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Dairy
ICBF moves to address blue card delays
Noel Bardon
The ICBF has recognised frustration among some farmers who send away genotype samples, but insists its turnaround times remain generally good.
21 February 2024 Dealer
Brexit checks in Bandon?
The Dealer got a land when he heard that a officials from the UKs Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) were spotted in a pair of south west marts this week.
21 February 2024 Management
Dairy management: grazing, blue cards and milk fever
There is a lot of anger over delays to getting blue cards returned and tags breaking, writes Aidan Brennan.
Mullinahone tagging colours
The Dealer is genotyping all newborns in an attempt to do our bit to find the real number plate for each calf.
21 February 2024 Dealer
ICBF to iron out calf passport issues
The ICBF has recognised frustration among some farmers who send away genotype samples, but insists its turnaround times remain generally good.
21 February 2024 News
ICBF recognises sample delays but insists average turnaround still quick
The ICBF recognised that some farmers have been hit with delays with postage times and labs.
20 February 2024 News
BVD support payments to continue in ROI
Support payments will continue on BVD testing calves born on suckler and dairy farms in ROI during 2024.
7 February 2024 Northern Ireland
Discount deals available for livestock tags
Price discounts are available on identification tags, provided farmers shop around between distributors.
31 January 2024 Northern Ireland
Almost 2,000 farmers in breach of cattle tagging rules
Hundreds of cattle farmers were found to be in breach of cattle identification and registration requirements in 2022.
25 October 2023 News
Seventy farmers fined for sheep tagging issues
There was a total of almost 1,300 inspections carried out on farms regarding sheep identification and registration in 2022.
25 October 2023 News