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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.
No milking in December and January leaves time for holidays and planning for spring 2018, writes Jack Kennedy.
By Jack Kennedy on 11 January 2018
Cows identified as carrying twins, over/under-conditioned cows, cows with lameness etc are at risk of transition cow disorders around the time of calving and should be given special care
By Eleanor McBennett on 11 January 2018
Important decisions to be made by farmers on what parasites to cover when dosing, and which products to use.
By Contributor on 04 January 2018
With temperatures very cold and snow in places, be careful when feeding high meal diets and outside crops, writes Jack Kennedy.
By Jack Kennedy on 28 December 2017
Without power, dairy farmers cannot milk cows or cool milk. Recent power cuts have dairy farmers looking at alternative power sources, writes Michael Keaveny.
By Contributor on 28 December 2017
Biosecurity measures that farmers should carry out to prevent the spread of disease when deer enter your farm.
By Contributor on 21 December 2017
Christmas came early to the Greenfield demonstration farm in Co Kilkenny with TB results.
By Jack Kennedy on 18 December 2017
Over 100 people attended the Arrabawn Milk for Profit farm walk/workshop in Athenry, Co Galway, this week, writes Jack Kennedy.
By Jack Kennedy on 14 December 2017
The rate of PI calves born has reduced to 0.09%, but it is of little comfort when a breakdown occurs, writes Conor Geraghty.
By Contributor on 07 December 2017
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
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