Abnormal weather testing housing and management practice
Darren Carty
There were numerous reports in recent weeks of torrential rainfall resulting in eave gutters overflowing and entering sheds or water overflow entering slatted tanks.
16 November 2022 Winter Indoor Management
Winter means preparing to start it all again
Getting some basic jobs done now on tillage farms can help reduce problems come springtime.
16 November 2022 Winter Indoor Management
Farm generators: what are the options?
Aidan Brennan takes a look at the options available for farmers thinking of purchasing an electricity generator.
Testing silage is not tick the box stuff
Adam Woods takes a look at silage quality testing and what to look out for when you get your results.
16 November 2022 Grass & feeding
Reviewing straw supplies in light of possible earlier housing
With farmers in many parts of the country struggling to build their normal grass reserve and ground conditions deteriorating there is a strong likelihood that sheep may be housed earlier.
2 November 2022 Winter Indoor Management
Clock ticking on selective dry cow therapy
Changes have been made to the sale and supply of dry cow therapy which will have implications for all farmers, writes Aidan Brennan.
2 November 2022 Winter Indoor Management
Dealing with lice and mites at housing
Milder and wetter winters in recent years have made dealing with lice and mite issues in housed cattle tougher to deal with. Declan Marren looks at the best approach to treatment this year.
2 November 2022 Management
Routine housing doesn’t mean routine treatment
Liverfluke causes an estimated €90m in costs to Irish agriculture each year, so effective steps to mitigate losses from it should be taken, but only when required.
2 November 2022 Winter Indoor Management