Calf rearing: getting calves off to a good start
Declan Marren
The rearing phase of the system is the most labour-intensive and the highest risk period for calf health. Getting the simple things right is very important.
7 August 2022 Grass & feeding
Transition to grass – a vital period for calf health
Managing the transition to grass is key for calves to achieve growth targets over the first grazing season. Declan Marren reports.
3 August 2022 Management
Beef Management: lungworm, THRIVE open day and building grass
This week’s Beef Managementlooks at lungworm infection, the THRIVE open day and building grass covers over the next month.
Breaking down the vet bill on Tullamore farm
Declan Marren takes a look at the annual vet bill on Tuallamore farm and breaks it down by enterprise to see where the money is being spent.
20 July 2022 Breeding & health
Summer health tips for your farm
AHI experts take a look at some important animal health tips for livestock farms in July.
20 July 2022 Breeding & health
Thrive: weekend rainfall eases grazing pressure on demo farm
For those in the south of the country, like the Thrive demonstration farm in Cashel, Co Tipperary, last weekend's rainfall was a welcome sight and will have started to relieve the pressure for grass.
29 June 2022 Grass & feeding
BovINE EU conference allows for the pooling of knowledge and resources
Martin Merrick reports from the BovINE EU conference in Germany, where presentations were made to project partners.
22 June 2022 Markets
Thrive: how much does it cost to rear a calf to weaning
Many dairy-beef calves are now in the process of being weaned. Just how much does it cost to get stock to this stage?
1 June 2022 Management
Pneumonia alert in spring-born calves
Changeable weather has seen a rise in the number of farmers dealing with pneumonia problems in calves.
31 May 2022 Management
Thrive weekly roundup: weighing yearlings, sick calves and pneumonia warning
This week's dairy beef programme roundup has an update of the yearlings' performance on the demo farm, some issues with pink eye in calves and a pneumonia warning for calves recently turned out.
28 May 2022 Management
BPS closing, dosing bought in cattle and grass management tips for the week ahead
Check out what's inside this week's Beef Management notes for advice and tips for drystock farms
11 May 2022 Management
Scan wrongly diagnosed sheep with Jaagsiekte
A flock of 1,074 ewes were scanned by a vet who had training and experience in finding OPA lesions.
13 April 2022 Northern Ireland