Livestock
DAIRY
Good autumn milk supply in Kilkenny
Grazing at Greenfield farm has been more off than on for the last week, writes Jack Kennedy.
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SHEEP
Details of new EID rules to issue alongside Sheep Census forms
The Department of Agriculture has announced that over 45,000 registered sheep and goat keepers will receive their annual Sheep Census 2018 forms shortly.
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Long read: northern exposure – sheep farming on the edge of Ireland
Tommy Mullin farms sheep and beef with the help of his three sons near Malin Head in Co Donegal.
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PEDIGREE
90% clearance of in-lamb pedigree Texels
There was a lively trade for in-lamb Texels in Roscommon mart last Friday night, Peter Varley reports.
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Watch: Understanding Liver Fluke
Research published in 2016 suggested that 82% of Irish dairy herds have been exposed to liver fluke1.
Meet the 39 Origin Green farmer finalists
This week Bord Bia profiles 39 finalists in its Origin Green Sustainable Dairy, Beef and Horticulture Farmer Awards
Watch: Sense of security is dangerous
Despite the prolonged dry periods this summer, farmers shouldn’t dismiss the risk of important internal parasites like liver fluke, lungworm and gutworm later this year.
Labour saving solutions this winter
Protect your herd this winter with an effective vaccination programme.