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EXCLUSIVE: Glanbia states position on LacPatrick
Glanbia, one of the possible suitors for LacPatrick, has made a statement to the Irish Farmers Journal. Eoin Lowry and Thomas Hubert report.
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Milking smarter not harder in Waterford
The first Smarter Milking event was held on the Claxton family's farm in Stradbally, Co Waterford on Wednesday.
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Fencing costs around the country
Fencing material costs vary substantially around the country, with quality the key driver, Emmet Landy and Enda Carr report.
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Environment: have you had your sprayer tested?
Most sprayers still require a test if they were over five years old since November 2016, otherwise they cannot be used.
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Vet's corner: herd-wide diagnostic tools reviewed
Vet Michael Sexton reviews some herd diagnostic tools – bulk tank milk sampling and primi-parous check testing of first lactation.
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MARKETS
Dairy markets: impact of difficult spring weather becomes clear
Milk production in some of Europe’s largest producing countries was hit hard by the difficult spring weather this year.
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Improving your Oilseed Rape Harvest Management
This season more than ever correct pre-harvest Roundup® Brands desiccation will be essential for growers.
Saving money while reducing the workload
“It definitely saves money, a healthy cow is a profitable cow. If you have to get the vet to clean out a cow it delays breeding, it delays everything.” Mike McCarthy is farming in Co. Limerick.
Farmers urged to use best practice when spraying pesticides
Exceedances in pesticides have been detected in drinking water sources across the country, as a result Irish Water working in partnership with NPDWAG is appealing to farmers to follow the guidelines.
Vaccinate NOW and Get with the Programme!
Do changes in IBR vaccination recommendations irritate you? Confused with the mixed messages about use of IBR vaccines? Want a robust, reliable and simple IBR vaccination programme for your herd?