Autumn-Calving

Time to BCS your autumn-calving cows

Time to BCS your autumn-calving cows

Autumn-calving cows are entering the final third of their lactation and will start being dried off in late-June or early...

May 18, 2022

Calf trade remains strong at Bandon Mart

Calf trade remains strong at Bandon Mart

In recent weeks at marts across the country there has been a strong calf trade for both Friesian and beef-sired...

January 27, 2022

Dairy advice: Weaning autumn-born calves

Dairy advice: Weaning autumn-born calves

Spring is just around the corner and now is a good time to begin the weaning of autumn-born calves, to...

January 15, 2022

Breeding season: Increasing your conception rates

Breeding season: Increasing your conception rates

The focus on many autumn-calving herds is moving from the calving season to the impending breeding season. Ideally, you should...

December 20, 2021

Breeding targets for winter milk herds

Breeding targets for winter milk herds

The breeding season on autumn-calving herds will be starting in the coming weeks,, so the setting of breeding targets is...

December 12, 2021

BCS autumn-calvers ahead of breeding season

BCS autumn-calvers ahead of breeding season

Rapid body condition score (BCS) loss after calving can lead to negative health implications and/or failure of going back in-calf....

December 5, 2021

Autumn calving: Managing freshly calved cows

Autumn calving: Managing freshly calved cows

Autumn-calving cows are now in the period between calving and breeding, so good management of them at this time of...

November 14, 2021

Autumn calving: Some jobs to tick off the to-do list

Autumn calving: Some jobs to tick off the to-do list

The autumn-calving season is well underway on farms, but as we move towards the breeding season, it is important to...

November 13, 2021

Autumn-calving: Steps to prevent pneumonia in calves

Autumn-calving: Steps to prevent pneumonia in calves

Pneumonia is a respiratory disease that can affect cattle at any stage. It is a complicated, multi-factorial disease, caused by...

October 17, 2021

Birth to weaning management of autumn-born calves

Birth to weaning management of autumn-born calves

It is important that autumn-born calves get off to a good start if they are to reach the target of...

October 16, 2021

Autumn-calving: Improving colostrum quality

Autumn-calving: Improving colostrum quality

The autumn-calving season is underway on dairy farms, with feeding calves high-quality colostrum being one of the most important jobs...

October 12, 2021

Autumn-calving: Navel care in autumn-born calves

Autumn-calving: Navel care in autumn-born calves

The autumn-calving season has begun, and as farms prepare for winter milk production, with that comes the care of autumn-born...

October 11, 2021

Have you tested your silage quality yet?

Have you tested your silage quality yet?

Grass is key to Ireland’s agricultural production model, with grazed grass used to feed our livestock during the grazing season...

October 4, 2021

Autumn-calving: Best practice for stomach tubing

Autumn-calving: Best practice for stomach tubing

Stomach tubing is the most effective way of ensuring a calf receives adequate and high quality colostrum shortly after birth....

September 19, 2021

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