- 104 cows and 108 calves are grazing and no problems to report.
- Ground conditions are excellent. Fertiliser spread over the last 10 days is slightly visible on the ground.
- 19.4 ° C was record in Athenry on the 2nd May
- 7 of the lightest replacement heifers on the contract rearing farm have been identify and will return home to the Newford farm to be finished as beef animals
- Newford Farm is now open for groups ( KT discussion groups & college’s)
- Gurteen Agricultural Collage Dry-stock students (level 6) visited the farm on Thursday 4th with college staff Colm Kelly and Martin Keenan
- Breeding started on Monday 24th of April
- Currently very good submission rates with 50 cows served by Wednesday 3rd May on the Newford main herd.
- 6 Replacement heifers bred to AI on the contract rearing farm Tuam
- A. I. is been carried out by Matthew the farm manager on the Newford herd
- Once/day AI used -cows are being inseminated at midday each day
3rd rotation started on Thursday 4th May and all paddocks are being well grazed out due to excellent ground conditions.
Target pre grazing paddocks at 1400 Kg DM (kg DM/Ha)
Key Recommendations for this Week
Heat check each group of cows.
Keep mineral buckets topped up and check cows for grass tetany.
Keep the chin ball harness topped up with paint on teaser bulls.