The recent poor weather conditions are affecting the performance of all sheep, with the high moisture content in grass restricting dry matter intake, writes Darren Carty.
By Darren Carty on 28 September 2017
The economics of finishing store lambs can be greatly improved through diet and management improvements. One of the studies outlined at the recent Teagasc open day in Athenry concerned heavy lambs.
After some heavy showers this Friday, the weekend will be dry but very cold with temperatures dropping to lows of -3°C.
By Amy Nora Fitzgibbon on 18 November 2016
This week's notes cover the Department's liver fluke forecast, rumen fluke and ration formulation for finishing lambs.
By Darren Carty on 17 November 2016
There is potential in store lamb finishing systems with farmers advised to complete a realistic budget to identify the most economic finishing system.
By Darren Carty on 18 November 2016
Finishing hill lambs can be a tight-rope exercise, and recent Teagasc research examines feeding options and their cost implications.
By Darren Carty on 13 October 2016