Joe Patton

‘Not spreading fertiliser will end up biting you’

‘Not spreading fertiliser will end up biting you’

The price of chemical fertiliser has many farmers wondering about measures they can take to reduce costs for 2022. At...

January 24, 2022

Dr. Joe Patton: ‘Engaging with technology will improve bottom line’

Dr. Joe Patton: ‘Engaging with technology will improve bottom line’

To obtain some insight into how the dairy sector faired in 2021 and what lies in store for the sector...

December 29, 2021

Teagasc confirms new head of Dairy Knowledge Transfer

Teagasc confirms new head of Dairy Knowledge Transfer

Teagasc has confirmed the appointment of Dr. Joe Patton as the new head of its Dairy Knowledge Transfer (KT) Department....

September 9, 2021

Caught in the rain: Should I mow or should I wait?

Caught in the rain: Should I mow or should I wait?

As a result of how weather conditions panned over the past fortnight, many drystock farmers – who would have traditionally...

June 10, 2019

‘Don’t ignore small deficits in a winter feed budget’

‘Don’t ignore small deficits in a winter feed budget’

Speaking at the 2018 Teagasc National Dairy Conference today (Tuesday 27), Teagasc’s Joe Patton echoed his concerns that a 10%...

November 27, 2018

‘Bettering conacre silage costs key for tillage farmers seeking share of dairy fodder market’

‘Bettering conacre silage costs key for tillage farmers seeking share of dairy fodder market’

Dairy farmers seeking to purchase forages should focus on the overall cost per tonne of dry matter, Teagasc’s Dr. Joe...

September 22, 2018

‘We’re coming through a historically bad year for grass growth’

‘We’re coming through a historically bad year for grass growth’

Irish farmers are coming through a historically bad year for grass growth, according to Teagasc’s Dr. Joe Patton, who spoke...

September 18, 2018

Farmers must scrutinise the role late-calving cows play on their farms

Farmers must scrutinise the role late-calving cows play on their farms

Profitable grass-based, spring-calving dairy production systems revolve around matching calving date to grass growth in order to maximise the quantity...

July 9, 2018

‘We have to get away from one size fits all when it comes to stocking rate’

‘We have to get away from one size fits all when it comes to stocking rate’

When it comes to developing and maintaining profitable dairy farming systems, farmers must focus on both the farm’s stocking rate...

July 7, 2018

10 steps to improving herd fertility performance

10 steps to improving herd fertility performance

The breeding season is fast approaching on many dairy farms and Teagasc’s Dr. Joe Patton offered some timely advice on...

April 14, 2018

Worrying fertility statistics from herds in the Cavan/Monaghan region

Worrying fertility statistics from herds in the Cavan/Monaghan region

Many dairy herds in the Monaghan/Cavan region are lagging behind when it comes to fertility performance. Speaking at the recent...

April 13, 2018

‘No reason why suckler farmers shouldn’t be able to make high-quality silage’

‘No reason why suckler farmers shouldn’t be able to make high-quality silage’

There is no reason why suckler farmers shouldn’t be able to make high-quality silage, according to Teagasc’s Joe Patton. Speaking...

July 17, 2016