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Sheep
Sheep Management: grass management and controlling scald
Darren Carty
Grassland management has become much more complicated over the last 10 days, with growth rates dipping significantly and grass heading out much quicker
12 June 2024 Management
Dairy Management: grass growth rates start to suffer
Cold, northerly winds are hampering grass growth rates and making swards stressed, writes Aidan Brennan.
8 June 2024 Animal Health
Remembering the four pillars of sheep health this summer
Keeping on top of health issues swill ensure the thrive of spring-born lambs to ensure a short finish period.
What is the prevalence of lameness on Irish sheep farms?
Jake Delaney, Teagasc, gives an update on current research establishing the incidence and causes of lameness and also touches on dealing with a spike in cases of scald.
15 May 2024 Sheep handling
New Ag Tech – the secret is to solve a problem
NI entrepreneur Terry Canning was among the speakers at an event looking at the value of data on NI farms.
15 May 2024 Northern Ireland
Getting on top of scald before it takes hold
The change in weather is said to be giving rise to a higher incidence of scald in young lambs.
10 May 2024 Markets
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
Dairy Management: weather, heifer weights and lameness
With the poor weather set to last for another while, Aidan Brennan looks at the options for those running low on silage.
20 March 2024 Management
Milking ‘happy medium’ cows in Dundonald
The NI Institute of Agricultural Science recently visited the dairy unit at Blakiston Houston Estates in Co Down.
13 March 2024 Northern Ireland
Spotting a sick animal on a dairy farm
Aidan Brennan looks at the signs of ill health and the best way to spot them on dairy farms.
2 March 2024 Animal Health