Fertility

The importance of dairy herd fertility management in springtime

The importance of dairy herd fertility management in springtime

Although fertility management of the dairy herd is an all year-round job, taking your eye off the ball at this...

May 3, 2021

Managing cows and fertility this spring in suckler herds

Managing cows and fertility this spring in suckler herds

With calving on a lot of suckler farmers’ minds in the coming weeks, it is important not to forget the...

January 23, 2021

How to boost your herd’s fertility this breeding season

How to boost your herd’s fertility this breeding season

At this stage, farmers will be putting a plan in place for the upcoming breeding season in order to achieve...

April 26, 2020

Farmer who bought infertile bull awarded nearly €16,000

Farmer who bought infertile bull awarded nearly €16,000

By Gearoid Keegan Nearly €16,000 was awarded to a Co. Galway farmer today, Thursday, May 9, when a court decided...

May 9, 2019

Farmer suing breeder over infertile bull claims

Farmer suing breeder over infertile bull claims

By Gearoid Keegan Judgement will be delivered tomorrow morning, Thursday, May 16, in a court action where a Co. Galway...

May 8, 2019

Improvement in fertility performance of national dairy herd recorded

Improvement in fertility performance of national dairy herd recorded

The Irish Cattle Breeding Federation (ICBF) has reported an improvement in the fertility performance of the national dairy herd. This...

September 20, 2018

Don’t let an under-performing bull put a dampener on breeding

Don’t let an under-performing bull put a dampener on breeding

Breeding has commenced on numerous dairy farms throughout the country. Initially, many farmers are opting to breed with AI before...

May 14, 2018

Expanding dairy farmers ‘buying in infertility’

Expanding dairy farmers ‘buying in infertility’

The expanding national dairy herd is running the risk of buying infertile and sub-standard cows by not researching the key...

April 24, 2018

Worrying fertility statistics from herds in the Cavan/Monaghan region

Worrying fertility statistics from herds in the Cavan/Monaghan region

Many dairy herds in the Monaghan/Cavan region are lagging behind when it comes to fertility performance. Speaking at the recent...

April 13, 2018

Fodder woes could lead to higher resorption rates

Fodder woes could lead to higher resorption rates

The tough fodder conditions facing many Irish farmers are expected to lead to an increase in abortions in livestock this...

April 11, 2018

What can a pre-breeding scan tell you about your herd?

What can a pre-breeding scan tell you about your herd?

Calving may be in full swing on many dairy farms, but the breeding season is only a matter of weeks...

March 19, 2018

A simple step to avoid a headache come scanning

A simple step to avoid a headache come scanning

The final week of breeding for many early April lambing flocks is fast approaching and farmers will be preparing to...

November 24, 2017

Are you prepared for the sheep breeding season?

Are you prepared for the sheep breeding season?

There is significant scope to increase the prolificy of the Irish ewe flock. As it stands, the majority of farms...

August 17, 2017

AgriLand vet: Why early scanning of suckler cows makes financial sense

AgriLand vet: Why early scanning of suckler cows makes financial sense

By John McAloon, a veterinary practitioner, who works with Patrick Farrelly and Partners in Co. Meath. Having a cow that...

July 3, 2017

Is ploughing driving your earthworms away?

Is ploughing driving your earthworms away?

Scientists from University College Dublin and the University of Vigo, Spain, have found that the digging, stirring and overturning of...

May 10, 2017

‘Dry cows need a total comfort solution’

‘Dry cows need a total comfort solution’

Dry cows must be provided with total comfort at all times, so as to ensure a successful calving, according to...

April 7, 2017

Pics: Spring 2017 Gene Ireland bull team rolled out

Pics: Spring 2017 Gene Ireland bull team rolled out

Farmers have been given the opportunity to use some of the best up and coming bulls in their herds through...

March 11, 2017

5 things to check on your ram before breeding season

5 things to check on your ram before breeding season

Before sending a ram out for the breeding season, he must be given a check-up to make sure he is in full working...

August 7, 2016