballymoe, Co Galway, now consists of...

Dairy cow numbers to increase to 1.65 million by 2027 -Teagasc

Teagasc is predicting that by 2027, dairy cow numbers will increase to 1.65 million. The forecast is contained in the state agency’s 2027 Sectoral Road...

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...

3 areas dairy farmers should focus on to prepare for spring 2021

The 2020 dairy season is almost finished on most spring-calving herds, writes Michael Donoghue, B&T Dairy Adviser, Teagasc, Galway/Clare Region. Some are dry, while others...

Teagasc issues 2021 dairy breeding policy

Teagasc has published a dairy breeding policy for 2021. The state agency is advising dairy farmers to select a team of high-EBI AI bulls taking...

How to prepare for winter frosts on dairy farms

Preparation for winter frosts on dairy farms is essentially about managing water issues writes David Mackey, Dairying Adviser at the College of Agriculture, Food and...

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...

A farm family’s journey into dairying with 70 cows and 1 robot

In 2018, the Nolan family jumped on the dairying bandwagon, calving forty heifers in late January 2019. The Kilcock, Co. Kildare natives have operated a...

‘Running a successful dairy farm comes with a good lifestyle and a good profit’

Residing beside his grandfather’s dairy farm sparked Kevin Greaney’s interest in dairying from a young age. The Rahoon, Co. Galway native often recalls working alongside...

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...
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