Dairy Technical

Getting your farmyard winter ready

Getting your farmyard winter ready

As the winter housing period kicks off on farms and cows begin to settle into their winter housing accommodation, there...

December 2, 2021

What kind of labour will suit your dairy farm best?

What kind of labour will suit your dairy farm best?

Labour continues to be an issue on many Irish dairy farms, with good help hard to find and even harder...

December 1, 2021

National dairy herd: How many cows are in your county?

National dairy herd: How many cows are in your county?

By now everyone is well aware of the expansion that the national dairy herd has experienced since 2015. The Irish...

November 30, 2021

Grass clover swards are a win-win for farmers

Grass clover swards are a win-win for farmers

Grass clover swards were originally seen as a way of increasing milk solids from cows, but the use of clover...

November 29, 2021

Reduced nitrogen rates impact on grass quality

Reduced nitrogen rates impact on grass quality

Grass quality is vitally important on a dairy farm to maintain production and milk quality, while also reducing production costs....

November 28, 2021

Enniscorthy Mart sees lively calf trade at weekly sale

Enniscorthy Mart sees lively calf trade at weekly sale

Enniscorthy Mart saw a bigger entry of calves this week with over 100 on offer at the Wexford mart’s weekly...

November 27, 2021

Maintaining silage quality during the winter period

Maintaining silage quality during the winter period

The housed period has begun on farms, with silage pits now being opened to feed stock for the winter ahead....

November 27, 2021

Milk Price Tracker: Rise continues for October supplies

Milk Price Tracker: Rise continues for October supplies

The latest Milk Price Tracker – brought to you by Agriland and the Irish Creamery Milk Suppliers’ Association (ICMSA) – details milk prices from the most...

November 26, 2021

Quality stock remain in demand at autumn dairy sales

Quality stock remain in demand at autumn dairy sales

The autumn dairy sales have seen the demand for high quality stock continue from the spring sales and even 2020...

November 26, 2021

Top call of €1,650 at Tullow Mart dairy sale

Top call of €1,650 at Tullow Mart dairy sale

Tullow Mart played host to the retirement dairy sale of Robert Hatton this week (Wednesday, November 24), with online buyers...

November 26, 2021

Marteye to host Cremona elite dairy sale in Italy

Marteye to host Cremona elite dairy sale in Italy

Marteye is set to host the elite dairy sale at the Cremona dairy auction which will take place in the...

November 25, 2021

Correct stocking rate key to dairy farm performance

Correct stocking rate key to dairy farm performance

Stocking rate being key to economic and environmental performance on dairy farms, was one of the take aways from day...

November 25, 2021

National Dairy Conference: Future of dairy breeding programme

National Dairy Conference: Future of dairy breeding programme

Yesterday (Tuesday November 23) marked the first day of the Teagasc National Dairy Conference, which is being held virtually. The...

November 24, 2021

‘Pathway’ to reducing emissions outlined at National Dairy Conference

‘Pathway’ to reducing emissions outlined at National Dairy Conference

The recently released Climate Action Plan outlined the emission reduction targets for each sector, including agriculture. Speaking at the first...

November 23, 2021

Tullow Mart set to host dairy sale of 50 cows

Tullow Mart set to host dairy sale of 50 cows

Tomorrow (Wednesday, November 24) Tullow Mart will host the retirement dairy sale of the herd of Mr. Robert Hatton. In...

November 23, 2021

Treating dairy cows for parasites at drying off

Treating dairy cows for parasites at drying off

Internal parasites of ruminants can impact the performance of cattle at any age and should be dealt with if they...

November 23, 2021

Why do we have a dry period for cows?

Why do we have a dry period for cows?

Dairy cows, typically, undergo a dry period of 60 days prior to calving. A dry period is important for several...

November 21, 2021

Slurry is going to be a valuable fertiliser this spring

Slurry is going to be a valuable fertiliser this spring

Slurry, no longer considered a waste product of production, is considered a valuable source of fertiliser on farms. It is...

November 21, 2021