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Dairylink

Dairylink is a dairy farm advisory program designed with the objective of optimising the use of on farm resources (land, labour etc). Farms involved range in size, stage of development, and soil type. Monitor farms are based in Tyrone, Down and Cavan. Farmers involved benefit from one to one advice and we report weekly on business plans, performance and delivery.
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
Tightening calving profiles allows for further improvements in herd fertility. Peter McCann and Conail Keown report.
By Peter McCann on 03 October 2017
A higher proportion of grazed grass in diets can improve milk composition and reduce feed bills. Peter McCann and Conail Keown report.
By Peter McCann on 21 September 2017
Measures are being taken on programme farms to manage wet conditions. Peter McCann reports.
By Peter McCann on 14 September 2017
Herd health screening is a useful tool in managing diseases and parasites. Peter McCann and Conail Keown report
By Peter McCann on 07 September 2017
Getting the balance between grass supply and quality can be a challenge at higher stocking rates, Peter McCann and Conail Keown report.
By Peter McCann on 07 September 2017
Measures to manage difficult grazing conditions and build covers for autumn are being carried out on project farms. Peter McCann and Conail Keown report
By Peter McCann on 24 August 2017
Dairylink participants are comparing silage requirements to what has been made so far this year. Peter McCann reports.
By Peter McCann on 17 August 2017
Cavan dairy farmer David Brady is planning the last round of grazing already and it's only early-August, writes Dairylink adviser Conail Keown.
By Contributor on 10 August 2017
Two project farmers in Co Cavan have described grazing conditions recently as ideal, and both are ahead of last year, writes Conaill Keown.
By Contributor on 20 July 2017
Nigel Corbett and family plan to stick with autumn calving but tightening the calving period is a work in progress, Conail Keown reports.
By Contributor on 06 July 2017
Higher milk sales and better quality milk are improving milk output in 2017, writes Conail Keown.
By Contributor on 29 June 2017
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