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Top safety tips for calving time
Kieran Mailey
Working with cows at calving time can pose a safety risk to farmers. Outlined are five tips to making the calving shed a safer place.
 
 


Top safety tips for calving time
Working with cows at calving time can pose a safety risk to farmers. Outlined are five tips to making the calving shed a safer place.
Dairy management: preventing milk fever this spring
Aidan Brennan has some tips for farmers hoping to avoid milk fever in freshly calved cows this spring.
Silage sampling – do you know what you are feeding your ewes?
The programme farmers have all had their silage sampled, helping to make best use of concentrates in the runup to lambing.
Five tips for treating cattle for fluke and lice
Healthy cattle are thriving cattle and when it comes to treating for fluke and lice over winter, outlined are five tips.


Teaching an old sprayer new tricks
Peter Thomas Keaveney travelled to Co Carlow to look at a 1991 trailed sprayer which was upgraded to the latest GPS, Isobus and section control technology at a fraction of the cost of a new machine.
Teaching an old sprayer new tricks
Peter Thomas Keaveney travelled to Co Carlow to look at a 1991 trailed sprayer which was upgraded to the latest GPS, Isobus and section control technology at a fraction of the cost of a new machine.
Recapping on new nitrates watercourse and roadway rules
The new farm roadway rules which came into effect on 1 January concern all farmers while the watercourse fencing and water trough location rules apply to farmers exceeding a stocking rate of 170kg/ha.
113 farm accidents recorded in 2021
As the busy calving period approaches, farmers must ask themselves some key questions when working with livestock.




Newford Farm update: yearling heifers turned out to grass
The 40 heifers turned outdoors on Thursday 20 January weighed 411kg, having achieved an average daily gain of 0.72kg over the shorter winter housing period.
Thrive weekly roundup: January jobs and mid-winter weights
The dairy beef weekly roundup outlines some tasks that need to be completed in the coming weeks on dairy beef farms, as well as looking at the mid-winter weights from the Thrive demonstration farm.
Thrive: yearlings hitting weight targets this winter
The mid-winter weight is an important tool to ensure stock are performing over during the high cost housing period.
Fertiliser advice to start the season
The Footprint Farmers are preparing for the season ahead and considering options on fertiliser.
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Calf rearers advised to consider milk quality and feeding level for pre-weaning
Getting pre-weaning nutrition right must be a priority to get the best possible results from calf rearing.
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Win a Kverneland Disc Spreader and save thousands!!!
To kick off 2022 and to provide some relief to farmers struggling with fertiliser costs, Kverneland Group Ireland is hosting a competition to win a Kverneland Exacta CL 2,000l capacity Disc Spreader.
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Cow Start the next generation in fresh cow supplementation
Owen and Conor Galvin milk 450 cows with their father Gerry just outside the village of Finuge, Co Kerry.
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Protecting livelihoods and improving animal transport standards - Billy Kelleher
This week, the European Parliament will debate a new set of recommendations drawn up by a Committee of Inquiry into the protection of animals during transport, of which Billy Kelleher is a member.