Dairy
NEWS
Batch AI crushes covered in TAMS II
The special crushes, designed to make the AI service quicker and easier on dairy farms were included in TAMS II recently.
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Dairy management: when to cull cows
Aidan Brennan looks at some of the ways to reduce feed demand during the drought
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Grass+: growth drops as drought worsens
Average grass growth fell again this week and is now 50kg/day behind normal, writes Aidan Brennan.
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My Farming Week: Michael Condon, Corabella, Newcastle, Clonmel, Co Tipperary
Meet the young Tipperary farmer has been exceptionally busy with his new enterprise, a zero grazer.
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Walsh family excels in Tipperary sunshine
Making milking a 'surgical procedure' was a clear message at the Quality Milk farm walk, writes Jack Kennedy.
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MARKETS
Sudden drop in SMP sales from intervention
It may have to do with the summer break, but demand for skimmed milk powder (SMP) released out of the EU's intervention stocks fell significantly in this week's tender.
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Your Association. Your Voice – Get Involved in IFA
The IFA is about farmers, standing together, supporting each other. I encourage all farmers to get more actively involved in what IFA does, to strengthen the IFA and ensure we are fully representative
Liming – what a difference a year makes!
Trevor Boland from Sligo won a lime and nutrient management plan worth €2,500 in the 2017 Smart Farming Competition.
Improving your Oilseed Rape Harvest Management
This season more than ever correct pre-harvest Roundup® Brands desiccation will be essential for growers.
Saving money while reducing the workload
“It definitely saves money, a healthy cow is a profitable cow. If you have to get the vet to clean out a cow it delays breeding, it delays everything.” Mike McCarthy is farming in Co. Limerick.