Northern Ireland
Move to robots pays off for Bellemont Holsteins
Kieran Mailey
The McCollum family run the 500 cow Bellemont Holstein herd outside Coleraine and last week, they held an open day outlining their system. Kieran Maily reports.
6 December 2023 Northern Ireland
New bull takes top Holstein ranking
The AltaZeolite son, who is out of an AltaPlinko dam, takes the lead in the rankings with a Profitable Lifetime Index of £925.
6 December 2023 Northern Ireland
Slatabogie Holsteins make the show ring a family affair
The Paul family from Maghera are showcasing their pedigree Holstein cattle in the main cattle classes at 2023 Winter Fair.
Keeping it simple this breeding season
North Antrim dairy farmer Robert McConaghy has decided to use only three bulls across his herd.
22 November 2023 Northern Ireland
Historic livestock data not lost, says DAERA
Concerns have been raised that data had been lost in the switch from APHIS to NIFAIS.
1 November 2023 Northern Ireland
In pictures: Solid trade for freshly calved Holstein heifers
The monthly sale of freshly calved Holstein heifers by Taaffe auctions was met with steady demand.
25 October 2023 Northern Ireland
Eedy Doorman Fame takes the glory at 41st National Dairy Show
Shanon Kinahan reports from the 41st National Dairy Show (NDS) which was held in the Green Glens Arena in Co Cork
18 October 2023 Pedigree
Trioliet – tried and tested on Fermanagh dairy farm
In 2017, the Grahams purchased their first Trioliet Solomix 2 diet feeder, which has worked every day since, mixing in the region of 75,000t of feed. Gary Abbott caught up with Stuart Graham
4 October 2023 News
National Dairy Show returns to Millstreet this October
Shanon Kinahan previews the upcoming and highly anticipated National Dairy Show set to take place on 13 and 14 October.
15 September 2023 Pedigree
Breeding for yield and high milk solids in Co Antrim
The Hollybank herd of pedigree Holstein cows is breeding high yielding cows that produce over 11,000 litres and almost 900kg of milk solids annually. Kieran Mailey reports.
13 September 2023 Northern Ireland
New record for cow’s lifetime lactation
The Dealer was impressed with the milky genes of one Canadian cow, with a new global lactation record claimed.
9 August 2023 Dealer
Another YMA calf show success
Shanon Kinahan reports from another highly successful YMA calf show which was held in Kilkenny Mart last week over two days.
2 August 2023 Pedigree