Milk Solids

Grass clover swards are a win-win for farmers

Grass clover swards are a win-win for farmers

Grass clover swards were originally seen as a way of increasing milk solids from cows, but the use of clover...

November 29, 2021

Milk composition a ‘lost opportunity’ for NI’s dairy sector

Milk composition a ‘lost opportunity’ for NI’s dairy sector

Northern Ireland’s poor milk composition is costing farmers poor milk prices, according to Agri Food and Biosciences Institute (AFBI) researcher...

August 8, 2020

More milk and milk solids from grass-clover swards – but TMR diets lead the way

More milk and milk solids from grass-clover swards – but TMR diets lead the way

Results of a recent research trial undertaken by Teagasc researchers in Moorepark, Co. Cork, were presented at the Grass-Fed Dairy...

October 29, 2018

Dairy focus: Keeping efficiencies to the fore when moving from 165 to 275 cows

Dairy focus: Keeping efficiencies to the fore when moving from 165 to 275 cows

Eamonn and Darren Healy entered a dairy farming partnership in 2009. In the intervening period, their business has undergone substantial...

June 24, 2018

Dairy focus: Driving ‘black and white’ production from grass in Co. Westmeath

Dairy focus: Driving ‘black and white’ production from grass in Co. Westmeath

Farming in Moyvoughly, Moate, Co. Westmeath, Joe and Carmel O’Rourke plan to milk a herd of 220 Holstein/British Friesian cows...

February 10, 2018

Top 33% of farms produced 7,000L more milk per hectare in 2016

Top 33% of farms produced 7,000L more milk per hectare in 2016

Irish dairy farms produced, on average, 11,087L/ha of milk in 2016, according to Teagasc National Farm Survey. This is a...

August 2, 2017