dry cow period

Keeping summer mastitis at bay

Keeping summer mastitis at bay

Summer mastitis is usually seen in dry cows and heifers during the summer months from late June to mid-September. It...

June 28, 2021

Dairy management: How to ensure a smooth drying-off period

Dairy management: How to ensure a smooth drying-off period

With spring-calving herds starting to dry off some of the milking herd already, it won’t be long until the milking...

November 15, 2020

Planning for and implementing a successful drying off procedure

Planning for and implementing a successful drying off procedure

Proper planning ahead of drying off dairy cows for the winter is an essential part in keeping on top of...

October 28, 2020

Dairy advice: Feeding minerals and treating parasites

Dairy advice: Feeding minerals and treating parasites

As we come to the end of the milking season on many spring calving dairy farms, our attention is turning...

November 28, 2019

‘Unless you have management, minerals and body condition right, you’re on the back foot’

‘Unless you have management, minerals and body condition right, you’re on the back foot’

“You can have the best diet on paper in the world, but if you don’t have the management, minerals and...

December 1, 2018

What minerals are required by the dairy cow during the dry period?

What minerals are required by the dairy cow during the dry period?

Dairy farmers are being reminded of the important role of dry cow management, in particular nutrition, when looking to the...

November 25, 2018

Gearing up for the dry period and prioritising thin cows in Co. Laois

Gearing up for the dry period and prioritising thin cows in Co. Laois

Farming in Cullohill, Co. Laois, Pat and Pauraic Spencer – a father-and-son team – milk a herd of approximately 53...

November 1, 2018

What is the best practice advice for drying off cows?

What is the best practice advice for drying off cows?

Drying off cows properly at the end of their lactation is a very important process that allows the cow to...

November 1, 2018

Dry cow management plan ‘not to be underestimated’

Dry cow management plan ‘not to be underestimated’

Dairy farmers are being reminded of the important role of dry cow management, in particular nutrition, when looking to secure...

September 18, 2018

Protecting milk quality during dairy expansion

Protecting milk quality during dairy expansion

Thomas Dwan and his parents, Eddie and Ann, were the winners of the NDC & Kerrygold Quality Milk Awards in...

July 17, 2017