Beef Management: scour vaccines, coccidiosis and planning for 2023
Adam Woods
Adam Woods takes a look at using scour vaccines ahead of spring calving, using adequate straw to prevent coccidiosis and planning something different for 2023.
26 December 2022 Management
Five jobs for the Christmas period
With family members home for Christmas, use the extra help to get some of the bigger jobs ticked off the to-do list.
30 November 2022 Management
Beef Management: calf creep hygiene and finishing cattle costs
This week’s beef management notes look at the importance of hygiene in the calf creep area while we outline the need for finishing stock to be performing every day during the final feeding phase.
Agri jobs: strong dairy worker demand at home and abroad
There is no let-up in demand for dairy farm workers, as labour shortages are seen both at home and in England.
26 November 2022 News
Winter milk bonuses should double this year, claim farm bodies
While dairy processors are paying bonuses of 3c/l to 9c/l for winter milk and liquid milk contracts, both the ICMSA and IFA claimed that prices of 13-15c/l are required.
16 November 2022 News
Watching for repeats with autumn breeding
Keeping an eye out for cows coming back in heat is crucial where breeding has started in autumn-calving herds.
15 November 2022 Management
Mapping a maternal way in the Massif Central
Adam Woods reports from a recent visit to France to visit pedigree Limousin herds and learn about the strengths of the breed in France
9 November 2022 Pedigree
Full-time president and part-time farmer
UFU president David Brown hosted a visit by agricultural journalists to his Fermanagh farm last Friday.
2 November 2022 Northern Ireland
Five tips for autumn breeding in suckler herds
On suckler farms with an autumn-calving herd, breeding is under way. Outlined are five tips to help get cows back in calf.
29 October 2022 Management
How much to feed dairy cows this winter
Aidan Brennan takes a look at some of the things to keep in mind when deciding how much meal to feed fresh cows this winter.
26 October 2022 Feed
Watch: hoping for better AI hit in autumn herd
John Egerton has put in place a number of management changes to try to avoid another high empty rate in his autumn-calving herd.
26 October 2022 Northern Ireland
Reducing protein imports on winter milk farms
Aidan Brennan takes a look at one key step winter milk producers will need to take in order to reduce their carbon footprint
19 October 2022 Liquid Milk