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Information on breeding and health for beef cattle from the Irish Farmers Journal

All the latest beef and cattle farming news from the Irish Farmers Journal. Keep up to date with all farming and production news developments in the beef and cattle farming sector.
Two cases of Schmallenberg virus (SBV) have been confirmed in Ireland by the Department of Agriculture. Here is what you need to know about the disease.
By Caitríona Murphy on 05 January 2017
There have been cases of the Schmallenberg disease found into cattle herds in the past few weeks.
By Darren Carty on 05 January 2017
The new beef genomics scheme is a powerful tool for national beef improvement. The more it is extended and the more people avail of it the better for the beef sector and for Irish agriculture.
By Matt Dempsey on 05 January 2017
Calf scour accounts for greater than 30% of losses in young calves annually - make sure to treat appropriately.
By Contributor on 05 January 2017
Ciarán Lenehan and Peter Varley outline a step-by-step guide to injecting cattle correctly
By Ciarán Lenehan on 03 January 2017
The recent rise in temperatures has resulted in more farmers reporting stock being unsettled in sheds and a spike in lice infestations.
By Darren Carty on 09 December 2016
Infectious pathogens, management and environmental factors all contribute to the development of pneumonia in calves and weanlings.
By Farmers Journal on 09 December 2016
Tips on how to achieve a dosing programme with the most targeted parasite killing action for this time of year.
By Contributor on 24 November 2016
Beef Specialist Ciarán Lenehan and programme manager Alan Dillon offer concluding remarks on phase two of the BETTER farm programme
By Ciarán Lenehan on 17 November 2016
As the Department of Agriculture forecasts a high risk of fluke this winter, the advice is to avoid wet, rushy paddocks before housing.
By Thomas Hubert on 14 November 2016
The Department of Agriculture is forecasting a high risk of liver fluke this winter and reports isolated cases of rumen fluke in coastal areas.
By Thomas Hubert on 14 November 2016
Detailed advice on fluke and lice treatments during the winter months.
By Nathan Tuffy on 01 December 2016
New Heavy Duty galvanized cattle scales.Rodent proof cable inside the hydrauli...
Weanling heifers raffle based on the Irish lotto bonus ball. 1-47 numbers.I...

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