articles about dairy-update
Contributor Louise was named this year's Queen of the Land for 2018, while on the farm some cows are now being brought in at night, with beet rations up to 10kgs, more cows dried off, dosing for worms, silage testing and calving commencing.
New contributor in the shape of Chris McCarthy this week, with cows dried off, teat sealers used, dropping yields, dosing for liver fluke, rumen fluke, worms and preparation for the upcoming Queen of the Land festival.
Milk Price updates, the Macra rally, further grass budgets, cows holding milk production and much more. Get it all on this week's Dairy Update below.
Cows are milking much better on the farms of our contributors as of late, though there have been further cases of mastitis affecting SCC, while Grass budgets have also been carried out in preparation for next Spring and fodder beet is to be pulled.
Cleaning tails, discussion groups, High SCC's, increasing rations, buffer feeding, teat sprayers and more. Get it all on this week's Dairy Update below!
This week sees further grass budgets and milk recordings carried out, the building up of farm cover discussed, final silage cuts taken, slurry spread, fencing finished and drying off cows discussed. Read it all in this week's update below.
A drop in yields leading to increasing meal fed to cows, remaining silage cuts, scanning cows, high SCC, drying off cows, fertiliser spreading. Read it all on this week's Dairy Update below.
The Embrace drive to remember tractor, grass budgets, clinical mastitis, High SCC's, building farm cover, second cuts and more.
Grass allocation changes lead to a yield and performance increase in Patrick's herd, while he will spread more fertiliser spread and carry out further grass budgets.
Testing somatics, cluster dipping, silage ground growth, selling culls, dropping yields, grass budgets, lack of grass, spreading fertiliser, abortions, restitching and more. Read it all on this week's update below.
IBR and BVD vaccines, rations dropped, Milk price increases, Grass growth returns to West Cork with reseeded fields also making noticeable strides and preparation underway for a third silage cut.
Strip-grazing, grass budgeting, purchasing straw, slaughtering cull cows and more.
SCC affected due to mastitis, grass growth returns, though rations are still at high levels, CAN spread, grass budgeting, reseeding, vaccinations, castrating, dosing for worms, and more. Get it all on this week's Dairy update below!
Still no rain, which is affecting growth and milk production, though our s are spreading fertiliser, grass measuring, sourcing silage, cutting whole-crop silage, breeding finally finished and much more.
Rations increased to 8kgs, grass budgets carried out, spreading fertiliser, GDT auction results, Milk price changes, the importance of walking the land explained and much more.
Trip away to unwind, Looking after mental health, burnt grass, grass growth difficulties, increasing rations, feeding hay and more.
Water shortages, barley heads starting to form, grass growth very low, drought, fertiliser, milk recording, SCC over 4 million, soil testing, fodder beet and more!
Solids down, Calls for rain, bad grass growth, CAN spread, a trip away and more! What other impact is the heatwave having on dairy farms throughout Ireland? Find out below!
Growth rates affecting solids and milk yields, grass shortages, pregnancy tests, silage, maize, reseeding, bales and more. Get it all below on this week's dairy update.