Top five tips for avoiding heat stress  

Patrick DonohoeGeneral News, Producer news

With temperatures set to exceed 30°C this week, the LacPatrick Farm Advisory team offers advice on how to handle stock at this time. 1. Observe stock It is an obvious thing to say but it is critical to keep a close on all cattle during this weather. Animals heavy breathing or breathing with an open mouth with strong saliva discharge … Read More

Fodder advice: five tips for dealing with shortages

Patrick DonohoeGeneral News, Producer news

With the extended winter showing no sign of letting up, the LacPatrick Farm Advisory team offers advice to farmers on how to deal with the current conditions 1.Look at what you have in the yard If you still have pit or silage bales left in the yard, you need to know how much you have so you can plan from … Read More

Top tips for disbudding calves

Patrick DonohoeGeneral News, Producer news

With the spring calving herds motoring on through calving, it is important to look at getting calves disbudded. Here the LacPatrick Farm Advisory team offers top tips on disbudding calves and why it is important to do. 1.Animal and economic welfare Removing the calves’ buds early in life will ensure a better standard of life for the animal, the rest … Read More

10 top tips for dealing with scour

Patrick DonohoeGeneral News, Producer news

The unpredictable weather has resulted in a spike in scour being reported on farms. Here, the LacPatrick Farm Advisory team offers advice to suppliers on how to prevent and deal with scour among calves. The heifer calves are your next generation milkers so keep this in mind when thinking about scour prevention / control / treatment. If you lose ground … Read More

Calf health tips during cold weather

Patrick DonohoeGeneral News, Producer news

With calving well under way on most farms, Majella McCafferty from the LacPatrick Dairies Farm Advisory Team offers top tips on keeping calves healthy during this cold spell. Temperatures are set to get as low as -7°C this week as Storm Emma and the so-called Beast from the East storm hits the country. Calves are especially vulnerable at this time … Read More