New parlour halves milking time for Carlow farmer
Martin Merrick
A new 20-unit parlour has more than halved the milking time for Niall Maloney.
10 August 2022 Buildings
Parlour retrofits can help ease on labour
An upgrade on parlour equipment might be a more prudent spend on money than a spanking new unit, writes Martin Merrick.
10 August 2022 Dairy Equipment
Top tips when upgrading milking facilities
Aidan Brennan outlines five tips for dairy farmers thinking of upgrading their milking facilities this autumn.
Faster and safer milking in Waterford
Aidan Brennan travels to Clonea in Co Waterford to check out the upgrades Pat Tobin has made to his milking facilities.
10 August 2022 Dairy Equipment
Fullwood Packo to liquidate Irish business
The Belgian-owned company has put its Irish business into liquidation and the High Court has appointed Deloitte to oversee the process.
3 August 2022 News
Skipping the Sunday evening milking
As milk yields begin to drop, skipping an evening milking might prove tempting to some dairy farmers.
2 August 2022 Buildings
Agri jobs: dairy sector crying out for workers
Dairy farms right across the country are looking for farm workers and managers. Check out this week’s vacancies below.
30 July 2022 News
Optimising milking time with parlour efficiency
With 33% of labour hours on dairy farms spent milking cows, milking and parlour efficiency are essential to the smooth running on farm.
26 July 2022 Buildings
Dairy management: tips when taking a holiday
With holiday season in full swing, Aidan Brennan has some advice for dairy farmers before they take their break.
25 July 2022 Management
Agri jobs: 400-cow Tipperary dairy farm seeks manager
Farm managers are in high demand across the south of the country this week.
16 July 2022 News
Oversowing clover in Carrigmore
We caught up with Footprint Farmer Martin Crowe to see how he’s cutting his nitrogen use this year.
29 June 2022 Footprint Farmers
Early evening milking to finish at a reasonable hour
Planning the day around an earlier evening milking time is key to managing your time off farm.
21 June 2022 Buildings