The importance of resilient breeding policies
Aidan Brennan
Resilience is not just needed in people, but it's needed in cows too so keep it in mind when picking bulls, writes Aidan Brennan.
27 March 2024 Buildings
Greenfield dairy unit with all the bells and whistles
John Keane has created a top-spec, new build parlour, handling area and cubicle accommodation for his new dairy enterprise in Mayo.
25 March 2024 Management
Dairy management: dealing with a silage shortage
Aidan Brennan has some advice for farmers that are running out of silage when land is too wet to graze.
Replacement heifer accommodation to the fore in Waterford
With yearling accommodation switched over to cow cubicles, a new purpose-built heifer cubicle shed and calf house were built earlier this year.
13 March 2024 Buildings
Rubber mats fall foul of VAT reclaim change
The farmer in question had bought the mats two year prior, but had waited to submit their VAT reclaim.
5 March 2024 Buildings
Agri jobs: part-time dairy assistant in Louth
From tractor drivers to dairy farm workers, see what's on offer this week.
10 February 2024 News
Dairy management: VAT changes and cow hygiene
Aidan Brennan looks at the implications of the change to VAT rules on capital items and hygiene in cubicle sheds.
13 December 2023 Management
Farmer Writes: wind-down for winter begins
We are doing a bit extra with calf housing this year, in case regulations change enough to increase the number of calves around the yard through the spring.
29 November 2023 Farmer Writes
Farmer Writes: free from the shackles of TB
We are milking once a day for the last week and will continue with this for the rest of the season now, with both man and beast needing a break after a tough year.
15 November 2023 Farmer Writes
Storm Debi hastens cow dry off
Aidan Brennan has some advice for dairy farmers as they commence the drying off process this winter - a task that Storm Debi may have brought forward
13 November 2023 Management
Moreway sell 1,000th Bobman cubicle sweeper in Ireland
Moreway Ltd have just sold and delivered the 1,000th new Danish-built Bobman cubicle sweeper and lime dispenser in Ireland to a Kerry farming couple.
8 November 2023 News
IFA warns farmers of dangers of cubicle lime to their health
Farmers should wear a pair of safety goggles and a face mask when spreading lime to avoid it getting into their eyes or inhaling it.
17 October 2023 News