Five tips to prepare for autumn calving
Kieran Mailey
On farms where autumn calving gets under way in August, outlined are some preparation tips.
18 June 2022 Management
Tips for controlling high somatic cell count
Aidan Brennan reports from the Teagasc and NDC/Kerrygold milk quality award winner's farm walk in Limerick.
Know your summer dosing regimen
Natascha Meunier from Animal Health Ireland takes a look at some animal health tips for June on livestock farms.
Mastitis in ewes greatly underdiagnosed
Mastitis giving rise to clinical symptoms and grave illness in affected sheep is usually detected, but there are significant issues that pass under the radar as they are not readily detected.
8 June 2022 Animal Health
Sheep Management: grass supplies, weaning management and problem ewes
There is a risk of grass growth rates running out of steam and quality being much harder to control on farms where no fertiliser has been applied.
8 June 2022 Management
Keeping flies under control in autumn-calving herds
Early summer is a period when an increasing fly activity puts dry cows at risk of summer mastitis.
7 June 2022 Management
Sheep Management: fertiliser applications, lime, scald and clostridial diseases.
The drop in fertiliser use due to higher prices was evident at a Teagasc sheep farm walk in Roscommon on Tuesday evening, with about 50% of those attending having no fertiliser applied to-date.
20 April 2022 Management
Beware of a higher risk of mastitis
Recent inclement weather and challenging ground conditions have triggered more reports of mastitis in recent weeks.
19 March 2022 Breeding & health
Maedi visna detected in Irish sheep flocks
The viral disease of sheep can cause significant production losses but it does not affect humans and is not a food safety concern.
2 March 2022 Breeding & health
Dairy management: calf health, fertiliser and preventing mastitis
A look at the steps farmers can take to maintain calf health during this period of changeable weather.
23 February 2022 Management
Dairy management: training heifers for the new season
Aidan Brennan has some tips for farmers when it comes to training heifers to the milking parlour.
10 January 2022 Management