Northern Ireland
New fluke product available this winter
Peter McCann
On sheep farms, Fascionix is likely to be mainly used as a fluke treatment in mid-winter.
Five-star ewes deliver €18 more net profit
Darren Carty and Declan Marren outline some of the highlights from the Teagasc Athenry sheep open day, which took place last Saturday.
15 June 2022 News
A glimpse into the future of liver fluke control
A new ELISA test which can detect the presence of liver fluke four weeks after infection has been developed, while research is progressing well in the development of a liver fluke vaccine.
Top animal health tips for April
Natascha Meunier, Beef HealthCheck and Parasite Control programme manager, outlines some important tips for animal health in April.
20 April 2022 Breeding & health
Sheep management: peak lambing activity, selecting replacements and hygiene
With a relatively positive forecast, flocks which are lambing should take every opportunity to get animals turned out to reduce workload, pressure on housing and enhance hygiene standards.
15 March 2022 Management
NI Sheep Programme: contrasting scanning performance for hill flocks
Barren rates remain stubbornly high despite farmers adopting a suite of management practices focused at improving conception rates.
23 February 2022 NI Sheep Programme
Spring liver fluke treatment options
With the mild weather in late 2021 some farmers have delayed treatment for liver fluke with some issues starting to emerge in places.
16 February 2022 Breeding & health