Dairy farming

The latest dairy farming news and dairy prices from the Irish Farmers Journal. Keep up to date with all farming and production news developments in the dairy farming sector.

Dairy management: dealing with wintry conditions
The weather forecast for the week ahead is for colder and wetter weather, writes Aidan Brennan.
Dairy management: last chance for slurry
The closed period for spreading slurry commences this coming Friday 15 October.
Dairy Trends: lower New Zealand milk flows set better market tone
Irish milk processors have this week moved to increase milk price to reflect higher market prices and improved market sentiment.
Glanbia Ireland restructure is ongoing
Industry sources suggest a potential change in company structure and ownership at Glanbia Ireland is on the cards.
The Grass Week: grazing management in challenging conditions
Be prepared for grazing in challenging conditions this autumn, writes John Crowe.
Limerick dairy farm reducing its carbon footprint by 14%
Gerry and Niall Moloney embrace clover and protected urea to maintain grass growth while reducing their carbon footprint, writes John Crowe.
Department to 'monitor' herd prescription usage
Adam Woods has details of the joint Oireachtas committee on agriculture meeting which took place last week.
Limerick dairy farmers win overall NDC/Kerrygold quality milk award
Not only have they won the senior hurling All Ireland, but Limerick has now added the 2021 overall NDC/Kerrygold Quality Milk Award.
Thrive weekly roundup: autumn farm walks and demo farm update
This week's diary-beef programme roundup outlines two upcoming farm walks in Roscommon and Kerry, while the demo farm has now drafted 50% of finishing stock for slaughter off grass.
In pictures: Tullamore Farm prepares for fourth draft heifer sale
Adam Woods previews this year's Tullamore Farm annual heifer sale taking place on Wednesday 27 October at 8pm in Central Auctions, Roscrea.
Thrive: autumn farm walks in Kerry and Roscommon
The Thrive Programme will host two farm walks on the 28 and 29 October in Kerry and Roscommon. They will look at winter nutrition and analysing performance at grass this year.
From the Tramlines: weather allows for smooth autumn sowing campaign
Stephen Robb talks to growers from counties Down, Meath and Derry where their winter sowing campaigns are all going well.
Royal treatment paying dividends for Meath sheep flock
The Clarke sheep flock is achieving a fine output figure of 1.65 lambs weaned per ewe and ewe lamb joined to rams with a strong focus on attention to detail underpinning positive performance.
Preventing new infection with blanket teat sealant
Blanket antibiotic dry cow therapy is no longer justified, sustainable or responsible in the modern Irish dairy herd.
Study shows selection using genomics leads to healthier and longer-lived cows
Selecting replacement heifers using the CLARIFIDE® Plus Dairy Wellness Profit (DWP) genomic index leads to healthier and longer-lived cows and calves, data from 1,390 animals has found.
Maxol Lubricants and the Cork West plough team
To celebrate the start of this year’s Ploughing, we chat with the West Cork plough team, proudly sponsored by Maxol Lubricants, to find out what drives them to compete at this great event each year.
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