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Sheep
Sheep Management: slaughter performance and marketing options for hill lambs
Darren Carty
Lambs should be carefully assessed when drafting, with more reports of lambs recording a much lower kill out in recent weeks.
17 July 2024 Management
Dairy Management: late calving cows, flexible milking and protected urea
Aidan Brennan looks at the merits of milking just 13 times in the week, and examines the impact of once a day milking from now on.
17 July 2024 Management
Beef Management: Beef Welfare, reseeding and buying barley off the combine
In this week's Beef Management, Adam Woods takes a look at the anomalies in the beef welfare scheme, reseeding on drystock farms and buying barley off the combine.
Be alert for lungworm in young cattle
Warmer temperatures will see worm burdens rapidly increasing on grazing swards, putting young cattle at higher risk of respiratory problems caused by lungworm.
16 July 2024 Management
Five tips to prepare for autumn calving
As autumn calving draws closer, outlined are some preparation tasks to carry out now.
13 July 2024 Management
Agri jobs: opportunity to manage 200-cow spring calving herd
Several full-time dairy positions have become available in Galway, Kilkenny, Laois and Cork and they are offering enticing remuneration packages.
13 July 2024 News
Weekend weather: highs of 20°C on Sunday
Met Éireann has revealed a combination of dry conditions, sunny spells and scattered showers over the weekend, with highest temperatures reaching 20°C.
12 July 2024 News
Sheep Management: taking stock of current performance
Many flocks find themselves running behind target, be it with reduced lamb performance, tight grass supplies or inadequate winter forage requirements.
10 July 2024 Management
Dairy Management: poor thrive in dairy replacements
Aidan Brennan looks through some of the causes for poor performance in dairy replacement calves this summer.
10 July 2024 Management
Beef Management : fodder budgets, breeding and autumn reseeding
Entering in to the latter half of the year means a swing in focus, with fodder stocks, the end of breeding and the possibility of reseeding some paddocks in the mind of many
10 July 2024 Management
Increasing herd checks as autumn calving approaches
Moving August-calving cows closer to the yard will make it easier to keep a close eye on heavily pregnant animals in the run-up to autumn calving.
9 July 2024 Management
What’s coming up in the dairy scene?
Aidan Brennan takes a look through some of the dairy related events coming up over the next few days and weeks.
8 July 2024 Management