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21st June, 2018

Dr Dan's Newspaper Articles

INFERTILE BULLS AND EMBRYO DEATH REDUCE 6 WEEK CALVING RATES

The improvement in weather for the past three weeks has provided an excellent opportunity to preserve top quality silage and...
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THE CREAM ALWAYS COMES TO THE TOP

This has been an extremely difficult season to date. Grazing conditions and indeed the opportunity for zero grazing have been...
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PLANNING ON ACCURATE HEAT DETECTION

An improvement in soil temperatures has brought relief to most dairy farmers as they see an opportunity to get cows outdoors by...
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DAIRY HERD MANAGEMENT IN A FODDER CRISIS

This will be a challenging year for breeding programmes for spring calving in 2019. The seeds have already been set which...
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OPTIMISING THE HEALTH TRIANGLE ON SPRING CALVING DAIRY HERDS

The workload on spring calving dairy herds has now stepped up into "sixth gear" as we approach week 5 of the calving season on...
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OPTIMAL MANAGEMENT OF COWS AND CALVES IN SPRING CALVING SEASON

Spring calving programmes will begin now for grass based milk production systems. The target is to have 90% of cows calved in a...
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PREPARING FOR WINTER MILK PRODUCTION IN 2018

The morning and evening hum of milking parlours harvesting milk from daily herds has ceased for a six week period. There are...
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HOUSING MANAGEMENT OF THE DAIRY HERD

The persistent wet weather over the past two months has resulted in an early winter housing period for many beef and dairy...
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PREPARING FOR A WINTER FORAGE CRISIS

The inclement weather for the past 2 months with seasonally high temperatures in October has created an impending fodder crisis...
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AVAIL OF INCREASED MILK PRICE WHILE MAINTAINING DAIRY HERD HEALTH

The dairy industry is currently experiencing a robust period of market stability and enhanced period of demand for milk...
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