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Archive for 2011

Dry Cow Management

Posted on 25 Oct 2011 | 0 Comments

Article by Dr. Dan Ryan  published in the Farming Independent ,Tuesday October 25th, 2011 The past month has resulted in excellent grass growth and grazing conditions on many farms.  The milk price for butterfat and protein has resulted in cows producing milk from grazed grass without any extra concentrate supplementation. Farmers are being advised to […]

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Dairy cow management with an imminent superlevy

Posted on 27 Sep 2011 | 0 Comments

Article by Dr. Dan Ryan  published in the Farming Independent September 27th, 2011. Superlevy North v’s South. The implications of a superlevy on excess milk production above quota available have been highlighted in the past month.  In contrast, a superlevy will not pertain in the North of Ireland.  This is now the main market for Autumn […]

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Planning your breeding programme for 2012

Posted on 31 Aug 2011 | 0 Comments

Article by Dr. Dan Ryan published in the Farming Independent August 31, 2011  It is now that time of year to assess the performance of your spring breeding programme.  This is the first year that I have seen a determined effort to stop AI or to remove stock bulls from the middle of July to […]

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Time to stop breeding cows and manage milk quota

Posted on 26 Jul 2011 | 0 Comments

Article by Dr. Dan Ryan  published in the Farming Independent  July 26th 2011  It is now time to stop breeding cows for Spring-calving in 2012.  Cows bred now will calve in May next year.  In previous years there was a market for late calvers.  However, as the number of breeding stock has increased dramatically we […]

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Stress management required with increased cow numbers and imminent superlevy

Posted on 31 May 2011 | 0 Comments

Article by Dr. Dan Ryan published in the Farming Independent  May 31st 2011. The month of April was excellent for grazing cows outdoors, while the month of May initially resulted in near drought conditions in some parts of the midlands.  The increase in rainfall in the second half of May was a welcome relief for […]

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Management of the late calving cow

Posted on 08 Mar 2011 | 0 Comments

Article  by Dr. Dan Ryan  published in the Farming Independent Newspaper,  March 8th 2011. Calving programmes are now well under way on most dairy farms.  Most farmers will have a high proportion of their first calvers milking at this stage.  However, a high proportion of the later lactation cows remain to calve on the dairy […]

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