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Heifer Rearing – Key Targets and Planning

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Heifer Rearing – Key Targets and Planning, Replacement heifers are the future of every dairy herd. Now that we are in non-quota era, the long term nancial penalties of a poor heifer rearing programme are crippling. The net cost of rearing a replacement heifer on your farm is estimated to be approximately €1,500 per head by Teagasc. A heifer that calves down at 30 months will cost the farmer an extra €400 per head for that delay of 6 months, these costs spiral out of control when you start looking at multiples so therefore it’s important to keep to a rm plan.

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Johnny Martin – The Half Centruy Man!

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Following hot on the heels of Martin Coleman last year Johnny Martin is the latest person to have clocked up fifty years of uninterrupted work at Quinns! With the closing down of the garage department at Copes in Castledermot in December 1966, Johnny wasted no time in applying to Quinns of Baltinglass for employment and having ...

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Factors that can influence Milk Butterfat levels at Grass

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As cows begin to calve and are looking at being turned out to grass, milk quality, particularly butterfat can be hard to maintain. Low butterfat levels can be seen in quite a number of herds once turnout occurs thus leading to financially damaging penalties. This article examines the factors, which can influence butterfat levels. Cow Affects Season and Stage ...

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FARM SAFELY

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Farm Safely – Please watch newly launched video sponsored by Quinn's The independent agri merchants group Acorn (of which Quinns is a member) have sponsored a 'Farm Safely' video which was recently launched as a worthy initiative from CBS Roscommon. There are contributions by rugby player Sean O Brien and Michael Healy Rae (yes the politician!), ...

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TAMS II

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TAMS II first started in June 2015 and is set to run until December 2020. This Scheme is co-funded by the EU and the National Exchequer under the Rural Development Programme (2014-2020) with a total allocation of over €395m throughout its duration. TAMS II aims to provide farmers with grant aid to improve and/or build a ...

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