Ideal conditions over the past fortnight have allowed Dairylink Tyrone farmers Robin Clements and Kevin McGrade to continue a certain amount of grazing into the autumn. However, this week, Robin has decided to house freshly calved cows as grass supply is tight and he wants to keep staler cows out longer.

Indoor-fed cows are being given a base diet through the wagon of silage and 2kg/cow of a high energy blend. Then they are topped up in the parlour, depending on yield.