Keep on top of fly control in heifers and dry cows
Kieran Mailey
Warmer temperatures means fly activity is on the increase, putting heifers and dry autumn-calving cows at greater risk of summer mastitis.
30 April 2024 Management
Making a final call on breeding replacement heifers
The late spring turnout will potentially see replacement heifers being underdeveloped for breeding this year. Weighing animals and making a tough call is strongly advised.
13 March 2024 Buildings
Replacement heifer accommodation to the fore in Waterford
With yearling accommodation switched over to cow cubicles, a new purpose-built heifer cubicle shed and calf house were built earlier this year.
Sexed semen revolution on Irish farms
The lower stocking rate cap will mean dairy farmers in general need less dairy replacements.
14 February 2024 Viewpoints
In pictures: Suckler replacements hit £3,100 at Markethill
Limousin and Simmental bred in-calf heifers were a sharp trade during a special sale of suckler replacements at Markethill Mart.
31 January 2024 Northern Ireland
News in-brief from Northern Ireland
News in-brief from across the farming and food industry in Northern Ireland.
31 January 2024 Northern Ireland
My Farming Week: Cathal Bourke, Ballinahinch, Newport, Tipperary
There are three generations of Bourkes farming together in the north Tipperary parish of Ballinahinch.
24 January 2024 News
Tullamore Farm update: ewes scan at 1.8 lambs per ewe joined
The average litter size was reduced by a higher than normal barren rate of 6% and a lower litter size in suckled 2022-born hoggets.
17 January 2024 Breeding & health
In pictures: Fresh calved Holsteins top at Taaffe monthly sale
Taaffe auction's monthly sale of pedigree dairy heifers was a steady affair with higher prices paid on well developed animals with proven back pedigree.
27 December 2023 Northern Ireland
ICBF issues dominate discussion at Beef Plan AGM
Adam Woods reports from the Beef Plan group’s annual general meeting held online on Tuesday evening.
20 December 2023 Markets