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Autumn Calving Management: Top Tips for Calf Layouts

Autumn Calving is almost upon us. A decision many farmers face during any calving period is the ratio of Group Calving Layouts to Individual Calf Pens. Both are great, both are necessary, and, like anything, both have their advantages and disadvantages. Lets delve a little deeper: 1.Feeding: -Individual Calf Pens: These are very good for early […]

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Saber Drafting System

Saber Drafting System We are delighted to announce that we are now collaborating with Saber (LIC Automation) to provide a simple two-way or three-way automated drafting system in Ireland. LIC is a Farm Automation company from New Zealand which is adding to our already extensive New Zealand product range of Prattley and Tru-Test. Saber is […]

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Aquamat Pasture Pump

Pasture pump on the market. It is suitable for both horses and cattle. Its reliability has been tried and tested for over 20 years. The Aquamat pasture pump ensures that your animals have a constant supply of fresh water. The Aquamat is reliable and sturdy. Its push rod surrounds the mechanism to avoid accidents. It […]

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New Mineral Lick Stand

New Mineral Lick Bucket Stand

Our new mineral lick bucket stand protects mineral licks from unwanted guests such as badgers and vermin to prevent the lick from passing TB and other diseases these animals may carry. The stand is now 500mm off the ground to keep it away from wildlife. The newly added feature of crown provides animals the opportunity to […]

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Prattley Manual Drafter **Special Offer**

Prattley is the world leader in light weight animal handling equipment, using cutting edge technology. Prattley’s prime aim is to produce quality sheep handling equipment that helps you to attain maximum efficiency. Despite its light weight, Prattley sheep equipment is sturdy and long lasting, built to withstand the toughest treatment your stock can dish out. […]

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SRS2 EID READER

The New SRS2 & XRS2 EID Tag Readers

Wanting an EID reader capable of keeping up with even the fastest animals? We have the solution for you. Tru-Test EID readers deliver information about your livestock rapidly. View individual animal tag data and capture management information against the EIDs to help inform your animal health, mating and culling decisions. All readers are NAIT tag, […]

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Feed4 MobileTrough

It may not be time to turn out your calves just yet however it is something to start thinking about. This time of the year can be a very busy stressful time of year so here at O’ Donovan Engineering we aim to reduce your labour on the farm. One of the latest products to […]

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Crush Equipment

When it comes to investing in livestock handling equipment strength, safety and durability should be the key decision factors. Investing in the correct equipment is essential in maximising efficiency and ensuring safety on your farm. A fixed cattle crush is an essential feature in any farm yard to handle animals safely. O’ Donovan Engineering offer […]

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Dehorning Calves

Calves are disbudded/dehorned in order to reduce animal injuries, improve human safety, reduce damage to facilities and facilitate transport and handling. Calves should be disbudded as early as possible. It is a legal requirement to give calves anesthetic when disbudding if there are over 2 weeks old. Removing horns at a younger age is less […]

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