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Buildings
High-spec sheep shed for expanded 200-ewe flock
A new slatted sheep shed in Co Mayo aims to address labour and accommodation issues.
9 March 2022 Management
Creating a microclimate in the calf-rearing shed
Microclimates can help provide the perfect environment for calves in the rearing shed. At all times, farmers should try to provide a well -ventilated yet draft-free environment.
19 January 2022 Calves
Dos and don’ts of calf shed design
Aidan Brennan highlights some of the things that farmers should and shouldn’t do when constructing or modifying a calf shed.
Calm conditions increasing pneumonia risk
While dry weather is welcome, the lack of wind is affecting ventilation in sheds housing young cattle and increasing the risk of pneumonia.
18 January 2022 Management
New feeding barriers well-earned for 35-year-old sheep shed
The sheep shed capable of holding over 450 ewes has required very little remedial work and has served Pat Nuttall well with ewes housed from early December through to late March/early April.
5 January 2022 Management
Well-designed sheep housing 25% more efficient
Teagasc sheep specialist Damian Costello highlights the important aspects which can enhance animal performance while significantly reducing labour requirements.
31 December 2021 Buildings
Watch: winter cattle series – health webinar
The Irish Farmers Journal, in association with AXA Insurance, presents the second instalment of the winter cattle series, focusing on animal health, from 8pm on Thursday evening.
2 December 2021 News
Beef Management: pneumonia, stock bulls and webinars
Adam Woods takes a look at pneumonia issues in sheds, looking after stock bulls and has some dates for the dairy for upcoming webinars.
17 November 2021 Management
Unseasonable mild weather brings pneumonia warning
With very mild weather conditions over the last few days, Adam Woods takes a look at what farmers should be doing to prevent a pneumonia outbreak
15 November 2021 News
Health and husbandry central to top lamb performance
The economics of finishing lambs indoors can quickly unravel where disease is allowed to establish or inferior animal husbandry is practised.
Five management tips when buying stores
Autumn sales of cattle are moving into top gear. For farmers with limited experience buying stores, Kieran Mailey outlines some tips.
27 October 2021 Management
Beef Management: rodents, weather and BDGP deadlines
This week the weather has meant a lot of cattle have been housed. As farms shift into winter mode, Adam Woods has some advice for beef farmers for the weeks ahead.
27 October 2021 News