Livestock

Cullinan commits to working with a stable herd, for now
Tim Cullinan said that a stable herd 'means staying at that figure' but also 'working with the advances around science to ensure we can do that and protect our sector into the future'.
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Global sheep prices running 56c/kg to €1.66/kg higher year on year
France is currently the highest prices market at €7.56/kg while New Zealand is recording the greatest increase with prices running €1.66/kg above the corresponding period in 2020.
The Grass Week: grazing management in challenging conditions
Be prepared for grazing in challenging conditions this autumn, writes John Crowe.
Females hit five figures in Carlisle
Buyers weren’t afraid to splash out for Limousin females in Carlisle this weekend, with eight lots hitting five figures.
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Royal treatment paying dividends for Meath sheep flock
The Clarke sheep flock is achieving a fine output figure of 1.65 lambs weaned per ewe and ewe lamb joined to rams with a strong focus on attention to detail underpinning positive performance.
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Preventing new infection with blanket teat sealant
Blanket antibiotic dry cow therapy is no longer justified, sustainable or responsible in the modern Irish dairy herd.
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Study shows selection using genomics leads to healthier and longer-lived cows
Selecting replacement heifers using the CLARIFIDE® Plus Dairy Wellness Profit (DWP) genomic index leads to healthier and longer-lived cows and calves, data from 1,390 animals has found.
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Maxol Lubricants and the Cork West plough team
To celebrate the start of this year’s Ploughing, we chat with the West Cork plough team, proudly sponsored by Maxol Lubricants, to find out what drives them to compete at this great event each year.
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