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Phelim O'Neill
Brief news snippets from New Zealand, United States, Brazil and Britain.
31 January 2024 Markets
Tirlán jumps to top of December milk league
The reality for most suppliers is that December milk is next to nothing in the overall scheme of things for the annual supply.
10 January 2024 News
High output herds could cut carbon emissions – UCD
New research from UCD shows that high output herds could play a role in meeting climate target while still maintaining milk supply for dairy processing.
NI milk league: Tirlán shoots up November league
A 3p/l increase to base price sees Tirlán move back to the top of the NI milk league.
3 January 2024 Northern Ireland
Zero grazing outperforms silage, study finds
The results highlight the “practical challenges” of wilting grass to a suitable dry matter for making silage from August onwards.
13 December 2023 Northern Ireland
Move to robots pays off for Bellemont Holsteins
The McCollum family run the 500 cow Bellemont Holstein herd outside Coleraine and last week, they held an open day outlining their system. Kieran Maily reports.
6 December 2023 Northern Ireland
Milk solids on an upward curve in NI
Kieran Mailey looks at what higher butterfat and protein percentages are worth to the average NI dairy farm.
22 November 2023 Northern Ireland
Growing and utilising grass at altitude
The Kingston family from Dunmanyway in west Cork are representing Drinagh Co-op in the competition.
1 November 2023 Milk quality
NI milk league: no positional changes in one million-litre leagues
Dale Farm leads the monthly analysis for a farmer producing one million litres annually.
25 October 2023 Northern Ireland
Market Digest - stories from around the world
Brief news snippets from the UK, USA, China and New Zealand
25 October 2023 News
Full dispersal of Tullow Hill dairy herd plus machinery
The sale of the well-known winter milk herd will take place on farm at noon on Wednesday 25 October.
22 October 2023 News
Fonterra increases milk price forecast
Fonterra - the giant New Zealand dairy co-operative - expects the farmgate milk price to be 1.83c/l higher for the the 2023/2024 season.
9 October 2023 News