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Calving, winning Wicklow Calf Company’s milk replacer competition, turning out store heifers, selling stock at the mart and more!
Letting cows in with calves for two-hours in the morning and evening, fattening 24-month-old heifers, replacing old water troughs, dosing stock and ordering fertiliser.
We weaned the last of the calves we bought in; they are the last calves we will ever rear on the farm due to the high cost involved with buying and rearing them, writes Michael Danagher.
Dosing, introducing concentrates to the diet, exercising cows prior to calving, getting ready to spread dung and woodchip as a bedding material - check out Michael Danagher's update!
Slaughtering cull cows and heifers due to a lack of shed space, preparing for calving, clipping and treating lice, cleaning sheds and out-wintering stock.
Aaron purchased 130 straw bales for €3,250 meaning that his bill has doubled in two years. Michael purchased heifers and bulls ranging from 200-250kgs.
Every Breath gears up to return to the track; selling heifers; moving cattle indoors and a new head gate and floodlights - read more here.
An update from the Biological Farming Conference in Tullamore; purchasing woodchip to save straw and preparing cattle for housing.
Feeding cattle outdoors; purchasing and dehorning calves; power-washing sheds; receiving feedback from customers & strip-grazing.
Moving cows indoors for calving; housing Weanling Bulls; cleaning the yard for winter; slaughtering organic cattle and more!
Spreading dung; purchasing weanlings; the birth of an Irish Moiled calf and dung sampling - see more here.
Spreading slurry; dosing; cutting hedges; attending the Organic Trust AGM and preparing for the winter - read this week’s update here.
Gearing up for ploughing competitions; the tail-end of Silage 2018; finishing cattle and purchasing new stock.
A trip to Ardlea Limousins and the Derrypatrick herd; returning to college; weaning and slaughtering cattle - see more from Michael; Jamie and Aaron.
Slaughtering cattle; 'the ploughing'; tagging calves; calving cows and waiting for the golden opportunity to obtain the second cut of silage.
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Calving and preparing the sheds for winter dominated Michael’s agenda; Jamie weaned calves and Aaron weighed lambs and selected cattle for slaughter.
Aaron visited numerous farms with rare cattle and sheep breeds in England, while calving and the breeding season continued on Michael's farm.
Laying rat baits, organic beef prices, delayed second cuts, spraying rushes, pairing hooves, finishing repairs and much more. Get it all on this week's Beef update below.
Jamie took a second cut of silage and spread fertiliser, while on Michael’s farm, heifers were AI’d and the bull was removed from the spring-calving suckler herd and Libby collected semen from her UK-bred bull.
This week, Jamie obtained 32 second-cut bales from 10-acres and earmarked cows for culling, following disappointing scanning results.