Five safety tips for calving time
Kieran Mailey
When calving cows, it is important to keep safety in mind. Outlined are some tips to make spring-calving much safeR.
1 February 2023 Management
Calving advice: 10 tips for calving the cow
As spring calving gets under way on suckler farms, Kieran Mailey outlines some tips in the first of a three-part calving series.
28 January 2023 Management
Five modifications for the calving shed
Having good facilities makes calving cows much easier for herd owners. Before calving starts, have a look around the shed and see if anything can be improved on.
Feeding cows in the evening to delay calving at night
Some farmers find feeding cows late in the evening cuts down on the number of cows calving through the night.
24 January 2023 Management
Five essentials for every calving kit
Every farmer needs a well stocked calving kit. Outlined are some basics items to include.
21 January 2023 Management
Five tips to prepare cows for spring calving
In the final weeks before calving gets under way, there a few jobs that will help prepare cows for calving this spring.
14 January 2023 Management
Ten January management tasks on livestock farms
Before the workload increases with lambing and calving, there are a few jobs that can be carried out to prepare for a busy spring.
4 January 2023 Northern Ireland
Five tips to prepare for spring calving
Spring calving will kick off on many farms in just over one month's time. Outlined are five steps to start preparations.
3 January 2023 Management
Preparing for a successful calving season
It may seem early to be discussing the calving season, but preparation starts now, writes Michelle McGrath from Animal Health Ireland.
21 December 2022 Breeding & health
Checking body condition in spring-calving cows
In spring-calving herds, animals that need body condition altered should have this corrected now in good time for the next crop of calves.
6 December 2022 Management
Myth busting 24-month calving in beef heifers
Teagasc is hosting several farm walks throughout the country to help drive suckler farmers to calve heifers at 24 months for economic and environmental benefits.
9 November 2022 Breeding & health
Time for scanning spring-calving suckler cows
With housing under way, it is a good opportunity to carry out pregnancy scanning in spring calving suckler herds.
11 October 2022 Management