Dairy
NEWS
Dairy Day: navigating the nutrient and climate change conundrum
Join farmers, experts and policy makers for a discussion on the environmental challenges facing the dairy industry at Dairy Day on Tuesday.
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Dairy management: milking, Dairy Day and preventing mastitis
Aidan Brennan looks at the implications of milking cows on, what's on at Dairy Day and how to prevent mastitis.
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February feed accumulating in Kilkenny
Grass growth still moving along nicely in Kilkenny, writes Jack Kennedy.
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Grass+: grazing season winding down everywhere
With growth rates declining and a lot of rain after falling, a lot of herds are being housed, writes Aidan Brennan.
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Meet the National Champion in the PR€VENTION FOR PROFIT competition
Eamon Sheehan is farming 70 hectares near Cuffesgrange in Co Kilkenny. The new entrant to dairy is a Nuffield Scholar and an avid sport horse fan. Eamon milked 150 cows this year.
Watch: should cows be milked on for longer?
Aidan Brennan asks if shortening the dry period is a good policy this year.
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MARKETS
Dairy markets: continued progress on intervention stocks can boost markets
If the European Commission can continue to offload its SMP intervention stockpile in the coming months, it could be a real boost to dairy markets in 2019.
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Meet the National Champion in the PR€VENTION FOR PROFIT competition
Eamon Sheehan is farming 70 hectares near Cuffesgrange in Co Kilkenny. The new entrant to dairy is a Nuffield Scholar and an avid sport horse fan. Eamon milked 150 cows this year.
Meet the Ulster champion in the PR€VENTION FOR PROFIT competition
Stephen Gibson is the sixth generation of Gibson’s to farm near Hillsborough in Co Down. Stephen was a beef and sheep farmer up to 2012, before taking the plunge to get into dairy farming.
Meet the Munster champion in the PR€VENTION FOR PROFIT competition
In 1994, Sean Cronin took over what was then an outside block attached to the family’s dairy farm at Mallow, in Co Cork.
IFA Branch AGMs- Make your Voice Heard
Our branch AGMs begin this week and will take place in 947 locations around the country. It has never been more important to give feedback on what matters to you, so we encourage you to come along.