Dairy Newsletter - November 2020
Get the latest information & advice from the Teagasc Dairy team in this month's newsletter. It includes: Make spring grass your priority; Taking a selective approach to drying cows off; Special feature - Setting up the farm for spring: people; & Preparing for a successful dry cow period.
View it here: Dairy Newsletter - November 2020 (PDF)
In this month's edition:
- Make spring grass your priority
Almost two-thirds of the grass available in early spring is grass that will grow during October and early November. Therefore, it is essential that the fields/paddocks closed during October are not grazed in November.
- Taking a selective approach to drying cows off
Legislation restricting antibiotic use at dry-off will be introduced in January 2022. Antibiotic resistance in human medicine is prompting this change.
- Special feature - Setting up the farm for spring: people
Over the next three editions of the dairy newsletter, we will focus on setting up your dairy farm for spring 2021, under the headings: (1) people; (2) facilities and practices; and, (3) supplies. The series has been prepared by Marion Beecher and Martina Gormley
- Preparing for a successful dry cow period
Information and advice on preparing for drying off cows.
- Health & Safety - Prevent musculoskeletal disorders
Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) are injuries of muscles, ligaments, tendons, cartilage, discs and bones.