Farm Programmes
Thrive weekly roundup: dealing with high costs and feeding calves at grass
Declan Marren
Can farmers afford to feed meal to calves at grass over the first grazing season and some programme farmers outline how they are overcoming higher input costs - all in the Thrive weekly roundup.
23 April 2022 Management
Thrive weekly roundup: €20/calf programme deadline and once-a-day feeding
The dairy-beef programme roundup looks at transitioning calves to once-a-day milk feeding and a reminder that applications for the Dairy Beef Calf Progamme closes on Monday 25 April.
20 April 2022 Management
Thrive: transitioning calves to once-a-day feeding
Once-a-day feeding can provide many benefits in a calf rearing system both in terms of labour efficiency and animal performance once management is correct.
Thrive weekly roundup: calf rearing video update and how to increase meal intake
This week's dairy beef programme update has a video from the Thrive demo farm, where 150 calves are now being reared, along with our five top tips on how to increase meal intake in calves pre-weaning.
16 April 2022 Management
Watch: calf rearing update from Thrive demo farm
With all calves for 2022 now on farm, Declan Marren provides an update on calf rearing on the Thrive demonstration farm.
13 April 2022 Grass & feeding