Visited a farm outside Moate in Co. Westmeath. Where a client presented 120 cows, for pregnancy, aging and sexing, and identification of empty cows. 30 cows out of 120 were empty, 20 of the empty cows had scar tissue present on the lining of the uterus, which was associated with impaired reproductive performance. The farmer informed me that the cows had been fed fodder beet prior to calving and this resulted in a tremendous amount of scouring. There may be an association between the two events which warrants further information.