By Enda Gallen, International Sales Manager, LacPatrick When I joined LacPatrick in July, one of my main objectives was to meet all existing partners and customers, understanding their business and markets, and to build on the great relationship that has been built up over many years. LacPatrick is held in high regard by all of…

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The Farm Business Improvement Scheme (FBIS) is a package of measures aimed at improving the competitiveness and sustainability of the farming sector. FBIS is an important part of the Rural Development Programme (RDP) 2014 to 2020 and is being rolled out in a phased way. The FBIS Capital Scheme opened on 31 October 2016. Introduction…

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Pedigree Dairy Farmer seeks to leave the production side of dairying and move to the contract rearing of heifers for a single medium/large dairy unit to include 100+ heifers. Expressions of interest with contact details to: Email: heifer.rearing@gmail.com

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The construction of the Evaporator and Dryer Towers has now been completed with all the plant components in place and the installation is undergoing its final connection to the new gas and power supplies. The coordination of all the expertise and skills necessary to bring the project to its final stages brought the best out…

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by Trevor Dunwoody, Teagasc A successful winter milk workshop was held on the farm of Dermot Sherry, Drumhillock, Monaghan on 2nd November. Over 70 farmers attended the event. The main messages from the event were as follows. Fertility performance is key measure for winter milk herds Winter calving herds should target a calving interval of…

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MANY farmers will shortly be preparing for the dry period, and making decisions about what dry cow therapy to use in their herd. Many farmers may also be considering using antibiotic dry cow therapy only on selected cows in the herd, for various reasons. Remember-these are key decisions that you should first discuss with your…

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All roads led to Millstreet in late October, with an enthusiastic team of Breffni Oriel members making their annual pilgrimage south for the National Dairy Show. And what a worthwhile journey it proved to be with an array of wins in both handling and cow classes.   Rachel Corley, winner in her class in the…

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LacPatrick will be exhibiting at this year’s RUAS Winter Fair which is taking place on Thursday 8th December. The address is Eikon Exhibition Centre, Balmoral Park, Halftown Road, Lisburn. LacPatrick can be found at Stand 155. Everyone is very welcome to call at the stand to meet key LacPatrick employees and enjoy some hospitality.

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Technologies for Success Teagasc invites all involved  in the dairy sector to these premier dairy events. Both conferences feature a mixture of lectures and workshops. The keynote Teagasc lecture will asses where Irish dairying stands in  2016, and will be provided by Dr. Pat Dilln. Teagasc has assembled  stellar line-up of Teagasc, other preofessional, and…

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