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Low Milk Price - Cutting Your Cloth 2

Part 2 of the recent paper presented at the IGA conference, Noel Gowen outlines what we know is a very important driver of profit – Grass Utilisation. Optimising grass utilisation relative to the farms ability to grow is the basis of a resilient…

Low Milk Price - Cutting your Cloth!

For the second January in succession much of the discussion at farm in Ireland and the UK revolves around milk price volatility and projections going forward. The short-term outlook is relatively poor and unfortunately for many, the projected…
The Dry Period

What’s the Wisdom of Contract Rearing Replacement Livestock?

It is only natural that the removal of the Milk Quota within the EU has lent itself to increased volumes of production in 2015. In all likelihood, this pattern will continue in the coming years and as production increases there will be…
The Dry Period

The Dry Period

As we approach a quieter time on most farms across the country, we look at the key points about the dry period. Firstly if you haven’t dried any cows, it’s now the time to start -  cows need a minimum of  8 weeks dry before calving. …