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Dairy farmers enjoy a family Christmas

Dairy farmers enjoy a family Christmas

“We’d be under pressure to get out of the yard for one or two o’clock for a few hours then...

December 21, 2021

How can subclinical mineral deficiency occur post-calving?

How can subclinical mineral deficiency occur post-calving?

The weeks of spring are a critical period for farms in Ireland aiming to get cows back in calf quickly...

March 31, 2021

Helping break the cycle of disease at calving with effective biosecurity

Helping break the cycle of disease at calving with effective biosecurity

Calving for any dairy farmer means late nights, early mornings and lots of hard work. So, it is vital that...

March 4, 2021

A chlorine-free wash programme for robots, milking equipment and bulk milk tanks

A chlorine-free wash programme for robots, milking equipment and bulk milk tanks

UK dairy farmers are beginning to recognise the benefits of using a chlorine-free wash programme as part of their daily...

February 26, 2021

Can you afford to leave 5p/L behind you?

Can you afford to leave 5p/L behind you?

The pioneering Lakeland Agri / Premier Nutrition Transition Management System (TMS) saves Northern Ireland farmers thousands of pounds by ensuring...

September 27, 2020

From Clare to Kigali: Flying in-calf heifers 7,000km to change lives

From Clare to Kigali: Flying in-calf heifers 7,000km to change lives

“I’m the person that flies with the animals to Africa.” This was the straight-forward way John Fitzgerald described his experience...

September 13, 2020

Cow mattress systems for maximum comfort and productivity

Cow mattress systems for maximum comfort and productivity

Consistency in comfort flooring is essential to ensuring high comfort and reduced stress levels in dairy cows. High-quality rubber flooring...

July 24, 2020

Two reasons why activity monitoring can improve your dairy reproduction results

Two reasons why activity monitoring can improve your dairy reproduction results

It has been well documented that a single missed heat on an Irish grazing farm can cost a dairy farmer...

January 15, 2020

‘All the air power you need’: Applied to showcase new compressor at ‘Ploughing’

‘All the air power you need’: Applied to showcase new compressor at ‘Ploughing’

Applied – the Offaly-based manufacturer of blasting machines and air compressors – will show its Applied Varimount 350 PTO Compressor...

September 16, 2019

Suffolk Sheep Society: 125 years of breeding excellence for Irish farmers

Suffolk Sheep Society: 125 years of breeding excellence for Irish farmers

The Suffolk Sheep Society has been a major contributor to the sheep industry in Ireland for over 125 years, with...

September 11, 2019

How this Co. Tyrone poultry farmer achieved a significant increase in egg production

How this Co. Tyrone poultry farmer achieved a significant increase in egg production

After careers in horticultural management and transport, Colin Moore wanted to get back into farming and, in 2007, he decided...

August 24, 2019

Pitfalls to avoid when shopping for your next tractor…from Case IH

Pitfalls to avoid when shopping for your next tractor…from Case IH

For most farmers, changing a tractor is one of the biggest investment decisions of the year. If you are in...

February 4, 2019

Using transition milk – the next essential feed after colostrum

Using transition milk – the next essential feed after colostrum

A progressive dairy farming business has made multiple changes to its system over a seven-year period, but what has remained...

December 10, 2018

Robotic milking the first GEA Monobox in Northern Ireland

Robotic milking the first GEA Monobox in Northern Ireland

Derick, Sylvia and Hall Donnell farm 73ha beside Ballymogorry village, just north of Strabane in Co. Tyrone. The farmyard is...

October 9, 2018

ABP opens Angus Youth Challenge for more entries

ABP opens Angus Youth Challenge for more entries

One of Northern Ireland’s leading meat processors, ABP, is calling for new entries to the ABP Angus Youth Challenge. This...

October 8, 2018

Thinking of buying a new tractor? Here’s what to do

Thinking of buying a new tractor? Here’s what to do

Horsepower costs money. Before you even call a dealer, take a moment to think about what power you need from...

September 26, 2018

Trial records higher weight gains in hay-fed calves

Trial records higher weight gains in hay-fed calves

Feeding calves hay in conjunction with a high-quality milk replacer has proven to produce top-quality stock with higher weight gains....

September 14, 2018

Protecting your dairy calves from cryptosporidium

Protecting your dairy calves from cryptosporidium

Focusing on diet in the two weeks following birth was vital for one dairy farming family whose calf rearing system...

September 11, 2018