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Sheep
Sheep Management: lameness control, grazing management and liver fluke
Darren Carty Sheep and schemes editor
This week's notes look at lameness control ahead of housing, resisting the temptation to re-graze closed paddocks and liver fluke control in finishing lambs.
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NEWS
Agri jobs: stud and dairy farm workers wanted
We take a look at the latest jobs available in the agri sector. This week, there is a selection of jobs available for stud and dairy farm workers.
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Galway farmer is named Macra/FBD Young Farmer of the Year
Dara Killeen is a new entrant to dairy, having switched from sheep in 2017.
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SPONSORED
Euronit – Tegral, for the next generation
Since 1936 Tegral has been at the heart of agriculture and farms in Ireland, proud to be the farmer’s choice. They are now ready for the next generation, and proud to introduce their new name Euronit.
DAIRY
Watch: Farm Tech Talk - the Livestock Show
It's the last week in November, but there is lots happening in markets and also on-farm issues that need attention.
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New Rosslare-Dunkirk ferry route not suitable for livestock
New route a welcome addition for direct exports to mainland Europe, but cannot accommodate livestock.
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50% of rearers risk calf health by omitting transition milk from feeding
Calf rearers are vastly under-estimating the speed at which a newborn calf’s gut closes, leaving that animal highly vulnerable to enteric diseases.
CalfChat poll shows calf rearers adopting simpler time-saving feeding methods
Calf rearers using milk replacer are being reminded to base their feeding calculations on the number of grammes of the product fed to calves rather than the volume of mixed milk.
Euronit – Tegral, for the next generation
Since 1936 Tegral has been at the heart of agriculture and farms in Ireland, proud to be the farmer’s choice. They are now ready for the next generation, and proud to introduce their new name Euronit.
50% of rearers risk calf health by omitting transition milk from feeding
Calf rearers are vastly under-estimating the speed at which a newborn calf’s gut closes, leaving that animal highly vulnerable to enteric diseases.
The search is on for Ireland’s greatest friendship
Capture what friendship means to you and be in with the chance to win €750 Blue Book Vouchers, while two runners-up will get a €250 Blue Book Vouchers.
MACHINERY
In pictures: continued demand for good kit at Laois machinery auction
We look at some of the stand-out lots which went under the hammer at this month’s machinery auction in Portlaoise held by Hennessy Auctioneers.
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First look: take a peek inside the Massey Ferguson 5700 M
Gary Abbott travelled to Clare to take a closer look at one of the first Massey Ferguson 5700 M series tractors in the country, the replacement series for the 5700 Global and 6700 models.
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