The Irish Farmers Journal is dedicated to providing up to the minute informative dairy farming news and information for breeding and advice for a healthy dairy herd.

Dondale hosts 2024 IHFA open day
Adam Woods
Adam Woods reports from the IHFA national open day held on the Dondale Farm in Co Kildare last week.
17 July 2024 Markets
Breakeven beef price of €5.54/kg in Ballyvadin
Adam Woods reports from last week’s open day on the Tipperary dairy-beef demonstration farm in Ballyvadin
7 June 2024 Breeding & health
Watch: inside a 6,500-head dairy-beef calf-rearing farm in Somerset
Adam Woods visited Long Lane farm this week, which rears 6,500 calves annually for the Buitelaar group.
Looking after the health of dairy calves
Aidan Brennan has some key management advice for looking after dairy bred calves this summer.
5 June 2024 Animal Health
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.
29 May 2024 Breeding & health
Getting the most from milk recording results
Aidan Brennan looks at the importance of milk recording in order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and says the results are not just to be used for identifying high SCC cows
22 May 2024 Breeding & health
Best in the business in Balmoral
Shanon Kinahan takes a look back at all the cattle champions from the 155th Balmoral Show
22 May 2024 Pedigree
Watch: blue skies for dairy day in Balmoral
Shanon Kinahan reports from the ringside in Balmoral, where the dairy classes are being judged.
17 May 2024 News
Watch: all eyes on the dairy rings at Balmoral Show
Shanon Kinahan is at the dairy rings on day three of the 155th Balmoral Show.
17 May 2024 Pedigree
Solomon solos another win at 12th annual Emerald Expo
Shanon Kinahan brings you all the championship results from the 12th annual Emerald Expo
1 May 2024 Pedigree
Doing the simple things well in Cork
Thomas Condon visits the Finneran farm in Carrignavar in Co Cork to see how Gerard and Nuala are going to manage the breeding season.
1 May 2024 Breeding & health
Big variation in synchrony success
Conception rate to AI services on heifers after progesterone-based synchrony programmes is mixed, writes Aidan Brennan.
10 April 2024 Breeding