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Beef
Cold and wet conditions raise pneumonia and tetany risks
Kieran Mailey
Suckler cows in milk and young calves will be at increased risk of grass tetany and pneumonia as cold, wet weather persists.
3 May 2024 News
Mixed weather for bank holiday weekend - Met Éireann
Met Éireann has forecast the weekend to bring mixed weather and temperatures of up to 15°C.
1 May 2024 Management
Beef Management: BPS application deadline and grass tetany prevention
Adam Woods takes a look at fertiliser application on beef farms, BPS deadlines and preventing grass tetany on suckler farms.
Be alert for grass tetany as grazing resumes
Where suckler cows with calves at foot have been turned out to grass in recent days, make sure animals are well covered for magnesium to prevent tetany.
23 April 2024 Management
Sheep Management: chance to finally get back on track
The rate at which conditions return to normal will vary greatly depending on land type but the upturn in weather will deliver farmer and beast a well deserved break
17 April 2024 Management
Sheep Management: weather challenges intensify amid torrential rainfall
Flocks lambing at present are facing big challenges, with a drop in temperatures compounding this week’s torrential rainfall and waterlogged soils.
27 March 2024 Management
Ten tips to start spring grazing
After a long winter, farmers are keen to get cattle out to grass. Kieran Mailey outlines some tips for managing spring grazing.
20 March 2024 Northern Ireland
Adjustment needed to correct spring rotation planner
There are some farms that are yet to get any stock to grass, as ground conditions have failed to dry out sufficiently.
16 March 2024 Grass & feeding
Brief weather window for slurry and fertiliser
Drier conditions are forecast into the early stages of next week. That may open a window to get some slurry and fertiliser out, kickstarting grass growth.
5 March 2024 Management
Higher risk of metabolic diseases likely this spring
With ewes on average in lower body condition and higher feed costs potentially limiting volumes fed, vets are warning of the potential of increased health issues including metabolic diseases.
20 January 2024 Management
Five tips for early season slurry
Where farmers have plans to get early slurry onto grassland this spring, outlined are five things to keep in mind.
13 January 2024 Management