Beef management notes: Fodder budgets and body condition scoring
Adam Woods
Beef editor Adam Woods takes a look at fodder budgets, coccidiosis, body condition scoring and taking a break over the holiday period
5 October 2022 Grass & feeding
Managing BCS can save up to €85/cow this winter
Strategic use of cow body condition can play a significant role in keeping wintering costs in check, writes Declan Marren.
Preparing for winter on dairy farms
Aidan Brennan outlines the importance of managing cows for body condition score and discusses some of the practicalities around selective dry cow therapy.
Five tips for managing body condition in spring-calving suckler herds
Cows should be assessed for body condition after housing and grouped depending on nutritional needs. Outlined are five tips to managing body condition.
30 October 2021 Management
Clock ticking but still possibly time to address ewe condition
Frank Campion assesses ewe body condition score trends on Teagasc BETTER farm sheep programme farms and its effect on reproductive performance.
15 September 2021 Management
Sheep breeding is a numbers game
Having ewes at the correct BCS, hitting weight targets and ensuring nutritional requirements are satisfied will help optimise litter size, reduce barren rates and underpin positive performance.
21 July 2021 Sheep breeding