Dairy news

The Irish Farmers Journal is dedicated to providing up to the minute informative dairy farming news.

NEWS
Farm Finance: concentrate prices back €10 to €15/t
Concentrate prices have reduced over the past two months, with demand for beef nuts very low across the country.
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Dairy management: it can stop raining now
Heavy rain over the whole country has equalised any soil moisture deficits and some areas are now wet, writes Aidan Brennan.
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Grass+ Dairy: now is the time to take out surplus grass
Taking out surplus grass in August will help maintain grass quality while also setting the farm up to build grass, writes Stephen Connolly.
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Farm Finance: little variation in nationwide price of lime
With autumn being an ideal time to apply lime and autumn reseeding presently taking place, we take a look at the costs involved with spreading lime.
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SPONSORED
Up to €1,000 off Stanley and Rayburn range cookers
Summer is the perfect time to carry out some maintenance on your Stanley or Rayburn range cooker so that you won't have any worries when the weather starts to turn colder.
Video: tackling clinical mastitis
When investigating mastitis, there are three areas we need to look at: the environment, the teat and the immunity of the cow.
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MARKETS
Dairy markets: demand set to increase as buying resumes
Activity is set to resume across Europe’s dairy market as we head into the important autumn period.
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Up to €1,000 off Stanley and Rayburn range cookers
Summer is the perfect time to carry out some maintenance on your Stanley or Rayburn range cooker so that you won't have any worries when the weather starts to turn colder.
Carpool in the Country: Connemara Hill Lamb
In the Connemara mountains, the lambs that roam them produce a flavour so unique that they have gained a European Protected Geographical Indicator (PGI) status. We meet the farmer behind it all.
Big savings for early bird quad seekers
This August the early bird will catch the worm when it comes to saving money on the Honda quad range!
€8,100 savings on the Meegan farm in Co Meath
Gerard and Martin Meegan from Navan took the Smart Farming challenge recently. They identified over €8,100 in cost savings and ways to reduce their climate impact by almost 5%.