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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.
Two project farmers in Co Cavan have described grazing conditions recently as ideal, and both are ahead of last year, writes Conaill Keown.
By Contributor on 20 July 2017
Ingestion of St John’s wort, a plant found in every part of Ireland, causes photosensitisation.
By Contributor on 20 July 2017
There was a strong focus on breeding and fertility at the LIC monitor farm walk on Joe Kirwan’s farm in Tipperary. Aidan Brennan reports.
By Aidan Brennan on 13 July 2017
Farmers are advised to be on the lookout for redwater with the greatest threat in old pastures with a presence of ticks.
By Contributor on 13 July 2017
Nigel Corbett and family plan to stick with autumn calving but tightening the calving period is a work in progress, Conail Keown reports.
By Contributor on 06 July 2017
Mark Drought writes about seeing hoose problems in cattle of all ages and earlier in the year.
By Contributor on 06 July 2017
Some spring calves are showing poor thrive at grass – there are various challenges.
By Contributor on 29 June 2017
With many farmers dairy farmers considering improving facilities Pat Tuohy explains some of the differences at farm level
By Jack Kennedy on 02 July 2017
The question of feeding meal to calves came up in conversation at a number of discussion group meetings lately. Aidan Brennan questions if it is necessary.
By Aidan Brennan on 22 June 2017
When the weather is good, maximum grass availability should match peak milk yields in May/June, writes vet Michael Sexton.
By Contributor on 22 June 2017
Lack of phosphorous in the diet causes problems in dairy cows and needs to be remedied.
By Contributor on 15 June 2017
What is Charles Clarke doing on his family farm in Cavan to improve fertility and milk solids production to drive better profits? Conail Keown reports.
By Jack Kennedy on 08 June 2017
New Plastic water storage Tanks 900lts to 10'000 lts. Pottable & general water s...
New Plastic water storage Tanks 900lts to 10'000 lts. Pottable & general water s...

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