Sheep Management: fertiliser applications, lime, scald and clostridial diseases.
Darren Carty
The drop in fertiliser use due to higher prices was evident at a Teagasc sheep farm walk in Roscommon on Tuesday evening, with about 50% of those attending having no fertiliser applied to-date.
Treatment of calf scour and pneumonia in young calves
Michelle McGrath from Animal Health Ireland outlines the treatment options for pneumonia and scour in young calves.
2 March 2022 Animal Health
Dealing with scour and pneumonia in calves
Aidan Brennan has some practical advice for farmers dealing with sick calves this spring.
Newborn calf protocol on Tullamore Farm
A look at what happens to new born calves on Tullamore Farm.
2 March 2022 Animal Health
Keeping calves and sheep healthy
Aidan Brennan previews what to expect in the Animal Health Focus, from calf care to sheep eye care
2 March 2022 Animal Health
Farmer Writes: hoping for good weather in the thick of lambing
This week, farmer writer Brian Nicholson is hoping for a spell of good weather to get ewes with lambs at foot turned out to grass.
2 March 2022 Farmer Writes
Nutrition during pregnancy – key to flock profitability
Dr Tim Keady, researcher based in Teagasc Athenry, outlines the latest research undertaken on late pregnancy nutrition and its influence on farm profitability.
2 March 2022 Grass & feeding
A new twist on golden colostrum
Demand for cow colostrum as a health supplement is increasing and a new company is exporting it to Germany.
23 February 2022 Dealer
Five steps to preventing calf scour
On suckler farms that normally keep cows housed for a short period after calving, scour can be an issue. Outlined are five ways to minimise the risk to calves.
19 February 2022 Management
The professor explains: heard the words placenta or colostrum? What about afterbirth or biestings?
UCD Professor of Farming Tommy Boland explains the biological systems working within our farm animals that keep them safe and heathy before they are born and immediately after.
19 February 2022 Animal Health
Top tips for storing colostrum
When storing colostrum for feeding calves, outlined is some advice for best results.
15 February 2022 Management
Top tips for resuscitating calves
In the final instalment of our spring calving series, Kieran Mailey outlines some tips for providing good aftercare for the newborn calf.
9 February 2022 Management