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Information on grass and feeding 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 feeding and grass maintenance for a healthy dairy herd.
With the prohibited slurry spreading period starting to lift, farmers should be on their guard for the dangers associated with slurry gas.
By Peter Varley on 12 January 2017
Teagasc experts explain how to get the most out of your slurry this spring.
By Peter Varley on 12 January 2017
This week Conail Keown reviews and previews the physical and financial performance for Nigel Corbett and family farming in Co Down.
By Contributor on 05 January 2017
On a recent trip to Brazil, Co Longford dairy farmer Mike Magan visited a dairy farm where it can grow 44t DM/ha
By Contributor on 02 January 2017
With lower protein in milk and poor- quality silage, Nigel Corbett will have to start feeding first cut, writes Conail Keown.
By Jack Kennedy on 29 December 2016
High-yielding cows are delivering for Coopon in Scotland on Compact TMR feeding.
By Jack Kennedy on 22 December 2016
It wasn’t just high-yielding cows and feed companies at the recent Royal Ulster Winter Fair. Aidan Brennan heard Martin Mulholland give an update on the Future Herd at Greenmount.
By Aidan Brennan on 15 December 2016
Who said it was too late to bale silage in the run-up to Christmas?
By The Dealer on 10 December 2016
New environmental rules are forcing big changes on Dutch dairy farms - Jack Kennedy visits one such farm to hear the options.
By Jack Kennedy on 08 December 2016
According to figures from Pasture Base Ireland (PBI), total grass growth in 2016 was on par with the 10-year average, though the pattern of this year’s growth was anything but.
By Ciarán Lenehan on 04 December 2016
Peter Varley talks to a Cork dairy farmer in derogation strongly considering making a GLAS III application.
By Peter Varley on 01 December 2016
Some farmers are slow to open the pit, but maybe it is better to open the pit and keep some really good-quality round bales for next spring.
By Jack Kennedy on 04 December 2016
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