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Easing weanlings and stores off meal before turnout
Kieran Mailey
Cutting meal levels before turning cattle out to grass can help animals transition on to a spring grazing diet.
 
 


Easing weanlings and stores off meal before turnout
Cutting meal levels before turning cattle out to grass can help animals transition on to a spring grazing diet.
Grass growth rises despite heavy rainfall
Declan Collins takes a look at data from PastureBase Ireland, to see where grass growth was in 2023.
Assessing autumn liver fluke control options
With the greatest immediate threat likely to be from acute liver fluke it is important that producers select a product that targets at least immature liver fluke.
Tips to prevent pneumonia in suckler weanlings at housing
Michelle McGrath, assistant programme manager at Animal Health Ireland, takes a look at keeping weanlings healthy ahead of the autumn weaning period.


Weed control technology - what are the latest developments?
Weed control is going through a mini-revolution. For decades, herbicide was the solution to all weed problems, but this is quickly changing, writes Dermot Forristal, Teagasc Oak Park.
Weed control technology - what are the latest developments?
Weed control is going through a mini-revolution. For decades, herbicide was the solution to all weed problems, but this is quickly changing, writes Dermot Forristal, Teagasc Oak Park.
In pictures: our favourite reader photos of the week
Are you calving or lambing this week? We want to see photos from your family farm.




Restoring bogs – and hope – in Co Tipperary
This ‘day on the bog’ is about restoration - not only of this special place, but of hope in the future stewardship of the wider Irish landscape and the vital role that farmers can play.
Decisions to be made for Tullamore bulls
Adam Woods takes a look at the economics of finishing this year’s crop of bulls on Tullamore Farm and whether to sell or feed on.
Planting trees to capture ammonia on Limerick dairy farm
Planting a tree belt can be an effective way to reduce ammonia emissions from farm buildings, while simultaneously providing a lively habitat for biodiversity, writes Emma Hart.
Annual afforestation up to 35,000ha to achieve net zero – EPA report
EPA climate assessment calls for "unprecedented rates of afforestation" but omits how this can be achieved, while there is no reference to the role of wood in construction and renewable energy.
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Positive start to 2024 for beef and sheep markets
Bord Bia sheepmeat and livestock manager Seamus McMenamin and beef sector manager Mark Zeig analyse beef and sheep markets.
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Coolnagree Holsteins reaping success with GAIN Easi-Mix
Seamus O’Leary with wife Bridget, children Patrick and Kate, and dad Pat, operates Coolnagree Holsteins outside Enniscorthy. He discusses how he prepares and manages the dairy cow and calf for spring.
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BioBalance Next-Gen: delivering strong, healthy calves this spring
With calving well under way on most dairy farms around the country and calf accommodation filling up every day, it is timely to look at the major influence of the microbiome in calf health.
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Lamlac®: providing lambs with the best start in life
Peadar Coyle, a long-time customer of Volac Milk Replacer, farms on a 500-acre holding at Curraghboy, Co Roscommon, approximately 15 kilometres to the northwest of Athlone.