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Best policy for parasite control
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Natascha Meunier, Beef HealthCheck Programme manager with Animal Health Ireland, outlines some of the key criteria for dosing stock this winter.
7 December 2022 Northern Ireland
News round-up from Northern Ireland
Weekly round-up of news from the farming industry in Northern Ireland.
4 December 2022 Newford Farm
Newford Farm update: 2022-born bullocks housed weighing 394kg
The bullocks' average daily gain (ADG) since birth is running at an impressive 1.23kg per day, while the ADG from weaning to housing was recorded at 0.86kg per day.
Weekend weather: cloudy with a mix of sunny spells
Met Éireann says it will remain cloudy with occasional sunny spells for most of the weekend. Temperatures will be cool, with the potential for patches of frost on Saturday and Sunday night.
2 December 2022 News
Sheep Management: liver fluke forecast and Sheep Improvement Scheme actions
The forecast predicts infection being prevalent in the west and northwest with occasional losses in the midlands, east Munster and north Leinster.
30 November 2022 Management
Liver fluke forecast identifies high risk of disease in west and northwest
The forecast predicts infection being prevalent in the west and northwest with occasional losses in the midlands, east Munster and north Leinster.
25 November 2022 Management
Routine housing doesn’t mean routine treatment
Liverfluke causes an estimated €90m in costs to Irish agriculture each year, so effective steps to mitigate losses from it should be taken, but only when required.
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
Micron Agritech: a college startup with global ambition
In week two of our Enterprise Ireland Innovation Series, Stephen Robb talks to Micron Agritech co-founder Daniel Izquierdo Hijazi to learn about the origin of the company and its innovative technology
26 October 2022 News
Significant percentage of liver fluke treatments almost worthless
Farmers administering products that target only the mature stages of the liver fluke parasite are missing out on early immature and immature stages, which are the greatest concerns at present.
23 October 2022 Breeding & health
Sheep management: grazing management, liver fluke and CAP meetings
With underfoot conditions deteriorating and levels of grass utilisation reducing, grazing practices may need to be changed to keep animal performance on track.
19 October 2022 Management
New fluke product available this winter
On sheep farms, Fascionix is likely to be mainly used as a fluke treatment in mid-winter.
10 August 2022 Northern Ireland