Peter McCann reviews lessons learned on Dairylink Ireland farms during 2019.
Phase two Dairylink Ireland participant Stephen Wallace farms near Seaforde, Co Down.
The new 26 point rapid exit Dairymaster parlour has shortened milking times substantially on this 350 cow farm.
Dairy farmer Jim White has hosted a number of students on his farm in Tipperary. At Dairy Day he shared his top tips for farmers that are considering hosting an ag student.
The education panel at Dairy Day explored the different options for people interested in dairy courses. Pannellists (from L to R) included Keith Kennedy, Principal, Clonakilty Agricultural College; David Fennelly, UCD Dairy Business student; Máire Keohane, level 7 diploma in dairy farm management student; and Jim White, host farmer for students. The session was chaired by Irish Farmers Journal careers editor Odile Evans.
Co Down farmer Derek Robinson received his first batch of contract-reared heifers in 2017.
This years Dairy Day will take place at the Punchestown Event Centre, Co Kildare on the 19th of November.
Dairylink Ireland participant James King farms near Ballymena, Co Antrim.
The Teagasc Grange dairy beef trial was set up in 2018, watch to find out the results.
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