Dairy farming

The latest dairy farming news and dairy prices from the Irish Farmers Journal. Keep up to date with all farming and production news developments in the dairy farming sector.

Dairy Management: grass, breeding and feed stocks
Aidan Brennan says that grass is likley to miss a season, going from winter mode to summer mode and bypassing spring.
Dairy management: ground remains very tender
More rain over the weekend has reversed some of the improvement in ground conditions experienced towards the end of last week, writes Aidan Brennan.
Dairy Trends: flat GDT and low demand
There was no major change in the GDT auction results, but European butter prices continue to edge up, writes Aidan Brennan.
Camera at the Mart: first-calvers call for strong trade in Corrin
Shanon Kinahan reports from the Lisduff sale in Cork Marts Corrin last Friday.
Normality to grazing regime begins
With a more settled forecast on the horizon, it seems normality is beginning to return for grazing 2024.
Getting back on track in Kilkenny
Aidan Brennan reports from the Teagasc farm walk on the Bowden farm in Co Kilkenny, where weather issues dominated discussion.
Another victory for Luddenmore
Shanon Kinahan was in Kilmallock last Saturday for the Munster Angus Breeders premier sale with a top price of €4,250 recorded.
Big variation in synchrony success
Conception rate to AI services on heifers after progesterone-based synchrony programmes is mixed, writes Aidan Brennan.
Turnout two months behind on Tullamore Farm
Adam Woods has the latest from Tullamore Farm, the Irish Farmers Journal beef and sheep demonstration farm in Co Offaly.
Fields beginning to dry as rainfall eases
This week, Conor Kehoe talks to farmers in Wexford, Dublin and Laois as final preparations are made for spring planting.
A journey into ‘silvoarable’ farming in Co Carlow
Jack Browne’s vision for his farm, and his courage and conviction in realising it, offers a terrific learning experience for a future where innovation, diversification and adaptation will be crucial.
Decent winter crops but fields remain saturated
This week, Conor Kehoe chats to farmers in Waterford, Meath, and Kilkenny as they hope for an improvement in the weather.
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