Dedicated Dairy Farming News

Outbreaks of TB in cattle herds hit a 10-year high
Noel Bardon
While TB outbreaks and reactor numbers have increased, so too has the cost of the TB programme - it is now more expensive than ever.
21 February 2024 News
ICBF moves to address blue card delays
The ICBF has recognised frustration among some farmers who send away genotype samples, but insists its turnaround times remain generally good.
21 February 2024 News
Calf numbers begin to lift in marts
Calf numbers increased across marts this week but are still behind other years, as farmers experience delays getting calf registrations back.
Top tips for tackling ATV maintenance
Peter Thomas Keaveney takes a look at five areas of practical ATV maintenance tips worth considering before the trusty workhorses take to the fields once again.
21 February 2024 Farm machinery
Indian built electric quad quietly gaining traction in Europe
The Powerland Tachyon is a new player in the world of electric ATVs, and has recently arrived in Ireland. Peter Thomas Keaveney put it through its paces.
21 February 2024 Farm machinery
TB reactors up another 24% in 2023
There were 5,078 herds hit with TB restrictions over 2023 in another metric up the year previous.
21 February 2024 News
Kerry forward milk price over 40c/l
The latest forward price from Kerry is 5.71c/l (VAT exclusive) higher than the company’s previous offering.
21 February 2024 News
2024 BISS scheme opens for applications
The scheme portal is also the application gateway for the CRISS, Eco Scheme and a number of other related schemes.
21 February 2024 News
Three months of NI milk price rises
All processors of Northern Ireland milk have increased base prices for January supplies
21 February 2024 Northern Ireland
Mullinahone 'catching up' on tag orders
Mullinahone Co-op said that it couldn't foresee the number of farmers who waited until the first two weeks of January to order their calf tags.
21 February 2024 News
Milk prices increase for January supplies
The major co-ops have moved to increase milk price for the second month in a row.
21 February 2024 News
Kerry Group and Grassland Agro in fertiliser tie-up
The novel tie-up between the two businesses, which is the first of its kind for the Irish fertiliser sector, will see Grassland Agro supply close to 100,000t of product to Kerry Group.
21 February 2024 News