Nuffield blog: understanding animal welfare on an 80,000-head calf ranch
Colm O’Leary, a 2018 Nuffield scholar and dairy farmer from Co Cork, reflects on a recent visit to California to learn about the state’s vast dairy industry.
Dairy management: grass, milking parlours and power of attorney
In this week's management notes, Aidan Brennan looks at power of attorney, how to manage grass and what to do with bulk milk tanks before cows start calving.
Dairy management: slurry, costs and OAD
In this week's management notes, Aidan Brennan looks at where to spread slurry, costs for 2018 and what to do if going OAD.
Watch: major investment in 150 calf shed
There is a lot to consider when designing a calf shed, including roof pitch, floor slope and pen size. WIlliam Conlon reports.