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.

Watch: rules for hedgerows in derogation
Farmers in a derogation should be following the requirements outlined for hedgerow management.
Machinery finance: consider before you invest
When financing farm machinery it is important to understand your options. Declan McEvoy, head of tax at IFAC, reports.
Dairy Trends: butter is now 50% ahead of price paid last year
Farmgate milk price is up and dairy commodities continue to rise, with cheese the exception, writes Jack Kennedy.
Bumper October milk cheques land into accounts
It's the end of November but the October milk cheques have just landed. Jack Kennedy compares base price across the processors.
The Grass Week: temperatures forecast to drop
Caution needed when extending the grazing season further this autumn as regrowth’s slow writes John Crowe
The Grass Week: grazing season draws to an end
Shorter daylight hours and falling temperatures have hit growth rates on recently grazed paddocks, writes John Crowe.
Vet medicines changes deferred until 1 June
A roadmap for the implementation of new EU-wide veterinary medicine regulations has been laid out to farmers and industry stakeholders.
Indoor management key to hitting targets
Adam Woods previews this week indoor management focus and what tips and advice are inside it
Tullamore Farm: what's in the weanling ration this winter?
Winter diets are now in full flow on Tullamore Farm, here we look at what is on the menu for weanling heifers and bulls for the next few months.
Watch: rules for hedgerows in derogation
Farmers in a derogation should be following the requirements outlined for hedgerow management.
Webinar: tillage input costs and returns for 2022
Stephen Robb and Andy Doyle are joined by industry specialists to discuss the challenges facing tillage farmers in 2022 in terms of rising input costs and their returns.
From the Tramlines: cooler temperatures welcomed
Stephen Robb talks to growers from counties Laois, Galway and Louth where the return of frosty weather has been welcomed.
Moocall: top tips for a stress-free calving season
Here are Moocall's essentials that you will need to have ready for when calving season starts and some other tips that can make life a bit less stressful during a busy calving season.
Dairy farmer: ‘I looked at other spreaders and this one was the best’
With skyrocketing fertiliser prices and a growing emphasis being put on the environment, having an accurate, high tech spreader is becoming a must have for many farms.
Reduced SCC and mastitis cases: how this Cork farmer gets cubicle hygiene right
Clean, dry cubicle beds are essential in the fight against mastitis and, according to Eoin O’Carroll from Bennettsbridge Limestone, now is the ideal time to keep the enemy at bay.
Paving the way for dairy sustainability at Vistamilk SFI Research Centre
With Science Week kicking off, we spoke with Vistamilk post-doctoral researcher Jonathan Herron about the advances being made in the area of farm sustainability and technology.
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