37% of derogation farmers to cull cows
Aidan Brennan
A new survey by the Irish Farmers Journal suggests that 37% of dairy farmers who are affected by the changes to the nitrates derogation intend to reduce cow numbers.
27 September 2023 Markets
Dairy Trends: powders rise on spot market
Aidan Brennan writes that demand for whole milk powder and skim milk powder increased another notch this week.
27 September 2023 Management
Dairy Management: weather, milk price and deadlines
Aidan Brennan takes a look at some of the steps dairy farmers can take to minimise the impact of the bad weather.
Dairy AI drops by 9% as farmers switch to beef breeding
New data from ICBF shows that dairy farmers are using more beef genetics when putting cows in calf.
25 September 2023 Management
Nitrates to drop dairy profits by 40%
New ifac analysis shows the stark impact of the reduction in the derogation on dairy farm profitability.
20 September 2023 Grass & feeding
Dairy Trends: GDT increases by 4.6%
There was positive news at the Global Dairy Trade auction this week, with prices rising by 4.6%.
20 September 2023 Markets
Dairy Management: weather woes and derogation changes
Heavy rain over the last week means that grazing conditions have deteriorated, writes Aidan Brennan.
20 September 2023 Management
Derogation to cut profits by 37% - ifac
The analysis suggests that farmers who need to cut cow numbers will be hardest hit financially from the changes to the derogation.
20 September 2023 News
Pearson celebrates 75 years of business
Pearson Milking Technology is celebrating 75 years in business, having been formed by Eric and Florence Pearson in 1948.
19 September 2023 News
Nitrates: what happens next?
Last week was a tumultuous week for dairy farmers and the Government as the reality of the new nitrates rules hit home, writes Aidan Brennan.
18 September 2023 Management
Seven systems on display at Holstein open day
Aidan Brennan reports from the IHFA open day on the Flynn farm at Clonaslee in Co Laois.
15 September 2023 Breeding & health
Nitrates derogation cuts affect one young farmer’s plans
Managing to get high levels of clover was the main message at Diarmaid Fitzgerald’s farm walk in Clare on Thursday as winner of the 2022 Grassland Farmer of the Year.
14 September 2023 News