Designing a calf shed: the key factors
Martin Merrick
Having correct housing for calves is one of the key elements in reducing calf mortality and driving daily liveweight gain.
25 January 2023 Management
Are we burying our head in the sand on calf issues?
Adam Woods takes a look at this week’s calf focus and asks why more progress isn’t being made on DNA calf registration.
25 January 2023 Breeding & health
DNA calf registration can be scaled up – ICBF
Adam Woods takes a look at the results of the ICBF DNA pilot calf registration programme.
Commercial beef value drives carcase weight on EveryCalf project
Teagasc research officer Brendan Horan and Teagasc adviser Tom Coll take a look at the first results from the EveryCalf project.
25 January 2023 Management
Health benefits coupled with flexibility in Buitalaar units
Buitalaar is seeing increasing demand for its High Health calf units, as farmers seek to secure purpose-built accommodation for their calves.
25 January 2023 Calves
Ramping up calf accommodation and feed equipment in Cork
As cow numbers increased and calf exports come under pressure, Ben Murphy decided to future-proof his farm with a high-spec calf shed with automatic feeders.
18 January 2023 Calves
Swift removal key to higher BVD compensation payments
The BVD Financial Supports Programme offers higher payments where beef calves, beef x dairy cross calves and dairy heifers are removed from the herd within 10 days of a positive/inconclusive BVD test
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.
18 January 2023 Calves
Causes for optimism in calf trade
Aidan Brennan says there is some optimism creeping into the calf market in advance of the calving season.
18 January 2023 Calves
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
Ballyvadin Beef Farm – a new dawn for dairy beef
Adam Woods has details of a new dairy calf-to-beef demonstration farm being set up by Teagasc, in conjunction with Dawn Meats and Carbery Co-op.
18 January 2023 Management