Autumn-Calving

Transition cow management key to successful calving season

Transition cow management key to successful calving season

The calving of autumn-calving cows will soon be starting on farms that are producing winter milk, which means cows are...

September 11, 2021

September’s to do list: Selecting sires, fodder budget and grass

September’s to do list: Selecting sires, fodder budget and grass

Summer has come to an end, we have now entered September and autumn has begun. Now is a good time...

September 10, 2021

Autumn-calving: Preparing for calves on your farm

Autumn-calving: Preparing for calves on your farm

The autumn-calving season is due to kick off on dairy farms in the coming days and weeks, as farmers gear...

September 7, 2021

Preventing milk fever in autumn-calving cows

Preventing milk fever in autumn-calving cows

Autumn-calving is fast approaching on farms and autumn-calving cows, are more susceptible to milk fever than their spring-calving counter parts....

August 2, 2021

Autumn-calving: Pasture or shed calving?

Autumn-calving: Pasture or shed calving?

The advantage of autumn-calving is that you can calve outside, but there are so many variables. It is not a...

July 25, 2021

Autumn-calving: Time to start getting ready

Autumn-calving: Time to start getting ready

The beginning of the autumn-calving season is fast approaching on dairy farms. Before the season kicks-off, it is important to...

July 24, 2021

Time to start thinking about drying off autumn-calving cows

Time to start thinking about drying off autumn-calving cows

Autumn-calving cows are approaching the end of their lactations and are now at the point where farmers may be considering...

July 3, 2021

Sixmilebridge to host autumn-born weanling show and sale

Sixmilebridge to host autumn-born weanling show and sale

Sixmilebridge Co-op Mart is set to host its annual show and sale of autumn-born weanlings in conjunction with its general...

July 1, 2021

Body condition scoring in autumn-calving cows

Body condition scoring in autumn-calving cows

While spring-calving herds are mid-way through their milk production season, most autumn-calving herds are approaching the end of theirs. Cows...

June 12, 2021

Spring fertility assessment of autumn-calving cows

Spring fertility assessment of autumn-calving cows

Although it has been a late starting spring, with colder than normal temperatures and poor grass growth, the majority of...

May 29, 2021

Spring-grazing management for autumn-calving herds

Spring-grazing management for autumn-calving herds

Over the last number of months the focus has rightly been on winter diets and concentrate feeding for autumn-calving systems,...

February 1, 2021

Matching autumn-calving percentage to meet liquid milk contracts

Matching autumn-calving percentage to meet liquid milk contracts

The most suitable winter milk structure to fulfill liquid milk contracts is to have two compact calving blocks lasting between...

December 17, 2020

Farm Walk 2020: Shane Cranny

Farm Walk 2020: Shane Cranny

Shane Cranny a participant of the Teagasc Green Acres Calf to Beef Programme shows us around his farm

March 3, 2020

Weighing cattle in Co. Wexford

Weighing cattle in Co. Wexford

Thomas Kennedy talks about his farming system – Teagasc GreenAcre Calf to Beef Programme

May 8, 2019

Nutrition and body condition critical for getting autumn-calving cows back in calf

Nutrition and body condition critical for getting autumn-calving cows back in calf

The calving season on approximately 20% of Irish suckler farms that operate an autumn-calving system has drawn to a close....

October 21, 2018

Autumn-calving can be so much fun

Autumn-calving can be so much fun

Why do so many Irish dairy farmers have a problem with autumn-calving? According to the most recent figures published by...

November 26, 2017

Do you know the ideal condition score for autumn calvers?

Do you know the ideal condition score for autumn calvers?

With 20% of Irish suckler farms calving in autumn, these farmers should be preparing for new calves to arrive from...

July 11, 2016

Autumn-calvings fall 16% as farmers move to spring-calving systems – ICBF

Autumn-calvings fall 16% as farmers move to spring-calving systems – ICBF

Dairy and beef farmers are moving away from autumn-calving to spring-calving systems, according to ICBF’s Tom Neville. Recent figures from ICBF...

January 27, 2016