Beef breeding in the dairy herd: the options
Aidan Brennan
As the breeding season moves on, Aidan Brennan takes a look at the best way of choosing beef bulls for use on dairy cows.
17 May 2023 News
My Farming Week: Ellen Vaughan, Castletown, Navan, Co Meath
The Teagasc/FBD student of the year, Ellen Vaughan, works full time as a teacher and part-time as a dairy farmer in Castletown, Co Meath.
10 May 2023 Breeding
Lagans OBOS Quality sires top price of €24,000
Sally Parkyn reports on a positive May Sale for four-year-olds and ponies at Goresbridge.
‘Downsides’ to breeding livestock for the show ring – professor
While showing can create awareness of a breed, there must be an awareness that often the best-looking animal might not be the most functional, a rare breed conference has heard.
10 May 2023 Pedigree
Five tips for the suckler breeding season
In early spring calving suckler herds, breeding will be getting underway. Outlined are five tips for suckler breeding.
6 May 2023 Management
What are the key signs of heat?
As the breeding season kicks off on dairy farms across the country, Aidan Brennan takes a look at some of the signs of heat and how to maximise submission rate.
1 May 2023 Management
Experienced hands
Helen Sharp takes a look at the biggest stories in equestrian news this week
26 April 2023 News
Winter lingers on in Leitrim
Shane Dobson attended a Teagasc farm walk in Co Leitrim last week to hear how Carrigallen man Niall Patterson is dealing with the current conditions.
26 April 2023 Breeding & health
Five pre-breeding checks for suckler herds
Before breeding gets underway for early spring calving suckler herds, there are a few checks that should be completed first.
22 April 2023 Management
Protocol change for sexed semen on heifers
Teagasc has revised its fixed-time AI protocol when using sexed semen on dairy heifers.
12 April 2023 Breeding
Focus on BVD biosecurity before breeding
Maria Guelbenzu, BVD Programme Manager, takes a look at BVD biosecurity before the breeding season commences.
12 April 2023 Breeding & health
What cows should get a beef bull?
Aidan Brennan takes a look at the practical uses of sexed semen and looks at how farmers can identify cows for beef AI.
12 April 2023 Breeding & health