Dairy management: what weight should maiden heifers be now?
Aidan Brennan
Aidan Brennan takes a look at what target weight maiden or weanling heifers should be now.
26 November 2022 Management
Dairy management: keeping an eye on body condition score
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.
21 November 2022 Management
How much meal to feed dairy cows now?
Aidan Brennan takes a look at how much meal dairy farmers should be feeding to their cows this November and December.
Testing silage is not tick the box stuff
Adam Woods takes a look at silage quality testing and what to look out for when you get your results.
16 November 2022 Grass & feeding
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.
12 November 2022 Management
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
Exceptional growth but many can't graze
Most farmers have been unable to capitalise on the high growth rates because land is too wet.
9 November 2022 Grass & feeding
Thrive weekly roundup: winter diets at the ready and concentrate cost control
This week's Thrive dairy calf-to-beef programme update is all about winter feeding, concentrate feeding levels required on varying silage quality, as well as tips to help minimise the cost of winter.
5 November 2022 Grass & feeding
Thrive: diets to keep stock on target this winter period
Declan Marren looks at the diet required to keep dairy beef stock on target over the winter period which is the highest cost period in livestock production systems.
2 November 2022 Grass & feeding
Heavy rain making grazing difficult
Heavy rainfall across the country has put a halt to grazing on many farms with heavier soils but it’s continuing in drier parts, albeit with more challenges, write Aidan Brennan and Martin Merrick.
26 October 2022 Grass & feeding
Beef Management: feeding weanlings this winter
A look at the economics of feeding weanlings this winter and goes through some tips to keep weanlings thriving during the winter months.
26 October 2022 Management
Home Farm: a remote sensing inspection
The level of knowledge of farming practise by officialdom is enormous and the level of potential supervision is all embracing.
26 October 2022 Viewpoints