Dairy beef sector to be examined in detail in national farm survey
Amy Forde
The move is to monitor the dairy beef sector's annual financial and technical situation.
14 February 2024 Buildings
Watch: top-spec calf shed ramps up accommodation for 520-cow herd
With nearly all calves reared on the farm, good-quality accommodation for youngstock is a priority for the McGranes.
24 January 2024 Calves
Teagasc 10 point action plan for dairy beef
Adam Woods reports from last week's launch of the stakeholder consultation process of the Teagasc ten-point action plan on dairy calf to beef systems in Ireland.
Addressing the difficulties with calf accommodation ventilation
Ventilation for calf housing can be tricky to get right, with many factors at play with how effective natural ventialtion can be.
24 January 2024 Buildings
Beginners' tips for rearing dairy calves
Successfully rearing dairy-bred calves takes skill. Outlined are some tips to consider where farmers have plans to move into this sector.
20 January 2024 Calves
Calving mayhem about to kick off
Aidan Brennan takes a look at what is being covered in the first of the two special Focus features on calves.
17 January 2024 Calves
Round roof retrofit ticking the box for calf housing in Cork
Converting an older hay shed into calf accommodation has worked well for dairy farmer Adam Shorten. Martin Merrick reports.
17 January 2024 Calves
Farm Buildings 2023: Our top five farm buildings features
We’ve had some fantastic features on farm buildings throughout 2023, with some of our most popular ones listed below.
29 December 2023 Buildings
Dairy Management: genotyping, nitrates and calves
Aidan Brennan says farmers that have yet to tag and send back genotyping samples need to do so by 15 December.
6 December 2023 Management
Farmer Writes: wind-down for winter begins
We are doing a bit extra with calf housing this year, in case regulations change enough to increase the number of calves around the yard through the spring.
29 November 2023 Farmer Writes