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DNA calf registration can be scaled up – ICBF
Adam Woods
Adam Woods takes a look at the results of the ICBF DNA pilot calf registration programme.
25 January 2023 Breeding & health
46% rise in calf-rearing costs since 2021
Calf rearing was once seen as a low-cost system to establish on farm but with rising input costs farmers need to carefully plan purchases this spring.
18 January 2023 Calves
Milk replacer costs up, but not by as much as expected
The price of milk replacer has increased from this time last year but is much lower than the peak of summer prices.
Making the most of your ICBF weanling performance report
The BEEP-S programme provided vital financial assistance to the suckler sector. However, using the data from the scheme is where the real value lies for farmers. Declan Marren reports.
18 January 2023 Breeding & health
Top tips on rearing calves this spring
Aidan Brennan outlines five tips for a healthy and successful calf rearing season for dairy and beef farmers.
18 January 2023 Calves
Your calf questions answered by the experts
Aidan Brennan sat down with Teagasc calf rearing experts Emer Kennedy and Alison Sinnott to get answers to common calf rearing questions.
18 January 2023 Calves
British Charolais Society second annual White Gold female sale
Shanon Kinahan previews the upcoming White Gold Charolais female sale in Borderway.
16 January 2023 Pedigree
Making the most of your ICBF dairy beef weight report
Dairy beef farmers should use the report to identify calves from herds that are performing well and those to avoid ahead of this year’s calf buying season.
14 January 2023 Breeding & health
Calving facilities: why a one size does not fit all
Individual farmer needs on what calving facilities are required and what will work best for them will vary dramatically, writes Martin Merrick.
11 January 2023 Buildings
Milk replacer and signs of calf health
Michelle McGrath of Animal Health Ireland outlines some of the key steps when choosing and formulating a milk replacer for calves
4 January 2023 Breeding & health
Grangewood Charolais found a diamond in Emerald
Shanon Kinahan recently caught up with Jerry, Kay and Gerard O’Keefe at the home of Grangewood Charolais in Co Limerick.
2 January 2023 Pedigree
Thrive: O- cattle leave €250/head lower margin than R- grading animals
Declan Marren examines the financial cost of poorer conformation animals within the Thrive programme.
27 December 2022 Breeding & health