Aiming for 100 SCC inside 100 days
Aidan Brennan
Aidan Brennan reports from the Teagasc dairy conference workshop on SCC, where Don Crowley and Pablo Silva Bolona gave their views on having a low SCC in the first 100 days.
20 December 2023 News
My Farming Week: Micheal Keane, New Quay, Burren, Co Clare
Micheal Keane has been milking in New Quay, Co Clare, for 50 years, with nearly 40 of those spent in winter milk. Anne O’Donoghue reports.
13 December 2023 News
My Farming Week: Kieran Dunphy, Lissahane, Kill, Co Waterford
Co Waterford dairy farmer Kieran Dunphy was a new entrant in 2018, influenced heavily by time spent in New Zealand. Anne O’Donoghue reports.
Farmer Writes: An avalanche of farming issues
The biggest issue facing farmers and farm leaders as we move into the darkest months of the year could be mental health.
13 December 2023 Farmer Writes
Preparing for drying off cows
Michelle McGrath from Animal Health Ireland outlines some important advice for farmers as they begin the drying-off process.
6 December 2023 Breeding & health
Dairy Management: drying off, youngstock and cash flow
Aidan Brennan says farmers need to be cautious about what cows should be getting teat sealer only when drying off.
22 November 2023 Management
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
Does it pay to milk on this winter?
With fields saturated and milk price almost half what it was last season, Aidan Brennan looks at the margin from producing milk from the shed this winter.
25 October 2023 Grass & feeding
Dairy Management: milking on, Dairy Day and teat sealing heifers
Aidan Brennan looks at the merits of milking on this back end and what to expect from the talks at Dairy Day
25 October 2023 Management
Letter re antimicrobial resistance
"Antimicrobial resistance is a real problem. We as farmers can do our bit." - Mike Magan, Killashee, Co Longford
25 October 2023 Letters
My Farming Week: Patrick McCarthy, Ballydehob, Co Cork
Like for most farmers, it’s been a challenging year. It’s a tightening-of-the-belt type of year, says Cork's Patrick McCarthy.
27 September 2023 News