Breeding and feeding: how to produce the highest value calves in 2024
Declan Collins
Declan Collins attends the Positive Farmers conference and a CalfCare event on John and Marie Hurley's farm in Dunmanway, Co.Cork to find out the best practices for rearing calves this spring.
27 September 2023 Northern Ireland
Good calf care always pays in the end
Dutch vet, Joep Driessen addressed the calf health conference organised by Fane Valley.
22 August 2023 Management
Be alert to pneumonia risk in calves
Lungworm and changeable weather conditions will increase the risk of pneumonia in young stock going into autumn.
Your calf questions answered by the experts
Aidan Brennan sat down with Teagasc calf rearing experts Emer Kennedy and Alison Sinnott to get answers to common calf rearing questions.
18 January 2023 Calves
Managing the creep pen for calves
A well-bedded creep pen is a must for autumn-born suckler calves during the housing period.
29 November 2022 Management
Transition to grass – a vital period for calf health
Managing the transition to grass is key for calves to achieve growth targets over the first grazing season. Declan Marren reports.
7 August 2022 Grass & feeding
Keeping dairy beef calves healthy at grass
A healthy calf is key to hitting growth targets over the first grazing season in dairy-beef systems.
Thrive: dealing with pink eye in calves at grass
Since turnout to grass a number of calves have developed pink eye on the Thrive demo farm. Declan Marren outlines what it is and how to deal with it if it occurs on farm this summer.
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.
12 April 2022 Management
Dealing with scour and pneumonia in calves
Aidan Brennan has some practical advice for farmers dealing with sick calves this spring.
2 March 2022 Animal Health
Calm conditions increasing pneumonia risk
While dry weather is welcome, the lack of wind is affecting ventilation in sheds housing young cattle and increasing the risk of pneumonia.
18 January 2022 Management
Managing the creep pen over winter
When it comes to calf creeps, applying plenty of clean, dry straw goes a long way to keeping calves healthy.
7 December 2021 Management