date Wednesday, October 16, 2019


date Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Leaving cert Ag Science students visited a local Dairy farm today as part of their LC project work. Many areas of the curriculum was covered including grassland management, dairy production , genetics and soil development. It was an extremely informative and worthwhile visit and many thanks to Noel and Raymond Harte for hosting us.

Some of the details to be covered in write up for project along with photographs.
- 88 Holstein Friesian cows
- Supply Aurivo Dairies
- AI is used on farm for all cattle
- Milking Interval
- Calving Interval
- Grading up
- Dairy Hygeine
- Grassland Managment
-Lactation period
-Lactation Yield

date Monday, October 1, 2018

date Monday, April 30, 2018

Please go through these calendars for both Spring and Autumn Calving herds and be aware of
when and why you carry out all tasks. I have highlighted particular jobs which you need to know the reasons why you do them. Jobs for both cows and calves are listed.

These guidelines are sourced from the Better Beef Farm's Health plans.

These can also be used as a template for your project if you are focusing on Beef.

Click on image to enlarge

Spring Calving Herd

Autumn Calving Herd

date Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Photos from today's experiment on the effect of light rate on Photosynthesis. Please watch the clip below to revise.

date Wednesday, March 21, 2018