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State-of-the-art handling unit for 130 cow herd

A state-of-the-art handling unit has been installed on the farm of Joe O’Reilly from Lurganboy Farm, Togher, Co Louth.

The farm calves down 130 suckler cows and brings more than 400 cattle through …

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Category: Beef

Hutches transform calf rearing practises

Teemore Engineering's Ray Foy (centre) discussing the benefits of Agri 'Plastics' calf hutches with Co Fermanagh dairy farmers Dale and Vicki 'ByersAn investment in a hutch-based rearing system has …

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Category: Dairy

The ultimate comfort option for cows

Father and son team Ian and David Murphy milk 450 cows near Tynan in Co Armagh.

The herd is currently averaging 9,000L at 4.45% butterfat and 3.76% protein. They breed all their own replacements and …

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Category: Dairy

Donegal cows know what’s best

Well known Donegal Holstein breeder and judge, Trevor Lochart, is wishing that every year was like 2018. Located in Ramelton in the extreme North of the Donegal, Trevor says that 2018 has been one of …

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Category: Dairy

Top herd chooses Elista Mattress

 

Mention the name Termonfeckin and most people will think of the miles of unspoilt beach about an hours drive north of Dublin. If you are a breeder of pedigree Holstein cows you probably also know …

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Category: Dairy

Semen Placement is Critical to Success with AI

One of the most frequent questions about AI technique focuses on the site of semen deposition, specifically, whether uterine horn breeding results in greater fertility than traditional uterine body …

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Category: Dairy

The importance of cow comfort

The importance of cow comfort

It is a constant challenge of dairy farmers to get more milk from their cows, a few more litres per day from every cow would transfigure the economics of dairy …

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Category: Dairy

Size the stall to match the size of the cow

Freestalls should be appropriately sized to accommodate the resting imprint of the cows using them, and to permit sufficient space for the cow to lunge forward when rising and lying down without …

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Category: Dairy