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Once a Day Milking Conference 2022


Once a Day Milking is currently only practiced on around 200 Irish dairy farms. But the interest in the practice of once a day milking continues to grow. Teagasc will address the topic through a webinar on Thursday 6 January starting at 10.00am.

Once a Day Milking is considered as a viable alternative in situations where labour is in short supply, where the farm layout results in long walks to and from the parlour for cows, or where reducing the number of daily milkings is attractive from a lifestyle perspective.

The big challenges farmers face when considering the option of once a day milking are the risk of increased somatic cell count and reduced milk yield. This however is counterbalanced by improved cow fertility and farmer lifestyle. 

The theme of this year’s online conference centres on the latest research about the impact of once a day milking on milk production and how to manage this effect.

Three speakers will address this year’s webinar:

  • The tactical use of OAD milking interval at farm level
    Emer Kennedy, Teagasc
  • Managing SCC - Is 100,000 attainable?
    Don Crowley, Teagasc
  • OAD Milking – Is a high margin achievable?
    Eamon Connaughton, Farmer Speaker, Co. Galway