Dairy news

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

NEWS
Production starts at Glanbia’s new €400m US cheese plant
Once fully up and running, Glanbia’s new cheese and whey plant in Michigan will have capacity to process 1.3bn litres of milk per annum.
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Dairy management: grazing conditions, culture tests and spreading lime
In this week's dairy management notes, Aidan Brennan looks at ground conditions, how to take a culture and sensitivity test and how much lime and potash to spread on low index fields.
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The Grass Week: keeping the focus in the final rotation
Keeping the focus in the final rotation will ensure you start the 2021 grazing season on the right foot, Stephen Connolly writes.
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Grass+Dairy: grass disappearing fast
The average growth around the country this week was 35kg/day and grass is disappearing fast on a lot of farms.
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Watch: what did the budget do for suckler and sheep farms?
Selling weanlings, buying heifers, budget impacts and lameness - our experts discuss some of the talking points this week.
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MARKETS
Dairy markets: global milk production remains bullish despite uncertainty
Dairy farmers in almost all the large milk producing regions of the world are expanding production so far in 2020.
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Improve cooling efficiency & reduce energy requirements with Fullwood Packo
Our cooling solutions are the quality choice for Irish Dairy Farmers. Packo Cooling has been designing and producing milk-cooling tanks in Belgium, Ireland and China since the 1960s.
On the road to the future of farming with technology steering the way
A growing global population is adding an ever-increasing pressure on to the world’s agriculture industry as it must produce more and faster, all the while with less space, less time and conditions.
CalfChat opinion divided on pros and cons of automatic v manual calf feeding
Farmer opinion is divided on whether automatic or manual feeding is better for calf rearing, with many rearers believing that the management of a system is more important than the method used.
Use of antibiotics at dry off: a changing landscape
The blanket use of antibiotic dry cow therapy (ADCT) will no longer be the norm on Irish dairy farms, from January 2022, due to changes in EU regulations.