Dairy management: when to start the second rotation
Aidan Brennan
Aidan Brennan says that even though ground and grazing conditions are difficult, it’s still important to have a plan for when to start the second round of grazing.
22 March 2023 Management
GDT falls but powder price holds a sliver of light
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.
TB risk now integrated into EBI
Aidan Brennan explains how farmers should interpret the new TB figures in the EBI when picking bulls.
15 March 2023 Spring AI
Carbon sub-index and beef shake up EBI
Aidan Brennan takes a look at what the new carbon sub-index in the EBI means for dairy farmers.
15 March 2023 Spring AI
Lots of considerations when it comes to sire selection
Aidan Brennan takes a look at some of the issues facing the dairy industry and how breeding and genetics can play a role in their solutions.
15 March 2023 Spring AI
New disruptor on the AI startup scene
Aidan Brennan looks into what Bullwise, the new AI company has to offer Irish farmers
15 March 2023 Spring AI
Meath breeder dancing for Lunasa
Aidan Brennan takes a look at the active bull list for 2023 and says that farmers need to concentrate on picking teams of bulls with complementary traits.
15 March 2023 Spring AI
Calf slaughter ban on track for 2024
The ban on the slaughter of young calves under eight weeks of age is likely to be incorporated into the Bord Bia quality assurance scheme.
15 March 2023 News
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.
15 March 2023 Management
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