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Dairy beef calves - getting the accommodation right
Martin Merrick
Having the correct facilities for rearing dairy-bred suckler calves will ensure that they get off to the best start.
23 November 2022 Farmer Writes
My pet cow
Anna Smyth from Co Cavan wrote to IFJ Junior about 741, her pet cow.
9 November 2022 Northern Ireland
Ten steps to indoor management for cattle
With cattle housed for the winter, outlined are 10 steps to managing animals through the winter period.
Farm buildings: a year of stops and starts
It’s been a tumultuous year for farm buildings between inflation, supply issues and the proposed concrete levy.
9 November 2022 Farm buildings
Cubicle and calving accommodation with room for expansion in Tipperary
A new five-bay cubicle shed has eased pressure on three areas of housing in Nenagh, Co Tipperary, while leaving it open to fit more cubicles, if needed.
9 November 2022 Farm buildings
Four-bay dry shed for less than €24,000
Irish Farmers Journal contributor Kieran Sullivan has just completed work on a dry-bedded cattle shed on an old silage slab.
9 November 2022 Farm buildings
Treating cattle for lice after housing
Lice is a common parasite that will irritate cattle if left untreated during the winter housing period.
8 November 2022 Management
Farmer Writes: time for the shed
James Strain from Co Donegal prepares to house his stock, as the rain takes its toll on ground conditions.
8 November 2022 Farmer Writes
This week in photos: flooding, feeding, events and marts
Our top photos from the past week include winterage on the Burren, new cubicles installation, flooding on farmland, a mixed beef and sheep farm, a farm model display show, moving livestock and marts.
6 November 2022 News
Dealing with lice and mites at housing
Milder and wetter winters in recent years have made dealing with lice and mite issues in housed cattle tougher to deal with. Declan Marren looks at the best approach to treatment this year.
2 November 2022 Management
Thieves cut locks to take Ifor Williams trailer in Monaghan
A farmer in Co Monaghan had his cattle trailer stolen from an outfarm after the thieves cut gate locks to gain access.
26 October 2022 News
Minimising risk of pneumonia at housing
Farmers are reporting problems with pneumonia following housing in wet and mild conditions.
25 October 2022 Breeding & health