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Beef
Topics to be covered at the Thrive open day
Declan Marren
Declan Marren previews some of the main topics to be discussed in detail at the Thrive open day.
NI Sheep Programme: Five management tasks for late summer
Kieran Mailey outlines some of the management tasks to be completed on the programme farms during late summer.
26 July 2022 Management
Be alert for lungworm in young cattle following rain
The combination of rain over the weekend and heat will see worm burdens rapidly increase on grazing ground, putting young cattle at risk of lungworm.
Breaking down the vet bill on Tullamore farm
Declan Marren takes a look at the annual vet bill on Tuallamore farm and breaks it down by enterprise to see where the money is being spent.
20 July 2022 Breeding & health
IFJ Junior: Designing a handling unit for your sheep flock
Sheep are a great way for a budding young farmer to own their own livestock, writes Martin Merrick.
15 June 2022 Farmer Writes
Five tips for worm control in cattle
When worming cattle, outlined are some tips that will help achieve effective parasite control.
11 June 2022 Management
Do dairy cows need a summer worm dose?
The popularity of the mid-season dairy cow worm dose has increased in recent years, but is it necessary, asks Aidan Brennan.
8 June 2022 Animal Health
Worms: To dose or not to dose
Adam Woods takes a look at dosing 2022-born calves and what the current best practice is in relation to the responsible use of dosing products.
Farmer Writes: weighing for BEEP not going to plan
Suckler farmer James Strain talks dosing, feeding, culling and weighing for BEEP, which isn't always a simple task.
30 May 2022 Farmer Writes
New vet medicine rules deferred until December due to IT issues
Adam Woods has the latest on the vet medicine rule changes and what the extension will mean for farmers.
6 May 2022 News
10-point plan for early season dosing
Darren Carty speaks with Ciaran Lynch, Teagasc sheep specialist, as part of the industry supported initiative to combat anthelmintic resistance in sheep.
Top animal health tips for April
Natascha Meunier, Beef HealthCheck and Parasite Control programme manager, outlines some important tips for animal health in April.
20 April 2022 Breeding & health