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A deluge of rain, re-housing cows, spreading fertiliser, detecting heat, milk prices and more!
Making silage, selling weanlings, calves grazing a small paddock by day and turning breeding heifers out to grass.
Good ground and weather conditions, high grass covers, turning cattle out, selling bullocks, a clear TB test and more!
Ground conditions are okay but we are using strip wires and not letting cows walk over what has already been grazed, writes Aran Connell.
Cows have not been let out to grass yet due to the unsettled weather conditions; our turnout date is usually March 17th, writes Aran Connell.
Cows are remaining indoors, calving continues, plans to offload calves, satisfied with factory returns and unfavourable weather and ground conditions – see more here.
Cows are going out today, as the last few days were dry, meaning that ground conditions are proving favourable, writes Christy McCarthy.
Dairy Update - Mortellaro outbreak, Calves sold for €200, grass levels discussed and AI to start shortly
Grass levels discussed, calves sold at local marts, AI to commence shortly and dairy and beef-bred calves born, as well as Mortellaro outbreaks. Get it all on this week's Dairy update below!
First milk recording of the year, heifers calved, slurry spread, diets formulated, falling yields due to the introduction of heifers to the herd, grass protein levels, OAD milking benefits and more discussed.
It's the final Dairy Update of January 2019 and this week saw the team discuss replacement heifers, further calving and more. Get it all on this week's Dairy update below.
Milk Recording, OAD milking, Classifying the herd, milk fever, preparing cows for calving, post-grazing cover, urea and selling calves, it is all discussed on this week's Dairy Update, which you can read below!
The benefits of once a day milking are discussed, as new replacements join the milking herd, beet is pulled, fertiliser spread and calving continues.
AI course through Macra, Volumes of milk increase but protein levels decline, drying off cows, dosing, clipping lice treatment, nutrition, milk price updates, GDT auction results and more.
Calving down the first of the herd, leading to better milk yields and solids, with cows now housed inside full-time. Get it all on this week's Dairy Update below!
First calves born, Low yielding cows taken out of the milking herd, preparation for calving season underway, Body Condition scoring, further fodder beet pulled, servicing the auto calf feeder, sexed semen, pre-calving minerals and more.
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!