Dairy

National Farm Survey: The average dairy farm income increased by 13% in 2020

National Farm Survey: The average dairy farm income increased by 13% in 2020

Teagasc released its National Farm Survey for 2020, which outlines some of the sectorial figures for 2020. According to the...

July 19, 2021

NDC consumer survey: Dairy farming at the heart of Irish life

NDC consumer survey: Dairy farming at the heart of Irish life

Most Irish people believe that cows should be called Daisy, that Irish butter is so yellow because our cows are...

July 19, 2021

National Farm Survey: Average farm income increases by 9%

National Farm Survey: Average farm income increases by 9%

The Teagasc National Farm Survey for 2020 has been released, showing a general increase in farm incomes for last year....

July 19, 2021

Considerations when constructing farm roadways

Considerations when constructing farm roadways

Farm roadways are key on Irish dairy farms, for maximising the amount of grazed grass in the cow’s diet and...

July 19, 2021

Correcting soil fertility on your silage fields with lime

Correcting soil fertility on your silage fields with lime

Silage season is well underway on Irish dairy farms, with the harvesting of second-cut silage due to begin on farms...

July 18, 2021

Reviewing your farm’s cash flow budget

Reviewing your farm’s cash flow budget

As we head into mid-July, we are passing the halfway point of the year, and this is a good time...

July 18, 2021

Dairy Focus: ‘It was a team effort to make the farm successful’

Dairy Focus: ‘It was a team effort to make the farm successful’

In this week’s Dairy Focus, Agriland made the trip to meet the Corrigan family on their dairy farm near Boardsmill,...

July 18, 2021

Dairy Focus: ‘It was a team effort to make the farm successful’

Dairy Focus: ‘It was a team effort to make the farm successful’

In this week’s Dairy Focus, Agriland made the trip to meet the Corrigan family on their dairy farm near Boardsmill, Co. Meath. Eoin...

July 18, 2021

Culling cows based on performance alone is a mistake

Culling cows based on performance alone is a mistake

Culling cows based on performance alone is a mistake, but this is often the tendency on Irish farms, rather than...

July 17, 2021

Preventing bloat in grass-clover swards

Preventing bloat in grass-clover swards

The use of clover in grass swards has become increasingly popular on Irish farms. But, bloat can be an issue...

July 17, 2021

16-unit parlour, handling area and 70 cubicles under the 1 roof

16-unit parlour, handling area and 70 cubicles under the 1 roof

For this week’s Buildings Focus, Agriland made the trip down to Kilkenny to Karl Dillon farm. In this video we...

July 17, 2021

Buildings Focus: A 16-unit parlour, handling facilities and 70 cubicles in Kilkenny

Buildings Focus: A 16-unit parlour, handling facilities and 70 cubicles in Kilkenny

For this week’s Buildings Focus, Agriland made the trip down to Kilkenny to chat with a new entrant to dairy,...

July 17, 2021

Dairygold sets milk price for June supplies

Dairygold sets milk price for June supplies

Dairygold has become the latest dairy processor to set its price for milk supplied in the month of June. Dairygold...

July 16, 2021

Breeding season: Determining its success

Breeding season: Determining its success

The 2021 breeding season is drawing to a close on the majority of spring-calving dairy herds so now is a...

July 16, 2021

Just 2 marts avail of marts ICT grant scheme so far

Just 2 marts avail of marts ICT grant scheme so far

Only two marts have availed of the Mart ICT Infrastructure Scheme so far this year. The scheme, which was officially...

July 15, 2021

Map: 21,845 TB reactors detected in 12 months

Map: 21,845 TB reactors detected in 12 months

The incidence rates of bovine TB have continued to rise in 2021, the latest figures show – with almost 22,000...

July 15, 2021

Selective dry cow therapy proving beneficial – AFBI

Selective dry cow therapy proving beneficial – AFBI

Recent trial work carried out by the Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute (AFBI) has highlighted the benefits of selective dry cow...

July 15, 2021

Dairy analysis: Commodity prices remain under pressure

Dairy analysis: Commodity prices remain under pressure

Dairy commodity prices remained under pressure over the last couple of weeks, according to multi-national financial services firm StoneX. Outlining...

July 15, 2021