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.

Climate and environment
EPA ‘not holding back’ from Teagasc methane research
Barry Murphy
Attendees at the EPA’s annual conference heard that the agency is open to incorporating the latest farm emissions science when updating national carbon inventories.
Dairy Management: dealing with cows not yet bred
Aidan Brennan goes through the options for farmers to deal with cows that haven't yet been bred.
Silage: cut now or wait a bit longer?
This week will be a busy week for silage harvesting on dairy farms, but is it the right time asks Aidan Brennan.
Dairy Trends: spot markets continue to improve
The European spot market for dairy products continues to make gradual improvements, writes Aidan Brennan.
Milk price top-ups level 2022 milk price payout
The annual reports have been published, the final milk price top-ups have been announced so a tally of one of the best average milk price years ever can finally be completed.
Focus turns to sward quality and replacing nutrients
Reports from farmers have indicated that swards have started to become stemmy at medium covers.
Clover wins Grassland Farmer of the Year title for Clare farmer
Earlier this week Aidan Brennan visited the farm of Diarmaid Fitzgerald, the winner of the Grassland Farmer of the Year for 2022.
Top of €5,100 for Herefords in Nenagh
Shanon Kinahan reports from the Irish Hereford Cattle Society show and sale in Nenagh.
Beef breeding in the dairy herd: the options
As the breeding season moves on, Aidan Brennan takes a look at the best way of choosing beef bulls for use on dairy cows.
Dairy cross cows working hard in Newford
Adam Woods reports from the Newford Suckler Demonstration Farm open day held earlier this week
In pictures: hive of activity across the Footprint Farms as the weather improves
Sunny spells across the Footprint Farms have meant crops have got their final fungicide, as well as single farm payments and SCEP applications being submitted.
Installing owl boxes in Co Waterford
Footprint Farmer Pádraig Connery has put up a couple of owl boxes on his farm in the past couple of weeks.
Newford Farm update: low level of repeat breeding activity
Breeding appears to be progressing nicely, with only a handful of animals receiving a repeat insemination in the fourth week of the breeding season.
Steady cattle and sluggish sheep trade so far in 2023
Mark Zieg, Bord Bia beef, meat and livestock manager, and Seamus McMenamin, sheepmeat and livestock manager, look at trade.
Multiple Bord na Móna auctions boast over 400 lots of machinery this May
Wilsons Auctions prepares once again to offer bidders a huge selection of tractors, machinery, tyres, motorbikes, equipment and more surplus assets on behalf of the iconic Irish company Bord na Móna.
Farm safely – look up and look out for electricity poles and wires
ESB Networks Public Safety Manager Michael Murray is reminding farmers to take necessary safety precautions with overhead wires, poles and stay wires ahead of the busy forage saving season.
Over half a million acres of farm land mapped using FREE mapping tool
All farmers in Ireland and the UK can now map their farms for free in a matter of minutes, thanks to a service launched by Herdwatch, the leading farm management software used on over 18,000 farms.
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