Time to scan autumn-calving cows
Kieran Mailey
Scanning autumn-calving cows will flag up empty animals in the herd, allowing farmers to tweak feeding plans and consider sale options this spring.
25 January 2023 News
Calf-rearing costs up 44% since 2021
Rising input costs have added €50/head to the rearing cost of calves over the last two years.
9 January 2023 News
Teagasc and AHI to host 15 calf rearing events this month
The events will focus on calf management and weaning to allow calves to hit target weights.
Ten tips for rearing dairy beef calves
With more farmers looking to rear dairy beef calves through to slaughter in Northern ireland, Kieran Mailey outlines some tips for managing animals up to weaning.
14 December 2022 Northern Ireland
Beef Management: silage pit management and animal health queries
Declan Marren outlines best practice for silage pit management during periods of mild weather while pneumonia remains a constant threat for young stock housed in recent weeks.
9 November 2022 Management
Farmer Writes: building on BEEP-S
A warm, wet October weather resulted in a pair of bloat cases on Tommy Moyles farm at Ardfield, Clonakilty, Co Cork.
2 November 2022 Farmer Writes
Reducing the risk of mastitis post-weaning
Weaning suckler calves after housing may be more practical in terms of management, but there is a risk of cows developing mastitis.
1 November 2022 Management
Farmer Writes: winter has arrived in Leitrim
When heavy rain was forecast, the decision was made to split the heavier bulls and their cows off and house them, leaving the younger stock outside, writes Karen McCabe.
29 October 2022 Farmer Writes
Five options for weaning spring-born calves
Suckler farmers will be thinking of weaning spring-born calves over the next few weeks, with various methods used. Outlined are five options for weaning.
1 October 2022 Management
Avoiding BEEP penalties this autumn
Adam Woods takes a look at what farmers need to do to guarantee this year’s BEEP payment.
28 September 2022 Management
Farmer Writes: weighing cattle and calves
The question now for Kieran Sullivan is what to sell and what to keep to let out to grass next March.
28 September 2022 Farmer Writes