Milk Recording

Milk recording sees increase in uptake for 2021

Milk recording sees increase in uptake for 2021

The vast majority of spring-calving herds have dried off their remaining cows and the dry period has begun – so...

December 21, 2021

ICMSA: No milk recording in eco-scheme ‘a fundamental error’

ICMSA: No milk recording in eco-scheme ‘a fundamental error’

The lack of a milk recording option in the eco-scheme has been described as a “completely fundamental error that will...

November 29, 2021

Milk recording: Have you started yet?

Milk recording: Have you started yet?

The uptake of milk recording on Irish dairy farms continues to grow, with a 20% increase in the number of...

October 19, 2021

Milk recording: How many should I do per year?

Milk recording: How many should I do per year?

The milk recording of cows is set to become increasingly more important from January 2022, when changes to regulation come...

September 8, 2021

CMT: A Quick and effective way of controlling SCC

CMT: A Quick and effective way of controlling SCC

The California Mastitis Test (CMT) kit is a simple and quick way of identifying high somatic cell counts (SCC) cows...

August 27, 2021

Milk recording and Johne’s testing: two birds, one stone

Milk recording and Johne’s testing: two birds, one stone

Milk recording offers many benefits to dairy farmers to help gain some insight into what is happening within their herds....

August 6, 2021

Munster Bovine milk records 500,000 cows in 2021 so far

Munster Bovine milk records 500,000 cows in 2021 so far

Munster Bovine has performed milk recording on 500,000 cows so far in 2021, the agricultural services provider has said. After...

July 21, 2021

Milk recording uptake continues to increase

Milk recording uptake continues to increase

Milk recording uptake ahead of regulation changes in 2022 continues to grow, according to the latest figures from the Irish...

July 7, 2021

Is mandatory milk recording on the way?

Is mandatory milk recording on the way?

Recent news that milk-recording levels on Irish dairy farms are increasing is to be welcomed. But, in many ways this...

June 14, 2021

Number of herds milk recording continues to increase

Number of herds milk recording continues to increase

Milk recording has become an increasingly important management tool used on Irish dairy farms. Yet 2020 saw what can only...

June 10, 2021

Using milk recording reports to identify problem cows

Using milk recording reports to identify problem cows

Milk recording is important in order to identify superior cows who are producing high levels of solids, and to identify...

May 9, 2021

Milk recording uptake increased by 18% compared to 2019

Milk recording uptake increased by 18% compared to 2019

Milk recording is an important management tool used on dairy farms to identify the best performing cows, high SCC (Somatic...

April 24, 2021

10 reasons why milk recording is beneficial

10 reasons why milk recording is beneficial

Irish dairy farmers have an opportunity to invest in the long term profitability of their herds, through resuming or even...

April 19, 2021

Farmer views sought on milk pregnancy testing

Farmer views sought on milk pregnancy testing

Progressive Genetics is currently conducting a survey among farmers to gauge people’s views and experiences with milk pregnancy testing. A...

March 16, 2021

As the calving season winds down, here are some jobs to tick off your to do list

As the calving season winds down, here are some jobs to tick off your to do list

We are coming close to the finish line on many spring-calving dairy farms, as the calving season begins to wind...

March 11, 2021

Finance minister called on to reverse milk recording VAT decision

Finance minister called on to reverse milk recording VAT decision

The Minister for Finance, Paschal Donohoe, is being called on to reverse the decision to increase VAT on milk recording,...

March 8, 2021

Aurivo announces new €5/cow milk recording programme

Aurivo announces new €5/cow milk recording programme

Aurivo Co-op has revealed a new milk recording programme, a new initiative introduced to support milk recording within Aurivo’s catchment...

March 2, 2021

VAT change leads to milk recording cost increase

VAT change leads to milk recording cost increase

Progressive Genetics has informed its milk recording customers that the price of milk recording will increase by 9% effective April...

March 1, 2021