Winter Feeding

Winter milk: Reviewing late season feeding

Winter milk: Reviewing late season feeding

A recent report by Michael Garvey, a dairy development adviser, with the College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprise (CAFRE),...

February 13, 2021

Ensuring suckler heifers meet winter targets crucial for 2020 breeding

Ensuring suckler heifers meet winter targets crucial for 2020 breeding

Calving suckler heifers at 24 months-of-age is no easy task and requires some precise management. However, it must be noted...

November 18, 2019

Video: Forage crop management and preparation key to success

Video: Forage crop management and preparation key to success

There are plenty of forage crops planted across the country for grazing. Those sown early are coming near the stage...

October 21, 2019

‘Unless you have management, minerals and body condition right, you’re on the back foot’

‘Unless you have management, minerals and body condition right, you’re on the back foot’

“You can have the best diet on paper in the world, but if you don’t have the management, minerals and...

December 1, 2018

KT-approved winter feeding and finance event set for Wexford

KT-approved winter feeding and finance event set for Wexford

Teagasc will host a winter feeding and finance seminar in Wexford next week. Scheduled for Thursday, November 1, it’s a...

October 26, 2018

What are the feeding options available to beef farmers this winter?

What are the feeding options available to beef farmers this winter?

By Aidan Murray, Teagasc beef specialist, Cavan Lower, Ballybofey, Co. Donegal It is always wise at this time of year for...

October 13, 2018

‘Where silage is short, it will have to be rationed’

‘Where silage is short, it will have to be rationed’

The last couple of weeks – and a late cut of silage in September – has resulted in many dairy...

October 7, 2018

Fodder crisis: Response meetings to take place in north-west

Fodder crisis: Response meetings to take place in north-west

A series of response meetings will take place in the north-west to help farmers deal with the feared fodder shortage...

November 16, 2017

Have you enough silage to get you through the winter?

Have you enough silage to get you through the winter?

Now is the time of year to measure how much forage you have and whether or not it is enough...

July 8, 2016

‘Farmers can save €40-50/cow by monitoring suckler cow body condition’

‘Farmers can save €40-50/cow by monitoring suckler cow body condition’

A well-managed suckler cow can drop from having a body condition score (BCS) of 3.5 at housing to 2.75 at...

December 26, 2015