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Getting dairy-beef calves ready for weaning

Getting dairy-beef calves ready for weaning

Farmers rearing dairy-beef calves this spring are getting to a stage where calves, which were purchased in the early months...

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Teagasc Green Acres farm profit improves in 2020

Teagasc Green Acres farm profit improves in 2020

By Alan Dillon, Teagasc Drystock Specialist/Green Acres Programme Manager The Teagasc Green Acres Dairy Calf to Beef programme finished its...

April 12, 2021

‘Weather conditions resulted in variable start to grazing season’ – Green Acres farmer

‘Weather conditions resulted in variable start to grazing season’ – Green Acres farmer

It is clear how the weather impacted on the start of the grazing season for many beef farmers and one...

April 6, 2021

Focusing on grazing and calf rearing in Co. Meath

Focusing on grazing and calf rearing in Co. Meath

The change brought about by the weather over the past few weeks, has left grazing that bit more challenging. Especially...

March 26, 2021

Reducing antibiotic usage on a calf-to-beef farm in Co. Kilkenny

Reducing antibiotic usage on a calf-to-beef farm in Co. Kilkenny

By Teagasc Green Acres Calf to Beef Programme advisor Seán Cummins With the development of antimicrobial resistance, there’s an increased...

March 14, 2021

Green Acres: The relationship between calf purchase price and carcass value

Green Acres: The relationship between calf purchase price and carcass value

By Teagasc Green Acres Calf to Beef Programme advisor Seán Cummins In calf-to-beef systems, the margins for ensuring any levels...

March 7, 2021

Video: ‘The Calf Show’ recap – From buying calves to turning them out

Video: ‘The Calf Show’ recap – From buying calves to turning them out

Over the past week, AgriLand Media produced ‘The Calf Show’ over four nights, which was hosted by our beef specialist Michael...

March 1, 2021

What questions should you be asking when sourcing calves off-farm?

What questions should you be asking when sourcing calves off-farm?

Rather than heading to the marts to source calves, some calf-to-beef farmers make the trip to dairy farms in pursuit...

February 28, 2021

How much weight should your weanlings be putting on at grass?

How much weight should your weanlings be putting on at grass?

It might seem like a good bit away yet as the rearing stage has only started, but before you know...

February 26, 2021

Weaning calves off milk replacer this spring

Weaning calves off milk replacer this spring

After what has hopefully been a successful period of getting calves onto the farm and being fed milk/milk replacer, the...

February 25, 2021

Episode 4 of ‘The Calf Show’ is now live – Preparing for weaning and turnout

Episode 4 of ‘The Calf Show’ is now live – Preparing for weaning and turnout

The fourth and final episode of ‘The Calf Show’ series is now live to view on AgriLand’s YouTube channel and across social media platforms....

February 25, 2021

The Calf Show – episode 4: Preparing for weaning and turnout

The Calf Show – episode 4: Preparing for weaning and turnout

Moving on from AgriLand’s third episode of ‘The Calf Show’ series which was broadcast yesterday (Wednesday, February 24) – the...

February 25, 2021

Reducing antibiotic usage by following a herd health plan

Reducing antibiotic usage by following a herd health plan

With increasing regulations and guidelines coming into play around the usage of antibiotics on farms, being able to reduce its...

February 25, 2021

Best practice for administering vaccines to calves

Best practice for administering vaccines to calves

On the list of priorities for farms rearing calves this spring, one of the key management tips is to keep...

February 24, 2021

Episode 3 of ‘The Calf Show’ series is now live – Calf health and vaccinations

Episode 3 of ‘The Calf Show’ series is now live – Calf health and vaccinations

The third episode of the calf show series is now live to view on AgriLand’s YouTube channel and across social media platforms. This evening’s...

February 24, 2021

The Calf Show – episode 3: Calf health and vaccinations

The Calf Show – episode 3: Calf health and vaccinations

Following on from our second episode of ‘The Calf Show’ series which was broadcast yesterday (Tuesday, February 23) – the...

February 24, 2021

Feeding calves upon arrival to the farm

Feeding calves upon arrival to the farm

In the second episode of ‘The Calf Show Series’ the topic of feeding the calf this spring, along with maintaining...

February 24, 2021

Key points to look for in a milk replacer this spring

Key points to look for in a milk replacer this spring

With milk replacer being on the shopping list for a lot of farmers over the next few weeks, they should...

February 23, 2021