milk production

‘Short-term OAD milking is an option on every farm’

‘Short-term OAD milking is an option on every farm’

The use of once-a-day (OAD) milking in early lactation has become more common on Irish dairy farms, with the labour...

January 9, 2022

Is your milking machine ready for the season ahead?

Is your milking machine ready for the season ahead?

On the majority of spring-calving farms the milking machine hasn’t been used for a number of weeks, and won’t be...

January 8, 2022

Dairy cow supplementation in late lactation

Dairy cow supplementation in late lactation

We are now in late September; dairy cows have entered late lactation with grass growth and ground conditions is most...

September 27, 2021

Video: Cashel Mart unveils new dairy-cow sale method

Video: Cashel Mart unveils new dairy-cow sale method

Cashel Mart in Co. Tipperary is set to host a ‘virtual sale’ of Elite Economic Breeding Index (EBI) weanling and...

August 21, 2021

Strathroy warns suppliers of ‘risk’ in milk rise during peak

Strathroy warns suppliers of ‘risk’ in milk rise during peak

Strathroy Dairies has contacted its suppliers to inform them that there will be a risk to any additional milk produced...

June 30, 2021

Key metrics to managing grass and grazing – CAFRE

Key metrics to managing grass and grazing – CAFRE

The 2021 grazing season is now in full swing across Northern Ireland, but is proving a challenge in managing grass...

May 13, 2021

Are you having issues with low milk fat?

Are you having issues with low milk fat?

Most dairy farmers are into their second grazing rotation, with slow grass growth rates still remaining a concern. However, cows...

May 1, 2021

Dairygold records reduced profits but ‘improved’ performance for 2020

Dairygold records reduced profits but ‘improved’ performance for 2020

Dairygold Co-Operative brought in an operating profit of €26 million during a challenging 2020, the co-op society has revealed. This...

April 7, 2021

Management of SCC in early lactation

Management of SCC in early lactation

A good start is half the work when it comes to management of somatic cell count (SCC) in early lactation....

March 4, 2021

Coveney: Mixed milk issue ‘will take time and goodwill’ to overcome

Coveney: Mixed milk issue ‘will take time and goodwill’ to overcome

The issue of a mixed milk pool involving suppliers from both sides of the Northern Irish border is “a real...

January 22, 2021

Issues facing mixed all-island milk production raised in Dáil

Issues facing mixed all-island milk production raised in Dáil

The challenges facing milk producers of mixed milk south of the Northern Irish border in accessing EU free trade agreements...

January 22, 2021

Irish domestic milk intake up 2.9% in June…with consumption also on the rise

Irish domestic milk intake up 2.9% in June…with consumption also on the rise

Domestic milk intake by Irish creameries and pasteurisers increased by 2.9% in June 2020 compared to the same month last...

July 30, 2020

Milk intake rises in April as supplies surpass 986 million litres

Milk intake rises in April as supplies surpass 986 million litres

Domestic milk intake by creameries and pasteurisers was estimated at 986.3 million litres for April 2020, according to the latest...

May 28, 2020

Domestic milk intake up 7.8% in February

Domestic milk intake up 7.8% in February

Domestic milk intake by creameries and pasteurisers was estimated at 327.4 million litres for February 2020, according to the latest...

April 1, 2020

Domestic milk intake down 3.6% in October

Domestic milk intake down 3.6% in October

Domestic milk intake by creameries and pasteurisers was estimated at 618.9 million litres for October 2019. This was 3.6% below...

November 30, 2019

Domestic milk intake up slightly for August – CSO

Domestic milk intake up slightly for August – CSO

Domestic milk intake by creameries and pasteurisers was estimated at 841.9 million litres for August 2019, according to the Central...

September 27, 2019

Domestic milk intake up 10.4% in July

Domestic milk intake up 10.4% in July

Domestic milk intake by creameries and pasteurisers was estimated at 942.4 million litres for July 2019 – an increase of...

August 29, 2019

Domestic milk intake up 10% in 2019

Domestic milk intake up 10% in 2019

Domestic milk intake by creameries and pasteurisers was estimated at 994.3 million litres for June 2019, according to the latest...

August 3, 2019