Clover wins Grassland Farmer of the Year title for Clare farmer
Aidan Brennan
Earlier this week Aidan Brennan visited the farm of Diarmaid Fitzgerald, the winner of the Grassland Farmer of the Year for 2022.
24 May 2023 News
Why is this Government so anti-dairy?
In this opinion piece, dairy editor Aidan Brennan asks if the Irish Government really believes that Irish dairy is sustainable and, if so, why it does not support it.
24 May 2023 Markets
Dairy Trends: spot markets continue to improve
The European spot market for dairy products continues to make gradual improvements, writes Aidan Brennan.
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.
24 May 2023 Management
Clare farmer wins Grassland Farmer of the Year
The winners of the 2022 Grassland Farmer of the Year were announced by the Minister for Agriculture at an awards ceremony in Cork.
24 May 2023 News
One third of US milk produced on farms of 3,000 cows or more
Aidan Brennan reports from a Munster Technological University seminar looking at agriculture in the US.
23 May 2023 News
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.
22 May 2023 Management
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 Management: keeping on top of high grass growth
With growth rates set to hit over 90kg per day on many farms, Aidan Brennan says farmers need to be alert in order to ensure quality remains good.
17 May 2023 Management
Dairy Trends: GDT falls by 0.9%
The latest GDT auction results buck the trend of the previous two auctions and sends more uncertainty into dairy markets.
17 May 2023 Markets
Dairy Management: grass growth 'through the roof'
Aidan Brennan has some advice for farmers on managing grass quality during this period of high grass growth.
15 May 2023 Management
Getting the most out of clover
Now is the time to start managing clover fields differently to grass-only fields.
10 May 2023 Grass & feeding