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: dealing with surplus grass
Aidan Brennan has advice for farmers dealing with high grass covers and high growth rates.
Dairy management: fertiliser, late calving cows and reseeding
Aidan Brennan outlines how much fertiliser needs to be spread now, what to do with late-calving cows and best policy when it comes to reseeding
Dairy management: looking after cows in early lactation
The last 10 days have been tough on cows, with a resultant loss in body condition score, writes Aidan Brennan.