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Beef finisher disputes DAERA evidence in court
David Wright
The third day of evidence in a case involving issues with cattle identification and movement heard the case for the defence.
16 March 2022 News
Three calves dumped on road in Galway
The dead calves were dumped on a residential road before being removed by authorities.
Cattle and sheep tag prices unchanged
Price quotes on cattle and sheep identification tags are unchanged from last spring.
Calf tags and BVD samples affected by postal delays
Some BVD samples posted by farmers since before Christmas have yet to arrive at labs.
19 January 2022 News
Five management jobs to sort over Christmas
While there is always a long list of jobs to complete on every farm, outlined are five tasks to think about completing over the next fortnight.
18 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
ICBF launches pilot DNA registration programme
Adam Woods has the details of a new pilot DNA calf registration programme being rolled out by ICBF
1 December 2021 News
Toy review: ‘Just like the real thing ... the only difference is it is a toy’
Lucky IFJ Junior reader Luke Quinn was delighted to be given the opportunity to review the McHale Fusion 3 baler.
27 November 2021 Agri toys
Cattle tag change beneficiaries ‘outside the farm gate’ – IFA
The IFA says changes to bovine identification system are not a legislative requirement and are based on a decision taken by the Minister to facilitate meat factories, marts and large feedlots.
8 November 2021 News
Maximum payment of €100 towards EID cattle tag costs
A tag subvention scheme will operate over three years (2022 to 2024 inclusive) with the first payment scheduled to take place in the last quarter of 2022.
3 November 2021 Schemes
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