articles about dairy-farming
“I enjoy working with cattle every day,” - Sinead Minihane (22) is studying a Professional Diploma in Dairy Farm Management
“We are aiming for a 420 kg cow that will produce 500kgs of milk solids.” - Seamus Ahern (22) farms in partnership with his parents.
“I hated it with a passion” - Iain Wright (23) withdrew from a construction course to chase his dream – farming.
"I wouldn't be able to be inside at a desk all day every day" - Maighréad Barron (25) is leasing a 100-acre dairy farm
Going out to grass?
AI’ing up to five cows per day, dropping buffer feed from diets, starting rotations and more!
Calves should have access to concentrates within the first few days of life.
“I wouldn’t change a thing” - Micheál Phelan swapped retail management for a managerial position on a dairy farm
"High EBI-cows are more profitable - they consistently yield more valuable milk, they are easier to manage, to get back in-calve and last longer in the herd"
Good ground and weather conditions, high grass covers, turning cattle out, selling bullocks, a clear TB test and more!