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Spreading slurry and fertiliser, dehorning calves, new mineral buckets, separating bullocks and more!
Silage 2019, topping, spreading fertiliser and slurry, an on-farm event, beef prices and more!
Factory prices - €4.00/kg for heifers and €3.95/kg for steers
Spreading dung, dehorning calves, fixing fences, spreading fertiliser, closing off fields for silage and more!
The main purpose of going back to pedigree breeding is to produce our own stock bulls, writes Michael Danagher.
Calving, spreading fertiliser, power-washing and disinfecting sheds, replacing old barriers and more!
New lick buckets, protecting calves against Coccidiosis, re-fencing ground, purchasing calves 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!
We are running low on silage so we are letting as many animals as possible out to grass, writes Michael Danagher. Other jobs this week include tagging calves, collecting hay and dairy calves.
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.
I think the day of livestock marts being the lifeblood of Rural Ireland is slowly dying out; the quality of cattle going through marts is declining rapidly , writes Michael Danagher (26).
Suckler cow numbers are declining rapidly and unless the sector is protected, Ireland will have no quality beef left in the country, 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!