Drying-off the spring-calving dairy herd

The Ballyclider pedigree herd averages 9,000 litres at 4% butterfat and 3.32% protein.

WATCH: ‘For us, it’s all about the cow’

“We are the only cow mattress producer in the UK & Ireland"

Concerns over 'expected births of over 750,000 dairy bull calves that nobody wants'

“The most effective way of ensuring this is through a cull of the dairy herd"

Bring milk quality to the highest level

Maintaining and updating parlour and dairy hygiene requires a high-level of ongoing support from your supplier.

WATCH: Organic dairy farm

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

Ireland’s Vets: Catherine Shannon

‘The route I took to become a vet was obviously meant for me’ – Catherine (25)

Meet the farmers planning to milk 500 cows

The Dunnes are milking 370 spring-calving, mainly Norwegian Reds, on a 145ha farm.