Livestock

Efficient fertiliser use ‘a necessity’ due to high costs – Minister
Minister McConalogue has called on farmers to engage with Teagasc advice on farm nutrient planning and the efficient use of organic manures to help counteract higher fertiliser prices.
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Sheep and goat census deadline extended to 14 February
Sheep and goat keepers will now have until the middle of February to submit census postal returns, but are encouraged to submit online.
Sheep price update: brighter-looking start to this week’s trade
Kildare Chilling moved to reverse half of last week’s price pull on Monday morning and increased its quote by 20c/kg to a base of €6.70/kg plus its 10c/kg quality assurance bonus.
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Irish genetics to the fore in first White Gold sale in Carlisle
Adam Woods has the latest from the first White Gold sale of females in Carlisle at the weekend.
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Calf rearers advised to consider milk quality and feeding level for pre-weaning
Getting pre-weaning nutrition right must be a priority to get the best possible results from calf rearing.
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Win a Kverneland Disc Spreader and save thousands!!!
To kick off 2022 and to provide some relief to farmers struggling with fertiliser costs, Kverneland Group Ireland is hosting a competition to win a Kverneland Exacta CL 2,000l capacity Disc Spreader.
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Cow Start the next generation in fresh cow supplementation
Owen and Conor Galvin milk 450 cows with their father Gerry just outside the village of Finuge, Co Kerry.
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Protecting livelihoods and improving animal transport standards - Billy Kelleher
This week, the European Parliament will debate a new set of recommendations drawn up by a Committee of Inquiry into the protection of animals during transport, of which Billy Kelleher is a member.
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