Dairy
NEWS
Feed usage hits 1,400kg/cow as dairy margins slip by a third
The Teagasc Annual Review confirmed that a weaker milk price and an increase in expenditure has resulted in a major drop in dairy farm incomes for 2018.
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Environment: slurry storage capacity
Even though cattle have been out grazing for longer this year, adequate slurry storage facilities still need to be in place.
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Good autumn milk supply in Kilkenny
Grazing at Greenfield farm has been more off than on for the last week, writes Jack Kennedy.
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Building a $70m dairy business
Aidan Brennan visits Mark and Devon Slee to hear how they built a big dairy business in the Canterbury Plains of New Zealand
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Watch: Sense of security is dangerous
Despite the prolonged dry periods this summer, farmers shouldn’t dismiss the risk of important internal parasites like liver fluke, lungworm and gutworm later this year.
ICBF Conference: dairy fertility not sorted yet – sheep health improving
There is still plenty of work still to be done on improving genetics in Irish dairy herds and sheep flocks, write Jack Kennedy and Darren Carty.
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MARKETS
Dairy markets: milk price forecast cut again in New Zealand
Fonterra has cut its milk price forecast for the third time since August as global milk supply rises.
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Watch: Understanding Liver Fluke
Research published in 2016 suggested that 82% of Irish dairy herds have been exposed to liver fluke1.
Meet the 39 Origin Green farmer finalists
This week Bord Bia profiles 39 finalists in its Origin Green Sustainable Dairy, Beef and Horticulture Farmer Awards
Watch: Sense of security is dangerous
Despite the prolonged dry periods this summer, farmers shouldn’t dismiss the risk of important internal parasites like liver fluke, lungworm and gutworm later this year.
Labour saving solutions this winter
Protect your herd this winter with an effective vaccination programme.