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Dairy
Dairy management: keeping an eye on body condition score
Aidan Brennan
Milking spring-calving cows into December is a bonus, particularly with such a high milk price, but not if it’s at the expense of body condition, writes Aidan Brennan.
16 November 2022 Management
Dairy Management: is it a good year to milk on cows?
Aidan Brennan takes a look at the impact of the high milk prices on when to dry off cows this winter
9 November 2022 Management
NI Sheep Programme: how good is 2022 silage quality?
With first- and second-Cut silage analysed on the programme farms, Kieran Mailey outlines some of the results.
Dairy management: when to dry off cows
As we head into November, thoughts are turning to drying off cows. Aidan Brennan looks at the issues.
5 November 2022 Management
Fodder supplies, grazing management and temporary fencing.
With each day of torrential rainfall it is becoming increasingly likely that many farms will be forced to house animals earlier in the coming weeks.
2 November 2022 Management
Stretching silage on fodder short dairy farms
Aidan Brennan takes a look at the options for dairy farmers who are going to be short of silage this winter.
5 October 2022 Winter Feed
Managing BCS can save up to €85/cow this winter
Strategic use of cow body condition can play a significant role in keeping wintering costs in check, writes Declan Marren.
5 October 2022 Grass & feeding
NI Sheep Programme: Top tips for the breeding season
On sheep farms operating March lambing flocks, outlined are some tips to manage animals through the upcoming breeding season.
28 September 2022 NI Sheep Programme
Dairy Management: feeding, lameness and taxation
Aidan Brennan takes a look at some of the options for farmers to reduce their tax bill this year.
28 September 2022 Management
Beef Management: closing up paddocks and first-calver management
Adam Woods takes a look at closing up paddocks this autumn, first-calving heifer management and he asks for winter feed questions ahead of next week’s winter feed focus.
28 September 2022 Management
Beef Management: dry weather, weaning and BDGP targets
The latest tips and advice for drystock farms in this week's Beef Management.
31 August 2022 Management
NI Sheep Programme: Five management tasks for late summer
Kieran Mailey outlines some of the management tasks to be completed on the programme farms during late summer.