Northern Ireland
Mycotoxins linked to failures in the bulk tank
A high level of mycotoxins in some second cut silage has had a costly impact, writes Jessica Pollock.
6 March 2024 Management
Dealing with the current weather on beef farms
In this week's Beef Management, Adam Woods takes a look at dealing with the current weather and planning for fertiliser.
BioBalance Next-Gen: delivering strong, healthy calves this spring
With calving well under way on most dairy farms around the country and calf accommodation filling up every day, it is timely to look at the major influence of the microbiome in calf health.
Preparing for drying off cows
Michelle McGrath from Animal Health Ireland outlines some important advice for farmers as they begin the drying-off process.
6 December 2023 Breeding & health
Letter highlighting challenge of AMR
"Preventing antimicrobial resistance together". - Shane McAuliffe, Castleisland, Co Kerry
6 December 2023 Letters
Dairy Management: drying off, youngstock and cash flow
Aidan Brennan says farmers need to be cautious about what cows should be getting teat sealer only when drying off.
22 November 2023 Management
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
Dairy Management: SCC, slurry storage and Dairy Day
Aidan Brennan says culling persistently infected cows is an important aspect of managing somatic cell count
15 November 2023 Management
News round-up from Northern Ireland
Weekly round-up of news from the farming industry in Northern Ireland.
8 November 2023 Northern Ireland
Trusting the science in north Cork
The O'Riordan farm from Kilbrin near Kanturk is representing North Cork Creameries in the competition.
1 November 2023 Milk quality
Dairy Management: Selective dry cow therapy
Selecting the appropriate cows for sealer only is the first important step when it comes to selective dry cow therapy, writes Aidan Brennan.
1 November 2023 Management
Scope for more sheep painkillers, NI study finds
The most common active component used on sheep farms in Northern Ireland for pain relief is Meloxicam.
1 November 2023 Northern Ireland