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Breeding

Two farm walks were held on Dairylink Ireland farms in counties Down and Tyrone last week. Peter McCann reports.
By Peter McCann on 16 November 2017
This week's management notes cover the Sheep Welfare Scheme reference number and the management of rams and ewes post-breeding.
By Darren Carty on 09 November 2017
Breeding is under way in the Tullamore Farm sheep flock, with a number of Charollais rams joining the flock.
By Darren Carty on 06 November 2017
This week's notes cover breeding strategies for hill flocks, a recap on the sheep welfare scheme mineral supplementation option and breeding ewe lambs.
By Darren Carty on 03 November 2017
The Cow’s Own Worth (COW) tool is designed to help farmers identify the cows that should be culled from their herd.
By Aidan Brennan on 02 November 2017
Dairy specialist Aidan Brennan looks at rumen fluke and lameness issues on dairy farms.
By Aidan Brennan on 27 October 2017
With breeding about to start in many autumn-calving suckler herds, Kieran Mailey outlines 10 tips for a successful breeding season.
By Kieran Mailey on 20 October 2017
Peter McCann and Conail Keown preview two November farm walks being held on Dairylink Ireland farms in Tyrone and Down.
By Peter McCann on 19 October 2017
With breeding about to start for many autumn-calving herds, we outline five tips to improve heat detection.
By Kieran Mailey on 06 October 2017
This week, Aidan Brennan looks at closing up paddocks for the winter, worm problems in calves and what to do with cull cows.
By Aidan Brennan on 05 October 2017
This week, Aidan Brennan looks at dealing with bad weather and slurry spreading.
By Aidan Brennan on 30 September 2017
Aurivo, IFAC and Teagasc held a labour workshop in Donegal last week. Roberta McDonald reports.
By Contributor on 21 September 2017
Selecting spring-born heifer calves in early autumn will allow you to group them for priority management over winter.
By Kieran Mailey on 15 September 2017
LIC is to test its AI breeding bulls for mycoplasma bovis, a disease found in cattle around the world but was for the first time detected in New Zealand cattle earlier this year.
By Amy Forde on 14 September 2017
This week, Aidan Brennan looks at dealing with the wet weather, heifer target weights and what to ask when visiting a farm.
By Aidan Brennan on 14 September 2017
Derek Robinson has been trying to get to grips with a new ram harness ahead of the breeding season.
By Derek Robinson on 14 September 2017
There was widespread heavy rain over the country at the weekend and this has made land wet and sticky. Aidan Brennan offers advice.
By Aidan Brennan on 04 September 2017
Getting the balance between grass supply and quality can be a challenge at higher stocking rates, Peter McCann and Conail Keown report.
By Peter McCann on 07 September 2017
With the vast majority of farmers finishing breeding in mid-July, Aidan Brennan looks at why now is the time to scan.
By Aidan Brennan on 31 August 2017
This week, Aidan Brennan looks at how to mitigate against bad weather and preventing lungworm outbreaks.
By Aidan Brennan on 24 August 2017
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