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Prepare for Winter Slurry Storage

As housing edges closer, many farmers are putting arrangements in place for slurry storage over the winter period. Some farmers have constructed a slurry storage unit further away from the slurry tank, using Murphy Concrete’s slurry channels to connect the two units. Reducing Health and Safety Risks with Slurry Channels The slurry channels have excellent flow characteristics, which reduce the need for farmers to handle the slurry. The use of the slurry channels means that there is less agitation taking…

Increase in requirements for feed troughs this winter

Following a difficult year of mixed weather conditions, ranging from snow, deluges and now droughts, farmers across the country have had to adapt to various feeding strategies. As a result, the requirement for feed troughs has increased Alternative Fodder Solutions Due to the potential fodder shortage for the winter, many farmers have taken to growing ryegrass such as Westerwolds on neighbouring tillage fields. If sown in late July, farmers would be aiming for a first cut in October, with a…

Supplementation of diet resulting in increase in demand for Murphy Concrete feed troughs

As the spell of drought-like conditions continues, grass growth all over Ireland has been stunted. This has resulted in farmers supplementing their animal’s diet with meal and silage. This supplementation has dug into the winter fodder stocks, which could lead to further pressure towards the back end of the year. Prevent further damage to land Some farmers are keeping stock indoors on a permanent basis to reduce further damage to land, while others are selling off surplus youngstock and culling…

Keep your herd hydrated this summer with Murphy Concrete Drinking Troughs

As this spell of warm weather continues, it is of utmost importance that your herd is kept hydrated. If cows are thirsty, milk yield will drop, and in a period when average herd yields are down due to lack of grass growth, farmers need to maintain their yield where possible. The average cow will drink 10 litres on a cold wet day, jumping to 90-140 litres on a warm sunny day. 30% -50% of the animal’s daily water intake is…

Footbaths from Murphy Concrete to Tackle Lameness

Cows are walking further due to the expansion of many farms of late. As a result, lameness in cows is now becoming more prevalent. Lameness can be caused by bacteria present on-farm which can be picked up on the hoof and become infectious. Our precast concrete footbaths have come onto the market as a solution for the increasing risk of Mortellaro in herds, both in Ireland and abroad at present. Common symptoms of lameness are immense pain, lower mobility levels…

New Irish Precast Power Products from Murphy Concrete Products 2017

Murphy Concrete Products would like to welcome you to our new redesigned website where you can find out all your need to know about the precast power products which are designed, engineered and delivered for clients requirements. We are constantly dedicated to and focused on helping customers to solve their problems and we work to provide the right precast solutions for them. We offer a full suite of precast concrete solutions. Coupled with our existing products, in 2017, we have…

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