‘Don’t be a busy fool’ – young dairy farmer

Milk solids have increased by 100kgs in 4 years as a result of breeding more efficient cows and grassland management.

‘I don’t have time for a scour outbreak’ - dairy farmer

The Healys are milking 280 cows as part of a grass-based, spring-calving system.

Women in Ag: Maeve Hickey

"I initially started farming through default" - Maeve, dairy farmer

VIDEO: Solar panels on dairy farm in Kilkenny

Solar panels, a zero-grazing system and two Lely Astronauts.

WATCH: Organic dairy farm

“We decided to go into organics back in 2008" - Darren

Using astro turf to improve cow comfort

The walking speed has gone from 3km/hour to 5km/per hour

Student Focus: Ciarán Mc Donnell

Ciarán Mc Donnell (25) discusses dairy farming, studying at Ballyhaise/DkIT and his current master’s degree.

Student Focus: Darina Gowen

Darina Gowen (22) – a fifth-generation farmer - studies Dairy Herd Management at Clonakilty Ag College and is on placement in New Zealand.

Student Focus: Enda Shalvey

Enda Shalvey (22) is a fourth-year Animal and Crop Production student at UCD. The Shalveys – who hosted Big Week on the Farm in 2017 - milk over 70 cows on a 24-hectare block in Co. Cavan.