Dairy farmer Seamus Byrne, 63, says he has had no trouble adjusting to the new InTouch technology.  |  Chris McCullough photo

Irish producer likes feed management system

Dairy farmer says milk quality and herd health benefit from using the Keenan InTouch system to increase mix accuracy and efficiency

A dairy farmer in Ireland reports good reviews for a feed management and support system that continually reviews and advises producers on their herd’s nutritional needs. Seamus Byrne, 63, milks 190 pedigree Holstein cows at Ardcath in the Republic of Ireland with his wife, Mary. He said he is realizing improved milk quality and herd […] Read more

A Fonterra milk tanker drives past dairy cows as it arrives at Fonterra’s Te Rapa plant near Hamilton, New Zealand, in 2013.  New Zealand is a major player in the global dairy trade.  |  REUTERS/Nigel Marple File Photo

Ireland aims to satisfy thirst for dairy

Barbara Duckworth is on assignment in England, Scotland and Ireland and will be filing reports on agriculture, Brexit and other topics in coming issues. NAAS, Ireland — Ireland has an ambitious plan to grow into a major player in the international dairy market. The small island nation produces 6.5 billion litres of milk a year […] Read more

Pat Nuttall believes he will be the last generation of full-time farmers in his area near Dublin, Ireland. If land comes up for sale it will be a rich person who buys it, not a farmer, he says.  |  Barbara Duckworth photo

No luck of the Irish on Nuttall farm

Barbara Duckworth is on assignment in England, Scotland and Ireland and will be filing reports on agriculture, Brexit and other topics in coming issues. NEWTOWNMOUNTKENNEDY, Ireland — Pat Nuttall’s family has been farming the same piece of land in Ireland for 250 years, but he fears he may be the last generation. He loves the […] Read more