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Beef
Managing the creep pen for calves
Kieran Mailey
A well-bedded creep pen is a must for autumn-born suckler calves during the housing period.
6 September 2022 Management
Changeable weather brings pneumonia risk in weanlings
Warm days, cool nights and more frequent rain showers will increase the risk of pneumonia in weanlings.
Calf rearing: getting calves off to a good start
The rearing phase of the system is the most labour-intensive and the highest risk period for calf health. Getting the simple things right is very important.
Transition to grass – a vital period for calf health
Managing the transition to grass is key for calves to achieve growth targets over the first grazing season. Declan Marren reports.
7 August 2022 Grass & feeding
Be alert for lungworm in young cattle following rain
The combination of rain over the weekend and heat will see worm burdens rapidly increase on grazing ground, putting young cattle at risk of lungworm.
26 July 2022 Management
Thrive weekly roundup: clostridial booster and keeping calves healthy at grass
This week's dairy beef programme roundup highlights the need for a booster clostridial vaccination and looks at how to keep calves healthy and thriving at pasture this summer.
11 June 2022 Management
Keeping dairy beef calves healthy at grass
A healthy calf is key to hitting growth targets over the first grazing season in dairy-beef systems.
Pneumonia alert in spring-born calves
Changeable weather has seen a rise in the number of farmers dealing with pneumonia problems in calves.
31 May 2022 Management