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Sheep management: liver fluke, straw supplies and biosecurity measures
Darren Carty
This week's notes touch on liver fluke treatment for outwintered ewes, ensuring earlier housing will not lead to straw supplies running out and risks to be aware of in buying foster ewes or pet lambs.
 
 


Beef management: time for a mid-winter weight check on replacement heifers
Weighing replacement heifers midway through winter will give a good indication if animals are likely to meet target breeding weights.
Dairy management: nitrogen, slurry and debt
Aidan Brennan looks at the best time to start spreading nitrogen, where to go with slurry and looks at dairy debt.
Sheep management: liver fluke, straw supplies and biosecurity measures
This week's notes touch on liver fluke treatment for outwintered ewes, ensuring earlier housing will not lead to straw supplies running out and risks to be aware of in buying foster ewes or pet lambs.
The BVD eradication programme: key messages for 2021
New Animal Health Law (AHL) comes into force in April 2021, requirements for recognition of BVD eradication programmes at EU level for the first time


Tillage management: a good time to look at some forward selling
Lively markets provide an opportunity for forward sales which should at least be considered for a small amount of your grain.
Best in Claas for Westmeath goat farmers
Two years ago, Westmeath goat farmers Juergen and Claudia Marl invested in a new 115hp Claas Arion 430. Peter Thomas Keaveney took a trip to the midlands to find out how it has performed since.
Effect of space allowance and floor type on performance
The recent Teagasc beef conference included a detailed presentation by Dr Bernadette Earley reviewing the performance of finishing cattle at various stocking rates and floor types.
Leitrim students doing their bit for farm safety
Jane Carty and Grace McKeon from Carrick-on-Shannon Community School have produced helpful farm safety resources and presented them in their local primary school.




Dairylink webinar: there is more to dry cows than condition
Winter feed was the topic of discussion during a virtual tour of the Wallace farm in Co Down.
Producing winter milk in Co Down
A virtual farm walk took place on the Wallace farm in Co Down last week. Peter McCann reports.
NI Sheep Programme: time to benchmark the farm
The start of the year is an ideal time to review the flock performance and profitability during the previous year. Kieran Mailey reports.
Thrive: dairy calf-to-beef weekly roundup
With the majority of the 2019-born stock now slaughtered, January provides the perfect time to reflect on last year's performance and prepare for the arrival of calves in spring.
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The Evolution S4 saves time, reduces labour and ensures precision calf feeding
Dairy farmer Ciaran MacDonald tells us about some of the benefits that he has seen since installing a JFC Agri Evolution S4 automatic calf feeder.
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Why a Cork vet recommends vaccinating in the winter
Willie Buckley is a veterinary practitioner at Riverview Veterinary Group in Bandon. When an annual IBR programme became available, many of the practice’s herds switched over to it.
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Agricultural mechanisation: evolution of the combine harvester
At its core, the primary principle of the founding fathers of the modern New Holland was to make life easier for farmers.
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Specialist growers and mechanisation the future of vegetable production
Lorcan Bourke, fresh produce and potato manager for Bord Bia, analyses a sector made up of different crop types but common challenges.