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Farmer Writes: my lambs don’t like the thought of a Donegal winter
James Strain
This month James talks about losing lambs, vaccinating and healthy calves, however, he has a special favour to ask of you for his niece Caitlin as she undegoes life-saving treatment in America.
5 October 2022 Northern Ireland
Re-thinking wormer use on sheep farms
The first in a series of National Sheep Association meetings took place in Co Antrim last week.
12 September 2022 Farmer Writes
Farmer Writes: a big weekend, Garth Brooks and vaccinating cows
I have to say I really hate the thoughts of the winter starting. It’s never so bad when you get into it, but the thought of starting back into it is just not nice.
Preventing pneumonia at weaning time
This week, AHI specialists take a look at preventing pneumonia in weanlings and discuss some animal health tips for livestock farms in August.
17 August 2022 Breeding & health
Sheep Management: attention returns to heatwave management
The highest temperatures are forecast in the east and south, but temperatures will be at a level that can trigger issues right across the country.
10 August 2022 Management
Tough sheep are more labour efficient, says vet
There are various measures of efficiency on sheep farms, from lambs weaned per ewe, to kilos of lamb sold per hectare.
3 August 2022 Northern Ireland
Breaking down the vet bill on Tullamore farm
Declan Marren takes a look at the annual vet bill on Tuallamore farm and breaks it down by enterprise to see where the money is being spent.
20 July 2022 Breeding & health
VAT rate on non-oral vaccines to be cut to 0%
The IFA has said the move could save farmers over €10m per year.
15 June 2022 News
A glimpse into the future of liver fluke control
A new ELISA test which can detect the presence of liver fluke four weeks after infection has been developed, while research is progressing well in the development of a liver fluke vaccine.
15 June 2022 News
VAT rate on non-oral vaccines to be cut to 0%
The IFA has said the move could save farmers over €10m per year.
9 June 2022 News