articles about dairy-farming
“I would love to stay at home farming full-time, but my mother is encouraging me to go to college first.”
Behind the scenes of Real Grass Milk, a dairy, tillage and pig farm in Germany owned by Galway brothers.
Aaron Holden milks 120 cows in Co. Kilkenny.
Shed demolition, milking, hauling manure, bedding and more…
“When the tractor is gone, a hand scraper is the only thing…”
They have changed the farm from an indoor herd of Holsteins, to an outdoor herd of Jersey and Jersey-crosses.
“There is now a plan to shift the calving pattern to having 20 cows per month calving whilst maintaining a break over the summer months.”
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Shane Joyce farms 12 suckler cows and 25 ewes with his father and works on a dairy farm.
“It is a joy milking now, more so than a chore,” says Eddie, who worked as a motor mechanic before becoming a full-time farmer.
"Cows were milked through 50-unit rotary parlour." explains Sarah Davidson
See the farm’s 3-unit milking parlour, stock, outbuildings, machinery and more.
The herd consisted of 240 cows in 2015.
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View the process from getting ready to milk right through to when washing.
Roy McLean farms just under 100 dairy cows with year-round-calving and a zero-grazing system.