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Latest Results on Alternative Low Cost Winter Accommodation and Crossbreeding Studies at Moorepark

The ability of the dairy farmer to remain profitable into the future is dependent on having information to make informed decisions which would allow increased efficiency and scale of production. Acquiring and applying newer skills and knowledge for more efficient milk production are essential. New technology will allow dairy farmers to increase scale while at the same time reduce the unit cost of production.

01 February 2007
Event Proceeding
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Midlands-Northeast Dairy Development Programme 2002-2004

The primary goal of the Teagasc Joint Dairy Programme with the major milk processing companies and supplier groups in the northeast was to improve farmers incomes through developing the technical and financial skills necessary to expand and grow their businesses. The co-operatives and milk supplier groups engaged in the programme during the period included Lakeland Dairies, Glanbia, Town of Monaghan, Virginia and Drogheda Producers group. The counties covered by the joint programme included Cavan, Dublin, Kildare, Leitrim, Longford, Louth, Offaly, Meath, Monaghan, Westmeath and Wicklow. The programme was conducted over the three-year period January 2002 to December 2004.

01 January 2005
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Dairy Calf-To-Beef Production Systems

Over the years much research effort has been devoted to the development of beef production systems at Grange Beef Research Centre. Based on earlier work by Dr. Joe Harte and his colleagues, an integrated 2-year-old dairy calf-to-beef system was established by Dr. Vincent Flynn at Ballinalack (then a field station of Grange) in the late 1970s. It comprised of Friesian steers slaughtered at about 290 kg carcass weight.

01 January 2005