Farm Services

General labour – Relief milking – Cow scanning – Freeze branding – hoofcare – calf dehorning – cattle weighing – soil sampling – silage testing – quad spraying –  herding – concrete grooving – tractor driving and many other farm tasks

WHY USE FRS

  • Book an operator only for the hours/days you require
  • Operators work at a fixed rate
  • Fees paid to FRS are tax deductible
  • No Employee costs such as PAYE, PRSI, employer's PRSI, holiday pay
  • Operators and services provided are fully insured
  • FRS comply with all employment regulations
     

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GENERAL LABOUR: 

FRS Cahir has a number of skilled, trained and fully insured operators available to carry out duties on your farm, either while you are away or to provide some relief during those very busy days.

Many of our operators have a vast amount of machinery experience.

All operators and the work they do while on your farm is fully insured thus giving you piece of mind and the knowledge that your business is in safe hands.

To discuss your operator requirements or book this service please call us on 052-7441598.

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RELIEF MILKING: 

FRS Cahir has a number of skilled, trained and fully insured milking operators available to carry out milking duties on your farm either while you are away or to provide some relief during those very busy days. A sample of our milking prices works as follows:

  • 50 cow herd Single Milking €34  -  Double Milking €63
  • 75 cow herd Single Milking €38.50 -  Double Milking €72
  • 100 cow herd Single Milking €43 -  Double Milking €81

All operators and the work they do while on your farm is fully insured thus giving you piece of mind and the knowledge that your business is in safe hands.

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COW SCANNING: 

FRS Cow Scanning is a popular service at this time of year. At only €3 per cow it is a low cost and extremely informative service. Cows can be scanned from 30 days post service and it is far easier to detect pregnancy the earlier a pregnant animal is scanned. We can also detect problems which may prevent an animal from going in calf.

Our scanning technician is available all year round and a booking to have your animals scanned can be done by contacting our offices on 052 7441598.

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HOOFCARE: 

Lameness in the dairy herd can amount to considerable economic costs in a lactation year. In the average Irish dairy herd 20 out of every 100 cows are affected by lameness each year. On average an affected cow will have 1.4 cases of lameness each year. Between direct and indirect costs associated with lameness in a cow the total cost that can be attributed to an affected cow can amount to €300.

In a 75 cow herd this can average a total cost per cow of €45 in a lactating year which in total terms amounts to a whopping €3375 income loss to a farmer for a year.

Regular Foot bathing and examination of hoofs can assist in reducing this cost. FRS Cahir stocks a wide range of hoof treatments and repair kits that can assist in the treating of lame cows. We have in store cow footbaths and liquid solution to put in the bath. We also stock a wide range of hoof shoes from the rubber nail on block to the very new stick on plastic shoe. Full range of knives and trimming instruments in store too.

To contact any one of our operators to call out and treat the cow on farm contact our offices at 052 7441598.

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FREEZE BRANDING: 

FRS Freeze Branding is another popular service and is usually carried out between the months of September and April. The branding of animals and in particular, dairy stock, is highly beneficial from the point of view of identity in the milking parlour or trying to identify an animal from a distance when out in the field.

Contact the office on 052-7441598 to book in for this service.

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CATTLE WEIGHING SERVICE AND CONDITION SCORING: 

Tipperary FRS is now operating a cattle weighing service along with condition scoring your animals.

Our operator will bring a digital scales on farm and place in your crush on which animals are weighed. All data is stored on a computer and returned to you by e mail along with projected weight gains or in the event of an animal having been weighed previously weight gained since last weighing and daily weight gain. All data can be used for ICBF purposes.

Animal weighing can be very beneficial to the farmer in determining on how animals are performing, best breed choice for a farm, best performing suckler dams, best grass and feed methods to use to obtain best weight gain. 

CONDITION SCORING:

Condition Scoring involves assessing the condition of an animal particularly in the case of female animals at mating and entering the winter season. To achieve best fertility results it is best to have breeding stock in prime condition as they being served. Similarly at calving down in the spring it is important to have female stock in the proper condition at calving.

CATTLE WEIGHING:

Cattle weighing involves the weighing of stock on your farm at different stages in their life cycle to assess their performance. In the case of beef cattle they should ideally be weighed before their first winter again when they go to grass in Spring and again at the end of that year. Breeding heifers should be weighed prior to mating to ensure they are suitable to put in calf.

BENEFITS:

The benefits of Condition Scoring and Weighing are many:

  • Condition Scored animals are less likely to have fertility problems and calving problems.
  • Condition Scored animals at winter could actually reduce your winter feed costs.
  • Weighing stock a few times in their lifetime will give you knowledge of thrive over the previous months.
  • A record of top quality beef producing stock in your herd.
  • An assessment of animal performance in relation to produce fed.
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