Northern Ireland
BVD herds to be closed up
Peter McCann
The legislation will be in place by spring 2023 and it will not be held up by the ongoing political stalemate at Stormont.
10 August 2022 Northern Ireland
Research backs up badger control policy
The work looked at whether remaining badgers are more likely to roam when selective culling takes place.
3 August 2022 Northern Ireland
Tough sheep are more labour efficient, says vet
There are various measures of efficiency on sheep farms, from lambs weaned per ewe, to kilos of lamb sold per hectare.
10 steps the Department is taking to drive stock numbers down
With legally binding emission targets now in place, how will they be achieved and where is the Department of Agriculture pointing farmers?
3 August 2022 News
Farmer Writes: never a dull moment with cows
Farmer James Strain thought things were getting easy for him of late, but a cow down has caused a little unplanned hardship.
26 July 2022 News
Weight gain key to high performance on Tullamore Farm
Adam Woods takes a look at weaning weights on Tullamore Farm over the last few years and how the weights compare to the national average.
20 July 2022 Breeding & health
NI cattle kill setting new records
The total cattle kill in 2022 is significantly ahead of anything seen in the last 20 years.
1 June 2022 Northern Ireland
AI sales back 2.5% as dairy farmers pull back
High input costs and high cull cow values have seen more dairy cows culled this year compared to normal, writes Aidan Brennan.
25 May 2022 News
Suckler crisis looming as costs spiral
With record fertiliser and meal prices, many suckler farmers have chosen not to spread fertiliser. Adam Woods takes a look at the current situation on drystock farms.
27 April 2022 Markets
Scan wrongly diagnosed sheep with Jaagsiekte
A flock of 1,074 ewes were scanned by a vet who had training and experience in finding OPA lesions.
13 April 2022 Northern Ireland
‘Limitations’ in badger cull study, admits editor
The controversial new study was conducted by wildlife campaigners and was published in the scientific journal Veterinary Record.
30 March 2022 News
Northern Ireland TB eradication strategy gets approval
A new strategy for tackling bovine TB in Northern Ireland has been approved by minister of agriculture Edwin Poots.
24 March 2022 News