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What feeds represent good value in 2024?
Darren Carty
At the recent Teagasc lowland sheep conferences, Teagasc’s Tim Keady outlined the relative value of feeds and detailed the organisation's concentrate formulation for this season.
24 January 2024 Northern Ireland
Study finds protected urea ‘performs as well as CAN’
Researchers at the Agri Food and Biosciences Institute conducted the study into the use of protected urea.
10 January 2024 Management
Sheep Management: supplementary feeding and winter shearing
A high percentage of flocks should now be assessing winter diet options for ewes, with feed reserves built up during autumn now, in most cases, depleted.
Feeding early lambing ewes, clostridial vaccination and important dates
Recent weather is creating numerous challenges from drafting sheep for sale to getting early lambing ewes and lambs outdoors.
3 January 2024 Management
Winter feeding complicated by variable silage quality
John Egerton has lots of silage in store from 2023, but quality is an issue.
27 December 2023 Farmer Writes
Should I be feeding meal ad-lib to my finishing cattle?
Adam Woods takes a look at the economics of ad-lib meal feeding and whether it’s a runner this winter.
24 December 2023 Grass & feeding
Beef management notes: Fodder budgets and body condition scoring
Beef editor Adam Woods takes a look at fodder budgets, coccidiosis, body condition scoring and taking a break over the holiday period
20 December 2023 Management
Sheep Management: new quad rules, housing prep and silage quality
From 20 November, anyone driving a quad bike for work must wear a helmet and complete a QQI, or standard equivalent, training course.
22 November 2023 Management
Five tips for managing the silage pit
When it comes to keeping a clean face on the silage clamp, outlined are some tips to managing the pit this winter.
11 November 2023 Management
Sheep management: weather presenting numerous challenges
Lambs are falling foul of the clean livestock policy in greater numbers while performance and grass utilisation level has dropped to a very low level.
8 November 2023 Management
Beef Management: weanling performance and SCEP payments
This week's beef management notes takes a look at weanling performance and making sure you get your SCEP payment on time in December.
8 November 2023 Management
Quality silage key to reducing concentrate bill in Leitrim
Grass silage makes up the bulk of winter animal feed so making better quality silage will have a knock-on effect on reducing winter feed costs.