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Beef
BPS closing, dosing bought in cattle and grass management tips for the week ahead
Adam Woods
Check out what's inside this week's Beef Management notes for advice and tips for drystock farms
13 April 2022 Northern Ireland
Scan wrongly diagnosed sheep with Jaagsiekte
A flock of 1,074 ewes were scanned by a vet who had training and experience in finding OPA lesions.
13 April 2022 Grass & feeding
Watch: calf rearing update from Thrive demo farm
With all calves for 2022 now on farm, Declan Marren provides an update on calf rearing on the Thrive demonstration farm.
Thrive: 133 calves assembled on the demo farm
After a slow start to the purchasing season, calf numbers have started to move rapidly onto the Thrive demo farm over the last two weeks.
30 March 2022 Breeding & health
Managing cows and calves at turn-out
Weather conditions have improved and suckler farmers will look to slip spring-calving cows out to grass, easing the pressure on sheds.
22 March 2022 Management
Dealing with scour and pneumonia in calves
Aidan Brennan has some practical advice for farmers dealing with sick calves this spring.
2 March 2022 Animal Health
Newborn calf protocol on Tullamore Farm
A look at what happens to new born calves on Tullamore Farm.
2 March 2022 Animal Health
Watch: first calves arrive on Thrive demo farm
The first batch of calves have arrived on the Thrive dairy calf-to-beef demonstration farm outside Cashel, Co Tipperary.
24 February 2022 News
Calves sick at birth can still thrive when looked after well
Although breeding mostly Friesian, White Head and Limousin calves, this year the O’Briens in Tipperary are trying another breed called Speckle Park. Juliet O’Brien from Tipperary loves calving season.
24 February 2022 Farmer Writes
Dairy management: calf health, fertiliser and preventing mastitis
A look at the steps farmers can take to maintain calf health during this period of changeable weather.
23 February 2022 Management
Beef management: tips on preventing scour ahead of calving
Adam Woods takes a look at preventing scours ahead of the calving season and shares some tips on treating sick calves.
9 February 2022 Management
Five top tips on keeping calves healthy this spring
Tullamore Farm vet Donal Lynch outlines five top tips on keeping newborn calves healthy this spring.
26 January 2022 News