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Management information for dairy cattle from the Irish Farmers Journal

The Irish Farmers Journal is dedicated to providing advice and management information to dairy farmers to enhance profitability.
With merchants' supplies running low, now is the time to purchase and spread urea.
By Aidan Brennan on 19 January 2017
Irish Farmers Journal dairy specialist Aidan Brennan looks at what farmers should be doing around maiden heifers.
By Aidan Brennan on 14 January 2017
This week, Aidan Brennan advises farmers where to spread slurry, what to do with underweight heifers and has advice for host farmers.
By Aidan Brennan on 13 January 2017
Conail Keown looks at how Bill Brown's farm business performed in 2016.
By Contributor on 12 January 2017
This week's Know-how focuses on tagging calves with the new Cormac Tagging Caisley tags.
By Darren Carty on 12 January 2017
Irish Farmers Journal dairy specialist Aidan Brennan offers management advice on how to budget for the year ahead before calving.
By Aidan Brennan on 09 January 2017
One of the organisers of next week’s Positive Farmers Conference has claimed that dairy farmers can make up to 30% more profit by altering their pastures and their breed of cow.
By Aidan Brennan on 08 January 2017
Ahead of the busy calving season on many dairy farms, Jack Kennedy offers some financial and farming advice.
By Jack Kennedy on 08 January 2017
While much of the chatter is on how many units we should have, more farmers need to start talking about how to get animals in and out, writes Jack Kennedy.
By Jack Kennedy on 12 January 2017
Should you consider teat-sealing heifers if you have a mastitis problem in first-lactation animals?
By Aidan Brennan on 05 January 2017
Organise yourself for spring and consider bringing in extra labour if the workload feels overwhelming.
By Aidan Brennan on 05 January 2017
With high soil temperatures and ideal ground conditions, I would not have any hesitation in going out with urea as soon as possible.
By Aidan Brennan on 05 January 2017
All types of agricultural roller doors. Grant approved....
High Fat & Protein. Valuable calves. ...
suitable for large dairy herds. See for video ...

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