Dry Cow Udder Management

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Dry Cow udder management is often a rushed procedure carried out during the normal milking routine. Farmers often forget that a case of clinical/subclinical mastitis in the first 30 days of calving is most likely due to an infection within the dry period (or an uncured infection from the previous lactation). Good hygiene management at drying off has been shown … Read More

Controlling Thermoduric Bacteria at Farm Level

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Dairy farmers are very familiar with TVC and SCC levels in their milk supply. They know that if they exceed certain limits they will be penalised. It is an accepted fact that elevated levels of both causes difficulty in the manufacture of product. In recent years, another group of bacteria has come under the radar screen, these bacteria are called … Read More

Red Tractor Update

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Red Tractor has completed a review of their Farm Standards. Following this, some improvements to the standard format and a few other changes will be implemented on the 1st October 2014. Further information regarding these changes can be found in the attached article below. If you have any further questions or queries, please don’t hesitate to contact Wilma or Matthew … Read More

Calling all runners to annual road race!

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CALLING ALL RUNNERS AND FUN RUNNERS TO THE JOEY DUNLOP LEISURE CENTRE ON JULY 25 FOR THE ANNUAL 5 MILE ROAD RACE AND CHILDREN’S FUN RUN. Organisers, Ballymoney Sports Development Unit in partnership with Springwell Running Club, are delighted to announce that Ballyrashane Creamery has come on board as the new sponsors on this year’s event. The 5 mile road … Read More

Bally good show for Oliver!

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RURAL COMMUNITY COME TOGETHER FOR WEE OLIVER Little Oliver Dickey, who was born with a rare form of cerebral palsy has had potentially life-changing surgery in America thanks, in part, to the generosity of the County Antrim farming community. Oliver Dickey is unable to walk due to the unusual strain of cerebral palsy which he has had since a baby, … Read More

Ballyrashane takes Top Honour!

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IRISH NEWS WORKPLACE & EMPLOYMENT AWARDS 2014 On the 19th June 2014, a clutch of the north’s most visionary and people-focused companies were honoured at the eighth annual Irish News Workplace & Employment Awards in the spectacular surroundings of Titanic Belfast. Representatives from a cross section of businesses/organisations, both in the public and private sector, were among the 500-strong audience. … Read More

Avoiding Low Sugar Silage

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Forage quality and feeding is vital to maximise cow milk yields. Improving forage quality will improve feed efficiency, animal health and ultimately farm margins. It is also essential to grow and preserve a crop that not only gives palatable forage of the target digestibility but also one which achieves minimum waste from field to feeding. One nutrient that cannot be … Read More

Working for you – the Ulster Farmers’ Union

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Many farmers will have heard of the Ulster Farmers’ Union, but we often get asked ‘what does the Union actually do?’ The UFU is a lobbying organisation with over 11,500 members from across Northern Ireland and our membership comprises of farmers from across all agriculture sector with farms big and small. We pride ourselves on our democratic structure and bottom—up, … Read More

The Ballyrashane ‘Creamery Capture’ Photo Competition

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TERMS & CONDITIONS OF COMPETITION AND ENTRY Contest open to all amateur photographers This competition is free to enter. Voting will close on the day stated on the competition. After the closing date, one image will be named as the winner, based on the judge’s choice- local photographer Kevin McAuley. We reserve the right, at our discretion, to disqualify or … Read More

As weather and ground conditions improve Thompsons’ Nutritionist asks the question; ‘Is your heart ruling your herd?’

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Cows are being turned out across the country and with every cow that goes through the gate producers breathe a sigh of relief. But are we using up to date systems that improve profitability, or are decisions being based on a tradition of turn-out being a high point in a producer’s calendar? Thompsons’ nutritionist Mary-Jane Robinson acknowledges the instinct to … Read More