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Donegal cows know what’s best

Well known Donegal Holstein breeder and judge, Trevor Lochart, is wishing that every year was like 2018. Located in Ramelton in the extreme North of the Donegal, Trevor says that 2018 has been one of …

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Top herd chooses Elista Mattress

 

Mention the name Termonfeckin and most people will think of the miles of unspoilt beach about an hours drive north of Dublin. If you are a breeder of pedigree Holstein cows you probably also know …

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The importance of cow comfort

The importance of cow comfort

It is a constant challenge of dairy farmers to get more milk from their cows, a few more litres per day from every cow would transfigure the economics of dairy …

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Size the stall to match the size of the cow

Freestalls should be appropriately sized to accommodate the resting imprint of the cows using them, and to permit sufficient space for the cow to lunge forward when rising and lying down without …

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Hutches provide calf with the perfect start

An investment in 20 calf hutches has provided Randalstown dairy farmer Sam Hill with what he firmly believes to be the perfect environment in which to manage calves during the first – and all …

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Category: Dairy