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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.
Jack Kennedy outlines the top messages after being in the fields with discussion groups this week.
By Jack Kennedy on 17 May 2018
Points to take into account in the control of parasites on your farm, writes vet Kevin Meaney.
By Contributor on 10 May 2018
Milk recording results are to be revamped to make it easier for farmers to identify the poor performers, writes Jack Kennedy.
By Jack Kennedy on 10 May 2018
There will soon be surplus round bale silage made on the Greenfield farm in Kilkenny, writes Jack Kennedy.
By Jack Kennedy on 05 May 2018
Aidan Brennan travels to west Clare to visit a well run mid-sized dairy farm.
By Aidan Brennan on 10 May 2018
The annual general meeting of the Irish Cattle Breeding Federation took place on Thursday and there were some unexpected changes to the board, writes Jack Kennedy.
By Jack Kennedy on 04 May 2018
Once-a-day milking for a few weeks is an effective way of improving cow condition pre-breeding.
By Contributor on 03 May 2018
Schmallenberg is transmitted by midges, and can cause the cow to abort or the birth of deformed animals – vaccinate in time says vet, John Gilmore.
By Contributor on 26 April 2018
Abomasitis (stomach infection) and other associated gastrointestinal upsets in calves linked to lack of hygiene in automatic milk feeders, writes Donal Flynn.
By Contributor on 19 April 2018
Breeding is a long game as it takes a couple of generations for real progress to be seen. Aidan Brennan asks if there are ways of fast-forwarding genetic gain.
By Aidan Brennan on 12 April 2018
Getting cows in calf is a race against time
A dairy fertility event organised by AI Services was held near Newtownards on Monday.
By Peter McCann on 09 April 2018
At this time of the year, calf diseases such as pneumonia and scour are the most frustrating issues that vets and farmers have to deal with.
By Contributor on 05 April 2018
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