Livestock
DAIRY
‘Every cow should have a cubicle’ vet conference hears
There was a huge focus on animal welfare at a vet conference in Limerick.
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SHEEP
Monitoring breeding progress and ensuring ram lambs are up to the task
It is important to monitor the activity of rams when joined with ewes, as it is not unknown for rams to raddle ewes but not serve correctly.
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Successful trial on sheep herding with drones
The sheep are being trained through positive reinforcement instead of using scare tactics.
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PEDIGREE
Watch: tough trading at Hereford premier sale
This year's Hereford premier sale proves difficult with most of the bulls and heifers finding it hard to trade
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Make the most out of the dry period and improve udder health during lactation
The dry period is the main time at which mastitis infections are acquired on many Irish farms with infections entering the udder via the teat end
Life gets much easier for a suckler farmer in Co Clare
Paul Crowe is a farmer who needed better calving facilities. He realised that outside of the traditional financing methods, there are more suitable options available, including the Cultivate loan.
Leading renewable energy show returns with dedicated farm diversification advice
Energy & Rural Business Show Ireland comes from the creators of Energy Now Expo Ireland which will celebrate three years of success in October 2019.
Kick Start supplier development at Lidl
In 2017, Lidl developed Kick Start, a supplier development programme in conjunction with Bord Bia to give Irish food and drink suppliers the chance to showcase their products and grow their business