breeding season

Breeding season: Generating replacement heifers

Breeding season: Generating replacement heifers

In recent years, due to expansion and the end of quotas, herd size on farms has stabilised. Because of this,...

April 21, 2022

What weight should my ewe lambs be at breeding time?

What weight should my ewe lambs be at breeding time?

Like every other year, the last few weeks have seen sheep farmers very active and keen to get a hold...

September 2, 2021

Is your stock bull fit for purpose?

Is your stock bull fit for purpose?

Most spring-calving dairy herds typically start breeding in early May, so by now most farmers should have completed four weeks...

June 1, 2021

What can I do to tighten up the lambing period?

What can I do to tighten up the lambing period?

A compact lambing period is what many sheep farmers strive for every year; however, in some cases, it is sometimes...

August 31, 2020

Time to put a plan in place for the breeding season…if you haven’t done so already

Time to put a plan in place for the breeding season…if you haven’t done so already

By now, the breeding season will have kicked off on many dairy farms across the country. So if you haven’t,...

May 11, 2020

What are my options when it comes to heat detection?

What are my options when it comes to heat detection?

Preparations for the breeding season are more than likely underway on many dairy farms across the country. Over the coming...

April 19, 2020

Thinking of synchronising your ewes for the breeding season?

Thinking of synchronising your ewes for the breeding season?

Coming into the sheep breeding season, farmers around the country will be analysing their flock, to make sure they are...

September 1, 2019

Is your ram ready for the breeding season? Here’s what to look out for…

Is your ram ready for the breeding season? Here’s what to look out for…

With the breeding season only a few weeks away, it’s an ideal time for farmers to analyse their ram’s condition....

August 12, 2019

5 things to check on your ram before breeding season

5 things to check on your ram before breeding season

Before sending a ram out for the breeding season, he must be given a check-up to make sure he is in full working...

August 7, 2016