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What to expect from the addition of calf welfare equipment to TAMS II
Darren Carty
Minister Charlie McConalogue announced on Wednesday that tranche 21 of TAMS, which opens on Saturday 16 January, will incorporate items from the 2020 Calf Investment Scheme.
 
 
Once-a-day milking: yields up 3% in Moorepark
Aidan Brennan reports from the 2021 Teagasc once-a-day milking webinar.
Producing winter milk in Co Down
A virtual farm walk took place on the Wallace farm in Co Down last week. Peter McCann reports.
Milk markets move up as farmgate prices hold
Glanbia and Lakeland have just announced holding December milk prices, but European markets are jumping upwards
Glanbia sets December milk price
December creamery milk supply is small, but it sets the tone for January and February milk price predictions.
Watch: Dairylink winter feeding webinar
Quality winter feed is top of the list for many farmers producing milk over the winter months and feeding it correctly is vitally important.
Which county grew the most grass in 2020?
It may not have the Liam McCarthy cup this year, but this county is well able to grow grass, writes Aidan Brennan.
Alternatives to once-a-day milking being trialled
New research on milking time intervals is driving change in New Zealand, writes Aidan Brennan.
Sexed semen lab out in the cold
No Christmas joy for a sexed semen lab but there is another new toy on the way as next years breeding season looms on the horizon.
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The Evolution S4 saves time, reduces labour and ensures precision calf feeding
Dairy farmer Ciaran MacDonald tells us about some of the benefits that he has seen since installing a JFC Agri Evolution S4 automatic calf feeder.
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Why a Cork vet recommends vaccinating in the winter
Willie Buckley is a veterinary practitioner at Riverview Veterinary Group in Bandon. When an annual IBR programme became available, many of the practice’s herds switched over to it.
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Agricultural mechanisation: evolution of the combine harvester
At its core, the primary principle of the founding fathers of the modern New Holland was to make life easier for farmers.
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Specialist growers and mechanisation the future of vegetable production
Lorcan Bourke, fresh produce and potato manager for Bord Bia, analyses a sector made up of different crop types but common challenges.
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