New veterinary and fertiliser rules expected ‘by Christmas’
Noel Bardon
It is looking like farmers will need a prescription to buy wormers from 1 January, as Minister McConalogue expects a tightening of veterinary medicine rules to become law by Christmas.
20 November 2022 News
Veterinary antibiotic usage not to blame for antimicrobial resistance
Veterinary antibiotic sales across Europe have halved over the last 10 years, claims EU lobby group.
18 November 2022 News
Antimicrobial resistance a ‘leading cause’ of global deaths - McConalogue
Minister for Agriculture Charlie McConalogue has highlighted the importance of combatting antimicrobial resistance on farms to mark European Antibiotic Awareness Day.
Dairy Management: is it a good year to milk on cows?
Aidan Brennan takes a look at the impact of the high milk prices on when to dry off cows this winter
16 November 2022 Management
Farmer Writes: winter starting to close in
Grass is really bucking the trend, with mild temperatures driving exceptional late season growth right across the country.
16 November 2022 Farmer Writes
NI round-up: record high cow kill in NI, record low antibiotic use in UK
Weekly round-up of news from the farming industry across Northern Ireland.
9 November 2022 Northern Ireland
Clock ticking on selective dry cow therapy
Changes have been made to the sale and supply of dry cow therapy which will have implications for all farmers, writes Aidan Brennan.
November a key month for animal health
Adam Woods previews this week’s animal health focus ahead of an important month for animal health on livestock farms.
2 November 2022 Breeding & health
Winter health: your veterinary questions answered
Adam Woods puts our readers’ questions to Offaly-based vet Donal Lynch ahead of a critical period for animal health on livestock farms.
2 November 2022 Animal Health
Antibiotic resistance will kill more people than cancer – Teagasc
A Teagasc beef seminar in Wexford this week saw farmers warned about the implications of a build-up of antibiotic resistance.
2 November 2022 News
Making selective dry cow therapy a success
As the drying off season approaches, it is time to review your drying off strategy for this year. Preparation is key to a successful drying off period.
26 October 2022 Breeding & health
Dairy management: what to do in preparation for selective drying off
This winter is the first one that selective dry cow therapy will be mandatory on all dairy farms, Aidan Brennan takes a look at the issues.
24 October 2022 Management