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Northern Ireland
Protected fats offer production benefits
Kieran Mailey
The role of including protected fats in high-yielding dairy cow diets was outlined at a recent industry webinar hosted by Volac Wilmar.
Banding rules coming in next year
New measures around the banding of organic nitrogen excretion rates will differentiate farms based on milk yield, writes Aidan Brennan.
24 May 2022 Markets
Dairy dispersal sale tops £3,280 in Enniskillen
Niamh Gunn reports from Ulster Farmers Market in Enniskillen at Monday’s dairy dispersal sale.
Seven-day timeline to submit BEEP-S weights
From 1 May 2022, weight records must be submitted under the programme within seven days of weighing.
13 May 2022 Management
Clonpaddin G Fame Et takes championship at Emerald Expo
Niamh Gunn reports from the annual Emerald Expo in Virginia showgrounds last Saturday.
27 April 2022 Pedigree
Sheep Management: artificial rearing of lambs and poor grass growth
The economics of rearing orphan or pet lambs will be under pressure this season given the escalation in concentrate costs and significant rise in the cost of milk replacer.
6 April 2022 Management
Higher milk yields rein in electricity costs
Electricity costs per litre of milk produced are similar between parlours and robots, claims Tommy Armstrong from Lely Centre Eglish.
23 March 2022 News
Beware of a higher risk of mastitis
Recent inclement weather and challenging ground conditions have triggered more reports of mastitis in recent weeks.
19 March 2022 Breeding & health
Watch: milking 9,500 cows on a Dubai desert dairy farm
A Dubai dairy farm is achieving annual milk yields of 11,500l through a system based on solely imported feed and 24/7 milking. Barry Murphy and Anne O'Donoghue report.
12 March 2022 News
Farmers protecting the nation’s carbon
Highlights from the annual conference of the Ulster Grassland Society.
2 March 2022 Northern Ireland
NI milk output breaks 2.5bn litres
For the first time ever, annual milk production in Northern Ireland broke the 2.5bn litre barrier during 2021.
23 February 2022 Northern Ireland