Dairy management: once a day, preventing milk fever and calf movement rules
Aidan Brennan looks at the implications of milking cows once a day in spring, how to prevent milk fever and explains new rules on selling calves.
Dairy management: looking after cows in early lactation
The last 10 days have been tough on cows, with a resultant loss in body condition score, writes Aidan Brennan.
Dairy management: health problems, what to feed and managing BCS
This week, Aidan Brennan looks at how to identify health problems in cows, what protein rate to use in rations and how to manage body condition score
Dairy management: time to put away the calendar
Aidan Brennan says now is the time to be looking at grass growth rates and average farm cover, rather than having a percentage of the farm grazed by a certain date.