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The INZAC Flock - Update May 2020

The Ireland New Zealand across breed animal comparison study (INZAC flock) aims to o validate the Irish maternal (Replacement) genetic sheep index and to compare Irish versus New Zealand genetically elite animals. Fiona McGovern and Henry Walsh give an update on the flock.

26 May 2020
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Soil pH - What is it and how do we measure it?

Soil pH is a measure of hydrogen ion (H+) activity in the soil solution. Maintaining the soil pH at the optimum level increases the microbiological activity of the soil and results in better soil nutrient recycling/availability. Brendan Healy & Karen Daly have more information

26 May 2020
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Teagasc BETTER Sheep Farms - Lamb performance from birth to 7 weeks old.

Weighing Lambs at 7 weeks is crucial to assessing the ewe flock and it also gives a picture as to how the lambs are performing. Frank Campion tells us how lambs on the Teagasc BETTER Sheep Farms have fared and Shane Moore from Co. Roscommon gives an update from his farm.

26 May 2020
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Top 5 tips to reduce parasite issues with dairy calves

Moving calves from a milk based diet indoors to a grass based diet outdoors can create problems. Martina Gormley, Niamh Field & Donal Patton have some tips on how to avoid issues.

25 May 2020
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Calculating the Breakeven Milk Price

A simple tool that can be used by farmers to assess the impact of low milk prices on their farm is to calculate the breakeven point. Patrick Gowing has advice and information on how to do this calculation.

25 May 2020
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Contract Heifer Rearing

Contract heifer rearing is an option worth considering for both dairy and drystock farmers offering benefits to both.

24 May 2020
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Is there an opportunity now to hire good staff?

Are you thinking of employing someone to help out on your farm? There are a number of legal requirements you should be aware of and adhere to. Five are outlined here.

24 May 2020
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