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.

What are the best days for silage this week?
What are the best days for silage this week?
With a mixed forecast, Aidan Brennan says farmers may have to take chances when they come, rather than waiting for perfect conditions.
Dairy management: cow problems, reseeds and silage
Dairy management: cow problems, reseeds and silage
Aidan Brennan says the current weather and grass growth situation means that its a high risk time for cow digestive problems.
Dairy Trends: GDT and spot prices bounce
Dairy Trends: GDT and spot prices bounce
The Global Dairy Trade auction increased by 3.3% at this week's auction, while butter prices in Europe breached the €6,000/t mark for the first time since 2022.
West Cork co-ops top the 2023 league
West Cork co-ops top the 2023 league
The final figures are in for the cumulative 2023 monthly milk league, showing Drinagh paid the most for milk and Lakeland paid the least for milk in 2023, writes Aidan Brennan.
The Grass Week: keeping quality in grazing ground and fertilising second cuts
The Grass Week: keeping quality in grazing ground and fertilising second cuts
We are approaching the time of the year for grasses to head out, so it is also when grass quality can go downhill in grazing and silage swards.
Time to get on top of grass quality
Time to get on top of grass quality
Declan Collins looks at different options for farmers to get on top of grass quality this week.
Best in the business in Balmoral
Best in the business in Balmoral
Shanon Kinahan takes a look back at all the cattle champions from the 155th Balmoral Show
Getting the most from milk recording results
Getting the most from milk recording results
Aidan Brennan looks at the importance of milk recording in order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and says the results are not just to be used for identifying high SCC cows
Motion-sensor cameras capture elusive wildlife species on Footprint Farms
Motion-sensor cameras capture elusive wildlife species on Footprint Farms
Selecting a winning photo was no easy task due to the rich diversity of wildlife captured on camera, writes Emma Hart.
Crops thrive in the sun and showers
Crops thrive in the sun and showers
This week, Conor Kehoe talks to farmers in Derry, Galway, and Cork as planting finishes and the focus turns to spraying.
Tillage Podcast: walking crops in sunny Waterford
Tillage Podcast: walking crops in sunny Waterford
On this week’s show, we chat to a Waterford farmer and have a report on crops across the country from agronomists.
Cereal planting nearing completion
Cereal planting nearing completion
This week, Conor Kehoe talks to farmers in Dublin, Wexford, and Laois as the planting focus turns to maize and vegetables.
Take steps to minimise aftereffects of wet winter on silage, farmers urgedSPONSORED
Take steps to minimise aftereffects of wet winter on silage, farmers urged
Heightened risks of soil and slurry contamination in first-cut grass silage after the wet winter will require extra vigilance with silage making this season, an expert is urging.
Irish beef sales in Britain still growingSPONSORED
Irish beef sales in Britain still growing
Bord Bia meat and organics market specialist Seán Deane reports that Irish beef sales in Britain continued to grow in the first two months of 2024, building on last year's strong performance.
Outpacing the field with the only non-stop baler, the Kverneland FastBaleSPONSORED
Outpacing the field with the only non-stop baler, the Kverneland FastBale
In Clogheen, Co Tipperary, Thomas Moloney, alongside his father Jim, has been steering the family business through the evolving landscape of Irish agriculture for over six decades.
How FRS fencing and DURA² helped transform our home and farmSPONSORED
How FRS fencing and DURA² helped transform our home and farm
DURA² fencing provided John Paul Bennett and his wife Laura with a durable and environmentally friendly fencing solution for their home and farm.
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