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.
19 November 2022 Management
Five tips for grazing forage brassica crops in winter
On farms where cattle are outwintered on forage brassica crops like kale, there are a few things to keep in mind. Outlined are five tips for grazing animals through the winter.
12 November 2022 Management
Five steps to managing the silage clamp
Winter feeding is in full swing across the country and where farmers are using silage in a clamp, outlined are five tips to managing the clamp face.
NI Sheep Programme: how good is 2022 silage quality?
With first- and second-Cut silage analysed on the programme farms, Kieran Mailey outlines some of the results.
9 November 2022 Management
SIMA 2022: Pöttinger Mergento trailed merger presses the flesh
Pöttinger used SIMA to publically launch its latest grassland offering, the Mergento VT 9220 trailed merger.
9 November 2022 News
SIMA 22: Emily mixing and feed-out buckets
Emily, a French machinery manufacturer, showcased an impressive lineup of feed-out buckets.
9 November 2022 Farm machinery
Ten steps to indoor management for cattle
With cattle housed for the winter, outlined are 10 steps to managing animals through the winter period.
9 November 2022 Northern Ireland
Reducing the risk of mastitis post-weaning
Weaning suckler calves after housing may be more practical in terms of management, but there is a risk of cows developing mastitis.
1 November 2022 Management
Fendt relocates forage wagon production
The Fendt Tigo forage wagon range is now being produced at former Welger factory in Wolfenbüttel near Brunswick in Germany.
26 October 2022 News
How much to feed dairy cows this winter
Aidan Brennan takes a look at some of the things to keep in mind when deciding how much meal to feed fresh cows this winter.
26 October 2022 Feed
Minimising risk of pneumonia at housing
Farmers are reporting problems with pneumonia following housing in wet and mild conditions.
25 October 2022 Breeding & health
Comparing winter feed strategies on livestock farms
At a recent industry event, the impact of silage quality and concentrate costs was outlined on winter feed plans. Kieran Mailey reports.
12 October 2022 Northern Ireland