Dairy Farming

Survey: Over 70% of consumers willing to pay more for dairy products

Survey: Over 70% of consumers willing to pay more for dairy products

Over 70% of consumers are willing pay more for dairy products but only if the price increase is used to...

May 12, 2022

Milk production cost rises ‘threaten survival of Europe’s dairy farmers’

Milk production cost rises ‘threaten survival of Europe’s dairy farmers’

The increasing input costs for milk production are “threatening the survival of dairy farmers and thus milk production in Europe”,...

May 4, 2022

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Dairy Focus: Improving fertility and milk solids through EBI

Dairy Focus: Improving fertility and milk solids through EBI

For this week’s Dairy Focus, Agriland made the trip to Co. Laois to meet with Trevor Cobbe on his dairy...

March 19, 2022

Farming couple showcase ‘Home of the Year’ cottage

Farming couple showcase ‘Home of the Year’ cottage

A dairy farming couple from Cashel, Co. Tipperary, showcased their farm cottage renovation on the eighth series of RTÉ One’s...

March 5, 2022

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Treating slurry now more important than ever

Treating slurry now more important than ever

Farmers are now looking seriously at the effects of slurry on soil health and future fertiliser bills, it as an...

October 27, 2021

Dairy farmer survey: Want to voice your views…and get a gift voucher too?

Dairy farmer survey: Want to voice your views…and get a gift voucher too?

Dairy farmers are being called on to have their voices heard – and be rewarded with a One4All gift voucher...

September 20, 2021

Dairy Focus: ‘Walk and Talk’ on Macra president’s farm

Dairy Focus: ‘Walk and Talk’ on Macra president’s farm

Earlier this week, John Keane hosted a Macra na Feirme Young Farmer Development Group (YFDG) ‘Walk and Talk’ on his...

August 23, 2021

Mooted proposals to remove dairying from TAMS slammed

Mooted proposals to remove dairying from TAMS slammed

“Deep concerns” have been raised that the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine “has not included dairy related investments...

June 1, 2021

Irish dairy stakeholders issue 17-point statement on climate action

Irish dairy stakeholders issue 17-point statement on climate action

Five key stakeholder organisations in the Irish dairy sector have come together to issue a joint commitment on climate action....

May 19, 2021

4 key areas ‘in hands of dairy farmers’ to reduce emissions

4 key areas ‘in hands of dairy farmers’ to reduce emissions

70% of the emissions associated with a litre of milk “are in the hands of the farmer to reduce” –...

May 4, 2021

Alltech 5-year vision: How can Irish dairy reduce emissions by 20%?

Alltech 5-year vision: How can Irish dairy reduce emissions by 20%?

Using a combination of changes, the average Irish dairy farm can reduce the emissions intensity of its milk over a...

April 28, 2021

What sets the top performers apart in Irish dairy farming?

What sets the top performers apart in Irish dairy farming?

The “top performers” among Irish dairy farmers – in other words farmers who are making the most profit from their...

April 14, 2021

Putting ‘balance back in the system’ with a Fleckvieh focus

Putting ‘balance back in the system’ with a Fleckvieh focus

There has been a “huge increase” in demand for Fleckvieh cows over the last 12 months, according to dairy farmer...

April 1, 2021

Glanbia chairman: Farmers are the original environmentalists

Glanbia chairman: Farmers are the original environmentalists

Farmers are the “original environmentalists” – and want to grow in a sustainable manner, Glanbia Ireland chairman John Murphy has...

March 30, 2021

McConalogue to dairy farmers: ‘You have the future of the sector in your hands’

McConalogue to dairy farmers: ‘You have the future of the sector in your hands’

As the 2021 calving season continues, Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Charlie McConalogue has penned a letter to...

February 22, 2021

Calving Assist: From YouTube to production…in 4 days

Calving Assist: From YouTube to production…in 4 days

The inventor of the Calving Assist – a device to aid dairy farmers in helping cows to calve – has...

January 21, 2021

Video: Back injury inspires dairy farmer to invent calving assist

Video: Back injury inspires dairy farmer to invent calving assist

A dairy farmer from Co. Tipperary has invented a calving aid for farmers called the Calving Assist. Jim Ryan, from...

January 18, 2021

‘Flawed’ dairy report ‘doesn’t include cost of farmer labour or land’

‘Flawed’ dairy report ‘doesn’t include cost of farmer labour or land’

An analysis published by Teagasc and CIT claiming Irish dairy farmers are the most profitable in Europe is “flawed” in...

November 12, 2020