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Beef
Beef management: keeping on top of calf scour
Kieran Mailey
Calf scour has become an issue on suckler farms as stocking densities in sheds increase due to changeable weather slowing turnout.
8 March 2022 Management
Keeping on top of hygiene in the calving shed
Ground conditions are still marginal, delaying the turnout of cows and calves to grass. As calving sheds fill up, keeping on top of hygiene is crucial to lower disease risks.
2 March 2022 Animal Health
Dealing with scour and pneumonia in calves
Aidan Brennan has some practical advice for farmers dealing with sick calves this spring.
Five steps to preventing calf scour
On suckler farms that normally keep cows housed for a short period after calving, scour can be an issue. Outlined are five ways to minimise the risk to calves.
19 February 2022 Management
Beef management: tips on preventing scour ahead of calving
Adam Woods takes a look at preventing scours ahead of the calving season and shares some tips on treating sick calves.
9 February 2022 Management
Dairy management: making homemade electrolytes
Feeding electrolytes to sick calves keeps them hydrated and helps them to replace the fluids lost during scour.
7 February 2022 Management
Five top tips on keeping calves healthy this spring
Tullamore Farm vet Donal Lynch outlines five top tips on keeping newborn calves healthy this spring.
26 January 2022 News
Five tips to prepare for spring calving
With spring calving just weeks away, following some of the outlined tips will help farmers be prepared for one of the busiest times of the year.
8 January 2022 Management
Beef Management: reviewing 2021 and planning for 2022
This week Adam Woods takes a look at looking back over 2021 and what to change for 2022 and some tips on using the scour vaccine in suckler cows.
29 December 2021 Management
Five management jobs to sort over Christmas
While there is always a long list of jobs to complete on every farm, outlined are five tasks to think about completing over the next fortnight.
18 December 2021 Management
Dairy Management: fertiliser costs, vaccines and managing dry cows
Aidan Brennan says that while fertiliser is very expensive, farmers who rely on nitrogen to grow grass are better off to buy it.
15 December 2021 Management
Watch: raring to go rearing calves in Cavan
William Woods is 10 years old and this year he decided to purchase some beef x dairy calves to rear on the family farm just outside Ballyconnell, Co Cavan.
23 June 2021 Grass & feeding