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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 dairy farmers producing milk for less than the cost of production, milk price cuts are biting hard.
The mixed autumn weather is forcing some farmers to allocate grass on a 12-hour basis to protect grass covers.
Knowing how to milk properly is essential for dairy farmers. Graduates of a milking course attended a special graduation event at Moorepark.
This week Aidan Brennan looks at measuring grass, scanning and switching herds.
After ten consecutive falls the second rise in the Global Dairy trade auction is welcome news for dairy farmers.
Big differences in dairy product prices between the major producing dairy regions.