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Ensuring Calves Thrive Through Unsettled Weather

As we come into the Summer months, the old saying ‘a wet and windy May fills the haggard with corn and hay’ comes to mind. And with multiple changes in ...
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Tips for Good Hygiene and Milking Routine this Summer

As peak milking time approaches, it is important to have the parlour in good working order. Farmers must ensure their systems are prepared to accommodate milking the full herd. This ...
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ATV Operation, Maintenance and Safety Training

In recent years, an ATV has become a common mode of transport on Irish farms. Many farmers class quads as essential farm vehicles as they are extremely handy, versatile, and designed ...
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Staying Safe When Spraying

As Spring turns to Summer, tillage and crop farmers turn their attention to spraying season. Farmers may be concerned by a number of factors outside their control including changes in ...
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Helping Irish Farmers Take Breaks, Embrace Technology More And Add Efficiencies

A recent report published by ifac gave important insights into the lives of Irish farmers. Information in their 2021 Irish Farm Report recognises the challenges and opportunities within the Irish ...
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Common Infections and Injuries that Cause Lameness

Following on from a recent article where we outlined the best way to identify lameness, we now turn to the common causes of lameness including infections and claw injuries. Research ...
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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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