Dairy4Future farmers discuss carbon and mastitis

“Dairy-4-Future pilot farmers recently met at the farm of Mark Blelock to discuss factors affecting the carbon footprint of their businesses and the opportunities  presented through…

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Dairy-4-Future farmers review breeding and heifer rearing policies

Dairy-4-Future pilot farmers recently had the opportunity to discuss breeding selection and heifer rearing policy on the farm of Edward Agnew. Edward farms near Annalong, County Down,…

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DairyLink Ireland – Grass-based, high-output system in Down

Click here to read the full article from the Irish Farmers Journal, available in PDF.

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Summer courses: The role of livestock in a context of global change

On 1-2nd July took place the Summer Course entitled Innovative Perspectives in Agricultural Production: "The role of livestock farming in a context of global change: challenges and…

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CAFRE CALF 2020 – SUSTAINABLE CALF REARING WEBINARS

CAFRE had planned to have an Open Day at the new CAFRE Calf Unit this winter. However, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the decision has been taken to hold a series of online webinars in…

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Dairy-4-Future – at the very heart of sustainable milk production practises

Article by Richard Halleron, British Dairying A group of 10 dairy farmers from Northern Ireland are taking part in an Interreg supported Dairy4Future project. The initiative has been…

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Dairy-4-Future Exchange Visit – ECOANTIBIO in France

One of the French innovations experienced during the exchange visit was ‘ECOANTIBIO’, the French National Plan for the reduction of antimicrobial resistance from the use of veterinary…

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Dairy-4-Future Project – Exchange visit to Brittany

As a key part of the project, 10 local dairy farmers participating in the project recently had the opportunity to undertake a 2-day exchange visit to Brittany in France. The exchange…

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French aim for a better work to life balance

Irish Farmers Journal news about Dairy4Future project. Co Antrim dairy farmer Mark Blelock is among a group of 100 farmers taking part in a european project. Click on the image below…

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Case Study: SRUC Dairy Herds – The Effect of Reducing Milking Frequency in Response to Covid-19

Are there benefits to be had from moving from a 3x milking system to 2x? Perhaps the main reason to change is to reduce milk output, based on your milk buyers requirements with the…

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