This week, we hear from dairy farmer Alan Jagoe, who discusses what has been happening on farm since his last video, along with his upcoming plans.

Topics discussed in this video include:

  • The calving process.
  • Pre-calving diets.
  • Preparing calving areas.
  • The threat of infection for newborn calves.
  • Caring for the animals after birth.
  • The importance and benefit of colostrum after birth.
  • The use of milk replacers.
  • Nutrition after calving.
  • The importance of high-quality diets for cows after calving.
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    Throughout the 2020-2021 school year, the Irish Farmers Journal will be releasing videos from each of our case study farmers where they will give us an update on their on-farm progress.

    By the end of the school year in 2021, each student who signs up to this year’s study guides will have access to five sector-by-sector mini case studies.

    You can visit for full details on how to sign up to this year’s programme or email