Here we look at the latest developments in dairy equipment technology, milking systems and controlling costs.

VAT changes to have serious implications for investment
Aidan Brennan
Aidan Brennan says that the recent changes to the interpretation of the VAT rules means that many farmers will be out of pocket and investment will be postponed.
3 January 2024 Dairy Equipment
Improving quality of life and cow flow with simple crush and drafting facilities
Dairy Specialist Declan Collins visits Willie and Tommy Costigan in Johnstown, Co Killkenny, to have a look at their new handling facilities.
3 January 2024 Dairy Equipment
SenseHub Dairy Ecosystem expands to help farmers improve milk quality
Dairy specialist Declan Collins attends the launch of new milking equipment by MSD.
Re-entry with a robot in Cats country
With an off-farm job, Noel Lynch opted for a GEA automatic milking system for his re entry in to dairying.
9 August 2023 Dairy Equipment
Superb facilities in east Cork expansion
Aidan Brennan reports from the Dunne family farm in east Cork who have recently made a big investment in cow housing and milking facilities.
9 August 2023 Dairy Equipment
Dairy equipment: always a good investment
Spending money on dairy equipment is rarely regretted, once its reasonable and within budget, writes Aidan Brennan.
9 August 2023 Dairy Equipment
Rotary versus herringbone – what’s best?
Aidan Brennan looks at the pros and cons of building a rotary milking parlour versus a herringbone, on large dairy farms.
9 August 2023 Dairy Equipment