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Dairy
Dairy farmers to face new dairy-beef scorecard
Aidan Brennan
This scorecard will be shared with Government and industry programmes such as the Bord Bia sustainable dairy assurance scheme (SDAS).
16 November 2022 Breeding & health
Will the new EBI deliver for dairy-beef?
On Wednesday 16 November, the ICBF outlined the proposed changes to the EBI, which includes a new carbon sub-index and an updated beef sub-index.
9 November 2022 Markets
Camera at the Mart: Corrin clearance trade commands a premium
A herd of cows with good AI breeding and years of milk recording performed well at a dairy clearance sale in Corrin Mart last week.
Jerseys make a comeback
The inclusion of a new carbon sub-index into the EBI is set to benefit the Jersey crossbred cow as her maintenance is lower.
2 November 2022 Dealer
Slower trade for in-calf dairy heifers
Prices back €150-200/hd for light and low-EBI heifers, but trade holding for premium stock.
19 October 2022 News
IHFA delighted to be back at National Ploughing Championships
Shanon Kinahan caught up with some of the livestock exhibitors at this year’s ploughing championships.
22 September 2022 Pedigree
Northeastern Holstein Friesian breeders raise €18,000 for Ukraine
Holstein Friesian breeders in the northeast came together to raise huge funds for Ukraine.
16 September 2022 Pedigree
Monaghan family investing for long haul
The Lakeland Dairies entrant farms right on the border between north and south at Tomoacrow, outside Castleblaney in Co Monaghan.
7 September 2022 Milk quality
Universal breeding index needed for both dairy and beef farmers
Carcase weight of beef bulls used by dairy farmers should be increased as the cows calving ability increases, Rosalish Goulding said at the Thrive dairy-beef farm open day.
11 August 2022 News
Carbery to pay 1c/l bonus for sustainabilty measures in 2023
Carbery Group will provide milk bonuses aimed at supporting its dairy farmers to reduce emissions and improve water quality.
11 August 2022 News
Dempsey at Large: measuring progress
The progress made in dairy breeding and cow productivity since the foundation of the Irish Cattle Breeding Federation has been remarkable.
10 August 2022 Viewpoints
Challenges overcome in Clare herd
For years, the Garry herd was suffering from poor performance, but thankfully those issues are behind them, writes Aidan Brennan.
27 July 2022 Milk quality