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Vets’ bull semen testing challenge dismissed
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A case brought by the Veterinary Council of Ireland against a woman who provided bull semen analysis service has been thrown out of court. David Forsythe reports.
28 June 2024 News
Vets’ bull semen testing challenge dismissed
A case brought by the Veterinary Council of Ireland against a woman who provided bull semen analysis service has been thrown out of court. David Forsythe reports.
26 June 2024 Grass & feeding
Laois farmers hosting the IGA summer tour
Aidan Brennan visits the two farms hosting the Irish Grassland Association (IGA) summer tour to see how their year is going.
Dairy management: grass growth rates under pressure
Aidan Brennan says that colder than normal weather conditions is leading to a lower than normal grass growth rate.
10 June 2024 Management
Five tips for reseeding grassland
Reseeding unproductive swards offers a good return on investment. Outlined are five tips for reseeding.
8 June 2024 Grass & feeding
Weekend weather: dry and mild with temperatures of up to 20°C
The national forecaster has said that high pressure will dominate for the bank holiday weekend, although clouds and light rain are a possibility on Sunday and Monday.
31 May 2024 News
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
Forage and fertility in focus at UGS spring dairy meeting
The Beattie family gave an overview of their 180 cow herd when hosting the Ulster Grassland Society's spring dairy meeting last week. Kieran Mailey reports.
Doing the simple things well in Cork
Thomas Condon visits the Finneran farm in Carrignavar in Co Cork to see how Gerard and Nuala are going to manage the breeding season.
Lameness costs average Irish dairy farm over €4,000/year
A new paper published by the Veterinary Ireland Journal said lameness is estimated to be the third-most costly health issue of dairy cows after mastitis and fertility.
27 April 2024 News
Weekend to bring scattered showers - Met Éireann
Met Éireann has said that the weekend will bring scattered showers and cooler conditions.
26 April 2024 News
Maternal traits and quality silage the backbone of Sligo suckler operation
Trevor Boland is running a tight ship with his 50-cow part time suckler herd, with cow fertility, milk and high DMD silage the major building blocks in this success.
17 April 2024 Breeding & health