Dairy Update: Cow roadway maintenance and milk protein percentages are dropping

Cows have not been let out to grass yet due to the unsettled weather conditions; our turnout date is usually March 17th, writes Aran Connell.

Young Farmer - Ciaran O’Shea

This week’s featured young farmer hails from near Borris in Co. Carlow and has been helping run the family farm alongside his brother for the past three years, Mr. Ciaran O’Shea. Read about Ciaran’s progression into the industry below!

Young Farmer - John D. O’Callaghan

On this week’s Young Farmer series, Kevin speaks to 24-year-old dairy farmer and Cork native, John D. O’Callaghan, who runs a herd of 55-British Friesians alongside his father. Read all about their set-up below.

Contractor of the Week - Nicholas Cooke, Tom Cooke & Sons Agri Contractors.

This week’s featured contractor is one of four brothers behind the running of Tom Cooke & Sons Agri Contractors in his native Co. Limerick, Mr. Nicholas Cooke.

Dairy Update - Mortellaro outbreak, Calves sold for €200, grass levels discussed and AI to start shortly

Grass levels discussed, calves sold at local marts, AI to commence shortly and dairy and beef-bred calves born, as well as Mortellaro outbreaks. Get it all on this week's Dairy update below!

Young Farmer - Shane Seymour

This week’s featured Young Farmer is 26-year-old Tipperary Dairy farmer, Mr. Shane Seymour, who is running a milking herd of 146 cows in a partnership alongside his father, John. Read his story in full below!

Dairy Update - Milk Recordings, Slurry, Falling yields, Nutrition and more!

First milk recording of the year, heifers calved, slurry spread, diets formulated, falling yields due to the introduction of heifers to the herd, grass protein levels, OAD milking benefits and more discussed.

All Things Haulage - Ger McNamara, J.P.G Freight.

On this week’s ‘All Things Haulage’ feature, Kevin speaks to 44-year-old Limerick native and long-time haulage enthusiast, Ger McNamara of J.P.G Freight. Read his story now below!

Dairy Update - Replacement heifers, further calves and more.

It's the final Dairy Update of January 2019 and this week saw the team discuss replacement heifers, further calving and more. Get it all on this week's Dairy update below.