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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.
Over 500 farmers attended the farm walk of the quality milk award winner last Friday in Goleen, west Cork.
With first cut silage yields lower than normal farmers are beginning to look at options.
Conail Keown explores the cost of rearing heifers on one of the Dairylink farms in Tyrone.
With growth rates tapering off from a season high quality is back in order on Dairylink farms.
Batteries are not the only thing that contain lead but paint, oil and much more can cause deaths if cattle consume, Department vets advise.