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Milking

Power outages affecting milking and drinking water supply have caused havoc on many farms, particularly in the dairy sector.
By Thomas Hubert on 19 October 2017
Feed intakes and body condition scores should be closely monitored in autumn calving herds. Peter McCann and Conail Keown report.
By Peter McCann on 11 October 2017
West Cork's Lorna Twomey is working on a dairy farm in New Zealand as part of her work experience, where cows are outdoors 365 days a year and a helicopter spreads fertiliser.
By Farmers Journal on 29 September 2017
Peter McCann reports from one of three on-farm dairy events organised by the Agri Food and Biosciences Institute (AFBI) last week.
By Peter McCann on 21 September 2017
Aurivo, IFAC and Teagasc held a labour workshop in Donegal last week. Roberta McDonald reports.
By Contributor on 21 September 2017
Attention to detail and cleanliness are high on the agenda on the Walsh family farm In Ballylooby, Co Tipperary.
By Jack Kennedy on 21 September 2017
An area of concern for many farming employers is the relentless search for members of staff, Lorrie Kyle writes
By on 14 September 2017
In the ancestral home of Henry Ford, Peter Thomas Keaveney saw how the people of west Cork marked the centenary of one of their own.
By Peter Keaveney on 12 September 2017
Agri jobs: dairy farm workers in high demand
The demand for dairy workers is to the fore, with a range of farms nationwide looking to hire.
By Alison Sinnott on 31 August 2017
There is a clear focus by the Suffolk society at this year’s Ploughing to show the power of the Suffolk cross ewe in a commercial setup.
By Shane Murphy on 14 September 2017
With many farmers planning to construct a new parlour in the coming years, the location of the parlour is vital.
By William Conlon on 02 September 2017
Dairylink participants are comparing silage requirements to what has been made so far this year. Peter McCann reports.
By Peter McCann on 17 August 2017
Dairy Day 2017 - Solutions for a growing sector
The Irish Farmers Journal will host a National Dairy Day on 23 November 2017 in the Punchestown Event Centre, Co. Kildare.
By Farmers Journal on 18 October 2017
Over the last week,numerous cases of bloat across the country have been reported.
By Aidan Brennan on 10 August 2017
The dispersal sale of Rglebe Holsteins was conducted by Taaffe Auctions in Dungannon Mart last Thursday.
By Peter McCann on 03 August 2017
US milk production on the rise
Figures released by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) show a 1.7% rise in production for the month of June.
By William Conlon on 21 July 2017
Here's what you should do if you forget to turn on your milk tank after collection.
By Contributor on 21 July 2017
Aidan Brennan returns to Tipperary to see how the struggling grass seedlings have performed since the Irish Grassland Association farm walk.
By Aidan Brennan on 13 July 2017
Here we look at more discussion points from the forum at the recent Irish Grassland Association conference in Kells, Co Meath.
By Ciarán Lenehan on 30 June 2017
Jack Kennedy gives an update from the Greenfield Dairy Programme farm in Kilkenny.
By Jack Kennedy on 30 June 2017
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