WATCH: Once-a-day milking


Jeremiah Daly switched from twice-a-day to once-a-day milking three years ago.

The Kerry Agri-business supplier made the transition due to work commitments. “It is something that has worked out really well for us on the farm,” he explained.

Daly’s farm is populated with black and whites and pedigree and cross-bred Jersey cows. He is now more focused on grassland management, genetics and milk recording; his family now assist with the running of the operation.

“Our plan is to stay breeding Jersey and Jersey-crosses and select some of the better black and whites which we will breed off them as well.”

“We have no issues as we would have feared initially in terms of cell count or a loss of production."

"There is a loss of production, but under good management, loss of production really comes to roughly 20% in your first year. It is working really well for us.” He concluded.

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