Dairy farming

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DII calls for focus on water quality under Bord Bia quality assurance scheme
Rachel Donovan
Dairy Industry Ireland proposed a 10-point action plan, with the singular goal of securing European Commission approval of the continuation of the derogation.
 
 
Dairy management: wet weather continues to have an impact
Dairy management: wet weather continues to have an impact
Very heavy rain over many parts of the country is making grazing conditions difficult, as soil is saturated in many locations.
What are the best days for silage this week?
What are the best days for silage this week?
With a mixed forecast, Aidan Brennan says farmers may have to take chances when they come, rather than waiting for perfect conditions.
Dairy Trends: butter and powder prices soar
Dairy Trends: butter and powder prices soar
The prices for all the key dairy commodities increased substantially this week on the back of renewed optimism in the markets.
Milk price supports get the chop in April
Milk price supports get the chop in April
Most of the co-ops have reduced or removed the milk price supports for bad weather, early calving or high input costs, writes Aidan Brennan.
Time to rebuild silage stocks
Time to rebuild silage stocks
With silage reserves at an all time low, Declan Collins looks at how farmers can set up their paddocks for a quality second cut.
The Grass Week: keeping quality in grazing ground and fertilising second cuts
The Grass Week: keeping quality in grazing ground and fertilising second cuts
We are approaching the time of the year for grasses to head out, so it is also when grass quality can go downhill in grazing and silage swards.
Fast forwarding genetic gain in Ohio
Fast forwarding genetic gain in Ohio
Aidan Brennan reports from the Sexing Technologies heifer farm in the United States where IVF is used to ramp up genetic gain.
Best in the business in Balmoral
Best in the business in Balmoral
Shanon Kinahan takes a look back at all the cattle champions from the 155th Balmoral Show
Halfway point reached in breeding for Tullamore Farm
Halfway point reached in breeding for Tullamore Farm
There have been just over four weeks of breeding completed on Tullamore Farm, with the first 30 heifers bred having been scanned this week.
New technologies helping breeding on Tullamore Farm
New technologies helping breeding on Tullamore Farm
Breeding is progressing nicely on Tullamore Farm, with cows put forward for breeding.
Crops  and field margins in Waterford
Crops and field margins in Waterford
Pádraig Connery is aiming to improve the three pillars of sustainability – economic, environmental and social – on his farm in Clashmore, Co Waterford.
Flag leaf sprays on wheat and thriving spring barley
Flag leaf sprays on wheat and thriving spring barley
This week, Conor Kehoe talks to farmers in Westmeath, Down, and Waterford as farmers try to get spraying done between the showers.
Take steps to minimise aftereffects of wet winter on silage, farmers urgedSPONSORED
Take steps to minimise aftereffects of wet winter on silage, farmers urged
Heightened risks of soil and slurry contamination in first-cut grass silage after the wet winter will require extra vigilance with silage making this season, an expert is urging.
Irish beef sales in Britain still growingSPONSORED
Irish beef sales in Britain still growing
Bord Bia meat and organics market specialist Seán Deane reports that Irish beef sales in Britain continued to grow in the first two months of 2024, building on last year's strong performance.
Outpacing the field with the only non-stop baler, the Kverneland FastBaleSPONSORED
Outpacing the field with the only non-stop baler, the Kverneland FastBale
In Clogheen, Co Tipperary, Thomas Moloney, alongside his father Jim, has been steering the family business through the evolving landscape of Irish agriculture for over six decades.
How FRS fencing and DURA² helped transform our home and farmSPONSORED
How FRS fencing and DURA² helped transform our home and farm
DURA² fencing provided John Paul Bennett and his wife Laura with a durable and environmentally friendly fencing solution for their home and farm.
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