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19th January, 2020

Dr Dan's Newspaper Articles

Rolled oats in dry cow transition period works wonders with first calvers in the suckler herd.

Visiting a farm close to Conor Pass on the Dingle Peninsula for the past number of years revealed that a high % of first...
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Summer mastitis in suckler cows

With clients on the Dingle Peninsula, one of the primary reasons for culling cows on this farm is related to summer mastitis in...
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€5000 penalties for breaches of slurry spreading in the close season

Two slurry spreading contractors & two farmers have been issued with €5000 fines each for spreading slurry in the close...
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Identical twins are quite rare

This set of identical twins were born on the farm of Alan & John Dwyer near Dundrum Co Tipperary today. They were born 3...
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The price of stock bulls is increasing this year

On farm visits in Co. Limerick with a client who deals with cattle revealed that the price of stock bulls will increase this...
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Use of sex semen and ov-synch programmes for maiden heifers

With animals confined indoors farmers wanting to use Ai in maiden heifers have been encouraged by Ai Companies to consider the...
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Pedigree Holstein freshly calved cows making onwards of £1800 at sales

It is difficult to explain at first instance of why the price of freshly calved cows are making onwards of £1800 when the base...
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Sales of cattle ration have increased sharply in the North of Ireland

Farm visits to dairy and suckler herds this week in the North of Ireland reveal a significant reduction in the purchase of...
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Nitrates Directives & Removal of Derogations will be the new milk quotas in Ireland

Calls in the North of Ireland this week revealed Department planners taking a very strong stand on the planning applications...
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Is the stock bull or the cows responsible for this fertility problem?

On a call outside Armagh where a client was running a stock bull on animal basis with dairy cows. This stock bull was Belgium...
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