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Beef management: time for clostridial vaccine booster
Many farmers will administer a clostridial vaccine to calves prior to turnout. However, a booster shot is required to maximise the immune response.
Multispecies ring in new era at Curtins Farm
Aidan Brennan reports from a new trial at Curtins Farm in Moorepark looking at low nitrogen input dairy systems.
Management practices should influence lamb castration decisions
With lambs only permitted to be castrated under three months of age, some farmers will need to make management decisions in the coming weeks.
Summer sheep welfare scheme health measures
There are four health measures where attention may be required including parasite control, flystrike control, lameness control and mineral supplementation of lambs pre-weaning.


Principles behind successful straw incorporation
Successful straw incorporation will bring short- and long-term benefits, as well as some risks, so it is essential to understand the objectives, writes Andy Doyle.
Machinery mad: Ireland’s four largest machines at work
Here in Ireland we have some of the world’s largest machines working in our fields. Here are four of the biggest.
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.
Watch: how to stay sun smart while working outdoors
With field work in full swing and temperatures soaring, take the time to look at the steps advised by the SunSmart campaign to help lower the risk of developing skin cancer.




Newford Farm update: bullocks averaging 505kg and heifers 484kg
The target is to draft a high percentage of heifers off grass without concentrate feeding from the end of July onwards.
Thrive weekly round-up: controlling grass supply and quality
This week's Thrive dairy-beef programme round-up concentrates on maintaining grass supply and grazing quality, as high grass growth rates are experienced across the country.
Tullamore Farm: fertility problems with the stock bull
The stock bull was found to be infertile on Tullamore Farm this week. Declan Marren speaks to farm manager Shaun Diver on how it was discovered.
Thrive: managing grass quality
Declan Marren provides an update from the Thrive demonstration farm, where steps are being taken to manage grass quality as seed heads emerge across the farm.
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Tillage farmers getting set for autumn drilling
Seedtech is hosting its trade walks in trial grounds in Faithlegg, Co Waterford, which will bring news from its extensive research trials programme.
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Protect your future yields with Zoetis
Infectious bovine rhinotracheitis (IBR) is a hidden disease in many beef and dairy herds, and one that can prove costly.
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Community benefit a key theme from Shaping Our Electricity Future consultation
EirGrid, operator of the national electricity grid, will next week close its nationwide consultation on Shaping Our Electricity Future.
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This is why you should check the knives in your diet feeder regularly
It is important to regularly check the knives in your diet feeder for wear and tear. Damaged or worn knives may result in a host of unforeseen costs.