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Reseeding Many farmers I know often say that reseeding grassland is only something for big dairy farmers; “I can’t afford that” is their call.  However reseeding has many advantages and should be considered an essential for any and all livestock farmers. There are many benefits of reseeding grassland for all farmers aiming to produce meat …

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  Feeding animals is the single biggest cost on any livestock farm. But we can control what we feed animals. Grazed grass is by far cheaper than any other feed that we have available to us in Ireland. If grass isn’t making the diet, more expensive silage and conserved feed will have to fill the …

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­­ A lot of farmers have been troubled by Coccidiosis, be it with lambs or Calves. Most simply ask a vet or a fellow farmer for advice on how to treat it. They never actually understand what it is they’re dealing with. So I decided to have a better look at what coccidiosis is and …

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  With marts around the country facing hardships with increased insurance costs and reduced prices. With an increase of farmers moving to selling direct to factories in the hopes of getting the best price for their animals, the countries marts are in danger of complete decline. However here at Agridirect we think that marts still …

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Keeping surplus lambs -Is it worth the Hassle? With lambing in full swing for a lot of farmers the question that faces many is what to do with surplus or orphaned lambs. Do you sell them on for whatever you can get or do you rear them yourself? Studies undertaken by Teagasc and others have …

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What is it? Coccidiosis is a disease caused by microscopic organisms called protozoa, which are typically numerous in livestock environments. Animals readily consume coccidia eggs when grazing or simply exploring their surroundings. How does coccidiosis affect my animal? Ingested coccidia eggs (oocysts) pass through the digestive system, multiply and penetrate cells in the gut lining. …

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  In recent weeks and months we farmers have been getting extremely bad press. Irish and English papers ran with headlines like “Scientists say eating less meat will tackle climate change” and “Eat less meat and dairy to save the planet”. They all seem to be battering farmers. Our own Taoiseach said eating less meat …

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Loneliness On the 13th of June 2018 the Loneliness Taskforce published a report on the state of loneliness in Ireland. In the report they state that loneliness is becoming one of the biggest problems affecting people’s health in this country. Affecting our immune system, damaging our sleep quality, increasing our risk of heart disease and …

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Last week we shared signs 11 signs that you’re a dairy farmer. This week we have another ten. If you haven’t experienced at lease eight of these you might want to stop calling yourself a dairy farmer. Many of these are probably things people don’t know about you. Others like number 8 are ones others definitely …

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As humans there are some things that we all experience in our lives. However there are others that you can only understand if you have lived and/or worked on a farm. And then there are things that you can only understand if you have lived and/or worked on a dairy farm. If you are or …

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