Getting ready for 100,000 calves a week being born on Irish farms
Adam Woods
Adam Woods previews this week’s 17-page calf supplement and looks at what tips and advice are inside.
24 January 2024 Calves
Could CBV be the game changer in dairy beef?
Adam Woods takes a look at the Commercial Beef Value (CBV) index and what it might do for diary beef systems.
24 January 2024 Calves
New markets key to positive 2024 calf exports
Darren Carty looks back on a positive 2023 for live exports and looks forward to 2024 to see what it has in store for the calf export trade.
Is the Teagasc 10-point plan on dairy beef 10 years too late?
Adam Woods takes a look at the Teagasc 10-point plan on dairy beef and asks the question: is it 10 years too late?
24 January 2024 Calves
Solid start to calf trade in Bandon
The calf trade in Bandon has got off to a solid start in 2024, and it appears there is a change of guard in terms of what breed of calf is making up the bulk of the sale compared to other years.
24 January 2024 Calves
Well-ventilated calf shed ticking the box on Galway dairy farm
Darragh Callanan is in his second year of using his TAMS-spec calf shed, with a major increase in calf health seen. Martin Merrick reports.
24 January 2024 Calves
Power in numbers for Longford Cattle Producer Group
Adam Woods visits Longford Cattle producer group member Oisin Farrell in Co Longford
24 January 2024 Grass & feeding
Teagasc 10 point action plan for dairy beef
Adam Woods reports from last week's launch of the stakeholder consultation process of the Teagasc ten-point action plan on dairy calf to beef systems in Ireland.
24 January 2024 Calves
Beginners' tips for rearing dairy calves
Successfully rearing dairy-bred calves takes skill. Outlined are some tips to consider where farmers have plans to move into this sector.
20 January 2024 Calves
Milk replacer costs drop by 16%
The downturn in the global dairy market has had some positive impacts on raw ingredient prices for milk replacers, writes Aidan Brennan.
17 January 2024 Calves
Over half of 2023 calf births in February and March
Dairy births continue to be condensed in to a tighter window with some 1.25m calves born in February and March 2023, representing an increase of over 60,000 head on the previous year.
17 January 2024 Calves
Protocol for registering calves in genotyping programme
Erin Kennedy from ICBF outlines the protocol for farmers participating in the National Genotyping Programme this spring.
17 January 2024 Calves