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VIDEO: Performing a C-Section on a heifer

Performing a C-section on a heifer! See more of Tom's videos that we have shared by clicking here.

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 notion that calving at 22-26 months will stunt their growth is simply not true’

In this article, Aidan Murray, Teagasc beef specialist, discusses calving heifers at 22-26 months and six-week calving rates. The ICBF 5 Year Trend Report,...

How dairy farmers can prepare for calving 2021

Niall Kerins, Teagasc dairy advisor, Listowel, Co. Kerry, outlines how dairy farmers can prepare for calving 2021. The New Year begins to unfold again and...

Farmer makes calf carrier using old pram

That's Farming speaks to a beef farmer who has created his own DIY calf carrier. They say: “necessity is the mother of invention” and that is...

Holstein cow defies 400,000/1 odds by giving birth to triplet heifers

A cow has defied the odd of 400,000/1 by giving birth to triplet heifer calves. To have a set of triplet calves is uncommon...

Dairy farming: Preparing for calving 2021 – peak calf numbers

As we move towards 2021, dairy farmers begin to turn their attention from drying off cows to calving them, writes Nicholas McKenna, dairy specialist...

Body Condition Scoring and minerals important pre-calving

Keith Fahy, B&T Drystock Adviser, Teagasc Galway/Clare, discuses Body Condition Scoring and minerals pre-calving. Body Condition Scoring and minerals  As we begin a new year, we...

How to reduce night calvings on your farm

Studies have shown that feeding in-calf cows and heifers late at night can reduce night calvings. According to one study conducted by Teagasc, restricting silage...

‘If a calf is saved as a result of a calving gate, it is paid for’

In this article, Enda Geoghegan, Teagasc advisor, provides calving season safety tips that can help reduce accidents. One-quarter of Irish farm accidents and one-fifth...
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