Body Condition Score

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

Sheep management: Taking action quickly when it comes to thinner ewes

Sheep management: Taking action quickly when it comes to thinner ewes

For March-lambing flocks, it is important farmers keep an eye on their ewes’ body condition over the coming weeks. If...

February 15, 2021

A good transition cow management plan is crucial for a successful dairy operation

A good transition cow management plan is crucial for a successful dairy operation

A transition cow can be identified as a cow three weeks’ pre-calving and three weeks’ post-calving. Dairy cows face many...

December 20, 2020

Time to assess your ewes’ BCS now

Time to assess your ewes’ BCS now

Even though the breeding season won’t be kicking off on many sheep farms until October/November, preparations must begin now for...

August 30, 2020

Dairy advice: Achieving body condition score targets by calving

Dairy advice: Achieving body condition score targets by calving

With only 10 weeks left until the month of February, the focus is slowly turning – on spring-calving dairy farms...

November 25, 2019

Body condition score: Are your cows on track for drying off?

Body condition score: Are your cows on track for drying off?

With the drying-off period only around the corner, one of the key components of setting your cows up for next...

October 16, 2019

Why late pregnancy management of suckler cows is crucial

Why late pregnancy management of suckler cows is crucial

Spring calving suckler cows are now in mid or late pregnancy, so pre-calving management and preparing for calving is crucial...

December 18, 2016

Finding the perfect balance between grazing and condition score

Finding the perfect balance between grazing and condition score

As we enter into the second week of closing, the effect of grazing heavier covers becomes apparent; cows are working...

October 12, 2016

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

Delayed drying off may benefit dairy farmers this autumn – Co. Cork advisor

Delayed drying off may benefit dairy farmers this autumn – Co. Cork advisor

Dairy farmers should consider milking on their cows and delaying drying off this autumn as it may be financially beneficial...

October 4, 2015