Calving

Farmers obliged to have a safe working environment for vets as well as themselves

Farmers obliged to have a safe working environment for vets as well as themselves

Some 26 people were killed while working with animals in the agricultural sector in Ireland between 2006 and 2015. However, these...

January 27, 2016

Have you got all the essentials for calving this year?

Have you got all the essentials for calving this year?

Over 1m calves will be born on Irish dairy farms before the end of April this year, according to Teagasc. Calving...

January 16, 2016

Good management advice from Teagasc for farming in January

Good management advice from Teagasc for farming in January

January heralds a new year and the first shoots of new growth throughout the countryside. Grass growth can be boosted by...

January 5, 2016

How to get good quality colostrum and how soon it should be fed

How to get good quality colostrum and how soon it should be fed

Colostrum is the first milk a cow produces after calving and it is rich in antibodies to help fight infection...

January 2, 2016

Don’t be caught on the hop at calving with these top tips

Don’t be caught on the hop at calving with these top tips

Calving is just around the corner and winter is the ideal time to prepare the calving and calf-rearing areas well in advance...

December 31, 2015

5 things to consider with sucklers pre-calving

5 things to consider with sucklers pre-calving

Spring calving suckler cows are now in mid or late pregnancy. Pre-calving management and preparing for calving is crucial in reducing...

December 30, 2015

Maxi the premature Angus calf that only measured 59cm at birth!

Maxi the premature Angus calf that only measured 59cm at birth!

A Galway farming family were surprised recently after one of their pedigree Angus heifers calved a bull calf three weeks...

September 14, 2015

How to economically achieve a 365-day calving interval for suckler cows – Teagasc

How to economically achieve a 365-day calving interval for suckler cows – Teagasc

Analysis carried out in 2014 found that the annual cost of keeping a suckler cow on Irish beef farms ranged...

May 2, 2015

How to vaccinate spring-calving suckler herds

How to vaccinate spring-calving suckler herds

Vaccines can be a vital tool for controlling infectious diseases but it is important to remember that they are only one element...

May 1, 2015

UCD students calving 600 cows in temperatures of -16

UCD students calving 600 cows in temperatures of -16

Calving 600 cows as the temperatures drop to -16  (and 5 inches of snow falls) was part of the professional work...

April 3, 2015

Why timely registration of calves helps the ICBF

Why timely registration of calves helps the ICBF

As peak spring calving has now passed on many dairy and beef farms around the country, it is important that farmers...

March 30, 2015

‘A cow shoved me against a wall and I cracked the back of my skull’

‘A cow shoved me against a wall and I cracked the back of my skull’

Teagasc says it has received reports of a number of cow close to or after calving attacking farmers. It is...

March 21, 2015

Good grass year in 2014 leads to increase in suckler cow caesareans

Good grass year in 2014 leads to increase in suckler cow caesareans

Vets in the west have confirmed a significant increase in the number of caesarean sections they are carrying out on...

March 11, 2015

Cows calving causes inter-county career break

Cows calving causes inter-county career break

Laois footballer Padraig McMahon has left the inter-county panel for an unknown amount of time due to the pressures of running...

March 9, 2015

Minimising the risks of introducing a trojan animal

Minimising the risks of introducing a trojan animal

The safest approach in protecting a cattle herd from a trojan animal is to not introduce pregnant animals to the herd,...

March 3, 2015

Calf barrow designed to do the lifting and carrying of calves

Calf barrow designed to do the lifting and carrying of calves

The calf barrow is not a new invention, it was originally on show at the 2013 National Ploughing Championships, but...

February 28, 2015

7 positive things dairy farmers can do this Lent

7 positive things dairy farmers can do this Lent

Instead of giving up something this Lent why not put into place better farming practices? 1. Get a Financial Plan...

February 18, 2015