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Management information for dairy cattle from the Irish Farmers Journal

The Irish Farmers Journal is dedicated to providing advice and management information to dairy farmers to enhance profitability.
Monday Management: once-a-day milking for Hurricane Ophelia
Ex-Hurricane Ophelia is still blowing hard, so dairy farmers should consider milking the cows just once on Monday.
By Aidan Brennan on 16 October 2017
Lame cows lose 400 litres of milk
Lame dairy cows can lose up to 400 litres of milk due to excess standing and poor management.
By Hannah Quinn-Mulligan on 16 October 2017
Hurricane Ophelia: storm advice for dairy farmers
Disrupted milk collections, power outages and wind damage risks: here is how to manage the next 24 hours on dairy farms.
By Jack Kennedy on 16 October 2017
Tips for livestock safety as hurricane Ophelia approaches
With Ophelia confirmed to hit Ireland's shores on Monday morning, we turn to Texas for advice on keeping livestock safe in a severe storm.
By Thomas Hubert on 15 October 2017
Selective grazing on programme farms means covers are building on wetter land. Peter McCann and Conail Keown report.
By Peter McCann on 17 October 2017
This week, Aidan Brennan looks at reducing lameness, lowering energy consumption and options for reducing milking frequency.
By Aidan Brennan on 12 October 2017
Feed intakes and body condition scores should be closely monitored in autumn calving herds. Peter McCann and Conail Keown report.
By Peter McCann on 11 October 2017
This week, Aidan Brennan looks at closing up paddocks for the winter, worm problems in calves and what to do with cull cows.
By Aidan Brennan on 05 October 2017
Now is the time to start or to be thinking about starting the last round of grazing. Aidan Brennan reports.
By Aidan Brennan on 02 October 2017
Wet weather, unsettled cows and some cows being housed have increased the risk of mastitis, writes Aidan Brennan.
By Aidan Brennan on 28 September 2017
Future success of our dairy industry should not be measured on the litres of milk produced but the level of income being achieved at farm level.
By Justin McCarthy on 30 September 2017
This week, Aidan Brennan looks at dealing with bad weather and slurry spreading.
By Aidan Brennan on 30 September 2017
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