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DNA registration needs to happen
Adam Woods
Adam Woods summarises some of the discussion from the THRIVE open day which took place in Cashel this week.
27 July 2022 Milk quality
More to sustainability than just carbon footprint
Aidan Brennan reviews the criteria used by the judges when picking the winner of the Kerry Agribusiness milk quality and sustainability awards.
27 July 2022 Milk quality
Model farming in the Kingdom
Donal and Eileen Hayes are running a top class operation on 100ac of good land near Killorglin in Co Kerry.
Family partnership in Limerick
The O'Leary family from Ballyagrin in Co Limerick entered into a succession partnership five years ago and haven't looked back since.
27 July 2022 Milk quality
Doing business on the county bounds
The Carroll family farm is situated in a high rainfall area, but they are making the most of the resources they have.
27 July 2022 Milk quality
Not just good golf in Ballybunion
John Larkin is doing a very good job running a simple, low cost system on his 40ha farm on the outskirts of Ballybunion in Co Kerry.
27 July 2022 Milk quality
Contract rearing and crossbreeding in Drumcollogher
Contract rearing and the use of red and white clover is making the Molyneaux farm more efficient and sustainable.
27 July 2022 Milk quality
Getting going with clover in Farranfore
Even though the Coffey farm has expanded, herd size won't increase too much as the focus shifts to sustainability, writes Aidan Brennan.
27 July 2022 Milk quality
Between the Burren and the sea in Co Clare
The sea breeze can be a challenge from a grass growth perspective, but the views out of the sea more than make up for it, writes Aidan Brennan.
27 July 2022 Milk quality
Challenges overcome in Clare herd
For years, the Garry herd was suffering from poor performance, but thankfully those issues are behind them, writes Aidan Brennan.
27 July 2022 Milk quality
Scaling new heights in Scartaglen
The Drumm farm is situation on top of a steep hill overlooking the rolling countryside of Scartaglen.
27 July 2022 Milk quality
IHFA national open day in Limerick
Limerick hosted the biggest event in the IHFA calendar with the Frawley family hosting the national open day on their dairy farm.
20 July 2022 Pedigree