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Information on breeding and health for dairy cattle from the Irish Farmers Journal

The Irish Farmers Journal is dedicated to providing up to the minute informative dairy farming news and information for breeding and advice for a healthy dairy herd.
Aidan Brennan sums up the key messages from the Skills Hub forum at last week’s Dairy Day.
By Aidan Brennan on 30 November 2017
Many of the factors that determine overall fertility performance are still controllable within the farm gate, writes Michael Sexton.
By Journal Vet on 30 November 2017
The threat of liver fluke, based on rainfall levels and other information sources, is said to be high in all parts of the country.
By Darren Carty on 23 November 2017
Teagasc held a farm walk on Andrew Desmond's farm last week to discuss his contract-rearing arrangement with Michael Murphy. Tommy Moyles went along.
By Tommy Moyles on 16 November 2017
With grass supplies decreasing, ground conditions worsening and the onset of housing, the number of in-calf heifers on offer has increased in recent weeks.
By Nathan Tuffy on 16 November 2017
Vet Fintan Graham discusses cerebrocortical necrosis (CCN) – a nervous disease in cattle and sheep caused by disrupted thiamine production in the body.
By Contributor on 16 November 2017
Be careful if not using dry cow tubes warns the Moorepark Quality milk team.
By Jack Kennedy on 09 November 2017
Vet tells how approximately 30% of sick calls were diagnosed as clinical cases of parasitism.
By Contributor on 09 November 2017
Heavy worm and fluke burdens can cause large reductions in animal performance. Vet Martha Allen discusses dosing of animals.
By Contributor on 02 November 2017
The Cow’s Own Worth (COW) tool is designed to help farmers identify the cows that should be culled from their herd.
By Aidan Brennan on 02 November 2017
Hilary Edgar, Jason Barley and Bob Hanna highlight the high risk of liver fluke infection this autumn and winter.
By Contributor on 30 October 2017
Vet, Brian Flynn discusses minimising disease and in particular pneumonia in weanlings at housing.
By Contributor on 26 October 2017
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