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12th December, 2018

Dr Dan's Newspaper Articles

WINTER MILK PRODUCTION – THE POOR RELATION

The hum of milk parlours will gradually cease for 6 to 8 weeks in over 80% of dairy farms in the southern half of Ireland....
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PREPARING FOR THE DRY COW PERIOD

This year will be remembered for the challenges presented in farming because of seasonal extremes in weather. A wet spring with...
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SUSTAINABLE FOOD PRODUCTION FROM DAIRY

The past two weeks post the ploughing fiasco has been an Indian summer. This has resulted in excellent grass growth rates,...
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ENSURE YOUR IN-CALF STOCK REMAIN FIT

The fodder shortage has asked many questions about systems of milk production for spring calving systems. There is no...
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THE LEAVING CERT CHALLENGE!

The impact of the drought still pertains on many dairy farms in the South East and Midlands. The contrasts in challenges...
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WATER SHORTAGE INCREASES LATER EMBRYO DEATH

Water is an integral element of our daily industry. The current drought is having enormous adverse effects on both welfare of...
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INFERTILE BULLS AND EMBRYO DEATH REDUCE 6 WEEK CALVING RATES

The improvement in weather for the past three weeks has provided an excellent opportunity to preserve top quality silage and...
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THE CREAM ALWAYS COMES TO THE TOP

This has been an extremely difficult season to date. Grazing conditions and indeed the opportunity for zero grazing have been...
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PLANNING ON ACCURATE HEAT DETECTION

An improvement in soil temperatures has brought relief to most dairy farmers as they see an opportunity to get cows outdoors by...
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DAIRY HERD MANAGEMENT IN A FODDER CRISIS

This will be a challenging year for breeding programmes for spring calving in 2019. The seeds have already been set which...
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