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Beef
Five tips to prepare stock bulls for breeding
Kieran Mailey
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.
10 April 2024 Management
Dairy management: how much fertiliser to spread when the weather improves?
Aidan Brennan looks at the amount of fertiliser that should be applied on grazing ground and silage ground when the weather improves.
10 April 2024 Management
Beef management: Delayed turnout leads to housing issues
In this week's beef management notes, Adam Woods takes a look at coccidiosis.
The importance of resilient breeding policies
Resilience is not just needed in people, but it's needed in cows too so keep it in mind when picking bulls, writes Aidan Brennan.
10 April 2024 Breeding
Sheep management: new welfare scheme and managing poor weather conditions
This week, management notes detail the new Sheep Welfare Scheme, dealing with the pressure of inclement weather and hoggett supplementation.
10 April 2024 Management
Weaning time for early autumn-born calves
Suckler calves born in August and September should be coming close to weaning and is a task that some farmers will complete before turnout.
9 April 2024 Management
Weather to improve later this week
The weather forecast is looking like less rain for later this week, but not totally dry either, writes Aidan Brennan.
8 April 2024 Management
Five tips for closing off silage ground
Ground conditions are far from ideal, but closing off silage ground is a task to complete by mid-April.
6 April 2024 Management
Agri jobs: worker wanted for 500-cow farm
There are ample jobs in the dairy sector, particularly in the south of the country.
6 April 2024 News
Top heat detection aids for breeding 2024
With breeding likely to commence in a month’s time for many spring-calving suckler herds the attention should now turn to heat detection.
3 April 2024 Breeding
Sheep Management: nematodirus and conserving grass supplies
Farmers with lambs suffering from scour need to be mindful that there are a few ailments that cause diarrhoea in lambs.
3 April 2024 Management
Beef Management: grazing problems and scour issues
In this week's Beef Management, Adam Woods takes a look at grazing issues and calf scour.
3 April 2024 Management