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Herd Update 24.07.17

General Detail

  • Weanling bull calves were castrated on Thursday by the vet – these will be monitored for any swelling
  • Heavy rainfall from Wednesday meant second cut silage was postponed – this will be cut as soon as ground conditions improve.
  • The cows will be scanned next week
  • Weanling bulls and heifers are performing well with an average daily gain of >1.2kg/day

February born Fiston calf

  • The steers and heifers are gaining 0.92 kg and 0.98kg/day since turnout out on the 14th March
  • The 2 Friesian teaser bulls are receiving 6kg of concentrate and will be slaughtered when fit
  • 10 acres of paddocks were taken out as round bales on Monday
  • 10 acres of second cut silage was baled on Tuesday on Tuohy’s out-farm

Breeding Details

  • The two stock bulls (SI & LM) were taken out from the Newford Herd on Monday the 3rd of July, hence this ended the breeding season.   

Grassland Details

  • Target pre grazing paddocks at 1450 Kg DM (kg DM/Ha)
  • To view our grass measurement report log onto www.pasturebase.teagasc.ie and click Newford Farm on the drop down menu.

Key recommendations for this week

  1. Scan cows and heifers

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