Climate and environment
Climate shaming farmers the wrong approach – Taoiseach
Amy Forde
When you try to shame people, you don’t get them onside, you get their backs up, An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar told the ICMSA AGM. Amy Forde and Pat O'Toole report.
21 November 2023 Breeding & health
Ethical dairying - how does it work?
Declan Collins travels to Scotland to see what's happening on the Ethical Dairy farm and examines recent research results from Teagasc on leaving dairy calves with cows.
17 November 2023 News
'No lack of ambition' from Government on nitrates - McConalogue
Farmers focus on how the Government plans to fight cuts to the nitrates derogation at the ICMSA AGM.
New entrants leading the way in Dromineer
New entrants to dairying in 2016, the Clarke family combines their love of farming with boating on Lough Derg.
1 November 2023 Milk quality
Exited pigs to focus on dairying
The move away from pig farming has allowed the O'Leary farm in Cork to concentrate fully on producing quality milk.
1 November 2023 Milk quality
Positive start to dairying with ProCROSS cows.
At a recent farmwalk organised by AI Services, Des Kelly outlined his transition into dairying with ProCROSS cows.
20 September 2023 Northern Ireland
Breeding for yield and high milk solids in Co Antrim
The Hollybank herd of pedigree Holstein cows is breeding high yielding cows that produce over 11,000 litres and almost 900kg of milk solids annually. Kieran Mailey reports.
13 September 2023 Northern Ireland
Report highlights the challenges facing the food and agribusiness sectors
There are worrying signals in ifac’s annual examination of the state of the industry
13 September 2023 News
89% of consumers see Irish dairy as able to meet climate goals
The vast majority of consumers believe that dairying is an important industry to Ireland and that the dairy sector can meet its climate goals, a new survey's results show.
4 September 2023 News
Farmers views on the proposed dairy cow cull scheme
The Irish Farmers Journal sought farmer views on their opinions on the proposed dairy cow reduction scheme. Here’s what they said.
16 August 2023 News
Land sharing and organic dairying in Laois
Initially farming a mixed farm, John McHugh specialised in dairying, building a 160-cow herd before transitioning to what he feels is a more resilient, low-cost farming system, writes Brendan Dunford
9 August 2023 Footprint Farmers
Re-entry with a robot in Cats country
With an off-farm job, Noel Lynch opted for a GEA automatic milking system for his re entry in to dairying.
9 August 2023 Dairy Equipment