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.

High spirits as Sunibelle Dempsey Esprit claims hat-trick at Swiss Expo
Shanon Kinahan
With her Irish connections on the halter, Sunibele Dempsey Esprit secured her third grand championship at the Swiss Expo Holstein Show. Shanon Kinahan reports.
29 January 2024 Pedigree
Sunibelle Dempsey Esprit takes Swiss Expo by storm
With her Irish connections on the halter, Sunibele Dempsey Esprit secured her third grand championship at the Swiss Expo Holstein Show, Shanon Kinahan reports.
26 January 2024 Pedigree
IHFA hosts annual all-Ireland awards
Shanon Kinahan attended the prestigious IHFA All-Ireland awards in Portlaois on Friday afternoon where IHFA breeders were awarded for their hard work and dedication
Calving mayhem about to kick off
Aidan Brennan takes a look at what is being covered in the first of the two special Focus features on calves.
17 January 2024 Calves
Positive Farmers Conference: improving the value of dairy beef calves
Declan Collins reports from the Positive Farmers Conference, where Padraig French outlined where calf markets are and the direction of travel.
12 January 2024 Breeding & health
Producing quality beef calves from the dairy herd
Dairy specialist Declan Collins attends the AHI calf care event in Cork ahead of the busy calving season.
5 January 2024 Breeding & health
How does the Danish breeding system work?
Aidan Brennan reports on how Viking Genetics, the main breeding company in Denmark selects bulls when so much of the national herd is bred with sexed semen
3 January 2024 Breeding & health
Liver fluke warning as deaths seen in eight-month-old weanlings
The warning from the Animal Health Surveillance Unit is based on unusually late cases of acute liver fluke in sheep and sub-acute disease in cattle.
23 December 2023 Breeding & health
Dung beetles are part of the future to reduce AMR
Dairy specialist Declan Collins attends the launch of O'Moore Innovations in Co. Laois to find out more about dung beetles.
20 December 2023 Breeding & health
Solomon Twizzle twirls her way to reign supreme at RUAS Winter Fair
Shanon Kinahan was at the Eikon Exhibition centre last Thursday, where Co Wexford breeders Philip and Linda Jones of the Hallow Holstein herd claimed their sixth supreme championship title.
20 December 2023 Pedigree
Preparing for drying off cows
Michelle McGrath from Animal Health Ireland outlines some important advice for farmers as they begin the drying-off process.
6 December 2023 Breeding & health
Ethical dairying - how does it work?
Declan Collins travels to Scotland to see what's happening on the Ethical Dairy farm and examines recent research results from Teagasc on leaving dairy calves with cows.
21 November 2023 Breeding & health