Northern Ireland
Maedi Visna outbreak under control, says DAERA
Peter McCann
The highly infectious viral disease was detected in Northern Ireland back in January 2022 after three rams from a local flock tested positive in Scotland.
31 August 2022 Animal Health
Preparing for selective dry cow therapy
This coming winter will be the first year that all farmers will have to comply with new rules around the use of antibiotics at drying off. Aidan Brennan looks at the impact of these rules.
27 August 2022 Farmer Writes
Farmer Writes: just one cow left to calve in 2022
Calving, mastitis and water issues all feature in Karen McCabe's latest update from her Leitrim farm.
Dairy equipment: what new tech can we expect in the future?
Aidan Brennan takes a look at some of the ways new technology could benefit dairy farmers as labour gets scarcer.
10 August 2022 Dairy Equipment
Castration, Mastitis and THRIVE open day
This week's Beef Management takes a look at castration, mastitis and an upcoming THIRVE open day in Tipperary.
27 July 2022 Management
Beef Management: flies, BDGP and Tullamore Farm Open Day
This week we take a look at increased fly activity on farms, BDGP tagging and a preview of the upcoming Tullamore Farm Beef and Sheep Open Day taking place on Tuesday 26 July.
6 July 2022 Management
Five tips to prepare for autumn calving
On farms where autumn calving gets under way in August, outlined are some preparation tips.
2 July 2022 Management
Tips for controlling high somatic cell count
Aidan Brennan reports from the Teagasc and NDC/Kerrygold milk quality award winner's farm walk in Limerick.
18 June 2022 Management
Know your summer dosing regimen
Natascha Meunier from Animal Health Ireland takes a look at some animal health tips for June on livestock farms.
15 June 2022 Breeding & health
Mastitis in ewes greatly underdiagnosed
Mastitis giving rise to clinical symptoms and grave illness in affected sheep is usually detected, but there are significant issues that pass under the radar as they are not readily detected.
8 June 2022 Animal Health
Sheep Management: grass supplies, weaning management and problem ewes
There is a risk of grass growth rates running out of steam and quality being much harder to control on farms where no fertiliser has been applied.
8 June 2022 Management
Keeping flies under control in autumn-calving herds
Early summer is a period when an increasing fly activity puts dry cows at risk of summer mastitis.
7 June 2022 Management