Autumn-Calving

Autumn-calving: Getting ready for calves

Autumn-calving: Getting ready for calves

The autumn-calving season will be getting underway on many dairy farms in the coming days and weeks. With the calving...

July 26, 2022

Dairy advice: Weaning autumn-born calves

Dairy advice: Weaning autumn-born calves

Spring is just around the corner and now is a good time to begin the weaning of autumn-born calves, to...

January 15, 2022

Autumn calving: Managing freshly calved cows

Autumn calving: Managing freshly calved cows

Autumn-calving cows are now in the period between calving and breeding, so good management of them at this time of...

November 14, 2021

Autumn-calving: Best practice for stomach tubing

Autumn-calving: Best practice for stomach tubing

Stomach tubing is the most effective way of ensuring a calf receives adequate and high quality colostrum shortly after birth....

September 19, 2021

September’s to do list: Selecting sires, fodder budget and grass

September’s to do list: Selecting sires, fodder budget and grass

Summer has come to an end, we have now entered September and autumn has begun. Now is a good time...

September 10, 2021

Autumn-calving: Preparing for calves on your farm

Autumn-calving: Preparing for calves on your farm

The autumn-calving season is due to kick off on dairy farms in the coming days and weeks, as farmers gear...

September 7, 2021

Time to start thinking about drying off autumn-calving cows

Time to start thinking about drying off autumn-calving cows

Autumn-calving cows are approaching the end of their lactations and are now at the point where farmers may be considering...

July 3, 2021

Body condition scoring in autumn-calving cows

Body condition scoring in autumn-calving cows

While spring-calving herds are mid-way through their milk production season, most autumn-calving herds are approaching the end of theirs. Cows...

June 12, 2021

Do you know the ideal condition score for autumn calvers?

Do you know the ideal condition score for autumn calvers?

With 20% of Irish suckler farms calving in autumn, these farmers should be preparing for new calves to arrive from...

July 11, 2016