Beef Management: calf creep hygiene and finishing cattle costs
Declan Marren
This week’s beef management notes look at the importance of hygiene in the calf creep area while we outline the need for finishing stock to be performing every day during the final feeding phase.
2 November 2022 News
Poultry housing order issued as bird flu threat remains
All poultry must be housed from 7 November under a Department-ordered precaution against bird flu.
Clock ticking on selective dry cow therapy
Changes have been made to the sale and supply of dry cow therapy which will have implications for all farmers, writes Aidan Brennan.
November a key month for animal health
Adam Woods previews this week’s animal health focus ahead of an important month for animal health on livestock farms.
2 November 2022 Breeding & health
Reducing the risk of mastitis post-weaning
Weaning suckler calves after housing may be more practical in terms of management, but there is a risk of cows developing mastitis.
1 November 2022 Management
Changeover to chlorine-free not all smooth, says Teagasc expert
The switch away from chlorine-based detergents to chlorine-free detergents has reduced residues in milk, but it hasn't been plain-sailing at farm level.
8 October 2022 Management