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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...

‘There has been far too much emphasis on dairy expansion’ – ICSA president-elect

Dermot Kelleher has been elected ICSA national president following a postal ballot of the association’s national executive members. The suckler farm from west Cork currently...

Teagasc predicts more suckler farmers will switch to finishing dairy calves

Teagasc has released its 2027 sectoral road map for beef, an estimated projection of the sector’s future. The state agency is predicting that the number...

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...

Reducing carbon emissions in dairy beef production

ABP has released the third and final episode of its podcast series, Farm Matters. The focus is on the important topic of reducing carbon emissions...

Brexit: €100m scheme for dairy and meat processors

The Government has announced a €100m capital investment programme for the food processing sector in recognition of unique exposure to the impact of Brexit. The...

Laois dairy farmer passionate about dung beetles to feature on Ear to the Ground

The spotlight will be on dung beetles, forestry, and fruit farming as Ear to the Ground returns to our screens for the first time...

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...

‘We decided to convert to dairy as there was no money in sucklers’

Catherina Cunnane speaks to the Moore family, new dairy entrants, who previously farmed a 50-cow suckler herd. Jumping on the dairying bandwagon is a course...
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