Dairygold has decided to announce a milk price increase of 1c/L for milk manufactured in May; this follows on from similar decisions by other processors in recent days.
Iodine (I) is an essential trace mineral for all animals and in Teagasc’s latest update to dairy farmers it outlined its importance for lactating cows.
With a 17% decline in the average dairy farm income last year, dairy farmers had to increase milk production by at least 50% to maintain a positive income. By: Gillian Dufficy
Those familiar with Greek mythology will be fully aware of the vulnerability of Achilles and his heel. The Greek hero, who commanded a 50-strong fleet of ships, came undone in battle. By: Seán Cummins
Dairy farmers who have taken out loans to invest in equipment and fund expansion in recent years are now running debt levels averaging €850 a cow. By: Louise Hogan
IFA National Dairy Chairman Sean O’Leary has said the National Farm Survey results showing a 17% fall in 2016 dairy farmers’ incomes confirmed the fact that farmers have taken the brunt of the dairy downturn.
Taking a break from dairy farming can make a person return more focused and motivated than ever, according to the recent winner of the Teagasc/FBD Student of the Year award. By: Conor Finnerty
A tragic tractor accident has claimed the life a well known dairy farmer in the UK. By: FarmIreland Team
The ICSA respond to results of the recent Teagasc Survey, and say that dairy farmers are still in a better position. By: Patrick Kent
‘You might get 50ac out of it if you squeezed hard’. By: Ken Whelan