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Beef
Five tips to stretch grass covers for grazing
Kieran Mailey
Grazing management has become challenging for many farms as wet weather has left ground soft and growth rates are below demand. Outlined are some tips to stretching grass covers.
11 June 2024 Management
Cold and wet conditions raise pneumonia and tetany risks
Suckler cows in milk and young calves will be at increased risk of grass tetany and pneumonia as cold, wet weather persists.
Five tips for reseeding grassland
Reseeding unproductive swards offers a good return on investment. Outlined are five tips for reseeding.
Fertiliser window for grazing and silage aftermath
With plenty of rain showers this week, there will be opportunities to get fertiliser on grazing swards and slurry on silage aftermath.
4 June 2024 Management
JALEX jolt for biggest and best sale yet
Shanon Kinahan has all the details you need for the upcoming sale of almost 300 Commercial Cattle at the JALEX on farm auction.
5 June 2024 Pedigree
Five tips for worm control in cattle
Worming cattle will be a common management task carried out on livestock farms in the coming weeks. Outlined are five tips to keep in mind.
1 June 2024 Management
Mastitis: a summer problem on suckler farms
Adam Woods takes a look at mastitis prevention and control ahead of the peak season for mastitis cases on suckler farms.
Keep on top of worm burdens in young cattle
With warm conditions forecast to follow rain showers this week, worm burdens will be increasing on grazing swards, which pose a health risk to young cattle.
28 May 2024 Management
Five tips for a positive breeding season
Breeding will be getting under way for predominantly March- to May-calving herds and to help boost conception rates, outlined are some management tips.
25 May 2024 Management
Managing the grazing rotation through peak grass growth
Grass growth is running ahead of demand, making it harder to manage grazing rotations.
21 May 2024 Management
Five tips for first cut silage
As silage season moves into top gear across Ireland, outlined are some tips to keep in mind.
18 May 2024 Management
Keep on top of fly control in heifers and dry cows
Warmer temperatures means fly activity is on the increase, putting heifers and dry autumn-calving cows at greater risk of summer mastitis.
14 May 2024 Management