Is protected urea the fertiliser of choice for this time of year?
It's wet and windy and still pretty fresh, so what is the science saying on protected urea versus CAN? Áine Murray, Brian McCarthy and Patrick Forrestal of Teagasc report.
1 March 2023 Animal Health
Preparing cattle for turnout
As the temperatures begin to rise, take some time to check all is in place for the upcoming grazing writes Natascha Meunier, Beef HealthCheck programme manager with AHI.
1 March 2023 Animal Health
Curing common calf problems
March is the month of many problems and this can be especially true when it comes to calves.
Getting the spreading rate right this spring
Aidan Brennan takes a look at the steps involved in setting up a fertiliser spreader and deciding what rate to spread.
22 February 2023 Fertilizers
Calf rearing series week two: preparing for calf arrival
Before a calf is purchased for your farm this spring, there is a huge amount of work to do to prepare for calf arrival. Declan Marren reports
22 February 2023 Grass & feeding
Calf rearing series week one: putting a plan and budget in place
With the main calf trading season upon us, over the coming weeks Declan Marren will take a look at the main considerations for rearing farms prior to purchasing dairy beef calves.
15 February 2023 Management
Irish farmers embracing fertiliser bag recycling
Paul O’Brien from the IFA and Eva Ross from Yara discuss some of the recent developments around fertiliser bag recycling.
1 February 2023 Fertilizers
Your calf questions answered by the experts
Aidan Brennan sat down with Teagasc calf rearing experts Emer Kennedy and Alison Sinnott to get answers to common calf rearing questions.
18 January 2023 Calves
Best policy for parasite control
Natascha Meunier, Beef HealthCheck Programme manager with Animal Health Ireland, outlines some of the key criteria for dosing stock this winter.
7 December 2022 Breeding & health
Designing an efficient and safe handling facility
Constructing a handling facility that works for both farmer and animals requires careful planning and consideration.
7 December 2022 Farm buildings
Dairy management: what weight should maiden heifers be now?
Aidan Brennan takes a look at what target weight maiden or weanling heifers should be now.
28 November 2022 Management
Dairy management: tips for drying off cows
Aidan Brennan has some advice for dairy farmers as they commence the drying off process this winter.
14 November 2022 Management