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Calving season: 5 top tips for debudding calves
Calving season: 5 top tips for debudding calves

Agridirect.ie discusses debudding, and offers 5 key tips to ensure that the procedure is as painless and humane as possible. Let’s be honest....

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Herd Management: Milk Fever and How to Prevent it
Herd Management: Milk Fever and How to Prevent it

As we move through calving season, Agridirect.ie discusses how to prevent and treat milk fever in lactating cows.   On the look...

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Calving in February: keeping out the cold is key
Calving in February: keeping out the cold is key

Agridirect.ie discusses how the current inclement weather conditions pose a threat to calves, and outlines how calf jackets can help to prevent serio...

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Weanling killer: Cryptosporidium and how to manage it
Weanling killer: Cryptosporidium and how to manage it

As we move into calving season, Agridirect.ie talks the threat of cryptosporidium in weanlings and looks at some of the best ways of treating and pre...

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Killer in the feedlot: Bovine Respiratory Disease and how to prevent it
Killer in the feedlot: Bovine Respiratory Disease and how to prevent it

Agridirect.ie discusses Bovine Respiratory Disease, one of the leading causes of revenue loss on Irish feedlots. Major revenue loss Bovine Respir...

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Lead poisoning: prevention is key
Lead poisoning: prevention is key

Agridirect.ie discusses the dangers of lead poisoning on the farm, and outlines some measures you can take to prevent your animals from ingesting thi...

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Slow killer: Johne's Disease and how to prevent it
Slow killer: Johne's Disease and how to prevent it

  Agridirect.ie discusses the menace of Johne’s disease and outlines some measure that farmers should take to prevent the spread of this...

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Homegrown Alternatives to Feed Concentrates
Homegrown Alternatives to Feed Concentrates

Agridirect.ie discusses some of the best homegrown alternatives to feed concentrate for livestock during the housing season. Transitioning from fee...

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Neosporosis – why we should keep dogs away from the cattle shed
Neosporosis – why we should keep dogs away from the cattle shed

As cattle move indoors at this time of year, Agridirect.ie discusses the risk of neosporosis and reminds farmers to keep their dogs away from the fee...

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Good Hospitality: Making Cows Comfortable This Housing Season
Good Hospitality: Making Cows Comfortable This Housing Season

Agridirect.ie discusses "cow comfort", outlining some ways that farmers can help to make sure their cows are comfortable and happy this hou...

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Yes, we need more clover. Here's why!
Yes, we need more clover. Here's why!

Agridirect.ie outlines the primary benefits of promoting white clover on our land. A member of the bean family, white clover (trifolium repens) is ...

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Mineral deficiency in calves - know the right bolus
Mineral deficiency in calves - know the right bolus

Agridirect offers some advice on the best mineral boluses for calves at weaning time. Weaning calves - what's all the doom and gloom about? ...

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