Dairy Cows

Do you know how much water your cows will drink during warm weather?

Do you know how much water your cows will drink during warm weather?

The warm weather over the past week or so, which has seen temperatures rise above 20º, has put considerable pressure...

June 2, 2020

80% of cow health problems linked to dry cow management

80% of cow health problems linked to dry cow management

Dairy farmers are being reminded of the important role of dry cow management, in particular nutrition, when looking to secure...

August 26, 2018

Dairy farmers aiming to increase cash flow with the use of beef AI sires

Dairy farmers aiming to increase cash flow with the use of beef AI sires

Dairy farmers are looking to increase cash flow in the spring time by getting the most value for their calves...

November 8, 2016

Higher number of dairy calf births when there’s a full moon, study finds

Higher number of dairy calf births when there’s a full moon, study finds

The phases of the moon have an affect on the time dairy cows give birth, according to a study by...

September 7, 2016

British dairy herd shrinks significantly in the last year

British dairy herd shrinks significantly in the last year

The size of the dairy herd in Britain has decreased by 2% over the past year, the biggest annual drop...

August 21, 2016

Number of dairy cows in Northern Ireland reaches all time high

Number of dairy cows in Northern Ireland reaches all time high

The number of dairy cows in Northern Ireland increased by 6% in June 2015 on June last year to 311,500...

August 28, 2015

‘High number of late embryo deaths in dairy cows in May’

‘High number of late embryo deaths in dairy cows in May’

There was a significant number of late embryo deaths in pregnant dairy cows during the May period, according to Reproinfo’s...

August 7, 2015

‘Last cows out of the parlour eat lower-quality grass’

‘Last cows out of the parlour eat lower-quality grass’

The cows that leave the milking parlour last and go onto grass could be regularly eating lower-quality grass, a new...

July 28, 2015

Scottish dairy herds down but total cow numbers up

Scottish dairy herds down but total cow numbers up

The number of dairy herds in Scotland has decreased to 982, down 19 in the six months to July 1,...

July 16, 2015

‘Heifer care often overlooked in digital dermatitis management’

‘Heifer care often overlooked in digital dermatitis management’

Heifer care is often overlooked when it comes to digital dermatitis management, experts say. Digital dermatitis often leads to lameness,...

July 11, 2015

‘Lungworm one of the most important respiratory diseases’

‘Lungworm one of the most important respiratory diseases’

Lungworm infection or hoose is one of the most important respiratory diseases of cattle in Ireland, Animal Health Ireland (AHI) says....

July 5, 2015

How to condition score cows over 200 milking days

How to condition score cows over 200 milking days

Cows in the herd over 200 days milking should have a condition score at the moment of 2.5, Michael Garvey...

July 4, 2015

Simple steps to save up to €3,000 on your dairy farm

Simple steps to save up to €3,000 on your dairy farm

By pushing for high-quality grass this month and taking out the 1-2kg concentrate per day, a typical 100-cow dairy herd...

July 2, 2015

How one dairy farmer milks 90 cows but owns no land

How one dairy farmer milks 90 cows but owns no land

Noel McCall is a dairy farmer with a difference; he’s milking 90 cows but he owns none of the land...

June 30, 2015

Video: Meet Blosom, the tallest cow in the world ever!

Video: Meet Blosom, the tallest cow in the world ever!

An American cow has set the Guinness World Record for being the tallest cow ever in the world. The Holstein...

June 29, 2015

Cows can’t talk, but they communicate with us every day

Cows can’t talk, but they communicate with us every day

Irish dairy farmers should use the grazing season to closely observe cows in their natural state, according to Cow Signals...

May 20, 2015

Not every sudden death should be attributed to tetany at this time of the year

Not every sudden death should be attributed to tetany at this time of the year

Grass tetany is only one of several diseases that can lead to sudden death on dairy and suckler farms during...

April 1, 2015