Tag Archives: dairy cows

Like Mother, Like Daughter

Nature and nurture – how many of our characteristics and behaviour are learned and how many are inherited? ?People often debate this particularly when it comes to adoption and fostering. With cattle, it’s a bit of a different story. We want them to inherit good genes ?from their dam and sire, that’s why there’s so much research and money put into EBI, breeding, AI and more. ?But do they inherit the characteristics of kindness, shyness, greed, selfishness and charm from [...]

Wordless Wednesday – Hot Cows

Not quite laughing cows this week! They have been finding it hot the last fortnight and have been back in milk by about half a gallon a day each as the grass quality just hasn’t been as good for the last week.

Irish Dairy Farming


We took out quite a few paddocks last week (baled silage from the [...]