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Information on breeding and health for dairy cattle from the Irish Farmers Journal

The Irish Farmers Journal is dedicated to providing up to the minute informative dairy farming news and information for breeding and advice for a healthy dairy herd.
Here are a few pointers to know when a cow is coming into heat, when she is bulling and when the bulling period is over.
By Jack Kennedy on 22 April 2017
Dairy farmers should have a plan for breeding maiden heifers set up this week, writes Jack Kennedy.
By Jack Kennedy on 20 April 2017
Aidan Brennan visits a farm in Cork that has already started the breeding season.
By Aidan Brennan on 20 April 2017
Conail Keown details what and where Kevin McGrade spent on veterinary in 2016.
By Contributor on 13 April 2017
Optimising the fertility of your herd is a profit-making opportunity.
By Contributor on 13 April 2017
The annual estimated cost of BVD to herds in Ireland is €102m.
By Contributor on 06 April 2017
ICBF young bull testing, contracts and active lists should be all up for review, writes Jack Kennedy.
By Jack Kennedy on 06 April 2017
With the active bull list published and late March evaluations complete, now farmers have a chance to select, writes Jack Kennedy.
By Jack Kennedy on 30 March 2017
ICBF has just released the active bull list after a number of changes were agreed among stakeholders last week to allow younger sires on to the list.
By Jack Kennedy on 30 March 2017
The fallout between AI companies and ICBF continues over contracts and EBI values, writes Jack Kennedy.
By Jack Kennedy on 30 March 2017
The active bull list ranks the best sires on the economic breeding index (EBI) which have calving survey data and a decent volume of AI straws available.
By Jack Kennedy on 27 March 2017
As milking time increases as more cows are calved and enter the milking herd, it is easy to get complacent about mastitis. Putting the effort in now can set the herd up well for a trouble-free summer.
By Jack Kennedy on 26 March 2017
Co. FERMANAGHAGHAVEA SALE100 HEADTUES 25/4/17 @11.30AM At Aghavea, Brookeb...
Co. MAYOGLENCORRIB DISPERSAL SALE100 COWS30 BULLING HEIFERSSAT 22/4/17...
Co. TYRONEDUNGANNON DAIRY SALENEXT THURS 20/4/17@11.30AM At Dungannon Mart...
TAAFFE AUCTIONS041-9881288Co. WESTMEATHCORNSKYE SALE 30 CALVED HEIFERS...
BALLYLINE HERD PED HEIFER CLEARANCE SALELISTOWEL MART WEDNESDAY 12TH APRIL ...

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