Dairy farming

The latest dairy farming news and dairy prices from the Irish Farmers Journal. Keep up to date with all farming and production news developments in the dairy farming sector.

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Farm Tech Talk: beef prices, income crisis and nitrates roadshow
Jack Kennedy
Jack Kennedy talks to Adam Woods about factory league prices, Darren Carty on the looming income crisis on sheep farms and Aidan Brennan gives his thoughts following the nitrates roadshows.
 
 
The Grass Week: interpreting soil sample results
Aidan Brennan has some advice for farmers who have received their soil sample results and are wondering what to do next.
Dairy Management: nitrates, grass and fertiliser
Aidan Brennan takes a look at some of the things that were discussed at the nitrates information meeting in Cavan on Tuesday night.
Dairy Trends: butter falls again as European markets slide
All the main dairy commodity prices on the European market fell again this week, writes Aidan Brennan.
Dairy Trends: GDT steady as January demand takes hold
European buyers will be looking at the GDT result and wondering is that it and should we move.
Higher-yielding herds in the firing line for nitrates
The Irish Grassland Association dairy conference heard that profitability on higher yields could drop by 53%, reports Aidan Brennan.
Milk replacer costs up, but not by as much as expected
The price of milk replacer has increased from this time last year but is much lower than the peak of summer prices.
IHFA all-Ireland awards back with a bang
Shanon Kinahan reports from the annual IHFA awards which gave recognition to some of the top Fresian herds in Ireland
Calving facilities: why a one size does not fit all
Individual farmer needs on what calving facilities are required and what will work best for them will vary dramatically, writes Martin Merrick.
Tullamore Farm: calving set to ramp up
Just two cows have calved so far on Tullamore Farm, but farm manager Shaun Diver is preparing for things to get a lot busier over the next 10 days.
Watch: Footprint Farmers - The power of nutrient management planning
Careful planning has allowed Martin Crowe to save €15,000 on fertiliser.
What to do with dairy-beef stock that have fallen behind target weight
Coming up with a plan as soon as possible once a period of underperformance has been detected is key to minimising the disruption to your production system.
The power of planning - cutting costs in Carrigmore
Footprint Farmer Martin Crowe is using clover and multispecies swards to offset his chemical N usage this year.
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Calf to beef success with Volac
Businessman, college lecturer and farmer Joe Hewitt, alongside his wife Tara and their three children, operate a successful calf to beef system on their 70-acre family farm.
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