Dairy Expansion

Northern Irish Lakeland suppliers optimistic for future growth

Northern Irish Lakeland suppliers optimistic for future growth

Lakeland Dairies’ milk suppliers in Northern Ireland are confident for their future in dairying, according to the results of the...

June 22, 2018

Expanding dairy farmers have 2 options: get better or get bigger

Expanding dairy farmers have 2 options: get better or get bigger

Dairy farmers thinking of expanding have two options: get better or get bigger, according to Derry O’Donovan of the report ‘Opportunities...

October 24, 2015

Expansion can challange herd health which can ‘make or break a farm’

Expansion can challange herd health which can ‘make or break a farm’

The health of a herd will be challenged during expansion which can either make or break the farm. Smooth expansion...

October 1, 2015

‘Very good dairy farmers have little room to make cutbacks’

‘Very good dairy farmers have little room to make cutbacks’

Ireland’s best dairy farmers have very little room to make cutbacks during a difficult milk price year, according to Michael Brady...

October 1, 2015

Dairy farmers – last nine months have been tough? Real problems to hit next spring

Dairy farmers – last nine months have been tough? Real problems to hit next spring

Dairy farmers are facing real problems next spring according to Shane Fitzgerald, a dairy farmer from Co. Cork. Speaking at...

September 23, 2015

Four key tips for dairy herd fertility

Four key tips for dairy herd fertility

There are four key things to getting dairy herd fertility right, according to Meath-based vet Frank O’Sullivan. These are nutrition,...

August 29, 2015

‘A vaccination programme is a cheap insurance policy’ – top Meath dairy farmer

‘A vaccination programme is a cheap insurance policy’ – top Meath dairy farmer

The use of vaccinations has become a cheap insurance policy, protecting the herd from the loss in production associated with...

August 28, 2015

Dairy expansion from within is much safer than going to the market says top vet

Dairy expansion from within is much safer than going to the market says top vet

Poor animal health will wreck all the planning which has gone before it, Co. Meath-based veterinary surgeon Frank O’Sullivan told...

August 27, 2015

Dairy expansion – How growing to 450 cows is impacting one Meath farm

Dairy expansion – How growing to 450 cows is impacting one Meath farm

A Co. Meath dairy farmer will increase cow numbers from 130 to 450 within the next three years and held...

August 26, 2015

‘Dairy farmers are in for a rough ride’

‘Dairy farmers are in for a rough ride’

Dairy farmers are in for a rough ride for the next couple of years, according to Cork farmer John Landers....

August 23, 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

Planning is essential – dairy new entrants advise on not being ‘clueless’

Planning is essential – dairy new entrants advise on not being ‘clueless’

Members of the Greenfield Dairy Discussion Group spoke of their experiences of planning and why it is essential when setting up...

July 14, 2015

Dairy expansion – Why planning is essential

Dairy expansion – Why planning is essential

The process of expansion is a stressful time for new entrant dairy farmers, said Patrick Gowing of the Teagasc Dairy...

July 9, 2015

New Zealand’s dairy clean up could cost billions

New Zealand’s dairy clean up could cost billions

The cost of cleaning up after decades of dairy expansion in New Zealand could exceed the value of the country’s...

April 30, 2015

Video: Inside the biggest dairy farm in China – home to 40,000 cows

Video: Inside the biggest dairy farm in China – home to 40,000 cows

China Modern Dairy is the largest dairy farming company in China, in terms of herd size, as well as the...

April 29, 2015

How to manage a second dairy farm 70km away

How to manage a second dairy farm 70km away

The key decision on whether to rent  a farm over 70km away and establish a dairy enterprise on it, was...

April 29, 2015

‘New dairy entrants need a “big bang” approach’

‘New dairy entrants need a “big bang” approach’

New dairy entrants should adopt a ‘big bang’ approach, according to Richard Snell, a dairy consultant from New Zealand. Speaking...

April 28, 2015

UK experts: ‘If good Irish dairy farmers cannot make a profit who else in Europe can?’

UK experts: ‘If good Irish dairy farmers cannot make a profit who else in Europe can?’

A new report has highlighted the cost efficiency of Irish dairy production compared to that of other European countries. The...

April 27, 2015