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Cattle numbers fell by over 25,000 head in 2023
Anne O'Donoghue
Pigs saw the largest decrease of any livestock last year, the latest CSO figures show.
13 December 2023 Management
Sheep management: treatment of rams, external parasites and the CLP
Darren Carty outlines how rams may require preferential treatment after the breeding season, controlling external parasites and how a spike has occurred in issues with the clean livestock policy.
25 October 2023 Management
Sheep Management: safeguarding against ram infertility and handling store lambs
With breeding well underway on farms, care needs to be taken that grass supplies are not negatively affected by remaining store lambs, while the clean livestock policy also needs to remembered.
Guarding against fertility issues
It is important that management practices and nutrition focus on having rams in top shape well in advance of the breeding season.
21 October 2023 Breeding & health
Giving the ram a chance to warm up
With sheep farmers letting rams to their ewes over the coming weeks, the Dealer thought it best to give every buck their chance.
18 October 2023 Dealer