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Designing a calf shed: the key factors
Martin Merrick
Having correct housing for calves is one of the key elements in reducing calf mortality and driving daily liveweight gain.
25 January 2023 Calves
Health benefits coupled with flexibility in Buitalaar units
Buitalaar is seeing increasing demand for its High Health calf units, as farmers seek to secure purpose-built accommodation for their calves.
18 January 2023 Calves
Ramping up calf accommodation and feed equipment in Cork
As cow numbers increased and calf exports come under pressure, Ben Murphy decided to future-proof his farm with a high-spec calf shed with automatic feeders.
Ticking all the right boxes when housing sheep
The end of the calendar year spells the end of the grazing season for mid-season flocks.
4 January 2023 Buildings
Energy efficiency: being smart with energy on dairy farms
In the first of a three-part series on farm energy efficiency, Stephen Robb and Teagasc’s Barry Caslin run through some measures to improve the energy efficiency on dairy farms
23 November 2022 Climate and environment
Beef Management : vermin control, housing and scheme deadlines this week
A look at housing animals, BDGP and BEEP deadlines and vermin control around yards.
19 October 2022 Management
Ventilation: the critical factor in animal housing
Ventilation is arguably the most important factor for healthy livestock, but it is often the last thing we think about.
19 October 2022 Buildings
Fat covers, housing repairs and pregnant weanlings
The latest tips and advice for drystock farms in this week's Beef Management
14 September 2022 Management
Five jobs to get cattle sheds ready for autumn housing
As September gets under way, livestock farmers should start getting sheds ready for housing this autumn by getting on top of maintenance tasks.
3 September 2022 Management
Key advice for farming in a heatwave
Farmers should take care to ensure livestock have water access and ample shade over the days ahead, as temperatures are forecast to reach 30°C.
9 August 2022 News
Dairy management: preparing for the heatwave
Aidan Brennan outlines some steps dairy farmers should be taking in advance of the heatwave later this week.
8 August 2022 Management