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Dairy management: getting back to grazing
Aidan Brennan
The weather forecast is for dry and cold weather later in the week which should lead to better grazing conditions writes Aidan Brennan.
Spotting a sick animal on a dairy farm
2 March 2024 Animal Health
Spotting a sick animal on a dairy farm
Aidan Brennan looks at the signs of ill health and the best way to spot them on dairy farms.
Dairy Management: calf problems, cashflow and slow milkers
28 February 2024 Management
Dairy Management: calf problems, cashflow and slow milkers
Aidan Brennan takes a look at one possible solution for dealing with cows that are slow milkers.
Dairy management: mixed weather in store for the week
The forecast is for dry conditions to last until Wednesday but for showery and wintery weather to take hold later in the week.
26 February 2024 Management
Dairy management: grazing, blue cards and milk fever
There is a lot of anger over delays to getting blue cards returned and tags breaking, writes Aidan Brennan.
21 February 2024 Management
Dairy management: dealing with surplus waste milk
With a lot of freshly calved cows on farms there is a lot of waste milk and the mild weather is turning it sour. Aidan Brennan looks at the options for storing milk.
19 February 2024 Management
Nitrates rule changes for 2024
Declan Collins looks at some of the changes to the nitrates rules for all farmers in 2024.
14 February 2024 Management
Dairy management: grazing, calves and milk markets
Aidan Brennan encourages farmers to get cows out to grass whenever possible as a means to improve performance and lower costs.
14 February 2024 Management
Dairy management: important to get grazing
Aidan Brennan says the next few days should present farmers on free draining soils to get cows out to grass.
12 February 2024 Management
Dairy Management: tricky grazing and fat cows
Aidan Brennan works out how to allocate grass in springtime to freshly calved cows.
7 February 2024 Management
Specifications announced for TAMS herd health monitoring
A popular new addition to TAMS III, specifications for herd health and fertility monitoring systems have now been released by the Department. Martin Merrick reports.
7 February 2024 Management
Dairy management: how much grass to give freshly calved cows
Aidan Brennan outlines the steps involved in allocating grass to freshly calved cows this spring.
5 February 2024 Management