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Information on calf rearing from the Irish Farmers Journal

The Irish Farmers Journal is dedicated to providing up to the minute informative dairy farming news and information for breeding and advice for a healthy young dairy stock.
A weakening of dairy markets will lead to a softening of milk prices, but LacPatrick’s chief executive Gabriel D’Arcy is not predicting a price collapse.
By Patrick Donohoe on 19 April 2017
Changes in shareholding and processing rules are on the way for the world's largest dairy exporter, New Zealand-based co-op Fonterra.
By John Boylan on 17 March 2017
The suckler result clearly highlights the vulnerability of the sector and the challenge for beef research, advisory, processors and the Government.
By Justin McCarthy on 16 March 2017
Vet Donal Lynch talks to Peter Varley about best practice when stomach-tubing a newborn calf with colostrum.
By Peter Varley on 09 March 2017
Aidan Brennan looks at some of the ways farmers have cut costs and simplified their calf-rearing process.
By Aidan Brennan on 23 February 2017
It is important the newly purchased calf is transferred on to the rearing system gradually in order to avoid any digestive upsets.
By Farmers Journal on 12 February 2017
With high rainfall and heavy soils, there is a higher requirement for flexibility on the farm of Robin Clements, Conail Keown reports.
By Contributor on 09 February 2017
Aidan Brennan looks at some milk replacer products that are targeted at rearing replacement heifer calves.
By Aidan Brennan on 04 February 2017
This camera at the mart feature was from last Monday's calf sale at Carnaross Mart. Mart manager Pat Larmer said that the trade was strong and farmers were active for good-quality types.
By Nathan Tuffy on 26 January 2017
Calves continued to meet a lively trade at the weekly sale in Kilrea Mart, Co Derry, last Thursday.
By Peter McCann on 26 January 2017
Calves that are well cared for prior to transport or sale are more valuable to potential buyers, write Teagasc experts.
By Contributor on 26 January 2017
With big money changing hands for calves at present and uncertainty surrounding beef prices, Ciarán Lenehan looks at the bottom line of two common calf-to-beef systems.
By Ciarán Lenehan on 26 January 2017
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