Prepare for winter weather despite the recent mildness
Aidan Brennan
Aidan Brennan warms that farmers should be preparing for the worst of winter weather even though it's currently very mild.
9 November 2022 Management
Beef Management: silage pit management and animal health queries
Declan Marren outlines best practice for silage pit management during periods of mild weather while pneumonia remains a constant threat for young stock housed in recent weeks.
2 November 2022 Breeding & health
November a key month for animal health
Adam Woods previews this week’s animal health focus ahead of an important month for animal health on livestock farms.
Winter health: your veterinary questions answered
Adam Woods puts our readers’ questions to Offaly-based vet Donal Lynch ahead of a critical period for animal health on livestock farms.
2 November 2022 Animal Health
Grass+ Beef: heavy rainfall calls a halt to grazing for many
Heavy rainfall over the past week has forced farmers into housing stock earlier than intended as ground condition deteriorate despite good levels of grass growth still being recorded.
26 October 2022 Grass & feeding
Minimising risk of pneumonia at housing
Farmers are reporting problems with pneumonia following housing in wet and mild conditions.
25 October 2022 Breeding & health
Latest lesson in lungworm control
Derek Robinson reckons he will have to tighten up on lungworm control next year.
19 October 2022 Farmer Writes
Ventilation: the critical factor in animal housing
Ventilation is arguably the most important factor for healthy livestock, but it is often the last thing we think about.
19 October 2022 Buildings
Thrive: 2022-born stock performance check
All 150 spring 2022-born calves were in for weighing this week on the Thrive demo farm as well as a dose and receiving their booster vaccination in preparation for housing.
12 October 2022 Grass & feeding
Five tips to housing cattle for winter
With housing underway, outlined are some tips for bringing cattle indoors for the winter.
8 October 2022 Management
Avoiding BEEP penalties this autumn
Adam Woods takes a look at what farmers need to do to guarantee this year’s BEEP payment.
28 September 2022 Management
Sheep Management: ram breeding concerns, health risks and SWS tasks
Breeding is around the corner for many flocks, and plans should now be at an advanced stage including the flock breeding policy.
21 September 2022 Management