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Prattley Sheep Drafting

Prattley is the world leader in lightweight 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 lightweight, Prattley sheep drafting equipment is sturdy and long lasting. Built to withstand the toughest treatment your stock can dish out. Prattley […]

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Handling Facilities

O’Donovan Engineering Handling Facilities

O’Donovan Engineering Handling Facilities  When it comes to investing in livestock handling facilities, strength, safety and durability should be the key decision factors. Investing in the correct equipment is essential in maximising efficiency, cow flow and you’re on farm safety. Crush Setup A fixed cattle crush is an essential feature in any farm yard to handle […]

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BEEP Scheme

BEEP Scheme

Closing date for applications is 22 February 2019   The Beef Environmental Efficiency Pilot (BEEP Scheme) will target the weaning efficiency of suckler cows and calves – measuring the live weight of the calf at weaning as a percentage of the cow’s live weight. Building on the  Beef Data and Genomics Programme, the data collected will […]

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Calving season

Calving season

Calving season is almost upon us. A well laid out calf house and safe calving facilities are key to easing the pressures of calving season. This is one of the most dangerous times of the year in terms of handling animals on farm. A calving gate can save time and energy along with a safer […]

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Feed Barriers

Feed Barriers

Here at O’ Donovan Engineering, we have a wide range of feed barriers. We have our standard diagonal feed barrier, the crest barrier, self-locking stall, ultra-safe self-locking stalls and our CowPow moving barrier. All of which are manufactured in our factory here in Coachford Co Cork. All our feed barriers come standard to fit a […]

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Mineral Lick Stand

Mineral Lick Bucket Stand

Mineral lick bucket stand With BT on the rise, we may have a product to help. Our 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 […]

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EID Reader

EID Readers and Tags

You are here: Home › NEWS › Blog › EID Readers and Tags EID Readers and Tags What Is EID? Electronic Identification (EID) means individual animals can be tracked through their entire life cycle via an electronic ear tag. Over time, an animal’s lifetime data can be tracked, good and bad performers can be identified. The input of resources managed to ensure profits […]

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Sheep slats

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 Drafter

Saber Drafting System

Saber Drafter We are delighted to announce that we are now collaborating with Saber (LIC Automation) to provide a simple two-way saber drafter 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 […]

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