Spring 2021

Spring grazing: The 3 main aims

Spring grazing: The 3 main aims

On a recent Teagasc webinar, Donal Patton, a dairy research technologist, based in Teagasc Ballyhaise, outlined the practicalities of spring...

March 1, 2021

The safety of children on farms should be at the forefront of farmers’ minds

The safety of children on farms should be at the forefront of farmers’ minds

The spring-calving season is well under way on farms across the country with over half a million calves already being...

February 28, 2021

Don’t forget to monitor BSC post calving

Don’t forget to monitor BSC post calving

Rapid body condition score (BCS) loss post-calving can cause health implications or failure to go back in-calf in the future....

February 27, 2021

Are you feeding calves enough milk to obtain maximum growth rates?

Are you feeding calves enough milk to obtain maximum growth rates?

During a recent Volac webinar on the dairy heifer – from conception to weaning – it was outlined the importance...

February 26, 2021

Opportunities and challenges facing spring grazing

Opportunities and challenges facing spring grazing

For Irish dairy farmers, grazing grass represents our greatest advantage in livestock and milk production. It costs three to four...

February 25, 2021

Best practice for stomach tubing

Best practice for stomach tubing

The calving season is a busy time of year on farms, as calves on many farms are now being born...

February 21, 2021

How to avoid an outbreak of scour

How to avoid an outbreak of scour

We are entering the thick of the calving season on dairy farms across the country, and as the number of...

February 20, 2021

Don’t get caught out by grass tetany

Don’t get caught out by grass tetany

If it slips under the radar, grass tetany/hypomagnesaemia can suddenly prove very costly to farmers. The transition period post-calving is...

February 19, 2021