Dairy Focus

Dairy Focus: Milking 440 cows in the heart of the rebel county

Dairy Focus: Milking 440 cows in the heart of the rebel county

For this week’s Dairy Focus, Agriland made the trip down to the McCarthy family farm near the village of Crossbarry,...

April 10, 2021

Dairy Focus: Milking 160 cows on the Wild Atlantic Way

Dairy Focus: Milking 160 cows on the Wild Atlantic Way

For this week’s Dairy Focus, Agriland made the trip down to the rebel county to the farm of Denis and...

April 4, 2021

Dairy Focus: From the operating theatre to the milking parlour

Dairy Focus: From the operating theatre to the milking parlour

Dairy farming in Derrypatrick, Drumree, Co. Meath is Laura Hannon who farms in partnership with her father David and mother Catherine....

March 29, 2021

Dairy Focus: The journey from 50 to 120 cows at Cullencastle farm

Dairy Focus: The journey from 50 to 120 cows at Cullencastle farm

Farming just outside Tramore in Co. Waterford is Garrett Hartery who farms in partnership with his mother, Mary. Garrett took...

March 7, 2021

Dairy Focus: Using night-time feeding to great effect in Co. Meath

Dairy Focus: Using night-time feeding to great effect in Co. Meath

Farming just outside Lobinstown in Co. Meath you’ll find the Evans family – Gordon and his four sons Conor, Harry,...

February 20, 2021

Dairy Focus: Building towards the future in the Royal County

Dairy Focus: Building towards the future in the Royal County

Just outside Kilmessan, on the banks of the River Boyne, you’ll find the Lally family farm, with this very much...

February 8, 2021

Dairy Focus: Applying the finishing touches to an expanding herd in Tipperary

Dairy Focus: Applying the finishing touches to an expanding herd in Tipperary

Farming in Rossmore, Co. Tipperary, TJ and Tommy Ryan milk a herd of 126 Holstein Friesian-cross British Friesian cows. The...

October 4, 2020

Dairy Focus: ‘Days in milk is what drive profits, especially for an expanding herd’

Dairy Focus: ‘Days in milk is what drive profits, especially for an expanding herd’

Farming in Clonmoney, Co. Clare, JJ, Ann and Joe Melody run both a dairy and beef enterprise. The Clare natives...

September 13, 2020

Dairy Focus: Milking 265 Holstein Friesian cows just off the coast of Co. Cork

Dairy Focus: Milking 265 Holstein Friesian cows just off the coast of Co. Cork

Farming just off the coast of Co. Cork near Ballymacoda, Dick and Eoghan O’Neill, along with their neighbour Barty O’Sullivan,...

July 25, 2020

Dairy Focus: Milking 46 cows through a 6-unit parlour in Co. Mayo

Dairy Focus: Milking 46 cows through a 6-unit parlour in Co. Mayo

Farming just outside Cong in Co. Mayo, father-and-son team Tim and Tom Clesham run a dairy herd consisting of 46...

July 19, 2020

Dairy Focus: Going from 80 to 250 cows in the space of 5 years

Dairy Focus: Going from 80 to 250 cows in the space of 5 years

Michael Walsh and his son Michael have seen their herd of cows expand rapidly over the last few years. Since...

June 21, 2020

Dairy Focus: Milking 56 crossbred Shorthorn cows in Co. Offaly

Dairy Focus: Milking 56 crossbred Shorthorn cows in Co. Offaly

Farming just outside Edenderry in Co. Offaly, Ann-Maree Manley and her father Michael milk a herd of crossbred Shorthorn cows....

May 23, 2020

Dairy focus: Milking 60 pedigree Fleckvieh cows in Co. Laois

Dairy focus: Milking 60 pedigree Fleckvieh cows in Co. Laois

In this week’s Dairy Focus, AgriLand caught up with Gerard Brickley from Coolrain in Co. Laois who milks a herd...

May 2, 2020

Dairy focus: Taking the reins of an 80-cow herd and driving it on in Co. Limerick

Dairy focus: Taking the reins of an 80-cow herd and driving it on in Co. Limerick

In this week’s Dairy Focus, AgriLand spoke with Eamonn Shanahan, who has recently taken over his uncle’s dairy farm. Eamonn...

April 13, 2020

Dairy focus: Milking 300 Jersey-cross cows on a grass-based system in the US

Dairy focus: Milking 300 Jersey-cross cows on a grass-based system in the US

In this week’s dairy focus, AgriLand caught up with Bernard Ryan from Tipperary, who is working on a grass-based dairy...

March 28, 2020

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...

March 22, 2020

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...

March 15, 2020

Dairy focus: First experience managing a 290-cow dairy farm in Co. Wexford

Dairy focus: First experience managing a 290-cow dairy farm in Co. Wexford

Farming on the outskirts of New Ross, Lisa Doyle has settled in nicely to her new role as a dairy...

March 1, 2020