Five routine management jobs after calving
Kieran Mailey
Once the cow calves, there will be some routine management jobs that need completing.
14 February 2024 Northern Ireland
Ten tips to stretch straw for calving and lambing
With straw prices are at record highs and availability limited, Kieran Mailey outlines some options to stretch supplies this spring.
13 February 2024 Management
Are suckler calves getting enough colostrum?
The first feed of colostrum is crucial for newborn calves, but are animals getting enough?
Five tips for using calving aids
When aids need to be used during calving time, keep some of the outlined tips in mind.
10 February 2024 Management
10 tips for spring calving management
With spring calving about to kick off, Kieran Mailey outlines some management tips to consider following on suckler farms.
7 February 2024 Northern Ireland
Tips for storing and feeding colostrum
Every now and then, colostrum will have to be manually fed to a calf. Keep some of the outlined tips in mind for storing and feeding colostrum.
6 February 2024 Management
Scanning time for autumn-calving herds
Suckler farmers running autumn-calving herds should be giving thought to pregnancy scanning.
30 January 2024 Management
Five safety tips for calving time
Cow behaviour can change at calving time, increasing the risk of injury. Outlined are some safety tips to keep in mind.
27 January 2024 Management
Feeding cows in late evening to reduce night calvings
Feeding cows late in the evening can help to reduce the number of animals that calve through the night.
23 January 2024 Management
Time to introduce pre-calving minerals
On farms with early spring-calving herds, cows will benefit from having pre-calving minerals included in their diet.
9 January 2024 Management
Ticking off autumn-calving checklist
Suckler farmers operating an autumn-calving herd should be finalising preparations before the next crop of calves hits the ground.
25 July 2023 Management
Dairy management - improving calf management on your farm
As a farmer responsible for your own business, stress test how you do your calf business in the spring and if it is the best you can make it.
12 July 2023 Management