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Identifying lameness in advance of breeding

In this article, FRS discusses identifying lameness in dairy cows in advance of breeding and provides tips on how to keep cows’ feet in...

What to consider when purchasing a young bull

In this article, FRS lists what factors you should consider when purchasing a young bull. For many Irish farms, breeding season is coming up...

‘Pregnant women should avoid ewes at lambing time’

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...

Top tips for communicating with farm staff and contractors

In this article, FRS discusses communicating effective and easily with farm staff and contractors and provides Covid-19 guidelines. Spring can quickly lead into summer,...

‘The cow may never be able to walk correctly again’

FRS' guide to hoof trimming dairy cattle.  Hoof care and lameness continue to be a challenge on dairy farms across Ireland. Ongoing prevention and treatments are...

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...

How to maintain a healthy herd of calves

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

Calving essentials – are you ready for the season ahead?

With February fast approaching, calving season will be starting on many Irish farms. Over the next few weeks, we will bring you a series...

‘I was able to start straight away because I had experience’

As we progress into 2021, many people may consider changing jobs or taking a step towards a new career. With offices nationwide, FRS Farm...

How to prepare for lambing season

How to prepare for lambing - a guide for sheep farmers from FRS.  January is critically important for many early-season production sheep farmers throughout the...

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