Spring a crucial time for animal health
Aidan Brennan
Aidan Brennan takes a look at what is covered in the special animal health focus.
1 March 2023 Farmer Writes
Farmer Writes: a cautious call to the vet
For once, the vet wasn’t in much of a rush and we happily bantered away while treating the cow.
Top tips for healthy suckler calves
Adam Woods takes a look at how farmers can keep suckler calves healthy this spring
Top tips on taking care of the newborn calf
Michelle McGrath of Animal Health Ireland takes a look at best practice when it comes to looking after calves this spring.
8 February 2023 Young stock
46% rise in calf-rearing costs since 2021
Calf rearing was once seen as a low-cost system to establish on farm but with rising input costs farmers need to carefully plan purchases this spring.
25 January 2023 Breeding & health
Farmer Writes: a little false economy
Waterlogged fields, fast filling slurry tanks and pneumonia are among some of the challenges the New Year has brought, writes James Strain.
17 January 2023 Farmer Writes
The beef farmer's ultimate Christmas to do list
Adam Woods takes a look at some jobs that could be completed on drystock farms over the festive period.
24 December 2022 Management
'Time for revision of €uro-Star index' - ICBF
Adam Woods takes a look at who said what at the Teagasc beef conference in Balinasloe this week.
14 December 2022 Breeding & health
Cold snap increasing pneumonia risks in calf sheds
There has been a spike in the number of farmers reporting problems with pneumonia in autumn born calves and weanlings during the recent spell of freezing weather.
13 December 2022 Management
Cold weather tips and Pneumonia treatments
This week's Beef Management takes a look at issues with dealing with the cold weather this week.
7 December 2022 Management
On board with new bovine TB strategy
The strategy, as it is presented, must not fail due to farmer apathy, writes Robert McConaghy.
7 December 2022 Northern Ireland
Prepare for winter weather despite the recent mildness
Aidan Brennan warms that farmers should be preparing for the worst of winter weather even though it's currently very mild.
16 November 2022 Winter Feed