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23rd February, 2019

Pasture mats and heifer thrive

We scanned a group of 75 heifers just outside Muff, Co. Donegal, to sex pregnancies after a synchronisation program in late November. The heifers were housed in a new shed, with cubicles and pasture mats as bedding. On seeing the shed I remarked that ‘All bar 3 of the 75 heifers were lying on the mats’. This level of comfort is conducive to the thrive of heifers indoors.