The calf-rearing procedure on Richard Marshall’s farm near Omagh, Co Tyrone, is delivering results. The Dairylink participant runs 140 Holstein cows in an autumn-calving system.

Calving has progressed well, with 95 early-lactation cows going through the parlour at present. All dairy-sired calves for the autumn 2020 season are already born and the only calves arriving from mid-October onwards are beef-sired.