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Apply for BEEP-S and Dairy Beef Calf Programme 2021

The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM) recently launched the 2021 Beef Environmental Efficiency Pilot – Suckler (BEEP-S) scheme under the new Beef Sector Efficiency Pilot. This scheme ...
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Identifying Lameness in Advance of Breeding

With the breeding season fast approaching, now is the time for farmers to ensure that their cows are ready for the weeks ahead. Farmers must set farm targets and keeping ...
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Planning Ahead For 2021 Breeding Season

As Spring calving comes to an end, farmers now need to turn their attention to the upcoming breeding season. With the majority of Irish dairy farmers looking to calve down ...
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Farmers May Need To Adapt Their Grazing Plans Due To Weather

In order to meet first-grazing targets (30% grazed by 1st March), many farmers strive to make the most out of early grass. However, due to a number of weeks of ...
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Factors to Consider When Purchasing a Young Bull

For many Irish farms, breeding season is coming up in the next few weeks. Farmers must consider their herd size and production goals when selecting an effective method of breeding ...
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Best Practice To Help Avoid Infection On Sheep Farms

With Springtime farm activity at its peak, sheep farmers across Ireland are busy lambing and moving flocks out to grass. At this time of year farmers and farm staff are ...
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Communicating Effective and Easily with Farm Staff and Contractors

Spring can quickly lead into Summer and farm jobs will move from calving, lambing and animal husbandry to grass management and making silage, hay and straw. With lots of activity ...
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Dairy Farmers Urged to Review Their Hoof Care Practice

Hoof care and lameness continue to be a challenge on dairy farms across Ireland. Ongoing prevention and treatments are needed to ensure that infection and disease are kept at bay ...
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Watch Out for Common Illness in Your Calving Herd

Leading on from our last article on calf housing, health, and management, we now look towards what farmers need to watch out for in the coming weeks. Animal Health Statistics ...
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Now That Your Calves Have Arrived

Last week we discussed preparing for the busy calving season ahead and ensuring farmers had all the essential equipment needed. Now, we look ahead to the next step of making ...
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