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Sustainability, AMR, calf nutrition on CAVI 2018 agenda

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The annual conference of the Cattle Association of Veterinary Ireland (CAVI) takes place in the Mullingar Park Hotel, Co. Westmeath this weekend (October 12-14) with a packed conference programme covering a spectrum of subjects. Antimicrobial resistance (AMR), calf health, sustainability, herd expansion, animal health, calf health, nutrition and fertility are some of the topics that will be covered by international speakers and a panel of Irish experts.

Celebrating National Potato Day

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National Potato Day, October 5.

Friday, October 5 marks National Potato Day and people all over the country are being encouraged to recognise the nutritional value of the potato and experiment with new and exciting recipes from Bord Bia’s potato recipe website Potato.ie

Series of dry cow events

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Over one million cows are due to be dried off for the winter over the coming weeks. How they are managed at drying off and throughout the dry period can have a big impact on the quality and volume of milk that they produce during the following lactation.