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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.
Aidan Brennan was on a number of farms over the last few weeks that were already well set for calving.
By Aidan Brennan on 16 January 2017
Milk fever results in a severe and rapid drop in the cow’s blood calcium level up to seven days pre- or post-calving.
By Contributor on 12 January 2017
Two cases of Schmallenberg virus (SBV) have been confirmed in Ireland by the Department of Agriculture. Here is what you need to know about the disease.
By Caitríona Murphy on 05 January 2017
There have been cases of the Schmallenberg disease found into cattle herds in the past few weeks.
By Darren Carty on 05 January 2017
Sandy Mitchell and his father Jimmy run Kennethsideheads Holstein farm in Kelso milking 1,000 cows every month of the year, Jack Kennedy reports.
By Jack Kennedy on 05 January 2017
Calf scour accounts for greater than 30% of losses in young calves annually - make sure to treat appropriately.
By Contributor on 05 January 2017
Kevin Meaney offers some advice on handling bulls at home.
By Contributor on 29 December 2016
The breeding season is in full flow across autumn-calving dairy farms. Jack Kennedy highlights some of the key steps farmers can make to ensure good results.
By Jack Kennedy on 22 December 2016
Leasing cows, mental illness and breeding the right cow all came up for discussion in Mullingar dairy conference. Jack Kennedy reports.
By Jack Kennedy on 15 December 2016
Management of the health of farm dogs or cats is as important as herd/flock management.
By Contributor on 15 December 2016
The recent rise in temperatures has resulted in more farmers reporting stock being unsettled in sheds and a spike in lice infestations.
By Darren Carty on 09 December 2016
Infectious pathogens, management and environmental factors all contribute to the development of pneumonia in calves and weanlings.
By Farmers Journal on 09 December 2016
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