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Dairy management: keeping an eye on body condition score
Aidan Brennan
Milking spring-calving cows into December is a bonus, particularly with such a high milk price, but not if it’s at the expense of body condition, writes Aidan Brennan.
16 November 2022 Management
Dairy Management: is it a good year to milk on cows?
Aidan Brennan takes a look at the impact of the high milk prices on when to dry off cows this winter
14 November 2022 Management
Dairy management: tips for drying off cows
Aidan Brennan has some advice for dairy farmers as they commence the drying off process this winter.
Dairy management: when to dry off cows
As we head into November, thoughts are turning to drying off cows. Aidan Brennan looks at the issues.
5 November 2022 Management
Dairy Management: wet weather, silage stocks and SDCT
Aidan Brennan takes a look at the impact of the wet weather and earlier housing will have on silage stocks and looks at ways to compare value when buying feed.
2 November 2022 Management
Farmer Writes: farm at saturation point
If necessary, we can use the cubicles for as long as is practical to get through the autumn and feed whatever silage is necessary to get through to the dry period.
2 November 2022 Farmer Writes
Making selective dry cow therapy a success
As the drying off season approaches, it is time to review your drying off strategy for this year. Preparation is key to a successful drying off period.
26 October 2022 Breeding & health
Dairy management: what to do in preparation for selective drying off
This winter is the first one that selective dry cow therapy will be mandatory on all dairy farms, Aidan Brennan takes a look at the issues.
24 October 2022 Management
Dairy Management: getting ready for the winter period
Now is the time to get sheds ready if cows need to be housed in a hurry.
12 October 2022 Management
Looking out for lungworm in autumn
Natascha Meunier takes a look at lungworm this autumn and looks ahead to the CellCheck events.
21 September 2022 Breeding & health
Dairy management: what is the outlook for grass growth?
Now that the rain has come, many farmers are wondering if they will grow enough grass, writes Aidan Brennan.
5 September 2022 Management
Preparing for selective dry cow therapy
This coming winter will be the first year that all farmers will have to comply with new rules around the use of antibiotics at drying off. Aidan Brennan looks at the impact of these rules.
31 August 2022 Animal Health