articles about jamie-hayes
‘If everyone sticks together, things will get better’ – Jamie (23)
‘We’ve never had so much silage in the yards’
“If the weather picks up, we will be cutting the hay as soon as possible.”
Factory prices - €4.00/kg for heifers and €3.95/kg for steers
Purchasing a new weighing scales, calving comes to a close, preparing for first-cut silage and more!
Failing to get cattle killed, re-housing suckler pairings, collecting breeding heifers, spreading fertiliser, building a new shed and more.
Breeding females showing signs of heat, purchasing, tagging and registering calves, dosing bullocks, spreading fertiliser, rolling land and more.
Improved ground and weather conditions, spreading urea, calving, AI’ing heifers, dismantling old fences, sourcing hay and more.
Castrating bulls, calving, repairing machinery, purchasing stock, poor ground and weathers conditions and more!
Earmarking replacement heifers, the arrival of snow, finishing heifers, calving, collecting hay bales, purchasing calves and building a new shed – see more here.
Signing-up for the BEEP scheme, purchasing a new weighing scales, turning cows out to pasture, plans to build a new shed and more!
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 sent a total of 22 bullocks to the factory this week and had to take a base price of €3.75/kg in comparison to a base price of €4.15 in 2017, writes Jamie Hayes.
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.
The countdown to Christmas begins; housing stock; finishing diets; selling bullocks and store heifers; recording data using Herdwatch and weighing cattle.
An update from the Biological Farming Conference in Tullamore; purchasing woodchip to save straw and preparing cattle for housing.
Grazing animals outdoors; calving; analysing kill-out results; spreading lime; TB testing; reviewing animal health plans & more.
Spreading dung; purchasing weanlings; the birth of an Irish Moiled calf and dung sampling - see more here.
A trip to Ardlea Limousins and the Derrypatrick herd; returning to college; weaning and slaughtering cattle - see more from Michael; Jamie and Aaron.