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.

Genotyping of 800,000 cows gets agreement in principle
Caitríona Morrissey
Genotyping gets green light - It is anticipated the new scheme will kick off in July with calves from these cows genotyped in 2024.
15 March 2023 Spring AI
The role of synchronisation in the dairy herd
Dr Donal Walsh explains how fixed-time AI using a progesterone-based device can help to improve breeding performance and reduce workload on farms.
15 March 2023 Spring AI
TB risk now integrated into EBI
Aidan Brennan explains how farmers should interpret the new TB figures in the EBI when picking bulls.
Lots of considerations when it comes to sire selection
Aidan Brennan takes a look at some of the issues facing the dairy industry and how breeding and genetics can play a role in their solutions.
15 March 2023 Spring AI
New disruptor on the AI startup scene
Aidan Brennan looks into what Bullwise, the new AI company has to offer Irish farmers
15 March 2023 Spring AI
Meath breeder dancing for Lunasa
Aidan Brennan takes a look at the active bull list for 2023 and says that farmers need to concentrate on picking teams of bulls with complementary traits.
15 March 2023 Spring AI
Carbon sub-index and beef shake up EBI
Aidan Brennan takes a look at what the new carbon sub-index in the EBI means for dairy farmers.
15 March 2023 Spring AI
Preparing cattle for turnout
As the temperatures begin to rise, take some time to check all is in place for the upcoming grazing writes Natascha Meunier, Beef HealthCheck programme manager with AHI.
1 March 2023 Animal Health
Spring a crucial time for animal health
Aidan Brennan takes a look at what is covered in the special animal health focus.
1 March 2023 Animal Health
Curing common calf problems
March is the month of many problems and this can be especially true when it comes to calves.
1 March 2023 Animal Health
Calving season entering full swing in Ballycrenode
Barry Powell was busy calving cows in Ballycrenode, Co Tipperary, when the Irish Farmers Journal caught up with him last week.
15 February 2023 Footprint Farmers
IHFA all-Ireland awards back with a bang
Shanon Kinahan reports from the annual IHFA awards which gave recognition to some of the top Fresian herds in Ireland
26 January 2023 Pedigree