During a week, AgriLand done a outing down to Gurteen Agricultural College to see what was function on a farm.
On a day, Gerard Carey, a drystock section manager on a farm, talked about a complement in place on a cattle finish of a plantation and what he has been bustling doing over a final few weeks.
The plantation operates both a open and autumn-calving complement as good as finishing bulls, steers and heifers.
Only one cow was left to calve from a autumn-calving herd, while a spring-born calves were housed and being weaned.
The 16-month-old bulls have been housed given a start of September, with a aim of carrying them finished by subsequent January.
Steers and heifers dictated for finishing were still out on weed during a time of a visit; however, with a continue breaking, a devise is to residence them shortly and get them going on a finishing diet.
To see what Gerard had to say, including what is function on a plantation during a impulse and how they got on with final year’s batch when they were sent to a factory, check out a video (below).
Speaking to AgriLand, Gerard said: “It’s been a bustling few weeks. The autumn-calving flock has apparently been calving down over a final while and we usually have one left to calve. Thankfully, it has all left well.
The spring-calving cows and their calves are housed during a moment, as we have started weaning a calves.
“In terms of finishing stock, a under-16-month-old bulls have been housed given a start of Sep and a devise is to have them fit and prepared for a bureau by January.
“Over a subsequent while, we will be housing a rest of a batch for a winter. The bullocks and steers we devise to finish will be housed really shortly and put on a finishing diet, with a aim of carrying them prepared to go by 24-25 months-of-age.”