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John Fagan: How vaccinating against lameness will cut meal bills and increase productivity

Health monitoring and grass measurement will help offset skyrocketing input costs

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Sensible measures: 'you can’t manage what you can’t measure, and with the costs of meal and fertiliser on the rise, better grassland management will save you money' .Photo: Gerry Mooney

Sensible measures: 'you can’t manage what you can’t measure, and with the costs of meal and fertiliser on the rise, better grassland management will save you money' .Photo: Gerry Mooney

Sensible measures: 'you can’t manage what you can’t measure, and with the costs of meal and fertiliser on the rise, better grassland management will save you money' .Photo: Gerry Mooney

It has been a busy month for us, drafting lambs and preparing the flock for the breeding season. I have all the rams out with the mature ewes so I expect lambing to start around March 17.

Since 2018 I have moved to a later lambing date as it suits my farm with regard to spring grass growth, I have found that lambing any earlier only leads to increased feed and labour costs for no real benefit.


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