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Dairy
Dairy management: how long to keep cows out of the tank?
Aidan Brennan
With more farmers practising selective dry cow therapy, there are more questions coming on how long to keep cows out of the tank.
6 February 2023 News
Young Stock Podcast: calving 380 cows and playing rugby for Connacht
Shane Delahunt is calving 380 cows this spring. He says that changes to nitrates banding is a flawed system and plays rugby for Connacht.
4 February 2023 Management
Five safety tips for calving time
When calving cows, it is important to keep safety in mind. Outlined are some tips to make spring-calving much safeR.
Agri jobs: industry and farm jobs on offer
Employers are looking for workers to fill industry and farm worker vacancies this week.
4 February 2023 News
Calving advice: 10 tips for calving the cow
As spring calving gets under way on suckler farms, Kieran Mailey outlines some tips in the first of a three-part calving series.
1 February 2023 Management
Dairy Management: Keeping costs under control
With milk prices set to fall, Aidan Brennan says dairy farmers need to focus on reducing land and questions the merits of paying big money for leasing land.
1 February 2023 Management
Beef Management: preventing Scour and a BPS slip up
Adam Woods takes a look at some of the most important messages from the Irish Farmers Journal CAP series and has some tips around preventing scour.
1 February 2023 Management
My Farming Week: Michael Needham, Croagh Patrick, Westport, Co Mayo
Michael Needham farms 40ac beside Croagh Patrick in Co Mayo. He keeps sucklers and sheep.
1 February 2023 News
Farmer Writes: no shortage of jobs to be done
We have a policy of keeping cattle which are easily handled and not prone to getting excitable.
1 February 2023 Farmer Writes
Dairy sector struggles to source workers as calving season starts
Such are the difficulties posed by the shortage of workers that the dual challenges of labour and nitrates have been likened to the sector’s ‘new quota’.
1 February 2023 News
Time to scan autumn-calving cows
Scanning autumn-calving cows will flag up empty animals in the herd, allowing farmers to tweak feeding plans and consider sale options this spring.
31 January 2023 Management
Gearing up for springtime on Tullamore Farm
Different measures have been implemented on farm to ensure the busy period runs as smoothly as possible on the farm.
31 January 2023 Footprint Farmers