Dairy Update - Queen of the land champion, drying off cows, dosing and calving!

Contributor Louise was named this year's Queen of the Land for 2018, while on the farm some cows are now being brought in at night, with beet rations up to 10kgs, more cows dried off, dosing for worms, silage testing and calving commencing.

Dairy Update - New contributor, Queen of the land, drying off, dosing for fluke and more.

New contributor in the shape of Chris McCarthy this week, with cows dried off, teat sealers used, dropping yields, dosing for liver fluke, rumen fluke, worms and preparation for the upcoming Queen of the Land festival.

Dairy Update - Cow production slows, further grass budgets and milk price updates

Milk Price updates, the Macra rally, further grass budgets, cows holding milk production and much more. Get it all on this week's Dairy Update below.

Dairy Update - Cow performance improves with Protein on the rise and beet pulled

Cows are milking much better on the farms of our contributors as of late, though there have been further cases of mastitis affecting SCC, while Grass budgets have also been carried out in preparation for next Spring and fodder beet is to be pulled.

Dairy Update - Increasing rations, cleaning tails and new teat sprayers

Cleaning tails, discussion groups, High SCC's, increasing rations, buffer feeding, teat sprayers and more. Get it all on this week's Dairy Update below!

Dairy Update - Building farm cover, grass budgets, drying off cows and more.

This week sees further grass budgets and milk recordings carried out, the building up of farm cover discussed, final silage cuts taken, slurry spread, fencing finished and drying off cows discussed. Read it all in this week's update below.

Dairy Update - Dropping yields, increasing meal, Scanning cows and drying off

A drop in yields leading to increasing meal fed to cows, remaining silage cuts, scanning cows, high SCC, drying off cows, fertiliser spreading. Read it all on this week's Dairy Update below.

Dairy Update - High SCC's, Clinical Mastitis, building farm cover and more.

The Embrace drive to remember tractor, grass budgets, clinical mastitis, High SCC's, building farm cover, second cuts and more.

Dairy Update - Improved performances and yields, grass allocations and more.

Grass allocation changes lead to a yield and performance increase in Patrick's herd, while he will spread more fertiliser spread and carry out further grass budgets.

Dairy Update - Abortions, Somatic testing, dropping yields, culling cows and more.

Testing somatics, cluster dipping, silage ground growth, selling culls, dropping yields, grass budgets, lack of grass, spreading fertiliser, abortions, restitching and more. Read it all on this week's update below.

Dairy Update - Grass stitching, IBR and BVD vaccines, Milk price increases and more.

IBR and BVD vaccines, rations dropped, Milk price increases, Grass growth returns to West Cork with reseeded fields also making noticeable strides and preparation underway for a third silage cut.

Dairy Update - Grass budgeting, selling cull cows, buying straw and hoping for more rain

Strip-grazing, grass budgeting, purchasing straw, slaughtering cull cows and more.

Dairy Update - Dosing for worms, mastitis, castrating, vaccinations and grass budgets!

SCC affected due to mastitis, grass growth returns, though rations are still at high levels, CAN spread, grass budgeting, reseeding, vaccinations, castrating, dosing for worms, and more. Get it all on this week's Dairy update below!

Dairy Update - Lack of grass affecting performance, grass measuring and more!

Still no rain, which is affecting growth and milk production, though our s are spreading fertiliser, grass measuring, sourcing silage, cutting whole-crop silage, breeding finally finished and much more.

Dairy Update - Rations up to 8kgs, grass budgeting and more

Rations increased to 8kgs, grass budgets carried out, spreading fertiliser, GDT auction results, Milk price changes, the importance of walking the land explained and much more.

Dairy Update - Drought continues, with ration increased

Trip away to unwind, Looking after mental health, burnt grass, grass growth difficulties, increasing rations, feeding hay and more.

Dairy Update - Struggle for grass, drought and performance down

Water shortages, barley heads starting to form, grass growth very low, drought, fertiliser, milk recording, SCC over 4 million, soil testing, fodder beet and more!

Dairy Update - The battle for growth continues

Solids down, Calls for rain, bad grass growth, CAN spread, a trip away and more! What other impact is the heatwave having on dairy farms throughout Ireland? Find out below!

Dairy Update - Pregnancy tests, grass shortage and budgeting, bales, reseeding and more!

Growth rates affecting solids and milk yields, grass shortages, pregnancy tests, silage, maize, reseeding, bales and more. Get it all below on this week's dairy update.