Dairy news

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

Farmers with over 100 cows more likely to invest in precision technology
The research surveyed farmers in the west on four precision dairying technologies; automatic cluster removers, automatic drafting, automatic heat detection and automatic calf feeders.
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Grazing season finishing on Dairylink farms
The 2019 grazing season has finished on most programme farms, write Peter McCann and Aidan Cushnahan.
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Grass+: management now key to spring grass
Having 60% to 70% of the grazing platform closed up by 1 November is essential to having grass in the spring.
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Clonakilty clover research update
Aidan Brennan visits the Teagasc research farm in Clonakilty to get an update on the new clover experiment.
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Watch: XLVets animal health day part two
In part two of our coverage of XLVets and MSD Animal Health herd health workshop, we caught up with more of the vets to discuss some more dairy health topics.
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Carbery sets September milk price
The west Cork co-ops are setting milk price for September milk supplies.
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Make the most out of the dry period and improve udder health during lactation
The dry period is the main time at which mastitis infections are acquired on many Irish farms with infections entering the udder via the teat end
Life gets much easier for a suckler farmer in Co Clare
Paul Crowe is a farmer who needed better calving facilities. He realised that outside of the traditional financing methods, there are more suitable options available, including the Cultivate loan.
Leading renewable energy show returns with dedicated farm diversification advice
Energy & Rural Business Show Ireland comes from the creators of Energy Now Expo Ireland which will celebrate three years of success in October 2019.
Kick Start supplier development at Lidl
In 2017, Lidl developed Kick Start, a supplier development programme in conjunction with Bord Bia to give Irish food and drink suppliers the chance to showcase their products and grow their business