Dairy news

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

NEWS
IFA dairy chair calls for increased milk prices
Glanbia has moved its price and Tom Phelan said other co-ops must follow suit.
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Dairy Management: dry cow minerals, bank loans and COW index
In this weeks' dairy management column, Aidan Brennan looks at the dry cow mineral requirements for dairy cows, bank lending options and how to identify your good cows.
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Daniels works his magic in grassland competition
The winner of the Grassland Farmer of the Year competition for 2019 was announced at an awards ceremony in Cork on Friday.
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Protected urea passes residue trial
Recent research from the US showed non-detectable residue levels of a nitrogen stabiliser when cows were dosed with the product for 28 days.
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SPONSORED
Glanbia’s Black Friday offers – live now on GlanbiaConnect and in store
Glanbia is having its biggest-ever Black Friday sale and is offering farmers nationwide an opportunity to stock up, save big and support local, with genuine value across thousands of products.
Waterford dairy farmers engaged in antibiotic reduction
With project engage in full swing, we are now seeing positive impacts from the veterinary-led programme.
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MARKETS
Dairy trends – dairy markets poised for strong start to 2020
Skimmed milk powder prices are at six year highs in Europe due to tighter supplies and strong export demand.
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Glanbia’s Black Friday offers – live now on GlanbiaConnect and in store
Glanbia is having its biggest-ever Black Friday sale and is offering farmers nationwide an opportunity to stock up, save big and support local, with genuine value across thousands of products.
New Holland T5 range - three champions, one team
The T5 range has been designed to be the ultimate all-rounder for today’s modern mixed farms, whether it is doing loader work, working with mounted implements or travelling down the road.
Cultivate loans - 'no stress involved in it whatsoever'
Cultivate loans from the credit union is one option for farmers who wish to develop their farms.
Refresh your drying off technique for optimum results
Research has clearly demonstrated the link between infection during the dry cow period and subsequent clinical mastitis and elevated somatic cell counts (SCC) in early lactation.