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.

Kerry Co-op shareholders revolt against leadership
Pat O'Toole
With the joint venture deal dead, an SGM to curb the board's powers is being pursued and the leading milk price issue is back on the table.
Dairy Management: breeding, synchronising heifers and feeding cows
Aidan Brennan takes a look at common synchrony programmes and says grass growth rates should improve in kinder weather.
Dairy management: bull selection, weather and fertiliser
Aidan Brennan discusses bull selection, cold weather and fertiliser on silage ground
Kerry farmers move against co-op board
There is a sense of relief mixed with anger among milk suppliers, as buyout deal suspended by Kerry Group.
Supermarket brand bounce drives Ornua profits
Ornua, the umbrella body that markets product outside of Ireland, has posted a very positive set of financial results once again.
Cold April hampering growth on award-winning farm
Aidan Brennan travels to west Cork to catch up with Grassland Farmer of the Year Caroline Walsh.
Multiple species and multiple benefits
Many farmers are looking at way to reduce nitrogen inputs. Multi-species swards can also have a positive effect on soil health and drought tolerance.
Sexed semen confirmation letter
US based Sexing Technologies confirmed what I had been musing about back in February - that it is coming to work in Ireland.
Watch: Farm Tech Talk - the Livestock Show
The Irish Farmers Journal livestock team discuss the weekly news, prices and predictions for the week ahead.
Thrive: preparing calves for weaning
Should calves be weaned by age, weight or how much meal they are eating? Declan Marren looks at some of the key targets for calves in the weeks prior to weaning off milk.
Farm improvements at Drumforber
This week Robert Gilchrist speaks to with Andrew Gammie about the improvements he has implemented on his farm during the Farm Profit Programme.
From the Tramlines: dry in the south and east, wet in the north
Stephen Robb talks to growers from counties Tipperary, Donegal and Kildare where conditions couldn’t be any more different. Crops in the south and east need rain while crops in the need dry weather
Improving fertility and feed efficiency
James King runs a mainly autumn-calving herd in Ballymena, Co Antrim. Peter McCann reports.
Stay safe by staying clear of overhead electricity wires
Michael Murray, ESB Networks public safety manager, outlines the dangers of working under overhead electricity wires and highlights important safety advice.
Upgrading lines, upgrading lives: the Kildare-Meath Grid Upgrade
EirGrid faces the twin challenges of meeting increasing demand for electricity while at the same time ensuring that we move to green, renewable sources of generation, such as wind and solar power.
Millions available for home adaptation grants
Did you know that mobility aid can cover 95% of the cost of a new mobility bathroom? Local authorities have supports in place for people with decreased mobility due to age, disability or injury.
Tough times call for affordable reliability
In these testing times, how do you balance ambitions for greater sustainability with the need for increased productivity? How can you work smarter, but at an affordable price?
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