DAIRY SECTOR

Despite major effort fatalities are on increase

Up to 2010, when there was a huge upsurge, farm related fatalities were gradually decreasing. 

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Make sure that you are not a tragic farm accident statistic

According to Teagasc Health and Safety Officer, John McNamara many farm deaths can be prevented. 

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Dairy focus: How to manage drought effect

Despite one of the best years ever for grass production, some areas, most notably light coastal areas in Cork and Waterford, suffered from drought in August.

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Prepare now for tax bills later in the year

Any dairy farmer who had a tax bill last year is likely to have a higher one this year.

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Ger Hennessy, Dairygold Co-op, left, with Eugene Lyons and his son Eugene, Aghabullogue, Co Cork, and some of their British Friesian herd, after they were named winners earlier this year of the Dairygold milk quality awards.

Much work to do on reducing SCC levels

Recent data from the ICBF shows that the average SCC in-herd record from July 30 to August 8 this year was 206,000, which is an improvement in recent years.

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Much work to do on reducing SCC levels

Recent data from the ICBF shows that the average SCC in-herd record from July 30 to August 8 this year was 206,000, which is an improvement in recent years.

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Much work to do on reducing SCC levels

Recent data from the ICBF shows that the average SCC in-herd record from July 30 to August 8 this year was 206,000, which is an improvement in recent years.

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Farmers face one of their biggest ever super levy challenges

The country is more than 7% over milk quota, and farmers face one of their biggest ever super levy challenges.

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Forage feed values and prices may vary

Be careful when purchasing forage, as the quality can vary widely, and it should be assessed locally by Teagasc before you buy.

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Manage grass to optimise quality and quantity

Lengthening rotations from mid-August to 30-35 days in late September is a very important aspect of grassland management.

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