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thewalrus

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Livestock Farmer
Location
Northern Ireland
In 2001 when foot and mouth hit, where there problems with milk crossing the border?

I know Ballyrashane stepped in and took a lot of Donegal creamery milk although it had to be done on the quiet as it wasn’t been bought through the auction.
 

yin ewe

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Livestock Farmer
Location
Co Antrim
That'll put an end to the grass now. Might be able to dodge about with the cows until the end of the week. Start to house youngstock this week also. Silage be all needed before May morning.
 

thewalrus

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Livestock Farmer
Location
Northern Ireland
Young stock housed today. Incalf heifers tomorrow.

Few dry cows still out and about. Grazed all milkers today not sure if they’ll get out again.
It’s almost winter again
 

Cowcorn

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Mixed Farmer
Still waiting on my low carbon emission barley to be cut, maybe I should have bought some of your high air miles straw after all.:(
sh!t i still have spring rape and beans, cutting barley in October is not un heard off hopefully some good weather will come and you will get it in good order . Straw might be scarce yet .
 

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How to mitigate heat stress in cattle

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Written by John Swire

With temperatures forecast to rise above 25°C, cattle producers should be prepared to mitigate the negative effects of heat stress on their beef and dairy animals.

“Cattle are fairly comfortable when the ambient temperature is between 15°C and 25°C over the summer months but if the thermometer rises significantly, production performance will start to suffer,” warns Jacob Lakin from Azelis Animal Nutrition.

“This is because both a milk production and growing beef animal will start to divert energy away from production performance towards keeping cool. You’ll notice if a cow is struggling during a summer heatwave because she will start to salivate heavily and pant...
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