Five tips for a positive breeding season
Kieran Mailey
Breeding will be getting under way for predominantly March- to May-calving herds and to help boost conception rates, outlined are some management tips.
Forage and fertility in focus at UGS spring dairy meeting
The Beattie family gave an overview of their 180 cow herd when hosting the Ulster Grassland Society's spring dairy meeting last week. Kieran Mailey reports.
Doing the simple things well in Cork
Thomas Condon visits the Finneran farm in Carrignavar in Co Cork to see how Gerard and Nuala are going to manage the breeding season.
Lameness costs average Irish dairy farm over €4,000/year
A new paper published by the Veterinary Ireland Journal said lameness is estimated to be the third-most costly health issue of dairy cows after mastitis and fertility.
27 April 2024 News
Weekend to bring scattered showers - Met Éireann
Met Éireann has said that the weekend will bring scattered showers and cooler conditions.
26 April 2024 News
Maternal traits and quality silage the backbone of Sligo suckler operation
Trevor Boland is running a tight ship with his 50-cow part time suckler herd, with cow fertility, milk and high DMD silage the major building blocks in this success.
17 April 2024 Breeding & health
Five tips to prepare stock bulls for breeding
For suckler herds calving in early spring, breeding is one month away, so thoughts should be turning towards getting stock bulls prepared in good time.
13 April 2024 Management
Farmer Writes: no dry weather for March
With any luck it will be dry this week, but the forecast at the weekend didn't give me much optimism.
3 April 2024 Farmer Writes
Reseeding season almost here
Aidan Brennan takes a look at what articles are in the focus on reseeding and argues that there could be more reseeding done this year than normal.
27 March 2024 Reseeding
How to pick a successful bull team
Aidan Brennan looks at some of the recent developments when it comes to picking a bull team and outlines the things to watch out for.
18 March 2024 Spring AI
Soil fertility not ‘sexy’, but key to sustainable production – Teagasc scientist
Farmers need to focus on getting the basics of food production right, Dr David Wall tells online Teagasc Soil Conference.
26 February 2024 News
Specifications announced for TAMS herd health monitoring
A popular new addition to TAMS III, specifications for herd health and fertility monitoring systems have now been released by the Department. Martin Merrick reports.
7 February 2024 Management