Calf slaughter ban on track for 2024
Aidan Brennan
The ban on the slaughter of young calves under eight weeks of age is likely to be incorporated into the Bord Bia quality assurance scheme.
8 March 2023 Dealer
Matthews takes over as ICOS dairy chair
The Lakeland Dairies chair takes over the ICOS role from Dairygold's John O'Gorman.
8 March 2023 News
ICOS unveils nine-point women’s inclusion plan
The charter for the participation of women in co-operatives seeks to give women a stronger voice in co-ops, ICOS said.
Louth farmer elected ICOS dairy committee chair
Niall Matthews is also chair of Lakeland Dairies Co-operative Society Ltd and farms dairy in Co Louth.
3 March 2023 News
Charlie opts out of Charolais rows
There was a little tension in the room last Monday night at the special general meeting of the Irish Charolais Cattle Society in Athlone. The Dealer has more.
22 February 2023 Dealer
No change for cattle mart sales with new TB regulations – ICOS
ICOS has reminded farmers that they can continue to sell all cattle through marts despite new TB testing requirements.
25 January 2023 News
New TB testing rules should not affect cow sales
ICOS livestock services executive Ray Doyle discusses some frequently asked questions regarding the new TB testing requirements under animal health law.
11 January 2023 News
No change to mart cull cow trade from new TB rules
Ray Doyle, ICOS says there is no new mandatory requirement to pre-movement test any animal being presented for sale in the mart.
11 January 2023 News
Farmer participation in ICOS survey ‘essential’
ICOS, the policy and representative body for the co-op sector, is looking for farmers nationwide to respond to its survey on sustainability and bio economy.
11 January 2023 News
Not simple prescribing medicines to man or beast
Changes being sought to the manner in which medicines can be prescribed for both human and animals health.
28 December 2022 Dealer
Remote prescriptions could save co-ops - ICOS
Minister McConalogue must intervene to allow prescriptions to be issued remotely, the co-op group stated.
13 December 2022 News
Bord Bia to discuss calf slaughter ban in new year
Finding a solution to the problem of low-value bull calves is an issue for both the private sector and the Department, the minister has said. Amy Forde and Noel Bardon report.
7 December 2022 News