Dairy farming

The latest dairy farming news and dairy prices from the Irish Farmers Journal. Keep up to date with all farming and production news developments in the dairy farming sector.

Dairy management: how long to keep cows out of the tank?
With more farmers practising selective dry cow therapy, there are more questions coming on how long to keep cows out of the tank.
Watch: Farm Tech Talk - The Livestock Show
On this week's show, Jack Kennedy speaks to Adam Woods, Declan Marren and Lorcan Roche Kelly about all that is happening in the world of Irish agriculture.
Dairy Trends: New Zealand milk supply down, as the US is up
Watching the trends in milk supply in the United States and New Zealand.
Camera at the Mart: tremendous trade in Tullow for first fatstock of year
Shanon Kinahan reports from the annual spring bullock fatstock show and sale in Tullow.
The Grass Week: good weather sees cows out grazing
Fantastic weather over the last week has seen many farmers turn freshly calved cows out to grass, writes Aidan Brennan.
Nitrates: what are the next steps?
As the dust settles on a series of nitrates information meetings organised by the Irish Farmers Journal, Aidan Brennan looks at the next steps for Ireland.
IHFA all-Ireland awards back with a bang
Shanon Kinahan reports from the annual IHFA awards which gave recognition to some of the top Fresian herds in Ireland
Calving facilities: why a one size does not fit all
Individual farmer needs on what calving facilities are required and what will work best for them will vary dramatically, writes Martin Merrick.
Footprint Farms: focus on premium crops in Waterford
Premium crops on Pádraig Connery’s farm have earned him well in excess of €100/ac.
15% cut in N use on Tullamore Farm last year
Calving had just began when the Irish Farmers Journal team visited Tullamore Farm last week. Ellen Durkin reports.
Gearing up for springtime on Tullamore Farm
Different measures have been implemented on farm to ensure the busy period runs as smoothly as possible on the farm.
Thrive weekly roundup: getting stock back on target and calf-rearing costs
This week's diary-beef programme roundup has tips for getting stock back on target if there has been a disappointing weight result mid-winter.
Supersoil aiding Limerick farmer to organic conversion
Supersoil enables farmers to not only improve what grows above the ground, but to create an environment below the ground that drives crop performance at reduced costs.
Excellence on display at leading machinery show in Co Cavan
Featuring an impressive lineup of leading machinery brands, product launches and show deals, the AJS Spring Farm Machinery Show will return to the Cavan Equestrian Centre on 1-2 February.
Teagasc Grass10 Grazing Courses Recommended By 99% Of Farmers
99% of farmers surveyed in Teagasc Grass10 grazing courses said they would recommend it to another farmer.
The easy way to keep your parlour clean
Are you thinking of building a new milking parlour and dairy or refurbishing your existing buildings? If you are, our agri dairy liner is worth thinking about.
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