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The Dairy Edge Reaches Half a Million Listens – highlights from some of its most popular episodes

Since The Dairy Edge launched in January 2018 as Ireland’s first dairy-focused podcast, there have been 245 episodes released weekly as well as additional bonus content from the Let’s Talk Dairy webinars presented by Stuart Childs.

The Dairy Edge has now reached the remarkable milestone of half a million listens and to celebrate that incredible achievement, we have compiled clips from some of our most popular episodes.

Hear from Grass 10 manager John Maher outlining the principles of grassland management as identified in the Grass 10 initiative; dairy advisor Grainne Hurley explains the importance of achieving graze outs and its impact on sward and cow performance; Teagasc’s Laurence Shalloo rationalises the seasonal production profile of Irish milk production and why we don’t operate a flat milk curve; looking to profitability and areas to invest money and see the greatest return on investment on dairy farms, Signpost advisor Seamus Kearney quantifies the substantial returns from improving soil fertility.

Plus, dairy farmer Mike Bermingham explained the move to reduce cow numbers having identified a proportion of cows in the herd that were being fully fed from purchased feed; Head of Dairy Knowledge Transfer Joe Patton outlined how to create a fodder reserve to reduce the risk to dairy farm businesses; Siobhan Kavanagh & Tom O’Dwyer from the Signpost Programme provided context for the environmental policy that will inform how we farm and they pose the question have we adopted proven technologies in order to take on the challenge of reducing the impact of farming on the environment.

Finally, to renowned Agri-consultant, Matt Ryan, who has worked in the dairy industry for over five decades and Matt highlighted the strides that have been made in labour studies that can promote work-life balance before reflecting on dairy farmers’ ability to cope with the various challenges that exist today.


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 The Dairy Edge is a co-production with LastCastMedia.com