calving season

Impact of a retained placenta in dairy cows

Impact of a retained placenta in dairy cows

A retained placenta is when a cow or heifer fails to expel their afterbirth within 24 hours post-parturition. In some...

March 20, 2022

Tips for reducing night-time calving

Tips for reducing night-time calving

A compact spring-calving season has many benefits, but it means that calves arrive thick and fast in a short period...

March 6, 2022

The importance of safety this spring-calving season

The importance of safety this spring-calving season

The spring-calving season is underway on farms across the country, bringing an increased risk of injury to farmers. The calving...

February 14, 2022

Looking after yourself this calving season

Looking after yourself this calving season

As the spring-calving season gets underway and the workload on farms increases, it is important to remember to look after...

February 2, 2022

Calf registration numbers steadily increasing

Calf registration numbers steadily increasing

Calf registration numbers are continuing to increase steadily and with February 1, the planned starting date for many dairy farmers,...

February 1, 2022

Maintaining hygiene levels during the calving season

Maintaining hygiene levels during the calving season

The spring-caving season is kicking off on farms, during which, the maintenance of hygiene levels is very important to prevent...

January 30, 2022

Webinar to take place on reducing the work involved in calf registration

Webinar to take place on reducing the work involved in calf registration

The first Herdwatch live webinar this year will take place tomorrow, Tuesday, January 18 at 7:30p.m. With a busy calving...

January 17, 2022

Some jobs to get done ahead of calving

Some jobs to get done ahead of calving

Calving season is fast approaching, and the attention on farms is now shifting to getting ready for the spring and...

January 17, 2022

Preparing for the arrival of calves this spring

Preparing for the arrival of calves this spring

The spring-calving season is fast approaching, meaning that the arrival of calves on farms is just around the corner. Dairy...

December 28, 2021

Calving checklist: Have you all the equipment you need?

Calving checklist: Have you all the equipment you need?

In the run up to Christmas it can be easy to forget what’s just around the corner on many suckler...

December 20, 2021

Hitting BCS targets to avoid calving issues

Hitting BCS targets to avoid calving issues

The body condition score (BCS) of cows should be one of the main factors that determines when a cow is...

December 4, 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: 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

Calf registrations surpass the two million mark

Calf registrations surpass the two million mark

Although calf registrations are now decreasing, the calving season on some farms continues, with numbers now surpassing the two million...

June 22, 2021

Calf registrations approach the 2 million mark

Calf registrations approach the 2 million mark

As we approach the end of May, spring-calving herds have begun their breeding season – and in many cases their...

May 26, 2021

Late calvers: Will they make you money?

Late calvers: Will they make you money?

As we switch our attention to the breeding season, we need to ask ourselves: is it financially viable keeping late...

April 6, 2021

McConalogue to dairy farmers: ‘You have the future of the sector in your hands’

McConalogue to dairy farmers: ‘You have the future of the sector in your hands’

As the 2021 calving season continues, Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Charlie McConalogue has penned a letter to...

February 22, 2021

Having all the essentials ready for the calving season

Having all the essentials ready for the calving season

With the busy spring-calving period already started on some farms, it’s time to complete the final jobs and complete a...

January 28, 2021