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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…