Prioritise replacement heifers for winter feeding
Kieran Mailey
Maiden heifers that will be retained for breeding should be managed separately from store animals to drive weight gain and hit target weights at breeding time.
5 October 2022 Grass & feeding
Understanding the value of forage crops
The earlier tillage harvest provided more opportunities to sow forage crops, while favourable weather conditions have seen crops perform excellently.
31 August 2022 Buildings
Will rubber mats pay for themselves?
With the high price of building materials at the moment, inputs in to buildings are being carefully scrutinised. Martin Merrick analyses if rubber mats are a worthwhile investment.
NI Sheep Programme: replacement selection – EID coming to the fore
Programme adviser Senan White gives an outlined to how some of the programme farmers have begun selecting their potential flock replacements this year.
Time for a mid-season weight check
Weighing cattle midway through the grazing season is the best way to gauge whether animals are on track to hit target sale or housing weights this autumn.
12 July 2022 Management
Dairy Management: poor grass growth and dosing calves
We look at the impact of lower than normal grass growth and ask what weight shoud heifer calves be now?
6 July 2022 Management
Thrive weekly roundup: weighing yearlings, sick calves and pneumonia warning
This week's dairy beef programme roundup has an update of the yearlings' performance on the demo farm, some issues with pink eye in calves and a pneumonia warning for calves recently turned out.
28 May 2022 Management