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‘Homebred heifers need to calf at 22-26 months otherwise, they become too expensive’ – Teagasc advisor
"The fact that these heifers are non-productive as 2-3-years-olds is the same as having a cow that does not have a calf." - Callaghan on delaying age at first calving to 36-months.
I made my hardest decision at that time to sell a block of land and clearing all debts, thinking this would save me from the insanity of my innermost thoughts of ending my life, writes Mattie White.
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Last year, ground conditions became so bad we had to house ewes on November 14th, writes Edward Earle, who farms over 300 ewes in partnership with his parents.
I had been trying for a few years now to get onto the Teagasc-run distance Green Cert course for non-agricultural award holders, writes Clodagh Hughes.
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This sometimes can be a great debate at the table over what ewe should go with what ram, writes Edward Earle.
We flew down and he chased a large hunting dog out of the field, writes Clodagh Hughes.
"The use of creep gates for forward grazing or introducing meal by creep feeding will help to break the bond between cow and calf prior to weaning.”