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Sheep
Sheep Management: fertiliser applications, lime, scald and clostridial diseases.
Darren Carty
The drop in fertiliser use due to higher prices was evident at a Teagasc sheep farm walk in Roscommon on Tuesday evening, with about 50% of those attending having no fertiliser applied to-date.
15 April 2022 News
Grass growth slow to take off on Tullamore Farm
Niamh Gunn chats with Shaun Diver to find out what’s been happening on Tullamore Farm this week.
9 February 2022 Lambing
Hygiene and colostrum critical in combating watery mouth
Farmers can no longer rely on the routine use of oral antibiotics due to availability issues with Spectam Scour Halt and tighter restrictions around the use of antimicrobials.
Health and husbandry central to top lamb performance
The economics of finishing lambs indoors can quickly unravel where disease is allowed to establish or inferior animal husbandry is practised.
Meet the Animal Health Prevention for Profit competition winners
We are pleased to announce the overall Lowland and Hill champions of the MSD Animal Health Prevention for Profit competition.
Transforming hill and lowland breeding fortunes in Antrim
Dermot McAleese’s hill flock is in the unusual position of reaching a level of prolificacy which is verging on being too high, with an average litter size in the region of 1.57 lambs per ewe joined.
29 September 2021 Management
Beef management: Five management tasks for autumn calving herds
With autumn calving well underway, outlined are some management tasks to prioritise during September.
4 September 2021 Management
Catalogue and lineup for Donegal Cheviot sale announced
The Donegal Cheviot and Cheviot Cross Breeders Group sale takes place on Friday 3 September in Ballybofey and Stranorlar Mart starting at 6pm.
3 September 2021 Markets
Reducing biosecurity risks when purchasing rams and replacement females
There are three parts to incorporating replacements – identifying the type of animals you want, the exercise of purchasing them and then incorporating these into the flock in a safe manner.
31 July 2021 Breeding & health
Beef management: time for clostridial vaccine booster
Many farmers will administer a clostridial vaccine to calves prior to turnout. However, a booster shot is required to maximise the immune response.
20 June 2021 Management
Five steps to developing a dairy-beef health plan
A health plan should be put in place on all farms and starts with sitting down with your local vet.
22 April 2021 Breeding & health
Sheep Management: vaccination protocols, in-lamb ewe hoggets and early weaning
Darren Carthy looks at some topical health issues around vaccination protocols and also touches on the problem of hoggets destined for slaughter turning up in lamb.
24 March 2021 Management