Weaning

Dairy advice: Weaning heifer calves

Dairy advice: Weaning heifer calves

The correct weaning of heifer calves is an important step in the management of your future replacement heifers. The weaning...

March 31, 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

Suckler farmers: Top tips on preparing weanlings for sale

Suckler farmers: Top tips on preparing weanlings for sale

As we head into the autumn months, many suckler farms with spring-born calves will be preparing to sell the progeny...

August 14, 2021

Beginning the process of picking out ewe lambs for breeding at weaning time

Beginning the process of picking out ewe lambs for breeding at weaning time

In a Teagasc Ovicast episode, Tomás O’Leary, a sheep farmer from Co. Kerry who is part of the Better Farm...

June 25, 2021

Getting your dairy heifer calves to target weight

Getting your dairy heifer calves to target weight

The heifer of today will be the cow of tomorrow, but the considerable time lag between birth and first calving,...

May 1, 2021

Getting dairy-beef calves ready for weaning

Getting dairy-beef calves ready for weaning

Farmers rearing dairy-beef calves this spring are getting to a stage where calves, which were purchased in the early months...

April 19, 2021

Avoiding stress on replacement heifers at weaning

Avoiding stress on replacement heifers at weaning

Poor conception rates in replacement heifers are often due to heifers being underweight by the start of the breeding season....

April 14, 2021

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The Calf Show – Thursday – Weaning calves and getting them ready for turnout

The Calf Show – Thursday – Weaning calves and getting them ready for turnout

As part of the Green Acres Calf To Beef Programme with Teagasc, AgriLand is hosting a series of programmes presented...

February 25, 2021

I’m thinking of weaning spring-born calves, but what do I feed them?

I’m thinking of weaning spring-born calves, but what do I feed them?

Over the coming weeks, farmers will turn their attention to weaning spring-born calves. This should be done earlier this year...

July 23, 2018

Have you a plan in place when it comes to weaning?

Have you a plan in place when it comes to weaning?

By Anthony O’Connor, a Teagasc Adviser in the Galway/Clare Regional Unit If you want to succeed in any business, then...

August 19, 2017

Creep grazing crucial for stress free weaning – Teagasc

Creep grazing crucial for stress free weaning – Teagasc

Despite a late spring, suckler calves have performed well on the majority of beef farms, due to a good grass...

August 15, 2016

Teagasc tips on selling weanlings this autumn

Teagasc tips on selling weanlings this autumn

Every successful business needs a planned sales outlet. The business of farming is no different. As we head into the autumn,...

August 26, 2015

‘Weaning is the time to check ewes for culling’

‘Weaning is the time to check ewes for culling’

Weaning is the time to check ewes for culling, according to Pat McCambridge of the College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprise...

July 1, 2015