Drying Off

Selective dry cow therapy: The way forward for dairy dry off?

Selective dry cow therapy: The way forward for dairy dry off?

Selective dry cow therapy is a key issue coming at Irish farmers, according to Teagasc dairy specialist Dr. Tom O’Dwyer. O’Dwyer...

November 1, 2018

14 steps to get the best results at drying off

14 steps to get the best results at drying off

The steps taken by farmers when drying off cows can have a significant impact on mastitis levels during the dry...

October 27, 2018

Time to focus on body condition score

Time to focus on body condition score

Although many spring-calving dairy herds will continue to milk on into late November and early December, the importance of body...

October 15, 2018

Teagasc launch 13 dry cow events for autumn period

Teagasc launch 13 dry cow events for autumn period

Over one million cows are due to be dried off for the winter over the coming weeks, according to Teagasc....

October 1, 2018

Dairy advice: Taking stock and gearing up for 2018

Dairy advice: Taking stock and gearing up for 2018

2017 is drawing to a close and – for spring-calving herds – the majority of cows are now dried off....

December 23, 2017

Tempted to delay drying off with the higher milk price?

Tempted to delay drying off with the higher milk price?

Dairy processors will sit down over the coming days to set October’s milk price. And, a price rise of 0.5-1c/L...

November 10, 2017

Feeding concentrates to dry cows might well be an option in the west

Feeding concentrates to dry cows might well be an option in the west

Meal feeding dry cows is well worth the investment if it succeeds in getting them primed properly for their next lactation,...

December 6, 2016

‘Drying off can play a significant role in farm profitability’

‘Drying off can play a significant role in farm profitability’

Drying off can be one of the most critical times of year when it comes to reducing on-farm somatic cell...

November 16, 2016

Why farmers should do the calculations before drying off cows

Why farmers should do the calculations before drying off cows

Dairy farmers are beginning to focus on drying off their cows in advance of the winter, but at what point...

October 21, 2016

Does it pay to teat seal cows at drying off?

Does it pay to teat seal cows at drying off?

An Irish dairy farm consisting of 100 cows can save over €2,000 by teat sealing cows at drying off. This...

September 19, 2016

‘Correct drying off influences mastitis levels in the herd for the next 6-12 months’

‘Correct drying off influences mastitis levels in the herd for the next 6-12 months’

Drying off is a key time for mastitis control on dairy farms, as it can influence the mastitis level in...

December 24, 2015