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Sheep
Teagasc to take greater role in hill farming
Darren Carty
The Teagasc director Frank O’Mara says the advisory body is progressing a more coordinated research approach for uplands areas along with including the topic in its education programme.
21 February 2024 Management
Dairy management: grazing, blue cards and milk fever
There is a lot of anger over delays to getting blue cards returned and tags breaking, writes Aidan Brennan.
11 February 2024 Lambing
What feeds represent good value in 2024?
At the recent Teagasc lowland sheep conferences, Teagasc’s Tim Keady outlined the relative value of feeds and detailed the organisation's concentrate formulation for this season.
Dairy Management: tricky grazing and fat cows
Aidan Brennan works out how to allocate grass in springtime to freshly calved cows.
7 February 2024 Management
How much protein should there be in dairy rations?
Aidan Brennan takes a look at what is an appropriate level of crude protein in dairy rations in springtime.
29 January 2024 Management
Sheep Management: the value of an early diagnosis
Farmers attending this week's Teagasc lowland sheep conferences were told that the damage caused by a disease breakdown can be limited by making an early diagnosis.
24 January 2024 Management
Dairy Management: preventing milk fever this spring
Aidan Brennan has some tips for farmers hoping to avoid milk fever in freshly calved cows this spring.
22 January 2024 Management
Dairy Management: dry cow minerals, grass data and BCS
Aidan Brennan takes a look at the important elements in dry cow minerals, what to do with grass growth data and managing condition score in cows
27 December 2023 Management
Beef management notes: Fodder budgets and body condition scoring
Beef editor Adam Woods takes a look at fodder budgets, coccidiosis, body condition scoring and taking a break over the holiday period
20 December 2023 Management
Dairy Management: Dairy Day, grazing and feed space
Farmers are heading into a third year of high costs and this is an area that needs to be controlled, writes Aidan Brennan.
29 November 2023 Management
Beef Management: grazing forage crops and November SCEP deadline
In this week's Beef Management, Adam Woods takes a look at grazing forage crops, SCEP deadlines and looking after first calving heifers.
22 November 2023 Management
Five tips for condition scoring cows
Suckler farmers should be looking at the body condition on spring calving cows and taking steps to correct animals that are thin or overfat.
4 November 2023 Management