Northern Ireland
Dairy cows peak at £3,300 in Kilrea
Kieran Mailey
High milk prices have increased buying demand for dairy stock with cows peaking at £3,300 in Kilrea Mart this week.
22 June 2022 Farm buildings
New 156 cow cubicle shed offers flexibility for expanded herd
A cubicle shed, completed in mid-2021, has increased cow accommodation and calving facilities.
Protected fats offer production benefits
The role of including protected fats in high-yielding dairy cow diets was outlined at a recent industry webinar hosted by Volac Wilmar.
Do dairy cows need a summer worm dose?
The popularity of the mid-season dairy cow worm dose has increased in recent years, but is it necessary, asks Aidan Brennan.
8 June 2022 Animal Health
Agri sustainability in Ireland ‘entirely achievable' - VistaMilk
Experts at the SFI research centre said reducing livestock is a ‘flawed’ way to tackle emissions.
Banding rules coming in next year
New measures around the banding of organic nitrogen excretion rates will differentiate farms based on milk yield, writes Aidan Brennan.
1 June 2022 Sustainability
Slowdown in calf birth registrations
The number of calves registered in the week ending 20 May 2022 was over 5,000 head lower year-on-year, with total birth registrations lagging behind the corresponding period in 2021.
25 May 2022 News
AI sales back 2.5% as dairy farmers pull back
High input costs and high cull cow values have seen more dairy cows culled this year compared to normal, writes Aidan Brennan.
25 May 2022 News
UK students develop AD plant from shipping containers
The project was one of three low-carbon initiatives jointly funded by a £500,000 grant from the Welsh Government.
Cattle prices soar in NI marts
Mart managers in NI report an upturn in buying demand across all cattle types.
27 April 2022 Northern Ireland
Ulster Unionists air lame election advert
Voters in Northern Ireland go to the polls for Assembly elections on 5 May 2022.
27 April 2022 Dealer
Opinion: Lakeland peak penalty proposal rushed and unfair
I just feel the current proposal to install a peak penalty is poorly thought out and hasn’t been discussed or understood enough by suppliers, writes Jack Kennedy.
24 April 2022 Opinion