Calf Housing

Improving your calves’ saleability this spring

Improving your calves’ saleability this spring

Improving your calves’ saleability should be something you consider, as the numbers of calves presenting at marts for sale has...

March 2, 2022

Is your calf shed in order for next spring?

Is your calf shed in order for next spring?

With dairy farmers drying off their cows, it won’t be long until the milking season is over and all the...

December 1, 2021

Is your calf housing up to par?

Is your calf housing up to par?

Calf housing facilities are an important part of any dairy farm, with below-par facilities leading to increased sickness among calves....

November 12, 2021

Don’t take your eyes of the ball when it comes to calf health

Don’t take your eyes of the ball when it comes to calf health

March and into early April is commonly the time when any calf health issues occur on farms. This is usually...

March 9, 2021

Perfecting conditions within calf housing this spring

Perfecting conditions within calf housing this spring

With the spring calf rearing season upon us, it is important that farmers buying in young calves provide them with...

February 22, 2021

Calf housing throwback: Converting a silage slab into calf housing facilities in Meath

Calf housing throwback: Converting a silage slab into calf housing facilities in Meath

With calving on dairy farms not that far away, AgriLand decided to look back to when a Meath-based farmer decided...

December 27, 2020

Making changes in calf housing to manage draughts

Making changes in calf housing to manage draughts

Following a recent visit to the farm of Patrick Marnell in Co. Kilkenny, it was impressive to see the simple...

November 29, 2020

Don’t leave it to the last minute; get that calf shed cleaned out for spring now

Don’t leave it to the last minute; get that calf shed cleaned out for spring now

With farmers already starting to dry off some of their herd. It won’t be long until the milking season is...

November 23, 2020

Dairy management: Weighing heifers, carrying out a forage analysis and calf housing

Dairy management: Weighing heifers, carrying out a forage analysis and calf housing

As the end of grazing season edges closer and we begin entering a different phase of the year on farms,...

October 25, 2020

Converting a silage slab into calf housing facilities in Co. Meath

Converting a silage slab into calf housing facilities in Co. Meath

Farming just outside Kells in Co. Meath, Mark Cassidy runs a herd of 370 spring-calving dairy cows, which has grown...

March 28, 2020

The importance of getting ventilation right this spring

The importance of getting ventilation right this spring

With the lambing and calving season underway, it is important farmers keep in mind the importance of good ventilation in...

March 15, 2020

The key aspects of a good calf shed

The key aspects of a good calf shed

With not long left until the spring-calving season is in full swing, it is paramount that your calf-housing facilities are...

January 22, 2020

Alternative options to building a new calf shed

Alternative options to building a new calf shed

Due to the rapid expansion of the dairy herd and the increasing number of dairy calves being produced, calf housing...

November 11, 2019

Dairy advice: Replacement heifers; spring preparations; feed and soil analysis

Dairy advice: Replacement heifers; spring preparations; feed and soil analysis

As the grazing season draws to a close and we begin entering a different phase of the year on farms,...

November 3, 2019

Teagasc issues recommendations to dairy farmers for spring 2020

Teagasc issues recommendations to dairy farmers for spring 2020

As the spring of 2020 draws nearer, dairy farmers are becoming increasingly anxious about what the fate will be of...

October 4, 2019

How can I make sure my calf shed is up to the task?

How can I make sure my calf shed is up to the task?

With spring-calving kicking off on some farms and on the horizon on others, making sure that the facilities are fit...

January 12, 2019

Calf housing critical for best performance of dairy herd

Calf housing critical for best performance of dairy herd

Calf nutrition, health and environment are all critical to achieving an optimum lifetime performance of a dairy replacement heifer. That...

June 18, 2017

Video: A shed designed to house 300 calves

Video: A shed designed to house 300 calves

The Wicklow Calf Company is one of Ireland’s largest calf farms, and in 2009 it erected a new shed capable...

December 30, 2016