Dairy news

The Irish Farmers Journal is dedicated to providing up to the minute informative dairy farming news.

In pictures: impressive 419-cow dairy enterprise in Co Offaly
Dairy farmer and former Macra president Michael Gowing recently hosted a farm walk on his 450-acre holding.
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Dairy management: calf target weights, summer mastitis and measuring grass
In this weeks' dairy management notes, Aidan Brennan looks at calf target liveweights, how to prevent summer mastitis and grass growth
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Increased intakes on after grass
It is an ideal time to get lime out with a lot of low covers on farms
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Feeling the growth pinch in June
Correcting grass quality slowing regrowths on farms, writes Stephen Connolly.
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European dairy farmers descend on Denmark
The European Dairy Farmers annual congress is being held in Denmark this year. Aidan Brennan is at the event.
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Dairy markets: New Zealand finishes its milking season above 21bn litres
New Zealand finished out its 2018/19 milking season having produced 21bn litres of milk.
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Crops & Spreaders 2019 – a leading technical tillage and machinery event
The Irish Farmers Journal and Teagasc will once again collaborate to bring you this event on Wednesday 26 June. The event is free to attend.
Kingspan encourages homeowners to check their tank health with free check
Kingspan has just launched free tank health check packs* for homeowners in Ireland as part of its #BetterOffBunded campaign.
Smart Farming identifies €7,170 average cost savings on participating farms
Smart Farming, the voluntary resource efficiency programme focused on identifying ways to improve farm returns and enhance the rural environment.
You wouldn’t let your lunch go off – so why risk your silage?
Just like putting the cling-film on the sandwiches, a heavy-duty silage cover helps stop the top layer of silage going off and cuts down on costly waste.