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More than poor wool value challenging farmers
Darren Carty
In May 2021, sheep farmer prospects were first rate with a depressed wool market the only blot on a positive horizon. This year’s 2022 prospects copybook is unfortunately not as clear cut.
18 May 2022 Management
Sheep Management: wool handling to safeguard quality and tagging considerations
Many merchants report that the low value of wool in recent years has in some cases led to a significant deterioration in the quality of wool presented for sale.
New tagging rules for imported sheep
Sheep imported to Irish flocks must retain the tag numbers applied to them in their country of origin and can no longer be retagged.
Cattle and sheep tag prices unchanged
Price quotes on cattle and sheep identification tags are unchanged from last spring.
9 March 2022 Northern Ireland
Top safety tips for calving time
Working with cows at calving time can pose a safety risk to farmers. Outlined are five tips to making the calving shed a safer place.
25 January 2022 Management
Why cattle traceability has to be lifetime
Not having all-of-life traceability is a major gap in Brazil's cattle system.
17 December 2021 News
Over 75% of calf birth registrations now completed online
There has been a steady increase in online birth registrations recorded on an annual basis with this method of registration said to cut down on potential errors.
1 December 2021 News
Cattle tagging going electronic in 2022
From 1 January 2022, all new calf tag sets sold by tag suppliers must possess an electronic tag, while all newborn animals must be electronically tagged from 1 July 2022.
1 December 2021 Management
No changes to EID tagging in Northern Ireland
While EID tagging of cattle has been under review in recent years by Government officials it is not a compulsory requirement for herd owners.
1 December 2021 Northern Ireland
New era beckons for cattle identification
The introduction of mandatory electronic tagging from 1 July 2022 will see a growing percentage of the national dairy and suckler herds electronically tagged over the coming years.
1 December 2021 News
Ordering cattle tags amid new electronic tagging rules
From 1 July 2022, all newborn calves will be required to possess electronic identification while from 1 January 2021, approved tag suppliers will be obliged to supply an electronic tag
31 October 2021 News
Shortage of secondhand tractors boosts new tractor market – report
New machines aren’t arriving quickly enough to fulfil demand.
27 October 2021 News