Big changes in animal identification
Darren Carty
A new national genotyping programme, changes to suckler breeding indexes, an application for BVD-free status and transitioning to EID bovine tagging are all new topics in animal identification.
22 November 2023 Northern Ireland
News round-up from Northern Ireland
Weekly round-up of news from across the farming industry in Northern Ireland
22 November 2023 Buildings
Mild October highlights ever-present ventilation issues
Martin Merrick calculates what air inlet vented sheeting has in comparison to space or Yorkshire boarding, as a mild October highlighted ever-present ventilation issues.
53% drop in antibiotics sales shows improved use by vets and farmers
According to the latest report from the European Medicines Agency (EMA), sales of antibiotics have once again decreased.
21 November 2023 News
Farmers furious at Department’s TB failures - IFA
The IFA maintains that regional TB measures are off the table and that the Department was only looking to draw attention away from its own TB failures in proposing the idea.
20 November 2023 News
18 farmers crowned champions at annual CellCheck awards
500 dairy farmers from across the country with the lowest weighted annual average SCC for the previous year’s milk supply attended the awards as winners.
20 November 2023 News
ICSA rejects Department's idea of TB risk areas
The ICSA's Hugh Farrell insists that the proposal is “completely unworkable in an Irish context”, as farming here is different from the systems in other countries where regionalisation was rolled out.
17 November 2023 News
Increase in rumen fluke incidences after warm wet autumn
Adam Woods takes a look at the increase in the incidence of rumen fluke this autumn.
15 November 2023 Breeding & health
Bluetongue outbreak would 'severely impact' live trade
Deputy chief veterinary officer at the Department of Agriculture June Fanning outlines the impact of a case of bluetongue in Ireland, should one be identified.
15 November 2023 News
TB risk areas considered by Department
In recent years, all countries which have made progress towards or achieved TB freedom have pursued a regional approach to the disease, the group claims.
15 November 2023 News
Bluetongue: ban on cattle and sheep moving from Britain to Ireland
Bluetongue does not affect human or food safety, but, if found here, would have a very negative impact on animal welfare and the livestock sector.
13 November 2023 News
Explainer: what farmers need to know about bluetongue
Find answers to the questions you have on bluetongue virus from the Department of Agriculture's information on the disease.
13 November 2023 News