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New Zealand to end livestock exports by sea
Barry Murphy
A vote by New Zealand’s parliament will see live animal exports by sea from the country end next year.
28 September 2022 News
Cutting against the grain: Ardee butcher reopens abattoir after 13 years
Although the abattoir had been operating since last year, Commissioner McGuinness formally reopened the unit on Commins’s Co Louth farm.
22 September 2022 News
‘Full weight of the law’ needed for Limerick calf case – Kelleher
There should be a full criminal investigation into the discovery of a large number of dead calves on a Limerick farm this month, says one of the area’s MEPs.
Farm penalties almost double
Over a third of all infringements were for the for the Statutory Management Requirement on cattle identification and registration.
14 September 2022 News
Call to hotline tipped off Department to dead calves
The Department of Agriculture “does not comment on ongoing investigations”, a spokesperson said.
14 September 2022 News
Farm organisations respond to animals transport welfare recommendations
Farm organisations have responded to recommendations from the European Food Safety Authority which question the welfare of dairy cull cows and calves during transport.
14 September 2022 News
Rumen fluke in half of NI cattle, study finds
The study found that the presence of the parasite had no significant impact on animal output across a range of key measures.
7 September 2022 Northern Ireland
Editorial: Government’s vision for anaerobic digestion lacks credibility
This pace of development would require a level of buy-in from farmers, industry and the community not seen since the development of the co-operative movement in the early 1900s.
7 September 2022 Viewpoints
Dairy cull cows exposed to welfare issues during transport – report
The European Commission has received a series of recommendations on the welfare of animals during transport which it will now use to inform a review.
7 September 2022 News
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.
31 August 2022 Animal Health
More farm certification needed in CAP schemes - EU report
The recommendation was the result of a report commissioned by the European Parliament’s agricultural and rural affairs committee.
29 August 2022 News
Concern for supply of food-grade CO2 after fertiliser plants shutdown
CO2 is the main by-product of ammonia production and CO2 is used by food, drink and meat processors. Noel Bardon and Amy Forde report.
26 August 2022 News