Dairy news

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

NEWS
Surge in demand for dairy worker permits
Almost all permits available for dairy farm assistants from outside Europe have been issued by the Department of Business.
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Dairy management: vasectomised bulls and reducing butterfat drop
Aidan Brennan speaks to Orla Neville about ways of reducing the impact of butterfat depression.
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Protected urea: your questions answered
Aidan Brennan chats with Teagasc experts* about the use of protected urea as a replacement for CAN and urea when spreading nitrogen.
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Greenfield: condition-score now and take action
Time to get organised now with breeding charts and condition-scoring, writes Jack Kennedy.
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Irish Hereford Prime certification guarantees the highest possible standards
Since 1997 the Irish Hereford Prime beef producer group and its partners have worked hard to market Hereford as the beef of choice for top chefs throughout Ireland and Europe.
Greenfield: breeding under way in Kilkenny
The breeding season is up and running in Kilkenny and the weather suits everyone, writes Jack Kennedy.
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MARKETS
Dairy markets: big declines in New Zealand and Dutch milk production for March
Milk production is down sharply in New Zealand and the Netherlands for March.
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Irish Hereford Prime certification guarantees the highest possible standards
Since 1997 the Irish Hereford Prime beef producer group and its partners have worked hard to market Hereford as the beef of choice for top chefs throughout Ireland and Europe.
Working to deliver cost savings and a better environment
Smart Farming targets €250,000 in savings for farmers in 2019. The seminar is on Tuesday, 30 April at 1.45pm in Midlands Park Hotel, Portlaoise
Feed additive lifts cow fertility and health
Co Limerick dairy farmer Ned Frost credits a feed additive with improving herd health while simultaneously lifting fertility in his 180-cow Holstein Friesian herd.
Cocci TV –Preventing coccidiosis and the 750 ewe part-time flock
New episodes in the popular coccidiosis mini-series brought to you by Chanelle Veterinary.