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Having SCC issues this season? Here are some top tips…

Having SCC issues this season? Here are some top tips…

This spring has been very challenging on farms to say the least. The weather hasn’t been playing ball and getting...

Total calf registrations break the 1 million head mark

Total calf registrations break the 1 million head mark

Total calf registrations have hit 1,075,268 head, recent figures from the Irish Cattle Breeding Federation (ICBF) have revealed. In relation...

Lameness beginning to rear its head on farms…what can I do about it?

Lameness beginning to rear its head on farms…what can I do about it?

Lameness is a serious welfare issue affecting almost every dairy farm in the country. Lameness issues on farms are likely...

Dairy focus: Big changes afoot in Pallaskenry Agricultural College

Dairy focus: Big changes afoot in Pallaskenry Agricultural College

The new manager of Pallaskenry Agricultural College has his hands full; between juggling the beef, sheep and now 410-cow dairy...

Fertiliser: Now is your chance to grab the bull by the horns and get spreading

Fertiliser: Now is your chance to grab the bull by the horns and get spreading

Determination is key to getting the fertiliser out in these difficult spreading conditions and with some good weather in the...

‘Full steam ahead’ for calf exports, despite fears of disruption by Covid-19

‘Full steam ahead’ for calf exports, despite fears of disruption by Covid-19

It is full steam ahead for calf exports this week despite rumors circulating that calf exports could be disrupted due...

Aurivo and Arrabawn set their February milk prices

Aurivo and Arrabawn set their February milk prices

Arrabawn and Aurivo have become the latest processors to announce their milk prices for February supplies. Revealing its hand this...

‘EU dairy is seeing extreme volatility’ as prices move sharply lower

‘EU dairy is seeing extreme volatility’ as prices move sharply lower

Similar to almost every other market at the moment, EU dairy is seeing extreme volatility as prices have moved sharply...

Video: How to carry out grass measuring on your farm

Video: How to carry out grass measuring on your farm

Grazed grass is the cheapest feed available to Irish farmers and is key to achieving high levels of performance in...

Advice to dairy farmers in the midst of Covid-19…keep your distance

Advice to dairy farmers in the midst of Covid-19…keep your distance

One of the stand-out ways of reducing your chances of picking up Covid-19 (coronavirus) is to keep your distance from...

EU to ensure that ‘goods and essential services continue to flow in our internal market’

EU to ensure that ‘goods and essential services continue to flow in our internal market’

Dairy Industry Ireland (DII) has welcomed the announcement that the EU is to ensure that “goods and essential services continue...

Some good weather on the horizon might present an opportunity to get out grazing

Some good weather on the horizon might present an opportunity to get out grazing

Unfortunately, the wet weather last week and over the weekend threw another spanner in the works in terms of getting...

Dairy calf registrations surpass the 800,000 head mark

Dairy calf registrations surpass the 800,000 head mark

There has been a marked increase in the number of calves registered to dairy cows this year, new figures show....

National bulk tank SCC declines by 89,000 cells/ml

National bulk tank SCC declines by 89,000 cells/ml

A recent analysis by Animal Health Ireland (AHI) has revealed a decline in the national bulk tank somatic cell count...

Dairy focus: ‘Maximising comfort and minimising stress’ with new facilities in Gurteen

Dairy focus: ‘Maximising comfort and minimising stress’ with new facilities in Gurteen

It is all go down in Gurteen Agricultural College, between getting prepared for Grass and Muck 2020 along with settling...

Could this be the explanation for scour in your calves?

Could this be the explanation for scour in your calves?

Cryptosporidiosis, otherwise known as ‘crypto’, is the second most common cause of scour amongst young calves – with scour being...

Revealed: The most popular dairy sires used in 2019

Revealed: The most popular dairy sires used in 2019

With the 2020 breeding season fast approaching, the Irish Cattle Breeding Federation (ICBF) have released a list of the most popular dairy...

Variable silage quality affecting protein levels in milk on farms

Variable silage quality affecting protein levels in milk on farms

The persistent poor weather conditions, which have made grazing conditions challenging, have resulted in many farmers feeding silage for longer...