Dairy Technical

Milk replacer: How much can you expect to pay?

Milk replacer: How much can you expect to pay?

Milk replacer is an important part of the calf rearing process on many farms, as it has many nutritional and...

December 30, 2021

Dr. Joe Patton: ‘Engaging with technology will improve bottom line’

Dr. Joe Patton: ‘Engaging with technology will improve bottom line’

To obtain some insight into how the dairy sector faired in 2021 and what lies in store for the sector...

December 29, 2021

Preparing for the arrival of calves this spring

Preparing for the arrival of calves this spring

The spring-calving season is fast approaching, meaning that the arrival of calves on farms is just around the corner. Dairy...

December 28, 2021

Soil sampling to reduce your fertiliser bill

Soil sampling to reduce your fertiliser bill

Having your soil at the optimum pH value can go a long way to reducing chemical fertiliser bills on your...

December 27, 2021

Detecting lameness by locomotion scoring your cows

Detecting lameness by locomotion scoring your cows

Lameness can be a major issue on many dairy farms, particularly if a minor case develops into a bigger issue....

December 25, 2021

Dairy throwback: 6 of the most popular dairy focuses revisited

Dairy throwback: 6 of the most popular dairy focuses revisited

As the festive period begins, Agriland has decided to revisit some of the most popular and interesting Dairy Focus articles...

December 24, 2021

Dungannon dairy sale: Atrium daughter makes top price

Dungannon dairy sale: Atrium daughter makes top price

Taaffe auctions held its final sale of the year recently, at Dungannon Mart, Co. Tyrone, and had 105 lots on...

December 24, 2021

Milk Price Tracker: Bumper prices for November milk

Milk Price Tracker: Bumper prices for November milk

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

December 23, 2021

Reviewing your 2021 dairy farm performance

Reviewing your 2021 dairy farm performance

As Christmas approaches and 2021 comes to an end, now is a good time for dairy farmers to review their...

December 23, 2021

Friesian bulls making up to €130 at Bandon’s calf sale

Friesian bulls making up to €130 at Bandon’s calf sale

The weeks leading up to Christmas have seen a good trade for dairy-born calves from farmers and agents, with that...

December 22, 2021

Milk recording sees increase in uptake for 2021

Milk recording sees increase in uptake for 2021

The vast majority of spring-calving herds have dried off their remaining cows and the dry period has begun – so...

December 21, 2021

Breeding season: Increasing your conception rates

Breeding season: Increasing your conception rates

The focus on many autumn-calving herds is moving from the calving season to the impending breeding season. Ideally, you should...

December 20, 2021

Monitoring lameness and mastitis during housed period

Monitoring lameness and mastitis during housed period

Lameness and mastitis can, and do have a major impact on cow performance, with controlling these a focus for most...

December 19, 2021

Demand for calves remains at Enniscorthy Mart

Demand for calves remains at Enniscorthy Mart

Enniscorthy mart held its weekly calf sale on Wednesday, December 15, and as we head towards Christmas, many farmers seem...

December 19, 2021

Milk replacer hike for spring as prices increase

Milk replacer hike for spring as prices increase

On many farms, milk replacer is a key part of a successful youngstock rearing programme – but will farmers be...

December 17, 2021

Planning your spring slurry applications

Planning your spring slurry applications

At the recent National Dairy Conference, the importance of slurry on dairy farms this spring was highlighted as a way...

December 16, 2021

Controlling heifer mastitis during the housed period

Controlling heifer mastitis during the housed period

Heifer mastitis can be an issue on some farms, with heifers calving down with mastitis or a case developing early...

December 15, 2021

Parlour training your in-calf heifers, have you started yet?

Parlour training your in-calf heifers, have you started yet?

The milking production season has ended on many spring-calving dairy farms for 2021, and now is a good opportunity for...

December 14, 2021