Dairy Cattle Management

GDT falls but powder price holds a sliver of light
Aidan Brennan
For the previous four auctions we had seen a stablising of markets.
22 March 2023 Management
Dairy Management: calf scour on the rise at this time of year
Isolate any scoured calves as soon as possible, as infections such as coccidiosis and cryptosporidium are extremely contagious.
15 March 2023 Management
Dairy Trends: spring flush pushing skim powder down
With more skimmed milk powder on the market, it is hard to see any rise in price with that.
Best to keep calves outside on sunny days
Managing sick calves is a massive job, so make sure you're giving them enough space and keeping on top of your vaccine strategy.
15 March 2023 Management
Dairy management: wet weather plans kick in
After a wet week and another wet week to come, Aidan Brennan says it’s all systems go in wet weather management.
13 March 2023 Management
Keeping tabs on stress and mental health
Aidan Brennan highlights some of the advice available for people around managing stress and preventing burnout.
8 March 2023 Management
Policy driving lease costs, not dairy farmers
In this comment article, Dairy Editor Aidan Brennan takes a look at the causes, implications and practicalities of the land leasing market.
8 March 2023 Management
Dairy Management: grazing targets, fertiliser and body condition score
Aidan Brennan says the next few weeks are critical from a grass growth perspective and goes through fertiliser targets for March and April.
8 March 2023 Management
Labour saving: feeding calves once a day
With early calves now one month old, farmers can look towards moving them on to once-a-day milk feeding.
7 March 2023 Management
Dairy management: preparing for a change in weather
The weather forecast is predicting a return to more normal weather by mid-week, Aidan Brennan looks at the impact.
6 March 2023 Management
Lely robot ticks the box for Galway dairy convert
Renowned cattle breeder Derrick Forde has decided to automate his new dairy enterprise by investing in an automatic milking system. Martin Merrick reports.
1 March 2023 Buildings
Dairy Management: grass supply, nitrates and bulling heifers
Aidan Brennan takes a look at the steps farmers should be taking to put the brakes on spring grazing.
1 March 2023 Management