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Jack Kennedy is the Dairy Editor with the Farmers Journal which he joined in October 2002. His main areas of responsibility relate to outlining the best existing and emerging technology inside the farm gate to dairy farmers. He previously worked as a researcher at Moorepark Grassland and Dairy Research Centre. He hails from a farming background in Cahir, Co Tipperary. He has a degree from the University College Dublin in Agriculture and a doctorate from Moorepark and UCD. His interests outside of farming are cycling and following all sports.
With EU supply up following quota removal and New Zealand down, but, not significantly enough, price outlook remains gloomy.
The top 500 farmers ranked on cell count were invited to a ceremony in Dublin this week in recognition of the milk quality they delivered.
Getting cow flow right in and out of the milking parlour is crucial to the success of the milking process on dairy farms.
Dairylink adviser Conail Keown develops calf-rearing targets for autumn-calving herds
Aidan Brennan asks has a version of the New Zealand equity partnership model a role for succession in Ireland?
Are Jersey crossbred herds delivering more than black and white herds depsite the absence of genomic information?
While not unexpected, dairy commodity prices fell a further 7.9% this week.
While it remains relatively mild for the time of year there are very few able to get out grazing given ground conditions.