Optimising the many wonderful properties of colostrum
Darren Carty
Often referred to as biestings by our grandparents or parents, colostrum is nature’s gift to help newborn animals get the best start in life and fight off numerous diseases.
18 February 2023 Management
Higher risk of metabolic diseases likely this spring
With ewes on average in lower body condition and higher feed costs potentially limiting volumes fed vets are warning of the potential of increased health issues including metabolic diseases.
8 February 2023 Breeding & health
Double down on hygiene this lambing season
Mortality in lambs is greatest in the first 72 hours of life. Good hygiene practices in the lambing shed will go a long way to help reduce this. Declan Marren reports.
Sheep Management: biosecurity around lambing and worm dosing health ewes
There is a heightened risk of introducing diseases such as abortion-causing agents where purchasing animals around lambing.
25 January 2023 Management
Farmers forget health and safety when pressure is on - Teagasc
Friday morning's Teagasc Signpost webinar was based on implementing health and safety for sustainable farming in 2023.
6 January 2023 News
Four decades of change in the tillage sector
In the first of two articles looking back at his four decades in tillage, Andy Doyle remembers some of the major changes in plant protection, in crop breeding and the loss of the sugar industry.
4 January 2023 Crops
Milk replacer and signs of calf health
Michelle McGrath of Animal Health Ireland outlines some of the key steps when choosing and formulating a milk replacer for calves
4 January 2023 Breeding & health
Best policy for parasite control
Natascha Meunier, Beef HealthCheck Programme manager with Animal Health Ireland, outlines some of the key criteria for dosing stock this winter.
7 December 2022 Breeding & health
Role of vitamin D in bovine TB investigated
Scientists north and south of the border are working to investigate the role of vitamin D in cattle herds with recurring TB.
10 November 2022 News
The Dutch experience of cattle disease control
Dr Inge Santman-Berends addressed a conference in Templepatrick to mark 10 years of Animal Health and Welfare NI.
19 October 2022 Northern Ireland