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Information on breeding and health for beef cattle from the Irish Farmers Journal

All the latest beef and cattle farming news from the Irish Farmers Journal. Keep up to date with all farming and production news developments in the beef and cattle farming sector.
This week we take a look at how Tullamore farm has formulated its health plan and some important points from it. The farm has purchased 192 cattle in the last 12 months. Adam Woods outlines the plan.
By Adam Woods on 11 January 2018
Spring-calving has kicked off for Martin O'Hare, in the midst of a busy period both on and off the farm.
By Ciarán Lenehan on 11 January 2018
Cows identified as carrying twins, over/under-conditioned cows, cows with lameness etc are at risk of transition cow disorders around the time of calving and should be given special care
By Eleanor McBennett on 11 January 2018
Important decisions to be made by farmers on what parasites to cover when dosing, and which products to use.
By Contributor on 04 January 2018
Our beef specialist Adam Woods looks at the question that many farmers will face in the run-up to spring calving.
By Adam Woods on 28 December 2017
Darren Carty reports from a farm visit to a mixed sheep, suckler-to-beef and tillage farm operating a high-input high-output system.
By Darren Carty on 28 December 2017
Biosecurity measures that farmers should carry out to prevent the spread of disease when deer enter your farm.
By Contributor on 21 December 2017
The Midland and Western Livestock Improvement Society held its annual elite sale of continental bulls and heifers on Saturday 16 December. Adam Woods reports
By Adam Woods on 18 December 2017
Cattle should never be injected into the rump, according to veterinary surgeon Donal Lynch. He outlines the correct procedure when injecting cattle. William Conlon reports.
By William Conlon on 21 December 2017
Ciarán Lenehan caught up with the Kerry-based Flahertys for a progress update last week.
By Ciarán Lenehan on 12 December 2017
Clare BETTER farmer Sean Hayes’s stock are doing the business on the weighing scales, writes Ciarán Lenehan.
By Ciarán Lenehan on 14 December 2017
A faecal egg count remains the most effective tool for detecting parasite infestations in the live animal. Ciarán Lenehan and William Conlon report
By William Conlon on 14 December 2017
calving Feb/Mar, 3yr old pedigree limousin bull...

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