Unveiling the impact of supplements in spring calving

January 18, 2024 10:22 am

Spring calving is a crucial time for dairy farmers. Dry cow management standards will determine the success, or otherwise, of a dairy cow’s entire production cycle.

Crucially, mineral nutrition plays a key role in determining positive outcomes for all cows in the run up to calving.

It all adds up to a good news story for Irish dairy farmers      

Managing cows effectively in the run-up to calving is an absolute priority for Co. Tipperary dairy farmer, Jim Corby.

He milks 120 pedigree British Friesian cows, along with his wife Elaine, in Ballynagrana, near the village of Emly.

Fully registered with the Irish Holstein Friesian Association (IHFA), the Ballynagrana herd has been a well recognised source of elite Friesian bloodlines for many years.