Kverneland is key for young Derry contractor
Gary Abbott
Starting out on hire last year baling a mix of straw and grass, Gary Abbott caught up with Andrew Cochrane who invested in Kverneland’s latest 6500F fixed chamber baler to hear how it performed.
28 April 2022 News
Pöttinger showcases first merger
Pöttinger has announced details of its first belt type merger, the Mergento VT 9220, with working widths of up to 9.20m and central, left or right swathing options.
12 April 2022 Management
Beef management: keeping on top of calf scour
Calf scour has become an issue on suckler farms as stocking densities in sheds increase due to changeable weather slowing turnout.
Thrive: managing temperature swings in the calf shed
The forecast is for some cold nights ahead, with temperatures dipping below freezing, while daytime temperatures could hit double figures.
16 March 2022 Management
Newford update: 90% of cows calved in six weeks
A batch of 36 cows and calves were turned out to grass on 28 February and in recent days are out by day and in by night due to a deterioration in ground conditions.
13 March 2022 Newford Farm
Five tips to ad-lib finishing spring-born bulls
Spring-born bulls that will be slaughtered by 16 months of age should be moving on to ad-lib concentrates. Here are five tips to managing bulls through the final finishing phase.
12 March 2022 Management
Keeping on top of hygiene in the calving shed
Ground conditions are still marginal, delaying the turnout of cows and calves to grass. As calving sheds fill up, keeping on top of hygiene is crucial to lower disease risks.
8 March 2022 Management
Five steps to preventing calf scour
On suckler farms that normally keep cows housed for a short period after calving, scour can be an issue. Outlined are five ways to minimise the risk to calves.
19 February 2022 Management
Farmers find their feet in Donaghadee
Adam Woods visited a Northern Ireland beef discussion group recently to find out what issues are affecting Northern Ireland beef farmers.
16 February 2022 Breeding & health
Calf-rearing series: preparing for calf arrival
Dairy beef farmers should be in full preparation mode as calf arrival becomes ever closer for 2022.
16 February 2022 Management
Beef management: tips on preventing scour ahead of calving
Adam Woods takes a look at preventing scours ahead of the calving season and shares some tips on treating sick calves.
9 February 2022 Management
Five routine tasks for calving time
Following a set routine at calving time can help ensure newborn calves get the best care and attention.
5 February 2022 Management