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Breeding season kicking off in Cork
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Breeding season kicking off in Cork

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Aidan Brennan visits a farm in Cork that has already started the breeding season.
Aidan Brennan visits a farm in Cork that has already started the breeding season.

Last year wasn’t a great year for Richard Geary – he lost four cows to TB in May and a further 21 in June. By the end of November, a total of 56 cows and two bulls were slaughtered with the disease. This was about one-third of his 160-cow herd.

This year has got off to a much better start. The herd is TB-free, all the cows have calved, 24 new cows were bought and the breeding season started last Monday.

The Geary farm is at Seamount in Carrigaline, south of Cork city, and near the entrance to Cork harbour. The skyline ...

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