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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.
The Kilkenny farm that started production in 2010 made almost €50,000 free cash in 2015, but the budget for 2016 is not looking good
Despite the wet and waterlogged fields, Conail Keown advises that it's time to think about slurry for dry paddocks.
Milk volumes delivered in December are small, but December prices set the base for spring milk deliveries.
Continued high EU milk supply and only marginal reductions in New Zealand milk supply mean global prices remain weak.
Farmers are asking if it’s worth spreading bag fertiliser after a mild winter which has resulted in spring grass in abundance.