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.

Winter milk: is it for money or madness?
Aidan Brennan
Aidan Brennan takes a look at the liquid milk market and wonders if those producing milk over Christmas are getting adequately rewarded for it.
16 November 2022 Breeding & health
Will the new EBI deliver for dairy-beef?
On Wednesday 16 November, the ICBF outlined the proposed changes to the EBI, which includes a new carbon sub-index and an updated beef sub-index.
16 November 2022 Breeding & health
Carbon sub-index added to the EBI
The ICBF and Teagasc have added a new sub-index to the Economic Breeding Index (EBI)
Clock ticking on selective dry cow therapy
Changes have been made to the sale and supply of dry cow therapy which will have implications for all farmers, writes Aidan Brennan.
2 November 2022 Winter Indoor Management
November a key month for animal health
Adam Woods previews this week’s animal health focus ahead of an important month for animal health on livestock farms.
2 November 2022 Breeding & health
Winter health: your veterinary questions answered
Adam Woods puts our readers’ questions to Offaly-based vet Donal Lynch ahead of a critical period for animal health on livestock farms.
2 November 2022 Animal Health
Twizzle joins hallowed hall of National Dairy Show champions
Hallow Atwood Twizzle crowned 2022 supreme champion at 40th National Dairy Show. Shanon Kinahan reports.
26 October 2022 Pedigree
Making selective dry cow therapy a success
As the drying off season approaches, it is time to review your drying off strategy for this year. Preparation is key to a successful drying off period.
26 October 2022 Breeding & health
Bull selection in autumn herds
With the breeding season just around the corner for autumn calving herds, here iss some advice for farmers picking AI bulls.
19 October 2022 Liquid Milk
Dairy Beef Welfare Scheme a 'step in the wrong direction'
The proposed Dairy Beef Welfare Scheme which is due to change under the 2023 CAP plan moves support payments from those who need them most.
15 October 2022 Breeding & health
Residues sorted but new issues emerge
Last week, Milk Quality Ireland - an offshoot of ICOS - held training days for milking machine technicians. Aidan Brennan reports the key messages from the Cork meeting.
12 October 2022 Breeding & health
IHFA delighted to be back at National Ploughing Championships
Shanon Kinahan caught up with some of the livestock exhibitors at this year’s ploughing championships.
22 September 2022 Pedigree