Northern Ireland
Bad spring having a lasting impact
John Egerton
John Egerton is disappointed at the variability in performance of his spring-born calves to date
8 May 2024 Management
BPS applications, breeding and buying cattle for grazing
In this week's Beef Management, Adam Woods takes a look at getting your BPS application right, breeding and what to dose purchased animals with going to grass.
Top tips for getting suckler cows back in calf
Adam Woods takes a look at what’s important in terms of getting suckler cows back in calf
Five tips to prepare stock bulls for breeding
For suckler herds calving in early spring, breeding is one month away, so thoughts should be turning towards getting stock bulls prepared in good time.
13 April 2024 Management
What is on-off grazing and does it work?
Emer Kennedy and Michael O’Donovan from Teagasc Moorepark, Fermoy, look at the benefits of on-off grazing for dairy herds.
3 April 2024 Grass & feeding
Top heat detection aids for breeding 2024
With breeding likely to commence in a month’s time for many spring-calving suckler herds the attention should now turn to heat detection.
3 April 2024 Breeding
Beef Management: grazing problems and scour issues
In this week's Beef Management, Adam Woods takes a look at grazing issues and calf scour.
3 April 2024 Management
Don't let calving fatigue set in
Spring calving is an intense period of work for farmers and the longer it goes on, it is easy to become fatigued and run down.
2 April 2024 Management
Letter: Bord Bia and Teagasc failing grain growers
Teagasc and Bord Bia respond to a letter from grain grower Ollie Whyte, who has hit out at farm organisations, Bord Bia and Teagasc on their treatment of grain growers.
13 March 2024 News
Tips for managing spring-calving herds until turnout
Where spring-calving cows will be housed until April, Kieran Mailey outlines some tips for indoor management.
10 March 2024 Sucklers
Five tips for dehorning calves
Dehorning will be a common management task over the coming weeks. Outlined are some tips to removing horn buds in calves.
9 March 2024 Management
Dairy management: dealing with surplus waste milk
With a lot of freshly calved cows on farms there is a lot of waste milk and the mild weather is turning it sour. Aidan Brennan looks at the options for storing milk.
19 February 2024 Management