C.A.H.L.

CAHL Ltd.
Tullow
Co. Carlow
Ireland

Tel:
+353 (0) 59 915 1251
Fax:
+353 (0) 59 915 1856
Mail:
cgibson@cahl.ie

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Nutribio

Nutribio Ltd.
Tivoli Industrial Estate
Cork
Ireland

Tel:
+353 (0) 214 507 303
Fax:
+353 (0) 214 507 152
Mail:
orders@nutribio.ie

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The Vital 90

Issue Identification The transition period is the biggest challenge to herd immunity and health The highest level of veterinary interventions is in this period (80% of yearly total = €48.00 per cow) Source: Teagasc (2015) Stress levels are also at th …

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Latest News & Announcements

  • Heat Stress Update
    Heat Stress Update

    Heat Stress Update Over the past week temperatures have risen to 28ᵒC on farm. Cows are just lying down and not grazing in the afternoon resulting in a drop in dry matter intake and milk yield. The issue: the cows need shade, where cows are brought in at 2pm the observation is that cows are taking up to 20 minutes to cool down and then graze the buffer. Leave them have access to the cubicles to lie down and ruminate. They are grazing out their full buffer allocation, where they are brought in around 4 pm they are only grazing approximately 1/3 of buffer allocation before evening milking. Read more

  • Dry Spell Management
    Dry Spell Management

    The weather for the last four weeks is impacting on grass growth where adequate covers per hectare are creating a management challenge. Farmers are trying to maintain rotations of 16 to 19 depending on the soil type, moisture and the dry matter intake for the production. To maintain this buffer, feeding has started with 4Kg DM to 7Kg DM preferably fed before evening milking indoors as the cows will have shade and will consume more. Water availability is critical in keeping the cow cool and maintaining dry matter intake. Read more

  • Summer 2018: Worming Recommendations
    Summer 2018: Worming Recommendations

    The target for every dairy farmer is to maximise productivity for the lactating dairy cow while controlling production costs. Many management factors are involved in successful production including worming of the dairy cow. Read more

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Austin Gleeson Reduces Milk Fever to Zero at Grass

Two years ago, on the herd of John and Kieran Kelleher in Macroom, where Austin Gleeson is a farm manager, milk fever was a serious issue. The 100 cow …

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