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Milk solids

Drier weather is helping production in Kilkenny, but volumes remain behind 2017.
By Jack Kennedy on 14 April 2018
First of three Dairylink spring farm walks take place
The first of three farm walks taking place on Dairylink Ireland farms this month was held in Co Tyrone on Tuesday.
By Peter McCann on 10 April 2018
The 2017 FBD Young Farmer of the Year, PJ O’Keeffe, has weathered the storms of the winter with just a slight drop in milk solids.
By Odile Evans on 12 April 2018
The company said it pushed more milk into making higher-margin infant formula products.
By Lorcan Allen on 29 March 2018
With grass growth slow there is still a large amount of grass silage in the diet of the milking cows at the Greenfield farm in Kilkenny.
By Jack Kennedy on 24 March 2018
Strong returns in global dairy markets has allowed Fonterra to increase its forecast milk price for 2018
By Lorcan Allen on 21 March 2018
Mat Hocken milks 1,000 cows on his dairy farm just outside the town of Fielding, which is on the North Island of New Zealand.
By Contributor on 01 March 2018
February had it all – sick cows, wet weather, paperwork and lots of calves, writes Jack Kennedy
By Jack Kennedy on 01 March 2018
Peter McCann and Conail Keown review the physical and financial performance of Charles Clarke’s farm near Bailieborough, Co Cavan.
By Peter McCann on 22 February 2018
Aidan Brennan reports from a Grass10 walk in west Clare, where cows are already out grazing.
By Aidan Brennan on 14 February 2018
Milk prices in Northern Ireland during 2017 were 8.5p/l higher than the previous year.
By Kieran Mailey on 01 February 2018
Glanbia also announce a trading bonus scheme for 2018 for milk, grain, and feed.
By Pat O'Toole on 18 January 2018
The new Irish Dairy Farmer magazine looks at the progress made by farmers on heavy soils.
By Aidan Brennan on 04 January 2018
Fonterra cuts New Zealand milk output forecast by 4%
Fonterra has cut its milk collections forecast for 2017/18 to 1,480m kgMS.
By Peter McCann on 29 December 2017
Know your forage quality, mineral deficiencies and best efficiency measures, writes Jack Kennedy.
By Jack Kennedy on 07 December 2017
Most farms are beginning to finish up grazing and house cows fully. Aidan Brennan reports.
By Aidan Brennan on 15 November 2017
Two farm walks were held on Dairylink Ireland farms in counties Down and Tyrone last week. Peter McCann reports.
By Peter McCann on 16 November 2017
Aidan Brennan highlights some issues to avoid when cows are indoors in late lactation.
By Aidan Brennan on 13 November 2017
Cows that produce winter milk need good fertility
Compact calving, good fertility and good milk solids are all important for winter milk.
By Jack Kennedy on 16 November 2017
Good grazing conditions persist in the east, midlands and south, but heavy rain hampers grazing in the west.
By Aidan Brennan on 09 November 2017
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