Milking

The importance of a good milking routine

The importance of a good milking routine

A good milking routine is critical to producing high-quality milk. If you get it right, you will not only have...

July 22, 2021

Controlling environmental mastitis on your dairy farm

Controlling environmental mastitis on your dairy farm

Contagious and environmental mastitis are the most economically challenging diseases faced by Irish dairy farmers – with a single case...

July 1, 2021

Are you having somatic cell count issues?

Are you having somatic cell count issues?

This spring has been very challenging on farms to say the least, leading to hygiene issues and cows becoming stressed;...

May 22, 2021

Reducing your farm’s milking interval

Reducing your farm’s milking interval

Evening milking times on Irish dairy farms was decided by tradition or habit. However, changing the time of your PM...

January 31, 2021

Dairy advice: Tips for milking during Covid-19

Dairy advice: Tips for milking during Covid-19

With the country under current Covid-19 restrictions, it’s important that dairy farmers begin planning for the 2021 season. Most dairy...

January 14, 2021

Reasons for operating a OAD milking system

Reasons for operating a OAD milking system

Once-a-day (OAD) milking continues to grow in popularity on Irish dairy farmers. Brian Hilliard, a OAD dairy advisor with Teagasc...

January 13, 2021

Smarter milking: Improving efficiency and reducing injury

Smarter milking: Improving efficiency and reducing injury

Dairy farmers have been advised to “milk smarter” in order to reduce repetitive strain injuries and improve milking efficiency. Teagasc...

November 11, 2020

Having SCC issues this season? Here are some top tips…

Having SCC issues this season? Here are some top tips…

This spring has been very challenging on farms to say the least. The weather hasn’t been playing ball and getting...

March 23, 2020

National bulk tank SCC declines by 89,000 cells/ml

National bulk tank SCC declines by 89,000 cells/ml

A recent analysis by Animal Health Ireland (AHI) has revealed a decline in the national bulk tank somatic cell count...

March 15, 2020

Video: Top tips when carrying out one of the most important jobs on a dairy farm

Video: Top tips when carrying out one of the most important jobs on a dairy farm

The milking routine is one of the most important jobs on a dairy farm, because you could say it is...

March 6, 2020

Can you lift the 3t cluster?

Can you lift the 3t cluster?

The routine job of milking cows can put enormous pressure and strain on dairy farmers. But how do they avoid...

July 30, 2019

It could be about time to change those milk liners…

It could be about time to change those milk liners…

Milk liners are the only part of the milking machine that comes into direct contact with the cow twice-a-day, seven...

July 5, 2019

Fancy milking your herd 13 times per week?

Fancy milking your herd 13 times per week?

Milking your herd 13 times in a week may seem confusing for some, but it is common practice on many...

June 29, 2019

7 free ‘Smarter Milking’ demo days to be held in July

7 free ‘Smarter Milking’ demo days to be held in July

Seven free ‘Smarter Milking’ events will be held for dairy farmers throughout the country in the month of July. Organised...

June 28, 2019

6 simple steps to improving your milking routine

6 simple steps to improving your milking routine

The best way to prevent clinical or sub-clinical mastitis cases – in your herd – is through a consistent and...

June 24, 2019

7 ways to prevent mastitis this milking season

7 ways to prevent mastitis this milking season

The easiest way to prevent clinical or sub-clinical mastitis cases is through good milking practices. During the busy calving season,...

March 2, 2019

How can I reduce the heavy workload in spring on my dairy farm?

How can I reduce the heavy workload in spring on my dairy farm?

With the expanding dairy herd, the labour associated with calving a large number of cows over a short period of...

January 13, 2019

Are you milking to 100% efficiency?

Are you milking to 100% efficiency?

Are you milking in the most efficient manner possible and getting the most out of your cows? Farmers can find...

June 13, 2018