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Farmer Writes: figures for calves and new shed
Kieran Sullivan
Kieran Sullivan is weaning calves and getting the paperwork out of the way for the new shed planned for building over the summer.
8 June 2022 Management
Sheep Management: grass supplies, weaning management and problem ewes
There is a risk of grass growth rates running out of steam and quality being much harder to control on farms where no fertiliser has been applied.
4 June 2022 Management
Thrive weekly roundup: dairy beef in Kerry and the cost of rearing a calf
This week's dairy beef roundup looks at what it costs to get a calf to the point of weaning when all inputs are included. We also have an update from John Brosnan in Castleisland, Co Kerry.
Thrive: how much does it cost to rear a calf to weaning
Many dairy-beef calves are now in the process of being weaned. Just how much does it cost to get stock to this stage?
1 June 2022 Management
Farmer Writes: danger of optimism in May
Kieran Sullivan is beginning to wean calves and planning for this winter's forage crop.
11 May 2022 Farmer Writes
Sheep Management: artificial rearing of lambs and poor grass growth
The economics of rearing orphan or pet lambs will be under pressure this season given the escalation in concentrate costs and significant rise in the cost of milk replacer.
6 April 2022 Management
Time for pregnancy scanning in autumn-calving herds
Suckler farmers operating autumn-calving herds should be thinking about scanning cows bred from October to December.
1 February 2022 Management