Lack of grass means I am feeding bales and zero grazing
We have only had 27mm of rain in June and that is restricting things now,writes Laois dairy farmer Padraig Callanan.
26 June 2024 Farmer Writes
Meal bucket helps keep mastitis from ewe lambs
Derek Robinson has been feeding high levels of meal to new mothers rearing doubles.
19 June 2024 Management
Beef Management: grazing stemmy covers, fly control and scanning
Martin Merrick details how best to utilise heavy covers, controlling flies to prevent summer mastitis and why an early scanning of cows may be beneficial to farmers.
Mastitis: a summer problem on suckler farms
Adam Woods takes a look at mastitis prevention and control ahead of the peak season for mastitis cases on suckler farms.
Keeping on top of summer health issues
Adam Woods previews this week’s summer health Focus and what’s inside.
5 June 2024 Animal Health
Keep on top of fly control in heifers and dry cows
Warmer temperatures means fly activity is on the increase, putting heifers and dry autumn-calving cows at greater risk of summer mastitis.
14 May 2024 Management
Best practice in milking courses to run across the country
Teagasc, in conjunction with FRS Training, the Department of Agriculture and Animal Health Ireland (AHI) are running four two-day milking courses across four locations.
16 April 2024 News
Farmer Writes: spring emerging into action
Karen McCabe remembers when the first slatted shed was built on her farm, and even though the previous generations were hardy, she reckons even they would be fed up of the weather by now.
10 April 2024 Farmer Writes
Farmer Writes: benefits to genotyping for calf sales
The big benefit of the National Genotyping Programme for Padraig Callanan is picking the heifer calves for selling.
6 March 2024 Farmer Writes