Attorney General torpedoes veterinary medicines changes
Declan O Brien
The legal view has also scuppered the proposed introduction of a national database for fertiliser sales.
30 November 2022 Management
Beef Management: calf creep hygiene and finishing cattle costs
This week’s beef management notes look at the importance of hygiene in the calf creep area while we outline the need for finishing stock to be performing every day during the final feeding phase.
30 November 2022 News
February timeline for tighter TB-related movement restrictions
Cows and males aged over 36 months moving farm-to-farm or through a mart face new testing requirements if not TB tested in the last six months and left a holding that has tested in the last six months
ICSA refuses to back new TB testing requirements
ICSA animal health and welfare chair Hugh Farrell has called on Minister for Agriculture Charlie McConalogue to clarify who will pay for additional TB testing requirements.
30 November 2022 News
Badgers living with worms more likely to have TB - study
Badgers living with a lot of worms are more likely to catch TB, Professor Nicola Marples from Trinity College Dublin has said.
29 November 2022 News
Five tips for fluke drenching cattle
When treating cattle for fluke, outlined are a few things to consider for effective parasite control.
26 November 2022 Management
Liver fluke forecast identifies high risk of disease in west and northwest
The forecast predicts infection being prevalent in the west and northwest with occasional losses in the midlands, east Munster and north Leinster.
25 November 2022 Management
Vets get TB testing pay increase
The money vets receive from the Department for TB testing cattle has risen, with back payments on the way for 2020, 2021 and 2022.
25 November 2022 News
Vets of the future get hands-on through play
From breech births to C-sections, children got a chance to play at being hands-on vets at the Ploughing this year, thanks to an inspired idea from the Veterinary Council of Ireland, writes Maria Moynihan.
23 November 2022 Animal Health
Dairy Management: dosing cows, grass supply and spending money
Aidan Brennan takes a look at the main parasites farmers need to be looking out for when planning dosing strategies this winter.
23 November 2022 Management
Fodder Scheme Deadline, Grazing Kale and vermin control
This week's Beef Management looks at grazing kale, controlling vermin around yards and tips on grazing kale.
23 November 2022 Management
Delay in new medicines regime
The new regime was due to come into force from December 1 but was stalled by the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Agriculture.
23 November 2022 News